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New events replace cycling, balloons

Compared to 2014, the year ahead looks to be coming late out of the starting gates. With two high-profile events skipping or leaving Colorado Springs this year, the city will have to look elsewhere to make up the lost revenue. The USA Pro Challenge, which reported a $130 million impact statewide in 2014, and touts… Continue Reading New events replace cycling, balloons

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Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

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Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

The Commonwheel Artists Co-op celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014 and, for almost all of that time, the gallery has been nestled on the corner of Cañon Avenue and Lafayette Road in downtown Manitou Springs. “It’s served us very well,” Juanita Canzoneri, the co-op’s current president, said of the location. Commonwheel was started in the… Continue Reading Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

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The Broadmoor to hand reins to Damioli

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The Broadmoor to hand reins to Damioli

An Ohio native, Jack Damioli, will take the reins at The Broadmoor in March from President and CEO Steve Bartolin. Damioli had been serving as vice president and managing director at The Broadmoor for the past year. He and his wife of 29 years, Rachel, relocated here last year from Boca Grande, Fla., where he… Continue Reading The Broadmoor to hand reins to Damioli

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Mobolade: Wild Goose expresses community

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Mobolade: Wild Goose expresses community

In just one year, Wild Goose Meeting House co-founder Yemi Mobolade has become an icon among the city’s young entrepreneurs. The downtown coffee shop/restaurant/wine bar/library he started with business partner Russ Ware in November 2013 has enjoyed wild success, which Mobolade attributes to the business’ strong ties to its community. The 35-year-old Nigeria native, a… Continue Reading Mobolade: Wild Goose expresses community

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Palmer Land Trust preserving the past

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Palmer Land Trust preserving the past

By Rhonda Van Pelt It’s appropriate that the Palmer Land Trust’s name pays homage to the visionary who founded Colorado Springs. Gen. William Jackson Palmer would be proud of the work the trust does to enhance life in the Pikes Peak region and beyond. Modern-day visionaries founded the trust in 1977; they started by purchasing… Continue Reading Palmer Land Trust preserving the past

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Stargazers rocks on as Springs icon

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Stargazers rocks on as Springs icon

When John and Cindy Hooton purchased the venue that became Stargazers Theatre and Event Center in April 2008, they saw it as an extension of the hospitality industry they knew so well. Throughout the past 20 years the couple has owned and operated lodging and dining establishments on the city’s Westside, including the Timber Lodge… Continue Reading Stargazers rocks on as Springs icon

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Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

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Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

With a network of approximately 40,000 members in Colorado Springs and more than 61,000 throughout Southern Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Colorado’s largest nonprofit health plan, is weeks away from opening its second ambulatory care building in the city, and its third medical facility in Southern Colorado. Scheduled to begin operations Jan. 2 at 215 Parkside Drive,… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

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Nonprofit to occupy former hospital

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Nonprofit to occupy former hospital

The now-vacant former Doctors Hospital and Eisenhower Hospital at 2502 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in Colorado Springs will start a new life in health care after renovations by Rocky Mountain Health Care Services. RMHCS has programs to help elderly and persons of all ages with brain injuries. A 38-year-old nonprofit, RMHCS bought the building in… Continue Reading Nonprofit to occupy former hospital

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Success story: Colorado Springs Cardiology keeps pace in local market

Patients today might not believe that Colorado Springs Cardiology began with three doctors in 1974. Over the ensuing four decades, it has morphed into a practice of 90 employees, including 18 physicians who deliver care via a central office at Penrose Hospital and an eastern office at the Sisters Grove Pavilion adjacent to St. Francis… Continue Reading Success story: Colorado Springs Cardiology keeps pace in local market

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The Arc: Far more than thrift stores

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The Arc: Far more than thrift stores

By Rhonda Van Pelt editorial@csbj.com The calendar features iconic actors, singers and athletes, even the Dalai Lama. But take a closer look — each month’s “model” is someone served by The Arc Pikes Peak Region. On the cover, an updated Rosie the Riveter promises, “We Can Do It!” Most pages include a quote from the… Continue Reading The Arc: Far more than thrift stores

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