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Old Manitou motels transition into rentals

The road into Manitou Springs is populated with a seemingly endless string of quaint motels built in the 1950s and ’60s, zipping motorists back to the heyday of the automobile and great family road trips. There’s just one problem — the motels are old. Some have been well maintained and appropriately whet visitors’ appetites for… Continue Reading Old Manitou motels transition into rentals

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Marijuana task force struggles with issues

Employers should be able to fire workers who test positive for marijuana use — even if they aren’t working under the influence of the drug. That’s the biggest recommendation from the state’s Amendment 64 task force, a 24-member group charged with producing regulatory framework to allow recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and older.… Continue Reading Marijuana task force struggles with issues

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Springs Airport moving on without Frontier

It should have been a time of celebration at the Colorado Springs Airport. Crews were wrapping up the finishing touches on a $236,000 visual display that leaves no doubt in travelers’ minds that Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Air Force Academy and wonders of nature. But just as a giant… Continue Reading Springs Airport moving on without Frontier

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Spotlight doesn’t mean gun shops are happy

“I’ve been through booms and I’ve been through busts,” said Paul Paradis, the owner of Paradise Firearms on West Colorado Avenue, “and I don’t like either one. I prefer things to be steady and predictable.” For established gun shop owners such as Paradis, who has sold firearms from his Westside storefront for more than 25… Continue Reading Spotlight doesn’t mean gun shops are happy

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Rapid growth for St. Francis

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Rapid growth for St. Francis

The St. Francis Medical Center of the future could become a dominant presence in northern Colorado Springs, even replacing Penrose Hospital as the main campus for Centura Health in the city. Unexpected growth at St. Francis, on the southeast side of the Powers Boulevard and Woodmen Road interchange, and demand for new services have led… Continue Reading Rapid growth for St. Francis

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Coffee business brews off beaten path

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Coffee business brews off beaten path

Urban Steam Coffee Bar 1025 S. Sierra Madre St. 473-7382 www.urbansteamcoffee.com Owner: Kelly Bubach Employees: One full-time, two part-time Kelly Bubach is a former IT professional who left his job to turn his love of java into a warehouse coffee bar in a southern corner of downtown. The neighborhood, southwest of Tejon and Las Vegas… Continue Reading Coffee business brews off beaten path

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Bank battle: Bankers keep market share, each other in sights

With 38 banks clawing for market share, banking competition in El Paso County is fierce, and bankers do whatever it takes to gain an edge. They steal competition. They restructure rates. They renovate branches, renew relationships and in some cases resist change to gain a reputation of consistency. And though their battle plans differ, their… Continue Reading Bank battle: Bankers keep market share, each other in sights

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Companies put billions into cyber warfare

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Companies put billions into cyber warfare

Ten years ago, cyber attacks were public displays of power, mischievous and destructive ploys designed to wreak network havoc and interrupt services. Not anymore. Today’s cyber criminals are stealthy, clever and ruthless — thieves who slip in the back door unnoticed to steal information and money. The fight against cyber crime has evolved, and the… Continue Reading Companies put billions into cyber warfare

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Kudos! – February 15, 2013

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Kudos! – February 15, 2013

Discover Goodwill will participate in the 2013 Checkoff Colorado campaign Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado is one of 15 nonprofits selected by the state Legislature to participate in 2013’s Checkoff Colorado, a public-awareness campaign promoting voluntary contributions to designated charitable organizations. Coloradans preparing 2012 state income taxes have the opportunity to contribute a portion… Continue Reading Kudos! – February 15, 2013

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Innovators with big ideas face ‘sharks’

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Innovators with big ideas face ‘sharks’

UCCS student Chuck Furgeson faced off against four sharks this week and lived to tell about it. He was the first to make a five-minute pitch about his invention during Peak Venture Group’s version of the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank” on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. The network program features budding… Continue Reading Innovators with big ideas face ‘sharks’

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