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1492 Chocolates: Discover America

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1492 Chocolates: Discover America

MONUMENT — To be transported to a parallel universe in taste, try a truffle from 1492 Chocolates, a new company started by an executive pastry chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Eat it in small bites to elongate the delight. Operated by Courtney Lundin and her parents, 1492 Chocolates has been in business just weeks,… Continue Reading 1492 Chocolates: Discover America

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Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

MONUMENT — Chris Wright did his homework before launching his beer business, Pikes Peak Brewing Co., in 2011. With a background in engineering and the U.S. Army, Wright found that Colorado Springs had the fourth-highest concentration of craft beer drinkers in the country. Colorado Springs was listed behind only Denver, Portland and Seattle, he said.… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

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Sundance creates mountain lodge with modern touches

Opened in 2008, Sundance Mountain Lodge in Monument sits on five acres, nestled among trees, with panoramic views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range. Owner Gary Oakley renovated a hotel, creating an eco-friendly destination resort, designed with natural log and stone accents, to feel like a ski lodge — but with modern amenities. Located… Continue Reading Sundance creates mountain lodge with modern touches

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Satellite program preps cadets for real deal

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Satellite program preps cadets for real deal

America’s next Falcon Satellite is set to be launched by SpaceX in 2016, and it will not only carry hardware and software designed along the Front Range — it will help launch the careers of many young Air Force Academy cadets. The work of AFA cadets will pay off when their FalconSAT-6 is delivered to Cape… Continue Reading Satellite program preps cadets for real deal

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Hayes brings energy to Tri-Lakes Chamber role

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Hayes brings energy to Tri-Lakes Chamber role

Terri Hayes, executive director of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce since July 2011, has settled into the greater Colorado Springs area, after growing up in Seattle, Portland and eastern Oregon, and living 16 years in Arizona (where it’s “too hot”), Southern California and several years in England. Hayes, who lives in Black Forest and enjoys… Continue Reading Hayes brings energy to Tri-Lakes Chamber role

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Serranos serves smiles and more

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Serranos serves smiles and more

MONUMENT — Carl Nolt made his way in the coffee business, starting at age 20 in Washington state at The Wet Whisker, which later grew into Seattle’s Best Coffee. “It’s been a great business. I love it,” said Nolt, now 53 and owner of Serranos Coffee Co. On any given day and at any time… Continue Reading Serranos serves smiles and more

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Wine Seller provides options for aficionados

MONUMENT — On Saturday afternoons, savvy wine connoisseurs can be found tasting an eclectic variety of varietals at The Wine Seller. In March 2000, proprietor Dirk Stamp bought the boutique, which specializes in wines from around the world, as well as some specialty spirits and beer. “We go out of our way to choose unique… Continue Reading Wine Seller provides options for aficionados

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Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

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Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

As Copper Ridge at Northgate on the city’s upper edge welcomes the opening of its second business, its developer says much more is in store for 2014. Bourbon Brothers Southern Kitchen, a full-service restaurant offering homestyle cuisine and more than 115 different kinds of bourbon, opened its flagship restaurant Monday at Copper Ridge. The 9,000-square-foot,… Continue Reading Bourbon Brothers leads Copper Ridge’s growth

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UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

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UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

International security company Northrop Grumman Corp., a leading contractor in Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry, has named UCCS as one of the company’s Core University Partners. The fellowship of the two Colorado Springs mainstays, announced Tuesday during an event at UCCS, is a strategy to bolster the region’s workforce and an investment in the future… Continue Reading UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

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Analysis – primer on C4C tax increment financing

“Colorado Springs is the heart of the United States Olympic movement,” former Colorado College President Dick Celeste told City Council this week. “But unlike Pikes Peak, [the Olympic Committee] can move.” To forestall any such departure, Celeste suggested the city move vigorously forward with City for Champions, the four-project proposal to which the state Economic… Continue Reading Analysis – primer on C4C tax increment financing

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