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Water: When will we need more?

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Water: When will we need more?

Our water and SDS: Second of a three-part series Next: Bargain or boondoggle? Is Southern Delivery System the future of the city or a needless extravagance? How much water will we need from SDS in 2016? In 2040? In 2013, city residents used 78,067 acre-feet of water, 3,000 acre-feet less than in 1986. Is such… Continue Reading Water: When will we need more?

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Third place in Go Code might not be enough

A Colorado Springs-based startup business won third place last week in the state’s inaugural Go Code Colorado challenge, but now faces major business decisions before moving toward complete viability. The eight members of Local Sage, after forming a winning team and developing a marketable app, now are weighing their options before accepting the $10,000 award… Continue Reading Third place in Go Code might not be enough

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Under construction: Banks on the move

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Under construction: Banks on the move

The banking business is booming in Colorado Springs to the point at which one bank has bought its own ground and is building two new buildings. A premier Colorado business bank has branched out to Colorado Springs, and two more are remodeling at current locations. Colorado Business Bank “For us, it’s a market we’ve been… Continue Reading Under construction: Banks on the move

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‘Skyfall’ exercise aimed to push systems to limits

Forty-six agencies from in and around the Colorado Springs area took part in the community-wide “Skyfall’’ exercise May 9, which simulated a plane crash with mass casualties. The exercise, which began at the Colorado Springs Airport, tested emergency procedures for city responders, including the Colorado Springs police and fire departments, as well as the Memorial… Continue Reading ‘Skyfall’ exercise aimed to push systems to limits

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Drake: A first post-fire look inside

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Drake: A first post-fire look inside

Photos by Cameron Moix

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Springs Funeral Services: Path to success

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Springs Funeral Services: Path to success

The staff at Springs Funeral Services takes a progressive approach to matters of death. Unlike traditional funeral homes of the East Coast — with their heavy drapes, muted tones and antique-gallery aesthetics — the company’s four founding partners decided to create a more dynamic venue. President Terri Flores-Brown said that after working in the industry… Continue Reading Springs Funeral Services: Path to success

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Broadmoor set to reopen West after full remodel

On the afternoon of May 16, Broadmoor owner Philip Anschutz’s wife Nancy will christen a re-imagined Broadmoor West with the crack of a champagne bottle, much like the way Julie Penrose did when her husband Spencer Penrose opened the resort’s main building in 1918. After more than six months and $57 million spent to redesign… Continue Reading Broadmoor set to reopen West after full remodel

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SDS: It’s a long story

In the late 1980s, water managers at Colorado Springs Utilities still hoped to build a major water diversion structure that would have taken water from the Holy Cross Wilderness Area south of Vail and eventually transported it to Colorado Springs and Aurora. That effort, more than a decade in planning, had been delayed by Eagle… Continue Reading SDS: It’s a long story

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Merger spreads Peak Vista’s reach

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Merger spreads Peak Vista’s reach

Peak Vista Community Health Centers officially merged with Plains Medical Center on May 1, a move Peak Vista President and CEO Pamela McManus called “strategic.” In the nonprofit merger, Peak Vista’s 16 locations combined resources and governorship with four rural health centers in Limon, Flagler, Strasburg and Kiowa. Peak Vista is and, before the merger,… Continue Reading Merger spreads Peak Vista’s reach

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First Craft Week ends in success with festival

The inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Week reached its peak Friday evening during the Crafter’s Festival, a sold-out signature event that brought together food and drink vendors from across the region. The Crafter’s Festival, which kicked off Friday afternoon at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs, attracted a variety of participating businesses, including 11 breweries, seven coffee… Continue Reading First Craft Week ends in success with festival

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