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Burns finds rewards in improving seniors’ lives

Janet Burns, CEO of Sunny Vista Living Center, grew up in Illinois and studied architecture before moving to Alaska, then Hawaii, working along the way as a stockbroker, emergency medical technician, dental assistant and scuba instructor. Later, she earned a bachelor’s of business administration from California State University in Sacramento. When she was in high… Continue Reading Burns finds rewards in improving seniors’ lives

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No option: Nonprofits must run like business

  Imagine being in fifth grade, still using training wheels on a bicycle — unable to keep up with other kids your age. Through local nonprofit Kids on Bikes, and its Earn-A-Bike program, Jessica, who lives in Colorado Springs, learned to ride without training wheels, leaving her overjoyed. Not only that, but she received a… Continue Reading No option: Nonprofits must run like business

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Banks compete with new Square on the block

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Banks compete with new Square on the block

After more than a week without the ability to process credit and debit card payments, Clara Paulson was forced to make a decision. Paulson, who owns and operates Organica Herb & Tea Company in Old Colorado City, had used the same card processing company for years before her service was canceled with no warning and… Continue Reading Banks compete with new Square on the block

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Neppl leads new RBA efforts

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Neppl leads new RBA efforts

While growing up on a farm in Iowa, raising cattle, Tom Neppl assumed he’d stay involved in the family business as an adult. But after studying industrial electronics in college, he moved to Colorado Springs in 1985. Neppl, who likes to build and create things, was “driven” to work for himself, so he co-founded Springs… Continue Reading Neppl leads new RBA efforts

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X-IO taught computer storage how to heal itself

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X-IO taught computer storage how to heal itself

Over time, the disks and their components will degrade as they become hot and vibrate. It’s common for builders of this storage to guarantee their work for three years. One Colorado Springs company has developed a system that detects a deficiency and fixes itself before the entire unit can go bad. “If you take the… Continue Reading X-IO taught computer storage how to heal itself

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Learn history, flight at WWII aviation museum

Phil Heacock recently met a woman around 30 years old who asked him, “What’s World War II?” Heacock couldn’t believe his ears. A woman who seemed to be intelligent, and probably in the middle to upper-middle class economically, hadn’t “heard of” WWII. “The only reason you’re wearing pants right now is because of WWII,” said… Continue Reading Learn history, flight at WWII aviation museum

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Historic firearms? Try Pioneers Museum

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Historic firearms? Try Pioneers Museum

It’s easy to get the impression that most gun owners are angry, middle-aged men who thrive on the doomsday rhetoric of some gun manufacturers. In fact, many Americans own firearms for reasons that have little or nothing to do with self-defense. Far from focusing on home invasions or the tyranny of the federal government, they’re… Continue Reading Historic firearms? Try Pioneers Museum

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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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