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Local architects don’t get shot at C4C gems

Local architects don’t get shot at C4C gems

When the concept of City for Champions was first unveiled, its promoters emphasized one thing above all in their initial fact sheet: jobs, jobs and more jobs. “(City for Champions will) provide economic job diversification rather than over-reliance on Department of Defense related jobs (and) help solve a high unemployment rate by creating more than… Continue Reading Local architects don’t get shot at C4C gems

State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

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State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

Proponents of the City for Champions proposal cheered Thursday afternoon when their vision was approved by the Colorado State Economic Development Commission. The Colorado Springs public relations department issued the following news release: “City for Champions reached an important milestone today when the final resolution was unanimously approved by the Colorado State Economic Development Commission.… Continue Reading State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

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So, one of the city’s most honorable people asked recently, what five things bother you the most about Colorado Springs right now? But you can’t just be negative, my friend said. You have to say what you’d do differently. This acquaintance did not want to be identified, even as male or female. That’s OK, because… Continue Reading It’s OK to be frustrated if you have solutions

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Throughout the expansive room inside Library 21c, interested people gathered in clusters, listening to others, asking questions and receiving answers. The crowd estimated at 250 to 300 might not have been fully united, but on this Tuesday evening, even the known cynics kept their confrontational instincts in check. The event was billed as a “different”… Continue Reading C4C meeting produces more clarity

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Week after week, we hear assurances that important announcements are coming, perhaps soon, in regard to City for Champions. Just a guess, but that probably would not include anything newsworthy in regard to the proposed multipurpose Colorado Sports and Event Center, commonly known as the downtown stadium. In truth, it’s an indoor-outdoor complex adjacent to… Continue Reading Downtown complex could go back to baseball

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Editorial: Crucial moment for Mayor Bach

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One question we hear at times from readers goes something like this: You’re a business paper. Why do you pay so much attention to local politics? That’s a fair reaction. Our answer is to make two points. First, between senior reporter/columnist John Hazlehurst and executive editor Ralph Routon, we believe our historical perspective from decades… Continue Reading Editorial: Crucial moment for Mayor Bach

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What does Mark Ferrandino most desire as he finishes up his final session as speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives? There are lots of potential answers, but one comes to mind: Ferrandino, a Denver Democrat, would like to figure out how to snatch back the $120 million in tax increment funding that the state… Continue Reading Legislative action brings out rest of C4C story

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Mayor Bach names RTA advisory board

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach formally announced the names of the 16 community leaders who will serve on the Regional Tourism Act Advisory Board for the City for Champions initiative. In accord with Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade guidelines, the Mayor convened a nominating committee, which presented recommendations that the mayor accepted.… Continue Reading Mayor Bach names RTA advisory board

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Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2014

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Time for new strategy on our airport I arrived in Colorado Springs in 1964 when my father was transferred with the Air Force. My father’s final assignment was in Virginia Beach, but I decided to remain in Colorado, making it my adopted home for 50 years. I was fortunate enough to see the old Antlers, Sheriff… Continue Reading Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2014

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Hazlehurst to leave Business Journal, join Bach Administration

Effective immediately, Senior Reporter John Hazlehurst will be taking an extended leave of absence from the Business Journal to join Mayor Steve Bach’s Administration. Bach created a new position for Hazlehurst, titled “Keeper of the Dogs of War.” No new appropriation will be necessary to fund the position, which will be folded into the City’s… Continue Reading Hazlehurst to leave Business Journal, join Bach Administration

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