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Program keeps kids out of courtroom

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Program keeps kids out of courtroom

By Dave Smith editorial@csbj.com You don’t expect it, but circumstances can change and life can get out of hand. People may spiral swiftly downward until their issues require a visit to the county courthouse. It can be an imposing place for stouthearted adults and much more so for children. During court sessions, things are said,… Continue Reading Program keeps kids out of courtroom

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Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

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Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

Mark Yeadon, senior vice president of Compassion International’s global program, grew up in a family of 15 children. Of those, two were adopted. Those two were disabled and biracial, which was “NOT cool” in the 1970s, Yeadon said. He has been married 31 years, and he and his wife have four grown children. Yeadon shared… Continue Reading Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

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Corinthian to sell 56 schools, including here

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Corinthian to sell 56 schools, including here

After months of uncertainty and pressure from the federal government to wind down its operations, for-profit university system Corinthian Colleges Inc. has contracted to sell 56 of its U.S. schools, including two in Colorado Springs. The California-based company made the announcement Nov. 20 that it has agreed to sell the campuses and their assets for… Continue Reading Corinthian to sell 56 schools, including here

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Overview: Area needs balance

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Overview: Area needs balance

The Pikes Peak region is out of balance. That was the assessment of Al Wenstrand, chief business development officer of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, during the Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corporation’s annual State of the Region luncheon Nov. 20 at Palmer Lake. “Economic development is long-term, so balance is important,” Wenstrand said. “I would… Continue Reading Overview: Area needs balance

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Women’s Resource Agency makes difference

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Women’s Resource Agency makes difference

By Rhonda Van Pelt editorial@csbj.com Walk into Suite 3128 at The Citadel mall, near J.C. Penney and you’ll see racks of attractive clothing, shelves full of shoes, plus jewelry, scarves and other accessories. But you won’t see any price tags, because these are tickets to better lives for women and girls. That’s just part of… Continue Reading Women’s Resource Agency makes difference

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Colorado Kite & Ski lightens cost factor

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Colorado Kite & Ski lightens cost factor

It was just after 10 a.m. when a chilled Stan Wolf answered a call at his ski shop on the Westside of Colorado Springs. “Colorado Kite & Ski,” he answered enthusiastically. “Yes, we have everything you need for snowboarding. … Do not rent in the mountains — it’s like $45 a day and mine are… Continue Reading Colorado Kite & Ski lightens cost factor

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Trains transport mind, body and spirit during holidays

Do you hear what I hear? The holidays are knocking. Thanksgiving is less than a week away and, with its passing, begins the mad dash of Black Friday, the online fervor of Cyber Monday and the seemingly endless run of holiday parties, family obligations, soirées and shopping sprees that all but drown out the serenity… Continue Reading Trains transport mind, body and spirit during holidays

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Led by Sherpa, ski areas go high-tech

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Led by Sherpa, ski areas go high-tech

Skiing in Colorado has turned high-tech, with smartphone apps specific to markers on mountains, giving directions to the deep snow and even telling the users what’s on the menu. Hand in hand with the high-tech, terrain at some ski areas has been molded to the younger skier, targeting families introducing young children to the sport.… Continue Reading Led by Sherpa, ski areas go high-tech

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Tri-Lakes YMCA opens expanded facilities

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Tri-Lakes YMCA opens expanded facilities

The Tri-Lakes YMCA in Monument hosted an open house Nov. 17 for its newly expanded Healthy Living Center. The center grew from 46,000 to 52,000 square feet, according to Boyd Williams, president and CEO of YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. The YMCA also nearly doubled the amount of equipment it offers and made multiple… Continue Reading Tri-Lakes YMCA opens expanded facilities

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Price leads effort to attract tourists

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Price leads effort to attract tourists

Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Doug Price spends his time attracting people to the Pikes Peak region, and that includes managing a staff of 18 employees, 36 volunteers and an annual budget of $3.1 million. Price, 58, and his wife of 31 years, Kathy, have two grown children. Price sat down… Continue Reading Price leads effort to attract tourists

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