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Repairs from floods begin taking shape

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Repairs from floods begin taking shape

Nearly a month after Colorado’s last flood pushed the state’s damage estimate to nearly a half-billion dollars, city, county and state agencies have initiated efforts to repair roughly $30 million in infrastructural damage across the Pikes Peak region, according to officials. While the north-central section of the state received the brunt of damage caused by… Continue Reading Repairs from floods begin taking shape

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Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

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Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

When Dan Dummermuth started at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region a decade ago, he brought a wealth of experience with him. Dummermuth has worked at YMCAs for 27 years, starting at the Valley of the Sun YMCA in Phoenix, then moving to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. When he found the position as… Continue Reading Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

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Yum and fun with Josh & John’s ice cream

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Yum and fun with Josh & John’s ice cream

Ten-year-old Nyah Mester loves Josh & John’s Naturally Homemade Ice Cream, but not just for the yellow cake ice cream. The Buena Vista Elementary School fifth-grader loves to draw on the chalkboard at the shop. “It’s a good place for kids to do their thing because most ice cream shops don’t have activities,” said Nyah.… Continue Reading Yum and fun with Josh & John’s ice cream

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Military recalls many, not all

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Military recalls many, not all

The partial shutdown of government functions became temporary Monday, when thousands of federal employees were invited back to work in Colorado Springs and across the nation. Local military bases and the Mountain Post were similarly affected, according to sources who work there. Although no one has yet calculated the economic loss to the city of… Continue Reading Military recalls many, not all

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Downtown art: Just look and you can find it

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Downtown art: Just look and you can find it

Walk through downtown. What do you see, besides bars, restaurants, shops, office buildings and your fellow boulevardiers? You see officially designated artworks, including a bronze Humpty-Dumpty perched on a ledge 20 feet above the sidewalk, seven life-sized bronze gentlemen (three perched on horses), and a variety of sedate abstract sculptures put in place during the… Continue Reading Downtown art: Just look and you can find it

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Promenade Shops sold to national investor

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Promenade Shops sold to national investor

In a hushed real estate deal, an Illinois-based investment group purchased the high-end and successful Promenade Shops at Briargate in August for more than $96 million. “I have been thinking on and off for five years about this particular asset,” said Andrew Miller, president and CEO of Miller Capital Advisory Inc., which co-owns Skokie, Ill.-based… Continue Reading Promenade Shops sold to national investor

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Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

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Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

When she first graduated from college, Paula Miller wanted to earn a master’s degree in clinical psychology. But a love of libraries led her down a different path. She’s been executive director of the Pikes Peak Library District for more than seven years, and before that worked in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware and the District… Continue Reading Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

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Follow your heart (rate) to better shape

At Kineo Fit group fitness training studio, you’ll follow your heart rate on your way to better fitness. Kineo Fit is a gym in Colorado Springs, located at University Village Colorado on North Nevada Avenue between Aveda Salon and Tan Your Hide. Owned by Colorado Springs native and personal trainer Keith Jackson, his wife Nicole… Continue Reading Follow your heart (rate) to better shape

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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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