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City Hall is in the ‘loop’

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Colorado Springs City Hall is the first city office where residents can use the Hearing Loop system. This technology provides better hearing access for citizens with hearing loss. The system will be accessible beginning March 9 during the City Council work session. The system, a hearing aid compatible loop, magnetically transmits sound to hearing aids and… Continue Reading City Hall is in the ‘loop’

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Mountain Chalet under new ownership

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Mountain Chalet under new ownership

Mountain Chalet, the mountaineering shop located across from Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs, is under new ownership. Dan and Marilyn Foster, the store’s proprietors for 34 years, handed over the keys March 2 to new owners, Jim and Elaine Smith, who, according to a news release, “share the Fosters’ passion for the outdoors and… Continue Reading Mountain Chalet under new ownership

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The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Thursday the apparent successful proposing team of Kraemer North America, LLC and Tsiouvaras Simmons Holderness to reconstruct the Interstate 25/Cimarron Street interchange. “At $116.1 million, this will be the second largest highway construction project in the Pikes Peak region since COSMIX — the reconstruction of I-25, was completed in… Continue Reading CDOT selects I-25/Cimarron design-build contractor team

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Health foundation hires financial consulting firm

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s board of trustees has selected Denver firm Watershed Investment Consultants, Inc. as its first financial consulting firm to oversee the foundation’s investments. Mayor Steve Bach approved the selection and City Council confirmed it during its Feb. 10 formal session. According to a news release from the health foundation, “the board… Continue Reading Health foundation hires financial consulting firm

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SafeSplash Swim School expanding to Springs

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SafeSplash Swim School, a warm water swim school dedicated to children’s swimming lessons, is expanding to Colorado Springs. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at 13171 Bass Pro Drive just east of the Bass Pro Shops at Interstate 25 and Northgate Boulevard. The Colorado Springs school is SafeSplash’s 10th location in… Continue Reading SafeSplash Swim School expanding to Springs

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Healthier Colorado backs Farm to School bill in Colorado Springs

Colorado would create a new grant program to help farmers produce healthy, nutritious foods for public school kids, under a bill sponsored by Rep. Faith Winter (D-Westminster), according to a news release distributed by Healthier Colorado. From 1–3 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 20, at the Mountain Song Community School, 2904 West Kiowa St., residents will build and… Continue Reading Healthier Colorado backs Farm to School bill in Colorado Springs

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Commercial real estate moves

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Commercial real estate moves

Weston Thomas of Colorado Springs Commercial brokered the sale of the 22,000-square-foot property at 2270 La Montana in Colorado Springs to the Island Cattle Company LLC. The sale price was $2.5 million. The seller was Montana Springs LLC, and the tenant broker was Matt Call from NavPoint Real Estate. Also, the Piñon Valley Industrial Park at… Continue Reading Commercial real estate moves

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Monument firm Advanced Contracting LLC has been invited to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business, or 10KSB, program. The Colorado Enterprise Fund announced that six current and former borrowers, including Advanced Contracting LLC, were accepted into the program, starting next month at Babson College near Boston. CEF’s class of six small businesses joins… Continue Reading Goldman Sachs recognizes Monument small business 

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Nevada aerospace firm to add thousands of jobs in Springs

Bolstered by crucial local and state economic development incentives, Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation, stands one step closer in their plans to build its proposed high-end aircraft completions complex at the Colorado Aerospace Park at the Colorado Springs Airport, according to a news release issued Thursday by the company. “The overall incentives were… Continue Reading Nevada aerospace firm to add thousands of jobs in Springs

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Candidates in race for mayor, City Council finalized

As of 9 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, there were six official candidates for mayor, 13 candidates for three at-large spots on City Council, two candidates for District 2 and one candidate for District 4. Mayoral candidates include County Commissioner Amy Lathen, former Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace, former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, former Councilmember… Continue Reading Candidates in race for mayor, City Council finalized

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