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Familiar name comes back to new bistro

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Familiar name comes back to new bistro

An Algerian crepe shop owner is on the verge of continuing a family food tradition in a historic downtown Colorado Springs structure. Wahid Hafsaoui, a 39-year-old native of Algiers, is putting the final touches on his new Couture’s Bistro, which should open in early November. The restaurant will be housed in the 6,800-square-foot former home… Continue Reading Familiar name comes back to new bistro

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Despite 2010 bill, payday loans continue

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Despite 2010 bill, payday loans continue

Your dog needs emergency surgery but you don’t have the cash. And your next payday isn’t for another couple of weeks. One possible solution, if you want your pooch to thrive, is to apply for a payday loan to get quick cash. You’ll come away with a healthy dog, but you’ll pay high interest rates… Continue Reading Despite 2010 bill, payday loans continue

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New idea shifts medical care

Everybody’s been there — sitting in an emergency room or urgent care clinic for tedious hour after tedious hour, listening to crying children, coughing patients and trying not to touch anything for fear of germs. It’s a scene that’s replayed around the nation, 1.2 billion times a year, and it’s only going to get worse… Continue Reading New idea shifts medical care

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McGarity, WHPacific firmly set in city

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McGarity, WHPacific firmly set in city

Marcus McGarity is chief financial officer for WHPacific, Inc., an Alaska native-owned architecture and engineering company that moved to Colorado Springs early this year. The company chose Colorado Springs because it believes the city is an ideal command center for expanding its business opportunities along the Rocky Mountain Front Range. WHPacific is now firmly planted… Continue Reading McGarity, WHPacific firmly set in city

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Fed action doesn’t change Council on pot

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Fed action doesn’t change Council on pot

New guidelines from the federal government haven’t moved Colorado Springs City Council from its original stance to ban retail sales of marijuana inside the city limits. At least, not yet. “Nothing’s ever totally dead,” said Councilor Val Snider, who ended up being the swing vote in a 5-4 decision for banning marijuana earlier this year.… Continue Reading Fed action doesn’t change Council on pot

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Wag N’ Wash lets the dogs out in fine style

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Wag N’ Wash lets the dogs out in fine style

If they could, your furry friends would likely treat themselves much as we humans do — with fresh food, long baths, entertainment and perhaps a pedicure. But they can’t, so Wag N’ Wash does it for them. The company’s motto is “Wash ’em, feed ’em, spoil ’em, all in one cool place,” three aspects that… Continue Reading Wag N’ Wash lets the dogs out in fine style

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Flood aversion brings new sandbags to town

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Flood aversion brings new sandbags to town

Some Cascade residents and Ute Pass campers have avoided direct floodwaters lately because of a specialty sandbag that has a longer life and more durability than traditional sandbags. Mallett Excavating has teamed up with Landmark Earth Solutions on a system that “makes sandbagging obsolete,” according to Landmark literature. The primary items are the Rapid Installation… Continue Reading Flood aversion brings new sandbags to town

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Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

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Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

DENVER — A lawsuit filed two years ago against the state by a bipartisan coalition of elected officials, educators, former elected officials and others challenging the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) had its day in federal appeals court Monday. The coalition of plaintiffs claims TABOR violates the principles of representative government stated in the U.S.… Continue Reading Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

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Sports a robust part of Springs’ economy

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Sports a robust part of Springs’ economy

If there’s one area of Colorado Springs that has potential for growth, it’s the sports businesses that have sprung up here because of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the natural environment and a concentrated effort to grow the sector. Everyone knows Colorado Springs is home to the USOC headquarters, the Olympic Training Center and 57 different… Continue Reading Sports a robust part of Springs’ economy

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Stadium financing has been an issue across the ages

How are sports stadiums financed? In America and throughout the world, public monies are almost invariably involved. That’s not a modern invention. The Roman Colosseum, an elliptical amphitheater seating as many as 60,000 people, was completed in 80 AD. It was financed with treasure looted by Roman legions from the Second Temple in Jerusalem 10… Continue Reading Stadium financing has been an issue across the ages

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