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Sports broadcaster goes solo with new idea

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Sports broadcaster goes solo with new idea

Some primary and secondary schools broadcast sporting events so students, parents and interested others may conveniently share the experience with their loved ones. But what are the options for those that don’t offer such a service? After spending decades as both a sports and broadcasting enthusiast, Alan Fox thinks he’s found a solution. Fox, a… Continue Reading Sports broadcaster goes solo with new idea

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Ross Auction keeps heirlooms, deals in store

When the gavel comes down at the close of each bidding war, a hush comes over the crowd — then those interested move to the next item and start again. Such is the life of Bill Neal and his wife Paula, who have owned and operated Ross Auction Inc. in downtown Colorado Springs for the… Continue Reading Ross Auction keeps heirlooms, deals in store

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Market evolution pushes Coaltrain’s growth

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Market evolution pushes Coaltrain’s growth

Back in the 1980s, wine wasn’t for everyone, beer was made by large corporations and there were only a few kinds of whiskey that people routinely requested. Changing that perspective was the reason that Jim Little and Peggy McKinlay opened Coaltrain Wine & Spirits back in 1981, wanting to be the first “serious wine store”… Continue Reading Market evolution pushes Coaltrain’s growth

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State events highlight high-tech innovation companies

Next week is “Colorado Innovation Week,” to honor the small businesses and startups that are creating hubs of innovation across the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the proclamation yesterday, saying that the week will bring together “top leaders to cultivate innovation and technology, and transform ideas into reality.” The week’s events include the Monday release… Continue Reading State events highlight high-tech innovation companies

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Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

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Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

Red Leg Brewing Co. Address: 4630 Forge Road Website: redlegbrewingco.com Phone: 598-3776 Motto: “Serving Those Who Serve” Employees: Three The thought of spending life sitting sedentary behind a desk terrified U.S. Army veteran Todd Baldwin. “I didn’t serve so I would have to sit in a cubicle for the rest of my life,” Baldwin said.… Continue Reading Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

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Entertainment promotions company starts up in Springs

A newly incorporated entertainment company plans to specialize in boxing promotions in the Pikes Peak region. Recently established Sundown Entertainment LLC is currently working on presenting its first live boxing event and hopes it will take place in the Springs before the end of the year, according to an Aug. 12 news release. The Springs-based… Continue Reading Entertainment promotions company starts up in Springs

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Project sows Seeds for better community

One diverse crew of locals hopes to plant the seeds of change in Colorado Springs with their branch of a national community café movement that will soon hit the streets of downtown. Seeds Community Café is scheduled to open in mid-August at 109 E. Pikes Peak Ave., and the folks in charge have a vision… Continue Reading Project sows Seeds for better community

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Longtime gardening store back in one piece

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Longtime gardening store back in one piece

Rick’s Garden Center Address: 1827 W. Uintah St. Website: ricksgardencenter.com Years in business: 65 Years under current ownership: 28 Name of family: Estes Number of employees: 10-35 (seasonal) The Estes family seems to understand the values of nature and nurture. When Mike and Gail Estes went on a cross-country road trip in the mid-1970s, they… Continue Reading Longtime gardening store back in one piece

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Old Town thrives on simple priorities

Old Town Bike Shop Address: 426 S. Tejon St. Website: oldtownbikeshop.com Years in business: 37 Number of employees: 10 John Crandall doesn’t have a business model, just a philosophy: Treat others right, take care of the environment and sell quality products and services. When the 70-year-old enthusiast started Old Town Bike Shop 37 years ago… Continue Reading Old Town thrives on simple priorities

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The Peak Venture Group is returning to its core mission, reaching out to the community and providing resources to local entrepreneurs. Peak Venture was started a business resource organization, providing assistance and aid for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the area. With the departure of Loren Lancaster, one of its long-time members and organizers, the group… Continue Reading New PVG board chairman promises ‘return to core mission’

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