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Black Forest impacts mixed

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Black Forest impacts mixed

Last year, Anthony David paid off his house, the original Brentwood Estates cabin in the Black Forest. Two weeks later, it burned to the ground in the Black Forest fire. “We lost everything,” David said. Four weeks before the fire, David launched a business, the Black Forest Mill, in business to create furniture – tables… Continue Reading Black Forest impacts mixed

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Drake Plant’s near-disaster

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Drake Plant’s near-disaster

Chief says Drake fire could have been worse Colorado Springs Fire Chief Chris Riley did not mince words in describing what could have been. Riley, recapping the fire department’s quick and massive response to the serious fire Monday at Martin Drake Power Plant, praised what he called the quick and courageous response of firefighters on… Continue Reading Drake Plant’s near-disaster

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Changing times: National firm enters market; Sierra Commercial ends 11-year run

Colorado Springs-based Sierra Commercial Real Estate closed its doors this week after more than a decade serving the Pikes Peak region. Owner and President Dave Delich made the call after losing several of his brokers to nationally affiliated firms, but Delich said that parent company Sierra Properties will remain in business. “The brokerage was just… Continue Reading Changing times: National firm enters market; Sierra Commercial ends 11-year run

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Wellness the goal of Centura, YMCA with collaboration

The second curve is the future — and the future is now. Centura Health’s first Colorado Health Neighborhood in El Paso County is slated to open this fall on Jackson Creek Parkway in Monument and, according to Penrose-St. Francis Health Services senior vice president Jamie Smith, it is a model that could pave the way… Continue Reading Wellness the goal of Centura, YMCA with collaboration

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Clinic shows how to pitch new business

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Clinic shows how to pitch new business

  When Steve Stowell retires later this year as an Army lieutenant colonel, he wants to build a beer enterprise in Colorado Springs. He wants to educate people about the finer aspects of brewing, pouring and tasting.  Stowell took advantage of the Small Business Technology Incubator’s Pitch Clinic on April 24. There, he learned what… Continue Reading Clinic shows how to pitch new business

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CSNA Architects offer broad experience

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CSNA Architects offer broad experience

CSNA Architects Address: 532 N. Tejon St. Contact: 473-7225, csnaarchitects.com Year founded: 1972 Team members: 10 Averse to the standard business model of a design firm, what makes CSNA Architects special is the company’s generality. “We’re really not specialists, we’re generalists,” said CSNA principal Gregory Friesen. “We really just do an awful lot of different… Continue Reading CSNA Architects offer broad experience

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Fenske adjusts quickly to PPCC role, local scene

A former structural engineer, Sue Moore Fenske moved to Colorado Springs in June from Paducah, Kentucky, to become executive director of the Pikes Peak Community College Foundation. She left engineering and entered the nonprofit world after giving birth to two sons with her husband Thomas Fenske. Their sons are Taylor, 22, a Navy pilot stationed in… Continue Reading Fenske adjusts quickly to PPCC role, local scene

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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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