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Fires of the future: AFA summit deals with projecting natural disasters in the area

When people think of futurism, they often envision abstract design or dystopian fiction. But at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the term represents something relative to reality for many Coloradans: the future of wildfires. The Academy’s Center for Innovation last week hosted the first conference of a series on natural disaster projection and preparedness. The… Continue Reading Fires of the future: AFA summit deals with projecting natural disasters in the area

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Friedman turns battlefield experience into beauty for clients

Halle Friedman grew up watching her dad practice medicine as the only doctor and surgeon in a rural area in Washington. He eventually lost his business because of insurance laws and other factors, and thus Friedman learned compassion for doctors, not knowing what a huge part that would later play in her life. In high… Continue Reading Friedman turns battlefield experience into beauty for clients

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City, others could reshape Banning Lewis

Nearly nine decades ago, the Banning Lewis Ranch was created in the late 1920s, when heiress Ruth Banning and her husband Raymond “Pink” Lewis assembled more than 30,000 acres of land east of Colorado Springs. Ruth Banning raised prize Herefords on the property, and she was an exceptionally careful steward of the land. In 1948,… Continue Reading City, others could reshape Banning Lewis

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Local BBB launches online review service

Astroturfing — writing fake online reviews for companies — has grown rampant these days, making consumers skeptical and legitimate business owners nervous. Much of that concern could be alleviated locally, however, as a new Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado online review process gains popularity. Nationally, the BBB launched an online complaint process, which shows… Continue Reading Local BBB launches online review service

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Speiser shares optimism from GE Johnson’s view

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Speiser shares optimism from GE Johnson’s view

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Peter Speiser planned to be a physical therapist and work in sports medicine — but as is often the case, life took him in a different direction. After competing on the wrestling team at St. Mary’s High School and playing some hockey and football on the side, he enrolled… Continue Reading Speiser shares optimism from GE Johnson’s view

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Scheiner Commercial goes far to find work

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Scheiner Commercial goes far to find work

MONUMENT — Scheiner Commercial Group Inc. specializes in “construction from afar.” The company is currently bidding on projects in Arkansas, Kansas, New York and Texas. Scheiner is now building in Delaware, Texas, Washington, Missouri, Alabama and in Colorado, at Park Meadows Mall in Centennial. The Monument company specializes in store build-outs, working at malls, stand-alone… Continue Reading Scheiner Commercial goes far to find work

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Alzheimer’s growing, and memory care with it

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Alzheimer’s growing, and memory care with it

Because Baby Boomers are moving into their 70s, the occurrence of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia is expected to grow, according to Barb Caudle, regional director of the Alzheimer’s Association. The number of secure nursing home beds for seniors with dementia is growing along with the aging population. Because of this anticipated “tsunami”… Continue Reading Alzheimer’s growing, and memory care with it

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

Envision a future in which all incoming community college students study entrepreneurialism, learning to think creatively and bring a culture of innovation to the workforce. Pikes Peak Community College is working with three national organizations to make that a reality. Missouri-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and Clifton Taulbert’s Building Community Institute… Continue Reading PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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View of the future: Planners envision new look for east Manitou

What could eastern Manitou Springs look like if it were redeveloped, perhaps even continuing into the unincorporated area known as No Man’s Land? That’s what Manitou city leaders are asking residents, with early plans to be shared at an open house Thursday, Feb. 20, at Manitou’s City Hall. The idea behind the gathering is to… Continue Reading View of the future: Planners envision new look for east Manitou

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Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

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Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

Colorado Springs Early Colleges, a charter high school system led by City Council President Keith King, partnered with a national nonprofit earlier this month to purchase the Springs Business Park for $6.7 million. “This will enable us to serve more kids here in Colorado Springs,” said King, administrator of Early Colleges. “By us buying this… Continue Reading Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

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