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As Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has expand throughout the region, talk of what might become of its Westside property fell silent. Now, as the nonprofit has prepared to open three new locations and add 180 jobs, representatives say Discover Goodwill will retain the large processing plant on West Colorado Avenue. On Tuesday,… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill expands, retains Westside parcel

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3D printing community brings nontraditional retail

Three-dimensional printing is now a mainstay among the world’s tech communities, and the craft once used only by micro-manufacturers and hobbyists is now readily available in the Springs. In April, a fourth branch of the Denver-based 3D Printing Store — “The first retail store in America catering to consumers, hobbyists and professionals,” according to its… Continue Reading 3D printing community brings nontraditional retail

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The time has come to ask some difficult and uncomfortable questions about Keith King. The City Council meeting of Tuesday, July 22, was a particularly sad and dispiriting spectacle, magnifying questions about King’s leadership as Council president. King allows — even encourages — Councilors Joel Miller and Don Knight to make lengthy political speeches from… Continue Reading King: Inevitable conclusion tells us it’s time to go

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Farmers markets: local wares, slower pace

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Farmers markets: local wares, slower pace

They are the nomads of retail. They ferry their tents and wares, set up fleeting cities and entice passersby with their samples and smiles before packing away their produce and crafts; their racks and cash. They move on to the next fair, the next parking lot or the next stretch of closed-off street. They are… Continue Reading Farmers markets: local wares, slower pace

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Kudos – August 1, 2014

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North Colorado Springs Rotary honors Nordhausen as outstanding member The North Colorado Springs Rotary Club presented Lloyd Nordhausen with the William L. Smith Award (Outstanding Rotarian of the Year) for 2013-2014. Nordhausen, a Rotarian since 1991, was recognized for his organization and quiet attention to detail. His persistence and dedication have helped the North Colorado… Continue Reading Kudos – August 1, 2014

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People on the Move – August 1, 2014

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Ent Federal Credit Union announced the hiring of Dave McAfee as its military relationship manager. McAfee retired as a chief master sergeant with 30 years of Air Force service and most recently was squadron superintendent, 21st Force Support Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base. He has a bachelor’s degree in technical management from DeVry University,… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 1, 2014

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Bicycle Experience enjoys high-profile digs

Most shop owners, whatever their ilk, would probably be upset if someone selling the same stuff moved in a block away. Fortunately for Bicycle Experience’s Todd Hood and Bubba “Blaze” Hayes, they’re only in competition with themselves. “Now we have a boutique,” said Hood, from the newest Bicycle Experience shop at the Ivywild School. That… Continue Reading Bicycle Experience enjoys high-profile digs

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Sports attorney Barnett enjoys Holland & Hart

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Sports attorney Barnett enjoys Holland & Hart

Colorado law firm Holland & Hart’s newest local attorney, Matthew Barnett, is bringing his sports law expertise to a city known internationally for its athletic culture. The move was meant to be, Barnett said, as is his coaching of local athletics, his fascination with sports ethics and his acquisition of two pigs. Barnett touched on… Continue Reading Sports attorney Barnett enjoys Holland & Hart

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For those who were watching the special meeting Tuesday afternoon of the El Paso County commissioners and the Colorado Springs City Council, in person or on TV/computer, you saw an amazing — even memorable — display of local politics in action … or perhaps that should be inaction. For three hours in the Council Chambers… Continue Reading City, county almost make it work, except …

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VA facility could lead to cemetery battle

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VA facility could lead to cemetery battle

Woody Allen once remarked, “Death should not be seen as the end, but as a very effective way to cut down expenses.” That may be true of individuals, but not of the Veterans Administration. The VA operates 131 national cemeteries, at an annual cost of approximately $500 million. Operating, maintaining, upgrading and expanding the cemetery… Continue Reading VA facility could lead to cemetery battle

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