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Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

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Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking to cash in on its entrepreneurial spirit. For more than a half-century, the Academy has been a hotbed of research and development for all manner of technology — related to military and commercial applications — and is now looking to this innovation for potential revenue streams. “What we’re… Continue Reading Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

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Springs’ economic preamble to our future

By Tom Binnings Summit Economics Colorado Springs has reached a critical moment in its economic history. This moment is similar in profile to the city’s founding in the 1870s, the Gold Rush around 1900, then World War II followed by the Cold War, and finally the growth of high-tech manufacturing and information technology in the… Continue Reading Springs’ economic preamble to our future

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SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

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SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

FLoT, a small business in Salida, believes flying drones commercially should be allowed. Now, commercial flight of drones is allowed only if flown for a government. Further, FLoT believes, the federal government should apply different rules to flights of 747 airliners and  flights of drones. For example, one of the rules requires all aircraft to… Continue Reading SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

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Retirement doesn’t mean less love for downtown

Jacque Stanley loves downtown Colorado Springs. For years it has given her photographs, good times and a livelihood. As a teenager, Stanley made her first traffic court appearance at what is now the Pioneers Museum; she had a first date at Poor Richard’s with the man who would become her husband; and she has worked… Continue Reading Retirement doesn’t mean less love for downtown

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City center’s resurgence filling vacancies

Downtown Colorado Springs can boast of several new shopping, dining, drinking and entertainment options, and there’s more in the works. “Overall, we’re excited because there are new businesses coming that provide more diversity for shopping and dining, and that always helps,” said Laurel Prud’homme, director of communications for the Downtown Partnership. “Within the core of… Continue Reading City center’s resurgence filling vacancies

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Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

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Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

It’s a Dutch bakery with a difficult-to-pronounce name: Boonzaaijer’s. So difficult, in fact, that the owner, Stephen Boonzaaijer, printed the pronunciation on his business cards: Boné-zi-yer’s. Boonzaaijer got his start in the bakery by following five generations of tradition. “It’s a generational thing,” he said. “I’m the fifth-generation baker in the family. I grew up… Continue Reading Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

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Bryan sets fast pace in construction industry

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Bryan sets fast pace in construction industry

The owner of Bryan Construction, Scott Bryan is a Colorado Springs native. At 54, he’s been married to Theresa for 30 years. They have two sons, Eric, 20, majoring in petroleum engineering at Colorado School of Mines, and Wyatt, 19, at Colorado State University majoring in mechanical engineering and playing football for the Rams. After… Continue Reading Bryan sets fast pace in construction industry

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USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

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USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

After a 2013 hiatus, the state’s largest spectator event once again is making its way through Colorado Springs next week — but don’t blink. The fourth USA Pro Challenge is welcoming back some of the world’s fastest cyclists, with Stage 4 of the seven-stage event here on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 21. The stage will start… Continue Reading USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

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Penman artist looks to relaunch his career

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Penman artist looks to relaunch his career

Life was good for Gary Blehm in the 1990s. He’d signed a contract that would allow his art to be sold in chain stores across the country. Jack Caprio, co-producer of comic strip mainstays B.C. and Wizard of Id, personally selected Blehm’s cartoon for syndication. The patriarch of the Sunday funnies, Peanuts creator Charles Schultz,… Continue Reading Penman artist looks to relaunch his career

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Water rates rank high

Leon Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance refers to “the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values.” Many Colorado Springs homeowners may experience such a state when their monthly Utilities bill arrives. One of them, Mike Graham, reacted by sending us… Continue Reading Water rates rank high

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