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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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Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

It’s the scenario no boss wants to deal with: A manager at the annual office holiday party has a little too much to drink. He hits on every woman in the room — and even grabs a client invited to the party and kisses her. In the cold light of the morning after, bosses are… Continue Reading Holiday party planning: Avoid the lawsuits

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AFA Gateway could enhance access for tourists

Editor’s note: The Business Journal’s three-part series on the Regional Tourism Act projects, financing and similar attractions around the nation, concludes next week with the downtown multi-use stadium and UCCS health and wellness center. For years, the Air Force Academy ranked among the major tourist attractions for Colorado Springs — with claims that more than… Continue Reading AFA Gateway could enhance access for tourists

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Nonprofits build local influence

Compassion International helps feed kids around the globe; the U.S. Olympic Committee oversees the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic movement; and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services provides health care and hospitalization to people around the state. And all three are part of something bigger — a group of about 2,000 local nonprofits (including about 800 churches) that… Continue Reading Nonprofits build local influence

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Selling starts now for Tourism Act projects

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Selling starts now for Tourism Act projects

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the city’s Regional Tourism Act project application for state sales-tax funds. The next two installments will analyze the four projects, two at a time. By John Hazlehurst and Amy Gillentine Supporters and planners of the City for Champions proposal believe its four major projects… Continue Reading Selling starts now for Tourism Act projects

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Ross Auction keeps heirlooms, deals in store

When the gavel comes down at the close of each bidding war, a hush comes over the crowd — then those interested move to the next item and start again. Such is the life of Bill Neal and his wife Paula, who have owned and operated Ross Auction Inc. in downtown Colorado Springs for the… Continue Reading Ross Auction keeps heirlooms, deals in store

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Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back

Former Colorado Springs banker and resident Chad Friese and his firm, The Argent Company, borrowed nearly $12 million from dozens of individuals and their retirement accounts, but did not pay it back, according to court documents. A civil lawsuit filed in June 2011 in El Paso District Court by more than 60 people, their retirement… Continue Reading Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back

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