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Solar gardens project draws competition

More than a month after Colorado Springs City Council voted in favor of a plan that would double the scope of the city’s community solar garden program, 10 contractors expressed interest in doing business in the local market. During a mandatory pre-proposal conference held by Colorado Springs Utilities last week, the 10 companies — half… Continue Reading Solar gardens project draws competition

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Pinery’s plan changes rile neighbors

A number of Westside residents expressed frustrations about the Pinery at the Hill’s effect on the neighborhood last week at a meeting with the developer, owner and city planner assigned to the project. Concerns about traffic garnered most of the comments about changes made to the original plans for the Pinery, 775 W. Bijou St.… Continue Reading Pinery’s plan changes rile neighbors

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Optimism builds for ski season

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Optimism builds  for ski season

It’s still weeks before the first snow flies, but Colorado’s ski resorts already are starting to build the hype — hoping that last season’s late snows bring this season’s early pass sales. Resorts throughout the state have spent millions in the off season, prepping snow-making equipment and wishing for a better winter. Some resorts have… Continue Reading Optimism builds for ski season

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UCCS wants to compete with national clinics

Of all the City for Champions proposals in the application for state Regional Tourism Act funding, the UCCS proposal is the only one that will happen with or without state support. The UCCS Sports Medicine and Performance Center is scheduled to be part of the university’s Health, Arts and Wellness Village — and is part… Continue Reading UCCS wants to compete with national clinics

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Roberts: Big believer in small biz

Pikes Peak National Bank has built a reputation for serving small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the bank’s president, Robin Roberts, wouldn’t have it any other way. She believes it’s not only a good business decision but also a good decision for the community, which is fitting for PPNB, a small but long-established community bank in… Continue Reading Roberts: Big believer in small biz

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Get a smile with your sandwich at market

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Get a smile with your sandwich at market

The Little Market and Deli at Willamette and Prospect streets in Colorado Springs is like coming home. It’s comfortable, warm and welcoming. As the front door jingles open, a voice shouts out the visitor’s name along with a greeting. Terry Buterbaugh wants a homemade Polish sausage sandwich, and he gets one at $5.29. “This place… Continue Reading Get a smile with your sandwich at market

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Penrose, YMCA partner for village project

By this time next year, the Tri-Lakes YMCA in north El Paso County will have a new addition and an expanded purpose. Thanks to a partnership between the Y, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and Wisconsin-based Boldt Company, a 50,000-square foot addition to the Tri-Lakes YMCA will include both urgent care and primary care offices, as… Continue Reading Penrose, YMCA partner for village project

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Stadium has limited facts, support

Of the four projects in the City for Champions package, the downtown stadium/events center may be the most puzzling. While the Colorado Springs Sky Sox would appear to be the project’s major beneficiary and partner, officials of the organization have been cautiously noncommittal, noting several months ago they’re satisfied with their current Stetson Hills location… Continue Reading Stadium has limited facts, support

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Celeste-ial power drives museum

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Celeste-ial power drives museum

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series examining the city’s Regional Tourism Act proposal.   “There’s no point in doing this if we can’t do it right,” said Dick Celeste, the driving force behind the proposed United States Olympic Museum. Celeste is not just behind the effort to create the museum in… Continue Reading Celeste-ial power drives museum

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Sports broadcaster goes solo with new idea

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Sports broadcaster goes solo with new idea

Some primary and secondary schools broadcast sporting events so students, parents and interested others may conveniently share the experience with their loved ones. But what are the options for those that don’t offer such a service? After spending decades as both a sports and broadcasting enthusiast, Alan Fox thinks he’s found a solution. Fox, a… Continue Reading Sports broadcaster goes solo with new idea

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