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Manitou group asks to put pot back on ballot

A group of Manitou Springs citizens opposed to the city’s decision to allow the sale of retail marijuana has submitted petitions to put the issue back on the ballot. The No Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs group submitted “twice as many signatures as required for verification and referral to the ballot … to ensure that… Continue Reading Manitou group asks to put pot back on ballot

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SBA announces winners

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SBA announces winners

The Colorado U.S. Small Business Administration office announced the 2014 small business winners. As previously announced, the Colorado Small Business Person of the Year is Jan Erickson, president of Janska LLC, in Colorado Springs. Other Colorado Springs entities won in different categories: • Wells Fargo National Bank, won the 7(a) large lender award, lenders with… Continue Reading SBA announces winners

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Colorado Crossing for sale

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Colorado Crossing for sale

There will be a sealed bid auction for the 190,000-square-foot Colorado Crossing, ordered by the bankruptcy court. The property at InterQuest and Voyager parkways is 134 acres of development land that has been partially built out to 60 percent to 85 percent. Some $50 million has been spent on the north Colorado Springs property. There… Continue Reading Colorado Crossing for sale

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Apartment rents soar in northern Colorado

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Apartment rents soar in northern Colorado

Rents in Colorado rose statewide during the first quarter of 2014, with the statewide average rent hitting a new fourth-quarter high of $1,026. According to a report released this week by the Colorado Division of Housing, the average rent during the first quarter was up 8 percent from last year’s first-quarter average rent of $950,… Continue Reading Apartment rents soar in northern Colorado

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Hazlehurst: Banning Lewis Ranch under contract

Nor’wood’s press release (see below) announcing its pending acquisition of the Banning Lewis Ranch was, shall we say, interestingly uninformative. It’s full of tantalizing tidbits, of amiable bullet points intended to please community leaders, environmentalists and conservationists. Are they serious, or is this just another mega-subdivision deal, another step in the continuing de-urbanization of Colorado… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Banning Lewis Ranch under contract

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Springs ranked top in friendliness for small business

Colorado Springs was rated the most friendly city in the country toward small businesses, by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. More than 12,000 entrepreneurs nationally participated in the survey. The Thumbtack.com small business friendliness survey was the largest survey of its kind and is the only one to obtain data from a national… Continue Reading Springs ranked top in friendliness for small business

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Dahlin tapped for top FAC post

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Dahlin tapped for top FAC post

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Board of Trustees announced today the hire of David A. Dahlin as the new president and CEO. After a comprehensive national search, Dahlin emerged as the stand-out candidate, possessing the skills, talents and qualifications to lead the organization into a successful future, according to a news release sent Tuesday… Continue Reading Dahlin tapped for top FAC post

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Next MashUp is June 18

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Next MashUp is June 18

The High Altitude Investors and the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will sponsor the next MashUp Wednesday, June 18, at the Ivywild School. The event features Doug Johnson, vice president of capital access of the Rocky Mountain Innosphere in Fort Collins, and Joseph Coleman, owner of the Blue Star Group and co-founder of the Ivywild School,… Continue Reading Next MashUp is June 18

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Mental health luncheon features Strayed

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Mental health luncheon features Strayed

Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed will serve as keynote for the seventh annual Heroes of Mental Health Luncheon on Oct. 2 at the Broadmoor Hotel’s Broadmoor Hall. Strayed is the author of New York Times bestsellers “Tiny Beautiful Things,” “Torch,” and “Wild,” which details her solo journey of discovery by hiking more than 1,000 miles along… Continue Reading Mental health luncheon features Strayed

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Library 21c names coffee, print vendors

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Library 21c names coffee, print vendors

Pikes Peak Library District’s Board of Trustees announced at its meeting that Her Story Café & Catering will be the new in-house café and catering vendor for Library 21c. Library 21c is PPLD’s new library slated to open to the public Saturday, June 21. The board had previously announced that Ricoh would serve as an… Continue Reading Library 21c names coffee, print vendors

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