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One on One: Aimee Cox

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One on One: Aimee Cox

Cox takes on new city challenge Aimee Cox knows her way around government jobs in the Pikes Peak region. Cox, who was named this week as Mayor Steve Bach’s new Senior Economic Vitality Specialist for the city of Colorado Springs, has had a long and varied government career. For the past two years she has… Continue Reading One on One: Aimee Cox

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Museums could provide anchor

A fancy baseball stadium could be the major downtown anchor needed to kick revitalization efforts into high gear. But it’s not the only possibility on the drawing board. At the same time the city of Colorado Springs launched a survey to judge community sentiment about moving the Sky Sox minor-league baseball team into a new… Continue Reading Museums could provide anchor

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Springs-area attractions investing in big improvements for tourists

Colorado Springs area attractions and tourist destinations have invested, or plan to invest, almost $134 million in improvements this year. The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau reached out to its members to find out what they had planned. The results provided an impressive list of local attractions planning to invest anywhere from tens of… Continue Reading Springs-area attractions investing in big improvements for tourists

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Marijuana: constant battle for acceptance

At first glance, KC Stark seems an unlikely figure to lead a revolution. A former medical marijuana dispensary owner who now serves as a marijuana consultant, Stark is challenging the Colorado Springs city government’s reticence about recreational marijuana use. He’s opened Studio A64, a members-only cannabis social club, inviting a potential firestorm of criticism from… Continue Reading Marijuana: constant battle for acceptance

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One on One: Morris Roth

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One on One: Morris Roth

Morris Roth, who has worked at AspenPointe for nearly 42 years, will retire at the end of July. As CEO, he has led AspenPointe, one of the region’s largest — and oldest — nonprofits, which serves those with mental health needs, substance-abuse recovery and employment, and career development. AspenPointe traces its roots to 1875 when… Continue Reading One on One: Morris Roth

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Prince of Blades thrives in its edgy niche

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Prince of Blades thrives in its edgy niche

Prince of Blades 1641 W. Colorado Ave. 520-9391 Employees: 2.5 Years in business: 19 Dorothy Bretag grew up during the golden age of swashbuckling films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro and The Prisoner of Zenda. If sword-fighting was involved, she made sure her dad had movie tickets. So, when she… Continue Reading Prince of Blades thrives in its edgy niche

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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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