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People on the Move – January 30, 2015

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BiggsKofford PC hired Carrie Iverson as an associate. Iverson, a graduate of Colorado Technical University, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. Bill Lueck is now vice president of strategy for Centura Health’s South State Operating Group, which includes Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs, St. Mary-Corwin in Pueblo and… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 30, 2015

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Säbaru switching lanes in changing times

Staying in business for a quarter-century is tough. Doing it in a field that changes as often as auto maintenance is exponentially tougher. Nobody knows that more than Marty Morales, one of the owners of Säbaru Motors, a Westside garage (and now used-car dealer) that for years has specialized in maintaining Subarus and Saabs. “Every… Continue Reading Säbaru switching lanes in changing times

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Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

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Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

Bob Penkhus represents the second generation to operate a Volvo dealership in Colorado Springs after his father started selling cars here in 1951. Now his 37-year-old son, Robbie Penkhus, sells vehicles at Volvo, Mazda, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi dealerships here. Penkhus and his wife Leslie have two other children, Jamie and Chad. Business runs in the… Continue Reading Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

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CU projection defines barriers to city success

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Colorado Springs and its neighboring communities will face challenges on the way to economic prosperity in 2015, according to a recent economic outlook report by the Business Research Division of CU-Boulder. The report, released last month during a forum at the university, included predictable optimism about future growth in the Denver metro area, but more… Continue Reading CU projection defines barriers to city success

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Mayoral candidates: Tough assignment

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Following Val Snider’s decision not to seek a second at-large term on City Council, it’s clear at least three new members will take their seats at the Council dais after the April 7 city elections. Jan Martin is term-limited after eight years and can’t run again. Merv Bennett will run for a second term, and… Continue Reading Mayoral candidates: Tough assignment

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Outlook: Cheap gas for ’15

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Outlook: Cheap gas for ’15

Thanks to an abundance of competition, gas prices in Colorado Springs are typically less per gallon than the price of gas elsewhere in Colorado, according to AAA Colorado spokeswoman Wave Dreher. “A lot of that is competition,” Dreher said. “You have a variety of different suppliers in Colorado Springs. “In some parts of the state,… Continue Reading Outlook: Cheap gas for ’15

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Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

For Colorado Springs’ military presence in general, and Fort Carson in particular, 2015 already is shaping up to be a pivotal year. At some point, the Department of Defense plans to announce a decision that — in the worst-case scenario — could mean a loss of as many as 16,000 Fort Carson personnel by 2020,… Continue Reading Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

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VA: New clinic handles current load

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VA: New clinic handles current load

Nearly a half-year has passed since two regional Veterans Health Administration clinics consolidated and moved into a gleaming new, single 76,000-square-foot facility. Located just off Fillmore Street on Centennial Boulevard, the U.S. Veterans Affairs-leased clinic provides services annually to more than 17,000 of the 22,000 veterans in Southern Colorado. According to Carolyn Jewell, manager of… Continue Reading VA: New clinic handles current load

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City infrastructure tops agenda at forum

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Mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace launched the first in a series of “round table” discussions Tuesday morning at the Loft at Sonterra Grill, a downtown meeting venue on Tejon Street, with an hour-long event focused exclusively on city infrastructure. Several dozen Colorado Springs residents were in attendance, while others followed the event on Twitter or… Continue Reading City infrastructure tops agenda at forum

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Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

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Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

“Global domination.” Or at least close, said hot sauce and marinade entrepreneur Patrick Tolbert of his fledgling company’s mission statement. “We want to be the No. 2 hot sauce in the world,” he explained, conceding to Tabasco’s monster market share. “Everybody says they want to be the best. We’ll take No. 2.” Tolbert, with his… Continue Reading Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

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