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Options available for vets starting businesses

Two major events influenced veteran Fred Johnson: the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attacks.  He was living in Oklahoma City in 1995 when the federal building there was bombed in a domestic terrorist attack. Johnson moved to Texas, where on the day of the 9/11 attacks he was working as a travel assistant. These… Continue Reading Options available for vets starting businesses

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After the Flames: Builders bustling in Black Forest

Lucky is an aptly named Betta fish. He was rescued from a high school lab by Moriah Nelson, so she bestowed him his moniker. Moriah was home alone last June, her father Steve away on a fishing trip, her mother Stacie in Colorado Springs, miles from their Black Forest home. Stacie, seeing on the news… Continue Reading After the Flames: Builders bustling in Black Forest

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Nelson brings strong background to role

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Nelson brings strong background to role

Willliam D. Nelson already has his next career picked out. The partner at Lewis Roca Rothberger law firm’s Colorado Springs office said without hesitation, if he weren’t an attorney, he would open a landscaping and nursery business. “I wouldn’t have to wear a tie, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have to shave,” he said.… Continue Reading Nelson brings strong background to role

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Massey’s career has brought her to local pinnacle as city attorney

Living her dream Four nanoseconds into your visit with Wynetta Massey in her office, you can tell she’s laid back, a family woman and she knows how to laugh. On her bookshelves are the scripts of Monty Python, the British comedy troupe. You’ll also see her college degrees proudly displayed as well as many photos… Continue Reading Massey’s career has brought her to local pinnacle as city attorney

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Utilities analysis: SDS under budget and on time

Fifty years from now, residents of Colorado Springs will be pleased the leaders of today developed the Southern Delivery System, say a number of state water specialists. The oft-maligned $898 million project will have the capacity to pump 50 million gallons of Arkansas River Basin water per day north to Colorado Springs. The project is… Continue Reading Utilities analysis: SDS under budget and on time

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Catastrophe insurance

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Catastrophe insurance

Protections are available for local consumers in wake of floods, fires One draw of Colorado living, some would say, is the endless variety. The suburbs, the city, the country, the mountains and the plains; living here means there’s something for nearly everybody. But living in Colorado also means preparing for challenges as unique as the… Continue Reading Catastrophe insurance

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PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

Gary Schoeniger’s vision of bringing entrepreneurialism to the masses keeps growing every month, and an integral piece of that vision revolves around Pikes Peak Community College. Schoeniger, founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, along with Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Entrepreneurship Thom Ruhe, were at the PPCC Centennial campus this month… Continue Reading PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

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Real estate + finance = successful career

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Real estate + finance = successful career

Kathy Stenberg’s experience in real estate and finance make her skill set desirable to a person wanting to buy or sell property. That and her management skills attracted the owner of RE/MAX Properties Inc. enough to offer the job as managing broker, and she starts there May 1. When the California native is not helping… Continue Reading Real estate + finance = successful career

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Athletes find help in real world

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Athletes find help in real world

More than a decade. That’s how long many Olympians devote to their crafts. Year after year of training, sacrifice, dieting, training, traveling, grinding … and training. Once that commitment comes to an end, often with little saved outside the memory bank, those athletes must morph their determination into real-world work skills to pay the bills.… Continue Reading Athletes find help in real world

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Enduring groups built city’s base

Gen. William Palmer founded Colorado Springs in 1871, hoping to build a peaceful, prosperous and temperate city. Palmer’s vision may have been influenced by the purple prose of Fitzhugh Ludlow, who published “Heart of the Continent” in 1868, three years before the first stake was driven here. “When Colorado becomes a state,” Ludlow grandly predicted,… Continue Reading Enduring groups built city’s base

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