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Manitou URA waking from slumber?

Years have passed since the 2006 inception of the Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority, with relatively little to show for its efforts. But according to Mayor Marc Snyder, who also serves on the URA board, those efforts could be picking up as soon as this year. “Unfortunately [the URA’s beginnings] coincided with the Great Recession,… Continue Reading Manitou URA waking from slumber?

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Manitou administrator brings new approach

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Manitou administrator brings new approach

More than 20 years ago, traveling from New Hampshire to California, Jason Wells stopped in Denver to visit a friend. As is the story for many transplants to Colorado, Wells fell in love with the state, the weather, the people, and says he’s “still visiting.” He earned his bachelor’s degree, law degree and a master… Continue Reading Manitou administrator brings new approach

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Inspiring creativity through machine tools

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Inspiring creativity through machine tools

With technology advancing and accelerating the way it is today, there is no limit to the level of creativity an individual can achieve. Some even go as far as to say that one’s design creativity is only limited by the imagination. Well, it just so happens that this idea is true for the use of… Continue Reading Inspiring creativity through machine tools

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Firm develops sleep aid

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Firm develops sleep aid

Michael Larson can put you to sleep. Just don his Sleep Shepherd hat, which he debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The hat will lull its wearer to sleep, obviating the need for prescription medications, the frequent go-to solution for people diagnosed with sleep disorders. Larson, who received his Ph.D.… Continue Reading Firm develops sleep aid

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Bach looks back

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Bach looks back

In June 2011, Steve Bach took office as the city’s first strong mayor, promising to transform city government, revitalize the local economy and run a lean, efficient, business-friendly administration. Those tasks would have challenged the most experienced politician, yet Bach had never served as an elected official. His decades of business experience had familiarized him… Continue Reading Bach looks back

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Ads influence the world of media consumers

Can you have newspapers or magazines without advertising? Every editor longs for such a perfect world, one shielded from the clamorous demands of commerce. Imagine: no powerful advertisers who might pull their ads if displeased by an editorial, no imperious publishers who drive revenue by cutting newsroom staff, no fighting to get your great investigative… Continue Reading Ads influence the world of media consumers

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Bach looks back

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Bach looks back

In June 2011, Steve Bach took office as the city’s first strong mayor, promising to transform city government, revitalize the local economy and run a lean, efficient, business-friendly administration. Those tasks would have challenged the most experienced politician, yet Bach had never served as an elected official. His decades of business experience had familiarized him… Continue Reading Bach looks back

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Luck in love with local food scene

Brother Luck (yes, his real name), is the proprietor and executive chef of the relatively new Brother Luck Street Eats located on West Colorado Avenue. Luck oversees all restaurant operations, including the sourcing and preparation of seasonal, farm-to-table fare, much of it from local distributors. He hadn’t always been the boss, however, as he recalls… Continue Reading Luck in love with local food scene

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Fellowship provides young filmmakers opportunity

“Oh, you do that here?” Shivers run up Pete Schuermann’s spine. “I hate that. I get asked that all the time when I say I make movies,” he said from his office in Colorado Springs. Schuermann is the creator and director, so to speak, of the First Take Film Fellowship, a local nonprofit created to… Continue Reading Fellowship provides young filmmakers opportunity

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Springs shorted by Historical Fund

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Springs shorted by Historical Fund

The Colorado State Historical Fund, established by the 1990 constitutional amendment that legalized gambling in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek, mandates that a portion of gaming tax revenue goes to fund historic preservation projects throughout the state. Since being established in 1991, the fund has disbursed approximately $266 million to thousands of historic… Continue Reading Springs shorted by Historical Fund

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