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C4C compresses to single issue

The debate over City for Champions has evolved (or devolved) into a single-subject argument. The context: Should local tax-increment financing (TIF) be used to cover approximately $100 million of the $250 million proposal? Is TIF a painless way to fund major civic improvements, or is it a sophisticated scam, a way for special interests to… Continue Reading C4C compresses to single issue

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Creekside project on track, not on budget

After a decade of waiting, followed by months of unanticipated delay, officials now say visitors at America the Beautiful Park will have access to Fountain Creek by July. The Creekside at America the Beautiful Park project stalled just after its summer 2014 groundbreaking, when Colorado Springs Utilities workers encountered hazardous building materials buried beneath the… Continue Reading Creekside project on track, not on budget

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Local lawyer dispenses global wisdom

While growing up in Kentucky, John Buckley III set three goals for himself: attend the Air Force Academy, become a fighter pilot and get a law degree from Harvard. The Colorado Springs-based attorney is batting a perfect three-for-three. “Where I come from, you don’t get to do that,” the principal of Buckley Law said of… Continue Reading Local lawyer dispenses global wisdom

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Ensor likes new outlook for Sky Sox

When asked about his proudest moment in baseball, Sky Sox General Manger Tony Ensor naturally lists his two Southern League championships with the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A minor-league franchise he managed in Alabama. But his proudest moment, perhaps, was as a Little League outfielder called in by his coach hours after a dentist’s visit. Stuffed… Continue Reading Ensor likes new outlook for Sky Sox

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He pays it forward helping other youth

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He pays it forward helping other youth

Tariku Hailemariam was born in Ethiopia to a 15-year-old mother who could not afford to care for him. Because of that, she put him up for adoption, and a woman who was economically capable of caring for him at the time took Tariku in. A few years later, she lost her income and had to… Continue Reading He pays it forward helping other youth

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Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

Compassion International seeks to improve the world, one child at a time. For $38 a month, a person donating to the Christian-based organization headquartered in Colorado Springs may sponsor a child in poverty-stricken areas around the globe. The program measures various levels of success in four key areas — the child’s spiritual, physical, cognitive and… Continue Reading Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

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All Things Catholic more than a store

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All Things Catholic more than a store

Prior to Brian and Rachelle LeMay’s purchase of All Things Catholic in the spring, Rachelle worked in the shop for the previous owner for several months. She and her family also frequented the retailer in its numerous locations throughout Chapel Hills Mall. “The store has moved five times in the seven years it’s been at… Continue Reading All Things Catholic more than a store

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Program keeps kids out of courtroom

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Program keeps kids out of courtroom

By Dave Smith editorial@csbj.com You don’t expect it, but circumstances can change and life can get out of hand. People may spiral swiftly downward until their issues require a visit to the county courthouse. It can be an imposing place for stouthearted adults and much more so for children. During court sessions, things are said,… Continue Reading Program keeps kids out of courtroom

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Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

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Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

Mark Yeadon, senior vice president of Compassion International’s global program, grew up in a family of 15 children. Of those, two were adopted. Those two were disabled and biracial, which was “NOT cool” in the 1970s, Yeadon said. He has been married 31 years, and he and his wife have four grown children. Yeadon shared… Continue Reading Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

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Corinthian to sell 56 schools, including here

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Corinthian to sell 56 schools, including here

After months of uncertainty and pressure from the federal government to wind down its operations, for-profit university system Corinthian Colleges Inc. has contracted to sell 56 of its U.S. schools, including two in Colorado Springs. The California-based company made the announcement Nov. 20 that it has agreed to sell the campuses and their assets for… Continue Reading Corinthian to sell 56 schools, including here

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