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City celebrates Arts Month with events

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City celebrates Arts Month with events

October is National Arts and Humanities Month. In recognition, several Colorado Springs organizations aim to bring together the local creative and business communities. “Arts and Humanities Month was created in 1993. This community has never really engaged that in any way,” according to Andy Vick, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak… Continue Reading City celebrates Arts Month with events

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PERA outcome likely best for Springs

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PERA outcome likely best for Springs

One of the hoariest tenets of economic development has to do with “primary” jobs. Such jobs are prized because they bring new revenue into a regional economy, spurring local demand for goods and services. Increased demand encourages non-primary employers to add workers and expand their facilities, thereby creating more secondary jobs. Colorado Springs boomed in… Continue Reading PERA outcome likely best for Springs

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Timberline takes work to new heights

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Timberline takes work to new heights

The view from Tim Emick’s office is better than yours. Situated between timbers 1,625 and 2,137 on the Manitou Incline, Emick and his army, also known as Timberline Landscaping Inc., are tackling the most challenging and publicly visible project in the company’s 23-year history. Emick, who owns and co-founded Timberline Landscaping, won the $1.5 million… Continue Reading Timberline takes work to new heights

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Tributes to former co-worker at CSBJ

Rob Larimer, former managing editor and reporter at the Colorado Springs Business Journal, died Sept. 24 in a single-car accident in Old Colorado City when his vehicle veered off West Colorado Avenue and struck a tree. Larimer, 40, was a native of Denver who moved to Colorado Springs in 2002. He spent time at The… Continue Reading Tributes to former co-worker at CSBJ

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Vectrus: Instant major player

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Vectrus: Instant major player

There’s a new defense contractor in town — one with history in Colorado Springs and potential to be the region’s most-profitable publicly traded company. Virginia-based defense contractor Exelis Inc. officially completed the spinoff of its Mission Systems government services division at midnight Friday, Sept. 26, creating Vectrus Inc. President and CEO Kenneth Hunzeker estimates that… Continue Reading Vectrus: Instant major player

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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

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Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

“Beautiful should always be affordable.” That’s a phrase that flows frequently from the lips of Barracuda Bazaar owner Kim McKenna. Although they aren’t her words — the motto started with the company’s founder a few blocks down and nearly two decades ago — they keep her striving to meet the needs of those she calls… Continue Reading Barracuda owner finds success in OCC

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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

American athletes and foreign athletes training in the U.S. should take note: Big Brother is watching. The role played by the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has impacted the clean sport movement since the agency’s inception in 2000. But its influence, while normally understated, has shone the light on some of the world’s most untouchable… Continue Reading U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

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Food as a means to reduce cancers, other health risks

Approximately one-third of cancer deaths in America are due to poor diet, said Susan Levin, director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national nonprofit that promotes preventive medicine, particularly through good nutrition. A PCRM-sponsored October cooking course designed to help Colorado Springs residents prevent and survive cancer through proper diet… Continue Reading Food as a means to reduce cancers, other health risks

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Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

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Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

This month’s expected demolition of four commercial properties on the southwest side of the city heralds more growth for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. The buildings, located to both the north and south of Lake Plaza Drive near Venetucci Boulevard, were acquired for $2.7 million by the Boldt Company, according to Jake Garro, vice president of… Continue Reading Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

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City needs to update property records

Colorado Springs and the city’s associated enterprises own a lot of real estate — that much is clear. Just how much is a mystery. Enter “Colorado Springs, City Of” into the El Paso County assessor’s public-record real estate property search, and the website returns 300 lines — the maximum it can load in response to… Continue Reading City needs to update property records

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