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Council, commission to work together to solve stormwater issues

Both the El Paso County Commissioners and the Colorado Springs City Council have agreed to work together to solve the region’s stormwater issues. At its meeting yesterday, the commissioners approved a resolution about stormwater, just a week after the City Council approved an identical resolution. “City Council is pleased to be working in partnership with… Continue Reading Council, commission to work together to solve stormwater issues

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McGrath to exit COPPeR

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McGrath to exit COPPeR

Christina McGrath, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, will be leaving the organization by the end of the year. McGrath is engaged to an Air Force officer, and plans to move with him on his next assignment after they marry in December, she said in an email announcement about the… Continue Reading McGrath to exit COPPeR

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Art Hardware moving – but not far

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Art Hardware is moving to 119 E. Costilla Street. It is moving its retail store within the same building, just west on Costilla from the current location of 402 S. Nevada. The move will take place by mid-October. “This is a better layout of our overall operations,” said owner Don Foreman. “It’s going to be… Continue Reading Art Hardware moving – but not far

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Think positively. That’s the main message from Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum. Consumer confidence in the markets and the economy is growing – and continued growth means that the economy will continue it’s upward swing, he said. “For a long time, the world… Continue Reading Confidence key to continued economic recovery, Paulsen says

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Goodbye banking, hello new business

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Goodbye banking, hello new business

Five years ago, Eric Tuskind left behind a career as a bank vice president and started a career in something entirely different. Massage therapy. Business at Elements Therapeutic Massage has been so good, he opened his second franchise studio in Colorado Springs. The grand opening takes place Friday, Sept. 27, at 9475 Briar Village Point.… Continue Reading Goodbye banking, hello new business

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Rutledge’s plans expansion, renovation

Longtime downtown clothier Rutledge’s is preparing to expand both its shop space and product offerings within the next month, according the building owner and proprietor. Construction is scheduled to begin within the next week to restore the historic Perkins Shearer building at 102 N. Tejon St. to its original layout, said Jerry Rutledge, who runs… Continue Reading Rutledge’s plans expansion, renovation

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“To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome.” – Edgar Allan Poe, “To Helen” The ruins of ancient Rome have fascinated historians, poets and melancholy romantics for centuries. Since Edward Gibbons’ monumental “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” historians have focused upon the politics of decay and collapse. But before… Continue Reading Colorado Springs: A modern-day ancient Rome?

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Springs seed business is For The Birds

It’s a tasteful display of yard ornaments, figurines, bird baths, bird feeders and whimsy. It’s also a peaceful, serene garden with the calming sound of running water at every step. It’s a small business called This Place Is For The Birds. For The Birds is a retail store that primarily sells wild bird seed, but… Continue Reading Springs seed business is For The Birds

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

A few years ago, a woman was facing the news she would need a double amputation below her knees because the arteries in her legs were diseased and blocked. A snowstorm delayed the surgery, and the woman went on the Internet to explore options for her condition. She found Spectranetics and a few phone calls… Continue Reading Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Local CEO: Excise tax hampers innovation

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Most of the focus of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act has focused solely on the insurance provisions in the law — whether it’s legal to require people to have health insurance. But another regulation, found deep in the bill, is causing problems for a company in Colorado Springs. “The medical device tax is… Continue Reading Local CEO: Excise tax hampers innovation

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