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We’re more than a city with a pretty view

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We’re more than a city with a pretty view

In the not-so-distant past, our community could really “Celebrate Technology” with verve.  Black-tie affairs at The Broadmoor, awards, scholarship money and celebration.  Then the semiconductor industry bubble burst, a number of tech companies packed up and left town, we lost our swagger and the celebration faded.  About a year ago, we began to see that… Continue Reading We’re more than a city with a pretty view

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CAStLE tears down planes to build up knowledge

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CAStLE tears down planes to build up knowledge

If Air Force airplanes and helicopters were people, they’d be a large Baby Boomer generation growing older. The human gray hairs and wrinkles would be fissures, tiny cracks and corrosion. It is the job of an Air Force Academy lab and its engineers to ensure the Baby Boomer generation of airplanes and helicopters won’t have… Continue Reading CAStLE tears down planes to build up knowledge

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Festival offers indulgence, chocolates, wines

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Festival offers indulgence, chocolates, wines

Imagine a world of divine chocolate waterfalls, olive oil dips and truffles that simply melt in your mouth. Then submerse yourself in the finery of smooth and delightful wines.  It’s not something you have to imagine, because the Indulgence Festival will take place Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Antlers Hilton. The Indulgence Festival serves decadence:… Continue Reading Festival offers indulgence, chocolates, wines

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GE Healthcare helps USOC create replica clinic for Sochi

This year’s Winter Olympics feature the undertakings of the local-based U.S. Olympic Committee to a similar degree that it is manifested in Colorado Springs — with the help of an empowering partnership. Much like its partnership with the USOC at the Olympic Training Center, worldwide Olympic partner GE Healthcare is the exclusive provider of medical… Continue Reading GE Healthcare helps USOC create replica clinic for Sochi

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Royal Gorge Park rebuilds – shovel by shovel

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Royal Gorge Park rebuilds – shovel by shovel

CAÑON CITY – As a part-time job last summer, Walt McBride drove the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park trolley back and forth across the gorge. That ended abruptly on June 11 when a sudden wildfire erupted and raged across the park, torching everything except the bridge, but including the trolley. “I’ve been coming up here… Continue Reading Royal Gorge Park rebuilds – shovel by shovel

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Wozniak shares wisdom before Friday’s visit

Nearly four decades after “The Wonderful Wizard of Woz” helped start a microcomputer revolution in his friend’s Palo Alto, Calif., garage, Steve Wozniak comes to Colorado Springs this week as an unquestioned celebrity in his world. Wozniak, cofounder of personal tech corporation Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.), will deliver the keynote speech at the Business… Continue Reading Wozniak shares wisdom before Friday’s visit

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1492 Chocolates: Discover America

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1492 Chocolates: Discover America

MONUMENT — To be transported to a parallel universe in taste, try a truffle from 1492 Chocolates, a new company started by an executive pastry chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Eat it in small bites to elongate the delight. Operated by Courtney Lundin and her parents, 1492 Chocolates has been in business just weeks,… Continue Reading 1492 Chocolates: Discover America

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Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

MONUMENT — Chris Wright did his homework before launching his beer business, Pikes Peak Brewing Co., in 2011. With a background in engineering and the U.S. Army, Wright found that Colorado Springs had the fourth-highest concentration of craft beer drinkers in the country. Colorado Springs was listed behind only Denver, Portland and Seattle, he said.… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

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Sundance creates mountain lodge with modern touches

Opened in 2008, Sundance Mountain Lodge in Monument sits on five acres, nestled among trees, with panoramic views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range. Owner Gary Oakley renovated a hotel, creating an eco-friendly destination resort, designed with natural log and stone accents, to feel like a ski lodge — but with modern amenities. Located… Continue Reading Sundance creates mountain lodge with modern touches

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Satellite program preps cadets for real deal

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Satellite program preps cadets for real deal

America’s next Falcon Satellite is set to be launched by SpaceX in 2016, and it will not only carry hardware and software designed along the Front Range — it will help launch the careers of many young Air Force Academy cadets. The work of AFA cadets will pay off when their FalconSAT-6 is delivered to Cape… Continue Reading Satellite program preps cadets for real deal

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