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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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Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

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Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

Some may not see the connection between weather forecasting and organizational communication. For Matt Meister, however, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. The former KRDO chief meteorologist began in April as director of communications for Falcon School District 49. In his new position, Meister hopes to transfer his ability to clearly deliver important information from the… Continue Reading Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

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Couple’s transparency key to success

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Couple’s transparency key to success

One of Barbara Callan’s first projects with new friends Art and Carol Corpuz was crafting a bronze star for her husband. Unlike the medal he’d earned in service to his country, Callan’s creation was made almost entirely of glass. “It’s very rewarding,” Callan said while working on a new project at Carol’s Creative Glass studio… Continue Reading Couple’s transparency key to success

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Real estate flies in Falcon area

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Real estate flies in Falcon area

Transactions in northeastern El Paso County may occur at a slower pace than in Colorado Springs, but they’re catching up, say people familiar with real estate deals in Falcon. Many people who move to the Falcon area want the rural lifestyle, along with acreage for their boats, fifth wheels, ATVs, dogs, horses and other animals.… Continue Reading Real estate flies in Falcon area

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Residents: We’re unincorporated for a reason

Throughout the years, once-unincorporated areas in Colorado have chosen for different reasons to go legitimate and incorporate themselves — but some still have resisted. Among those communities that have chosen time and time again to remain under the jurisdiction of El Paso County are Falcon, just northeast of Colorado Springs, and Security-Widefield, between Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Residents: We’re unincorporated for a reason

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Security-Widefield tries to fill vacancies

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Security-Widefield tries to fill vacancies

Carole Jackson of Security Florist used to bring her older flowers to the adjacent Dad’s Kwik Inn Diner at the end of each week. There her colorful contributions would adorn the tables. “We used to get customers often because of them,” she said of the now-vacant building at 385 Main Street in Security. According to… Continue Reading Security-Widefield tries to fill vacancies

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Four years later, it’s time to ask: Was the strong-mayor idea worth it?

In November 2010, Colorado Springs voters approved a radical change in the City Charter by a 60-40 margin. Issue 300, a citizen-initiated charter amendment, replaced the city manager form of government with a “strong mayor” system. The amendment, supported by an ad hoc coalition of longtime local business leaders, benefited from a sophisticated, heavily funded… Continue Reading Four years later, it’s time to ask: Was the strong-mayor idea worth it?

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Meadow Muffins sold, may lose name

After three decades as one of Old Colorado City’s most familiar neighborhood bars, Meadow Muffins has been sold to new owners who plan to reconceive it and may not carry on under the same moniker. Todd Delahanty, who purchased Meadow Muffins at 2432 W. Colorado Ave. in 2004, finalized the sale of the bar/restaurant last… Continue Reading Meadow Muffins sold, may lose name

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Hoff & Leigh subsidiary making waves

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Hoff & Leigh subsidiary making waves

A nice neighborhood; cheap property; tenants waiting in the wings. It’s as easy as Eight Nine Ten. Owned by RD and Holly Trinidad and her father Tim Leigh, Eight Nine Ten is a subsidiary of Hoff & Leigh Commercial Real Estate, a Colorado Springs-based, full-service brokerage. Eight Nine Ten has begun renovating its second acquisition… Continue Reading Hoff & Leigh subsidiary making waves

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It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

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It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

Is it because of the holiday spirit and not procrastination that your Christmas lights are still up? Did you serve eggnog at your Labor Day barbecue? Does it feel like Dec. 25 will never get here? Don’t fret. Christmas-cianados can whet their appetites anytime at the Christmas in Manitou store. The year-round Christmas-themed shop at… Continue Reading It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

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