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Curbside takes variety into second year

In the year since the inception of Curbside Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs, food trucks have come and gone, all helping to transform a once-derelict corner into a hot spot for urban living. “It sends the message that we’re a community that innovates and tries new things and provides that urban experience that a lot… Continue Reading Curbside takes variety into second year

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Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

Blake Milteer is the executive director and chief curator of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s museum. The Norfolk, Va., native met his wife Sarah, “an amazing painter” who works in the writing center at Colorado College, at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Milteer was a student and Sarah was on an exchange program… Continue Reading Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

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Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

There is great bicycling in Colorado Springs, cycling enthusiasts almost universally agree. But is it enough to maintain the city’s Bicycle-Friendly Community silver status? Internationally, there are diamond cities. The highest ranking in the United States so far is platinum, followed by gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention. “Communities have been downgraded before,” said Steve… Continue Reading Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

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FuseSPORT relishes first year, bright future

When brothers Chris and Andrew Clark moved to Colorado Springs from Australia just over a year ago, they knew one person here. In the past year, the founders of fuseSPORT, a software solution developer for sports events and federations, have grown the company they seeded thousands of miles away into one of Colorado Springs’ most… Continue Reading FuseSPORT relishes first year, bright future

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Race to the Clouds regains its traction

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Race to the Clouds regains its traction

For the average tourist, a trip to the summit of Pikes Peak means ambling ever upward in the family minivan — the cooler packed with sandwiches, the air conditioning on full blast and the children strapped in the back screaming about who’s touching whom. And while the 14,110-foot summit is accessible most summer days to… Continue Reading Race to the Clouds regains its traction

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CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

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CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

Noreen Landis-Tyson directs the former Community Partnership for Child Development, now called CPCD … giving children a head start. Landis-Tyson and the organization say a seat in the classroom now means a place in the community later as an employed, productive citizen. CPCD finds better results from working with two generations at the same time,… Continue Reading CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

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Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

Kristian and Jaenette Coyne are self-described Parade of Homes buffs. The Black Forest couple travels to Summit County and Denver to get their fix. This August, they’ll need only roll out of bed to begin touring one of this year’s Housing and Building Association’s annual parade homes. “I never thought we would be rebuilding a… Continue Reading Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

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Penrose plans ‘new solution’

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Penrose plans ‘new solution’

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services this summer will wrap up three projects totaling $44 million. That work well represents the system’s fortuitous dilemma, and is forcing leaders to look to the future. The downtown hospital is reaching its build-out capacity, and the system has experienced increased patient loads, according to Margaret Sabin, CEO Penrose-St. Francis Health… Continue Reading Penrose plans ‘new solution’

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‘Abled’ employees stand out

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‘Abled’ employees stand out

During his job interview, when the Air Force asked Joe Lininger why he wanted to work there, his answer was simple. “When I was young I wanted to join the military, but I couldn’t because I have a disability,” said Lininger. “When they offered to hire me as a civilian, it was like the next… Continue Reading ‘Abled’ employees stand out

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Let’s be serious about economic development

In many communities, economic development is viewed as an investment in the community’s future. Economic development can be viewed in several different ways, from encouraging an entrepreneurial and startup-friendly business environment to actively recruiting larger companies to relocate to our region. Communities across the country see economic development as a requirement to remain competitive in… Continue Reading Let’s be serious about economic development

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