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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

“Beautiful should always be affordable.” That’s a phrase that flows frequently from the lips of Barracuda Bazaar owner Kim McKenna. Although they aren’t her words — the motto started with the company’s founder a few blocks down and nearly two decades ago — they keep her striving to meet the needs of those she calls… Continue Reading Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

American athletes and foreign athletes training in the U.S. should take note: Big Brother is watching. The role played by the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has impacted the clean sport movement since the agency’s inception in 2000. But its influence, while normally understated, has shone the light on some of the world’s most untouchable… Continue Reading U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

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Food as a means to reduce cancers, other health risks

Approximately one-third of cancer deaths in America are due to poor diet, said Susan Levin, director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national nonprofit that promotes preventive medicine, particularly through good nutrition. A PCRM-sponsored October cooking course designed to help Colorado Springs residents prevent and survive cancer through proper diet… Continue Reading Food as a means to reduce cancers, other health risks

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Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

This month’s expected demolition of four commercial properties on the southwest side of the city heralds more growth for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. The buildings, located to both the north and south of Lake Plaza Drive near Venetucci Boulevard, were acquired for $2.7 million by the Boldt Company, according to Jake Garro, vice president of… Continue Reading Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

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City needs to update property records

Colorado Springs and the city’s associated enterprises own a lot of real estate — that much is clear. Just how much is a mystery. Enter “Colorado Springs, City Of” into the El Paso County assessor’s public-record real estate property search, and the website returns 300 lines — the maximum it can load in response to… Continue Reading City needs to update property records

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Olson: Give the reader a reason

For more than 30 years, George Olson has been creating zippy, meaningful phrases for Vladimir Jones, previously PRACO Public Relations Advertising Company. The 56-year-old started there as a copywriter and was elevated to creative director two years later. His title now is executive vice president and chief creative officer. Olson spent some time recently with… Continue Reading Olson: Give the reader a reason

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Selling the  Springs: Entities join to market city below America’s Mountain

The Pikes Peak region has its own, built-in marketing strategy — America’s Mountain — but even the most relevant metros must strive to stay that way. “We capitalize on what our assets are,” said Ryan Cole, executive director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions. “Pikes Peak is one of the many great assets that we have.”… Continue Reading Selling the Springs: Entities join to market city below America’s Mountain

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Former Marine’s book unveils Special Ops

After five deployments in the Middle East, former U.S. Marine Special Operations Staff Sgt. Michael Golembesky was left with stories all too common in a world ravaged by war. Always a creative person, he soon began work on what would become “Level Zero Heroes,” the first book in a series focusing on his work as… Continue Reading Former Marine’s book unveils Special Ops

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Ten years of Momentum and going strong

Laura Muir Mellini, owner-founder of Momentum Advertising & Public Relations, says she owes the rebirth of her career to the meaningful local relationships she’s built over the years. And while her trajectory has taken her over some bumps, her advice is particularly upbeat: “Stay out there and be involved. There are so many projects, initiatives… Continue Reading Ten years of Momentum and going strong

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Summit House moves forward

In 1999, then-Congressman Joel Hefley secured a budget earmark for $1 million, funds that could only be used for planning and design work on a proposed new Pikes Peak Summit House, designated as a priority in the 1998 Pikes Peak Master Plan. Fifteen years later, those funds remain untouched. But the project finally could be… Continue Reading Summit House moves forward

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