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Post-election, here’s an agenda for the Legislature looking to 2015

Years ago, state legislator Ken Chlouber gave an eager aspirant to local office some tart words of advice. The candidate had bored Chlouber for 15 minutes as he described his brilliant and innovative plans for his city’s future, until Chlouber finally spoke. “Well, all those plans and ideas are fine,” he said, “but if you… Continue Reading Post-election, here’s an agenda for the Legislature looking to 2015

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Election dissection, from PPRDA to defense

In the aftermath of the 2014 election in El Paso County, we come away with some clear messages from voters and priorities for local leaders going forward. We already knew that the Pikes Peak region would go virtually all in with the nationwide Republican tidal wave. That much was obvious from the U.S. Senate race,… Continue Reading Election dissection, from PPRDA to defense

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Dispirited Democrats! Delighted Republicans! It was 2008 all over again, except this time the winners had an “R” after their names. A few dazed survivors were left to pick through the wreckage Tuesday night, including Michael Merrifield, Pete Lee and then, much later, Gov. John Hickenlooper, who somehow managed to come back from the dead… Continue Reading Pavlovian response prevails in stormwater vote

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Positive placemaking continues downtown

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When we set out to start Colorado Springs Urban Intervention, it was a response to the negative conversation that has put a dark cloud over our community. There seems to be this opinion that nothing can get done for the benefit of our community unless it is being sparked by government or has major funding.… Continue Reading Positive placemaking continues downtown

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Space Command in humble hands of Hyten

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Not often in life do you have the chance to sit down with a four-star general who grew up in Alabama, proudly graduated from Harvard, couldn’t become a pilot because “I’m legally blind” and yet has worked his way up to the top of the Air Force Space Command. It simply doesn’t happen. Even before… Continue Reading Space Command in humble hands of Hyten

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CSBJ settles into new home

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Changes are coming to the Colorado Springs Business Journal, even as you read this Oct. 31 issue. But we’re hoping you won’t notice them — at least not in print. After many years at 31 E. Platte Ave., we’re moving to the opposite corner of downtown. Our new home will be at 235 S. Nevada… Continue Reading CSBJ settles into new home

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We are committed at Kaiser Permanente to providing high-quality health care close to home. In Southern Colorado, this mission extends from the outpatient primary care delivered in our Briargate and Pueblo North medical offices to inpatient hospital care. Kaiser Permanente does not own any hospitals in Colorado. Instead, we collaborate with several outstanding systems throughout… Continue Reading Kaiser works with hospitals on collaborative efforts

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Apartment sales remain hot in Q3

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Apartment sales remain hot in Q3

Multi-family housing sales in Colorado Springs have continued to increase in the first three quarters of 2014, driving the local market to new highs, according to a report by local apartment firm Commonwealth. “The Colorado Springs apartment market is on a record breaking pace,” Commonweath CEO Ron Spraggins wrote in the report. The sales of… Continue Reading Apartment sales remain hot in Q3

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West Bijou attracting investment, businesses

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West Bijou attracting investment, businesses

The new 80-room Holiday Inn Express at 105 N. Spruce St. is still selling out months after peak tourist season, according to Tadz Jarosz, assistant general manager. The hotel’s grand opening was in May, marking what could be a precursor of additional commercial development around West Bijou Street just off Interstate 25. Holly Trinidad, a… Continue Reading West Bijou attracting investment, businesses

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CRE market flat; investors pounce

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CRE market flat; investors pounce

The Colorado Springs commercial real estate market, according to a recent report, remained mostly flat in the third quarter of 2014. The Quantum Commercial Group Inc. quarterly report painted a picture of the market as one that has cooled in recent months and is being harvested by opportunistic investors attracted by good prices and low… Continue Reading CRE market flat; investors pounce

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