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The stereotype for retirement is fishing, gardening, horseback riding or playing golf — and not doing much else. The classic idea of retirement as a life of uninterrupted leisure is evolving. With people living longer, they’re more active in early retirement, and many choose to focus this energy on a retirement lifestyle much different from… Continue Reading How much will you need to enjoy your retirement?

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How vital is your neighborhood to your well-being? How would you describe your neighborhood to someone looking to relocate? How would you rate your neighborhood’s social, physical and economic climate? Economic — Are there businesses located within a few miles of your home? Do you have choices for going out to eat nearby? Are you… Continue Reading Let’s plan together for a sustainable future

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Ask a typical Colorado Springs business owner, employee or resident about something related to Fountain, Monument or Green Mountain Falls, and you’ll likely receive nothing more than a shrug in reply. Likewise, try to engage someone from Manitou Springs, Palmer Lake or Calhan about issues specific to Colorado Springs, and you’ll probably hear a similar… Continue Reading Power Lunch faces area issues

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Gourmet eatery settling into new digs

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Gourmet eatery settling into new digs

There were all of six tables and a single deli cooler at its former location on West Cucharras Street. Fast-forward two months, move everything four blocks to 26th Street and U.S. 24, quintuple the space and — voilà! — you have the new and vastly expanded Garden of the Gods Gourmet. One of the Westside’s… Continue Reading Gourmet eatery settling into new digs

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Incline to be closed for repairs

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Incline to be closed for repairs

The Manitou Springs Incline will close in late August for up to four months, so needed maintenance can be done to the popular attraction. The incline, officially opened to the public in 2013 after being heavily used by trespassers for years, is being “loved to death,” according to a video on the attraction’s website, manitouincline.com.… Continue Reading Incline to be closed for repairs

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Westside living can change one’s outlook

The lease to the Westside apartment I share with my twin brother expires this month. I’ve paced myself in deciding whether to sign another year-long contract or start fresh elsewhere, with a new landlord and different tenants. But the past year has made definite one thing: I won’t soon be leaving the place I’ve fondly… Continue Reading Westside living can change one’s outlook

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Kudos! – July 11, 2014

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Scholarship Cheryl Smith, a student at Pikes Peak Community College, won a $750 scholarship from the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation. Ghost Town celebrates Ghost Town Museum is celebrating its 60th anniversary this summer. The museum opened its doors in 1954, and it is operated by the third generation of the same family. It’s located… Continue Reading Kudos! – July 11, 2014

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People on the Move – July 11, 2014

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Scott Olson has been promoted to the new executive director at Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Spencer Fane welcomed David S. O’Leary as a member of counsel to the firm. Spencer Fane is a law firm with an office in Colorado Springs. Ted Cook, has recently joined Erickson, Brown & Kloster PC as an… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 11, 2014

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In a deal with the U.S. Department of Education, Corinthian Colleges Inc. has agreed to draw down the remainder of its operations, including the sale of all of its Colorado schools. The agreement stipulates that the Santa Ana-based owner will sell 85 of its for-profit schools and close 12 others within the next six months.… Continue Reading All Colorado Corinthian colleges for sale as part of agreement

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Killebrew – city’s first Title II ADA coordinator

Michael Killebrew is forging new territory for himself and the city of Colorado Springs. Killebrew, 43, is the city’s first Title II Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator. He started the new position in March, and he is in the process of moving his family — wife Evangeline and children Nathan, Cana and Carmela — from… Continue Reading Killebrew – city’s first Title II ADA coordinator

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