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These artists stand out among region’s best

Who are the best visual artists in the Pikes Peak region? That’s an impossible question, given that there are at any time thousands of artists creating work at the foot of Pikes Peak. So let’s sharpen the focus and establish some objective criteria. • Sustained quality of work. Successful artists nurture and expand their talent,… Continue Reading These artists stand out among region’s best

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Editorial: Crucial moment for Mayor Bach

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One question we hear at times from readers goes something like this: You’re a business paper. Why do you pay so much attention to local politics? That’s a fair reaction. Our answer is to make two points. First, between senior reporter/columnist John Hazlehurst and executive editor Ralph Routon, we believe our historical perspective from decades… Continue Reading Editorial: Crucial moment for Mayor Bach

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Hazlehurst: EPA the wrong target in city’s Drake saga

Those of us unfortunate enough to report on politics are used to hysteria. If, for example, it became publicly known that your boss was foolin’ around with his female subordinates, it would be unfortunate for those involved and their families, but hardly a matter of countywide concern. But Sheriff Terry Maketa? Given the indignantly expressed… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: EPA the wrong target in city’s Drake saga

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Six months ago, Nechie Hall understood the challenge she was accepting. She had been involved with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center since the 1990s, and she had been committed to making this city a better place for more than four decades. After a successful career as a local advertising/marketing executive, then enduring the unexpected… Continue Reading Hall puts FAC in better position for future

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On the Horizon – June 6, 2014

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June 7 Buy a home Ent Federal Credit Union home-buying workshop, from 10 a.m.-noon, Galley Service Center, 4545 Galley Road. Sign up at ent.com/seminars or call 574-1100, ext. 6670. June 9 Social media job search Job search workshop: Social media, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 6, 2014

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Kudos! – June 6, 2014

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Penrose, St. Francis accredited Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center received full accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Both hospitals were initially accredited in 2011 and are eligible for re-accreditation every three years. Holden House celebrates 29 years The Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn celebrates… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 6, 2014

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People on the Move – June 6, 2014

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Ent Federal Credit Union added Amy McGovern to its electronic banking delivery team as ebanking manager. McGovern has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Western Washington University with emphases in graphic design and new media. Northstar Bank Colorado named Paul Uhlig as its chief operations officer and executive vice president, effective May 19. Uhlig… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 6, 2014

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Six small-business tech trends in 2014

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According to a recent report by Bank of America, small businesses continue to be bullish on 2014 and expect to hire new employees to keep up with increases in sales. Coming in the face of uncertainty and challenges tied to the Affordable Care Act, this is great news for our economy and the nation as… Continue Reading Six small-business tech trends in 2014

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Hail feeds Total Roofing ample business

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Hail feeds Total Roofing ample business

Without hail, Total Roofing likely wouldn’t do $14 million in business this year. Thank goodness for thunderstorms. “We’ve been blessed with a lot of hail,” said Scott McIntyre, owner of Total Roofing. “Good for me is bad for everyone else.” Still, the roofing company tries to “make it as easy as possible” on homeowners whose… Continue Reading Hail feeds Total Roofing ample business

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A small lunch attracting a smattering of local business owners has grown into a weeklong educational event with more than 500 attendees. Small Business Week, an event co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, kicks off June 16. The theme this year is “From Peaks and Valleys… Continue Reading Small Business Week returns for ambitious encore

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