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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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Not much has changed in the Westside’s transportation system since Interstate 25 and Midland Expressway were constructed in the decades between 1955 and 1975. Those two limited-access highways diverted tourist and commuter traffic from city streets such as Nevada and Colorado avenues, leaving neighborhood roadway alignments alone. Except for minor engineering and flood control tweaks,… Continue Reading Change is coming to West Colorado Avenue

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Analysis: Drake: Will everyone lose?

The ongoing debate over the downtown Martin Drake Power Plant has been almost exclusively locally focused. Proponents and opponents alike have examined local costs, local health impacts and Drake’s impact on the local economy. But Colorado Springs isn’t an island, and it may be that a newly unfolding national energy narrative will make the positions… Continue Reading Analysis: Drake: Will everyone lose?

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Time to vote on Utilities governance

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Bring together almost any group of prominent community leaders these days, and inevitably the subject turns to Colorado Springs Utilities — in particular, the future of Martin Drake Power Plant. On one extreme, there are the environmentalists, who are more determined to force the issue of closure after the May 5 fire that temporarily shut… Continue Reading Time to vote on Utilities governance

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Small business owners are bottom-line oriented. They make decisions based on what makes financial sense. More times than not, however, doing right by their employees is just as important as the almighty dollar in the decision-making process. Small employers know a positive work environment means increased productivity, which in turn improves their bottom line. This… Continue Reading Colorado small business owners say raise the wage

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Whose great ideas are those, after all?

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Our Constitution guarantees some protection for inventions to provide incentives for geniuses of all stripes. By now the protection of patents and copyrights has become a legal industry under the catch-all phrase “intellectual property.” The question remains, should one’s ideas be legally protected against infringement? Is it fair for me to use someone else’s ideas… Continue Reading Whose great ideas are those, after all?

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Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

Colorado Springs tourism brings to mind the usual attractions worthy of occupying the in-laws between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Sites like Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak make many a tourist’s list. And while those landmarks are stunning for out-of-towners and locals alike, some people prefer their… Continue Reading Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

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Tourism businesses off to strong start this season

Just try getting a ride these days on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. You may score a seat on the earliest train, leaving the station at 8 a.m., or perhaps a week or so hence. You can attempt to ride stand-by, but that’s not recommended. Your best bet is to make reservations, according to Traffic… Continue Reading Tourism businesses off to strong start this season

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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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