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Spice Island Grill, an authentic Jamaican eatery in downtown Colorado Springs, had raised $190 of its $5,000 goal Monday with one day remaining of its online campaign to reopen the restaurant. Spice Island owners Glenroy and Claudette Hutchinson set up the “Save the Spice” page on the crowd-funding site Plumfund.com last week aimed at raising… Continue Reading Spice Island closes, citing taxes, during crowd-funding campaign

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State staff to laud Springs Rescue Mission

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State staff to laud Springs Rescue Mission

The Governor’s Office of Community Partnerships, the Colorado Division of Housing and Gov. John Hickenlooper’s chief of staff will visit the Springs Rescue Mission Tuesday to highlight its replication of the governor’s ‘One Congregation-One Family’ model as the Family Mentor Alliance. Working with nine area churches and service providers, the Family Mentor Alliance has helped… Continue Reading State staff to laud Springs Rescue Mission

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After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia as a college student, Jacquie Mosher found herself focusing more on what she puts in her body. The New Hampshire native gained critical acclaim among friends and family for her healthy chocolate-making — organic, raw and additive-free — and decided to try her hand at doing something she holds dear.… Continue Reading By taking care of herself, Mosher develops her business

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Broadmoor to sponsor Hill Climb

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Broadmoor to sponsor Hill Climb

The Broadmoor signed a three-year agreement making it the title sponsor of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the PPIHC announced Thursday. “It’s significant as well, since the founder of The Broadmoor, Spencer Penrose, created the first Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1916, two years before he opened the hotel,” said a news release announcing… Continue Reading Broadmoor to sponsor Hill Climb

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Music school franchise to open in Springs

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Music school franchise to open in Springs

Bach to Rock, a music school franchise for students of all ages, announced it has signed a development agreement to open 10 schools in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs. The first will open in Fall 2014 in the Denver metro area. Franchisees Brian McGrath and Neil Fitzgerald, both of Denver, spent more than 20 years… Continue Reading Music school franchise to open in Springs

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Real estate sales, lease deals noted

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Real estate sales, lease deals noted

NavPoint Real Estate Group brokered the sale of 830 Tenderfoot Road, Suite 210, a 3,327-square-foot dental office condominium in southwest Colorado Springs. John Witt and Matt Call of NavPoint represented the buyer, and Nicola Myers-Murty and Randy Miller of Sierra Commercial Real Estate represented the seller. In related news, Greg Phaneuf and Peter Scoville of… Continue Reading Real estate sales, lease deals noted

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Help determine state water plan

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Help determine state water plan

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, Accelerate Colorado and the Colorado Competitive Council will host a business briefing on the governor’s statewide water plan. The goal is to help finalize a new set of statewide business community water policy principles that address the business and economic development of Colorado. The briefing takes place from 8-9:30… Continue Reading Help determine state water plan

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Unemployment rate decreases in January

Employers in Colorado added 7,300 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,412,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 7,600 and government decreased 300. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of 1 percentage point to 6.1 percent. The number… Continue Reading Unemployment rate decreases in January

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How to increase interest in elections?

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The League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region is exploring the question of how to increase citizen engagement and representation. They will discuss this issue from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Some of the questions involve holding city elections in November of… Continue Reading How to increase interest in elections?

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City to host flood preparedness meeting

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City to host flood preparedness meeting

The city of Colorado Springs will host a resident preparedness meeting on the post-Waldo Canyon Fire flash flood risk Wednesday for residents along north and south Douglas creeks and the general public. The meeting will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Front Range Alliance Church sanctuary, 5210 Centennial Blvd. The meeting will provide education and… Continue Reading City to host flood preparedness meeting

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