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Sting builds passion for women’s football

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Sting builds passion for women’s football

Colorado Sting Owner-head coach: Lester Robinson Employees: 1, with 25 team members and three volunteer coaches Website: http://www.coloradostingfootball.com/ First game: March 31 at the Utah Jynx. First home game: April 27 vs. the Phoenix Phantomz When she was 7, Sarah Boxley started a petition in her Virginia hometown to create a girls tackle football team.… Continue Reading Sting builds passion for women’s football

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Industrial hemp legislation shows promise

After years of failed attempts, 2013 could be the year industrial hemp slips the bonds of federal restrictions and becomes a legitimate crop for America’s farmers. Bills were introduced in the U.S. Senate during 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 — but never made it out of committee. But supporters have high hopes for this year.… Continue Reading Industrial hemp legislation shows promise

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Arts could boost downtown development

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Arts could boost downtown development

Fresh out of college in 1973, Maryo Gard Ewell worked with New Haven, Conn. city leaders to try to create an arts district in a sullen and deserted part of the city that fell victim to 1960s urban renewal policies that replaced historic buildings with parking lots. She was a bit ahead of her time,… Continue Reading Arts could boost downtown development

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UCH invests in Memorial, plans to grow south

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UCH invests in Memorial, plans to grow south

University of Colorado Health is pouring millions into Memorial Hospital — capital projects, new hires, new technology. It’s a necessary expense, leaders say, because they have plans for the local hospital system to become the southern flagship as UCH pushes into New Mexico and Kansas. That’s good news for Colorado Springs as the money poured… Continue Reading UCH invests in Memorial, plans to grow south

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Behind the numbers: When it comes to female CPAs, statistics are not black and white

At first blush the numbers seem alarming: 40 percent of all CPAs are women, but only 21 percent make it to the level of partner in their firms. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance both stress the importance of firms having more women shareholders and partners. But… Continue Reading Behind the numbers: When it comes to female CPAs, statistics are not black and white

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Internet station finding place in universe

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Internet station finding place in universe

Cosmic Broadcasting Founded — November 2012 Owner — Stacey Kline Employees — two www.cosmicbroadcasting.com Stacey Kline loves to talk. In a five-minute conversation, she covers gardening, weather, chickens and homeowners associations. She has a real enthusiasm in her voice that makes people want to listen. In November, Kline launched an Internet radio station, Cosmic Broadcasting,… Continue Reading Internet station finding place in universe

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Midland never has lived up to old dreams

Sixty years ago, the western entry to Colorado Springs was picturesque and beautiful. Emerging from the two-lane highway that snaked down Ute Pass, motorists found themselves on Manitou Avenue, where historic buildings lined the streets. Continuing east, travelers passed through the thriving motel district between Manitou and Old Colorado City, brightly illuminated by colorful neon… Continue Reading Midland never has lived up to old dreams

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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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