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Hot market: Fire serves to reignite Westside construction, home buying

Realtor Ray Shea recently ushered a pair of buyers into a half-million-dollar home in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. “It’s a view lot,” Shea said. “We’re standing there, looking out the window and all you can see is charred, burned hillside. I’m waiting for them to drop the bomb in my lap and say, ‘Wow, this… Continue Reading Hot market: Fire serves to reignite Westside construction, home buying

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One on One: Doug Berwick

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One on One: Doug Berwick

Doug Berwick is CEO of Berwick Electric Co., which was founded in Colorado Springs and has operated as a family-owned business for three generations. From the beginning, the company has managed to remain on the cutting edge of technology, from the dawn of in-home electricity to energy specifications for chip manufacturers to electric power in… Continue Reading One on One: Doug Berwick

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Business group forms to fill marketing gaps

North Central Business Partnership http://www.facebook.com/NCBPofCS Phone: 633-1222 Members: 22 A few months ago, a group of small business owners north of downtown Colorado Springs decided they needed more business, more attention and more community involvement. And the North Central Business Partnership was born. So far, 22 businesses have joined the fledgling group, and organizers hope… Continue Reading Business group forms to fill marketing gaps

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Incoming Tide Part 3: Historic floods have left their mark on area

Flash floods may cause intense property destruction and loss of life, but they are limited in scope and duration. Regional floods may affect much of the Front Range and are caused by massive weather events that typically last for days, leaving widespread damage that requires many years of recovery. Such floods are rare. There have… Continue Reading Incoming Tide Part 3: Historic floods have left their mark on area

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Tony’s building a bigger bar on the block

To keep up with demand, Tony’s Bar is moving into a bigger space across the street, the former location of Compleat Games and Hobbies, 326 N. Tejon St. Tony’s opened at its current location in 1999, and the 2,300 square-foot space had always provided enough room for the big weekend and late-night crowds. But elbow… Continue Reading Tony’s building a bigger bar on the block

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Incoming tide – Part 2: Flash floods might make region forget 1999

Editor’s note: Last week, CSBJ writer John Hazlehurst began a three-part series on the history of flooding in the region and the ominous outlook after the Waldo Canyon fire. Part 1 focused on the historic 1935 flood, which killed 18, and Part 2 this week looks at the rising danger of flash floods even worse… Continue Reading Incoming tide – Part 2: Flash floods might make region forget 1999

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What sequester? Construction continues despite other cuts

After months of news about decreasing Defense Department budgets, there’s a bright spot on the horizon for Colorado Springs. In 2014, the Pentagon plans to spend 27 percent of its Army construction budget at Fort Carson, bringing jobs and opportunities to the region, and signaling the increasing importance of the Mountain Post to overall defense… Continue Reading What sequester? Construction continues despite other cuts

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Big facilities, funding rule in Omaha

More than 40 men and women from Colorado Springs had just returned from spending much of last week in Omaha, Neb., on the annual Regional Leaders Trip. They came back energized by all they had seen and heard, thinking of fresh ways to apply the lessons from the trip, coordinated by the Colorado Springs Regional… Continue Reading Big facilities, funding rule in Omaha

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Incoming tide – Part 1: Flood waters waylaid Springs in 1935

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a three-part series about floods and flood dangers in the Pikes Peak Region. This story focuses on the Memorial Day flood of 1935, the most destructive in the region’s history. In Colorado Springs, as in much of the arid Southwest, rains come quickly and unexpectedly. Spring rain… Continue Reading Incoming tide – Part 1: Flood waters waylaid Springs in 1935

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Immigration debate heading toward Springs

Administrators at The Vanguard School, a charter high school in District 12, had no idea what they were getting into when they decided to hire a German citizen to teach their German and Spanish foreign language classes as well as English classes. “He can teach all three classes,” said Diane Borre, the school’s business manager.… Continue Reading Immigration debate heading toward Springs

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