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Roalstad embraces age-related issues

Roalstad embraces age-related issues

Beth Roalstad knows the area faces big challenges as the number of senior citizens rapidly grows. As executive director for the Innovations in Aging Collaborative, she is tasked with educating the community, including local governments, on how the aging population can strain the local economy if policies are not changed. Roalstad has advocated passionately for… Continue Reading Roalstad embraces age-related issues

Downtown ready to celebrate Olympic-style

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Downtown Colorado Springs will become “Little London” for an Olympic-style kick-off party July 27. The Olympic Downtown Celebration, sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority with support from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp., will be from 4 to 10 p.m. The event coincides with NBC’s broadcast of the Olympic Games Opening… Continue Reading Downtown ready to celebrate Olympic-style

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Trendy back-alley businesses bring bucks downtown

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Something trendy and sophisticated lurks in Colorado Springs’ grungy alleyways. Continue Reading Trendy back-alley businesses bring bucks downtown

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DDA awards $130,000 to beautify downtown

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Nineteen downtown businesses and organizations have been awarded $130,000 in challenge grants from the Downtown Development Authority to spruce up downtown. Renovation plans include adding landscaping, infrastructure upgrades, new signage and even a couple of murals. A grant was awarded to help create the Conservation Hardware Center, a store that sells sustainable energy accessories, at 409… Continue Reading DDA awards $130,000 to beautify downtown

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The Downtown Development Authority is giving away money – but only if it’s going to be spent to improve the downtown landscape. The authority has up to $150,000 in grant money – to be given away in amounts varying between $2,500 and $25,000 for projects that will enhance downtown. Last year, the DDA awarded 18… Continue Reading Free money for downtown development

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