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Kudos! – July 4, 2014

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Silver Spur Award presented Mike Jorgensenreceived the 2014 Silver Spur Award presented by the Pikes Peak Range Riders to the “outstanding citizen of the community.” Jorgensen, president of Red Noland Auto Group, has taken part in many local boards including the Fine Arts Center Foundation, Discover Goodwill of Southern Colorado, Colorado Springs Conservatory, Greater Colorado… Continue Reading Kudos! – July 4, 2014

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People on the Move – July 4, 2014

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Jason Sibley has been elected to the board of trustees of the Colorado-Wyoming chapter of the National MS Society. Sibley is an audit partner with McGladrey LLP. Bryan Construction has hired Mark Sliwinski as a project manager. Sliwinski graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in construction management. Stockman Kast Ryan + Co. hired… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 4, 2014

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Curbside takes variety into second year

In the year since the inception of Curbside Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs, food trucks have come and gone, all helping to transform a once-derelict corner into a hot spot for urban living. “It sends the message that we’re a community that innovates and tries new things and provides that urban experience that a lot… Continue Reading Curbside takes variety into second year

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Sanders opens downtown Gold Room

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After much talk, speculation and renovation, Colorado Springs businessman Perry Sanders has opened his new entertainment venue in the historic former home of Colorado Springs Utilities, adjacent to the Mining Exchange Hotel. The Gold Room, housed within the 27,500-square-foot art deco building at 18 N. Nevada Ave., has hosted two weddings since partially opening for… Continue Reading Sanders opens downtown Gold Room

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Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

Blake Milteer is the executive director and chief curator of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s museum. The Norfolk, Va., native met his wife Sarah, “an amazing painter” who works in the writing center at Colorado College, at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Milteer was a student and Sarah was on an exchange program… Continue Reading Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

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Urban renewal! It’s what we all want, isn’t it? Imagine new structures replacing blighted areas of southwest downtown, a gleaming new city arising from the abandoned buildings, potholed streets, cracked sidewalks and decaying warehouses of downtown’s forgotten zone. Aren’t you glad that the city, the state, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority and downtown property… Continue Reading Tejon’s energy shows how downtown can develop

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Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

There is great bicycling in Colorado Springs, cycling enthusiasts almost universally agree. But is it enough to maintain the city’s Bicycle-Friendly Community silver status? Internationally, there are diamond cities. The highest ranking in the United States so far is platinum, followed by gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention. “Communities have been downgraded before,” said Steve… Continue Reading Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

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FuseSPORT relishes first year, bright future

When brothers Chris and Andrew Clark moved to Colorado Springs from Australia just over a year ago, they knew one person here. In the past year, the founders of fuseSPORT, a software solution developer for sports events and federations, have grown the company they seeded thousands of miles away into one of Colorado Springs’ most… Continue Reading FuseSPORT relishes first year, bright future

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People on the Move – June 27, 2014

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Destination Services Corp. hired Heath Patrick as general manager for the company’s Denver team. He joins DSC most recently from Cheyenne Mountain Resort, where he served as director of conference services and catering. Cindy Colby joined Griffis/Blessing as property accountant to the company’s financial services group. Mark Rohlena, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 27, 2014

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Hazlehurst: We need to be more business-friendly

Mayor Steve Bach’s oft-stated goal is to make Colorado Springs the most business-friendly city in America.  Wait a minute! Aren’t we already business-friendly? And if we aren’t, let’s just get rid of the rules and regulations that inhibit business. That’s not as easy as it seems. City ordinances, and the regulatory practices that result from… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: We need to be more business-friendly

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