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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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Council rebels, wants lawyer

Since six newcomers joined the Colorado Springs City Council five months ago, all nine members of the city’s legislative body have embraced a single goal. They want their own lawyer. “This is the most important issue that we’ll have to deal with,” said Council President Keith King at a post-election Council retreat last May. City… Continue Reading Council rebels, wants lawyer

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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

In Colorado Springs business circles, Tom Zwirlein needs no introduction. He is a UCCS finance professor as well as co-creator and director of the university’s annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which attracts around 600 business and community leaders each year. Billed as the regional economic “State of the Union,” the forum combines the analysis of… Continue Reading Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

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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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