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Pentagon allays fears about local marijuana

Colorado Springs business leaders and retired generals have been waging a public-relations campaign, suggesting the military might cut back assets here if City Council doesn’t ban retail sales of marijuana, now permitted under Amendment 64. That’s news to the Pentagon. “I wouldn’t think so,” said Department of Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Tom Crosson. “Military personnel… Continue Reading Pentagon allays fears about local marijuana

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New brewery at GOG Road and I-25 will market to military

A craft brewery slated to open near Garden of the Gods Road and Interstate 25 this spring aims to start big. Todd Baldwin is a 29-year-old former Army artilleryman who loves the military and craft brew. He’s bringing his passions together with Red Leg Brewing and just leased 4,900 square feet at 4630 Forge Road.… Continue Reading New brewery at GOG Road and I-25 will market to military

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance has added three people to its staff of 16. Andrew Merritt is the Alliance’s new chief defense industry officer. He replaces Brian Binn, who was vice president of military affairs at the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and now works at the Air Force Academy. John Wilson will… Continue Reading Business Alliance fills three key positions

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The Space Foundation is making it easier for active duty military and government personnel who register for the 29th National Space Symposium. For those participants, the price is now what it was in 2010: $790. “We reduced the rate for active duty military and government personnel out of sensitivity to government budget constraints,” said Space… Continue Reading Space Foundation lowers military fees for annual symposium

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The Justice Department says Capital One has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve allegations the bank violated special protections in federal law for members of the military. The government says Capital One wrongfully foreclosed on some homes and improperly repossessed some cars. In addition, the government says the bank obtained wrongful court judgments against… Continue Reading Capitol One to pay $12M in case on servicemen

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Colorado Springs should prepare for a round of base realignment and closure by 2015, said Brian Binn, president of military affairs for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC. The Department of Defense suggested two rounds of BRAC, one to start next year. But that isn’t likely. However, Binn said a round suggested for 2015… Continue Reading Chamber report: Springs’ military adds $5.93 billion to economy

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The Department of Defense released a mobile app that will help service members adjust to life at home after returning from combat deployments. The app, called the Positive Activity jackpot, was developed by the national Center for Telehealth and Technology. It uses augmented reality with a smartphone GPS to help find nearby activities and diversions… Continue Reading Depressed after deployment? There’s an app for that.

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Intelligent Software Solutions, based in Colorado Springs, announced the release of its next generation suite of command and control solutions programs — C2Core. The software provides strategy, planning, execution and assessment capabilities, according to a release from the company. C2Core software is the foundation for several mission-critical solutions. The company’s software is used in military… Continue Reading CS military software company releases new suite of programs

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Thousands of U.S. troops decide to stay in Colorado Springs when they leave the military, and the franchise industry sees that as a big opportunity. Continue Reading Franchising a natural fit for Springs’ military veterans

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When the real estate market crashed in 2008 and 2009, Realtor Mike Mazzola knew it was time to try something different. Continue Reading Outdoor-gear sales fulfill military need, sense of purpose

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