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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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Drought leads to water restrictions starting in April

A hot dry summer followed by low snowpack in the mountains this winter and higher-than-expected demand has created a water crisis for Colorado Springs Utilities. Trying to refill reservoirs that are at 48 percent of capacity, the city-owned utility is suggesting Stage 2 water restrictions for customers starting in April. That means that outdoor watering… Continue Reading Drought leads to water restrictions starting in April

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Leaders grapple with stormwater concerns

Civic activists, El Paso County elected officials and the business team of the Regional Stormwater Task Force rolled out the heavy artillery at Monday’s informal City Council meeting, but their target was absent. Mayor Steve Bach was in Scottsdale, Ariz., taking a week off to celebrate both his 70th birthday and, with his spouse Suzi,… Continue Reading Leaders grapple with stormwater concerns

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Jewelers expect strong Valentine’s week

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Jewelers expect strong Valentine’s week

Diamonds may be forever, but they’re not necessarily for Valentine’s Day. Big-ticket bling isn’t commonplace in February, area jewelers say. Gentlemen typically rush into stores and snap up some gemstones for their sweethearts the week of the big day. “It’s totally a last-minute holiday,” said Robin Johannes, who owns Johannes Hunter Jewelers at University Village.… Continue Reading Jewelers expect strong Valentine’s week

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Silent boom: Baby Boomers and Silent Generation selling same types of homes, but for different reasons

As aging members of the Silent Generation struggle to pack up their memories and move into smaller houses and assisted-living centers, Baby Boomers are still buying real estate. “There’s no easy way to define what a senior is,” said Adrian Reed, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Properties. “I certainly can’t say. I think AARP… Continue Reading Silent boom: Baby Boomers and Silent Generation selling same types of homes, but for different reasons

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