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Drake: What’s the true cost?

Drake: What’s the true cost?

“To understand where you’re going, it helps to understand where you’ve been.” That hoary cliché is particularly applicable when seeking to understand why Colorado Springs Utilities clings to the Martin Drake downtown coal-fired power plant. Exasperated Drake opponents have argued that the plant’s three generating units are old (dating from the 1960s and 1970s), accident-prone… Continue Reading Drake: What’s the true cost?

Free lunch? Sure!

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Free lunch? Sure!

Curbside Cuisine will sponsor a volunteer day tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, from 8-11 a.m. Organizers are offering free lunch for all volunteers who help spring clean the corner of Platte Avenue and Nevada Avenue. For information, call 334-413-1774.

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FirstBank offers Apple Pay

FirstBank announced that it will begin offering Apple Pay mobile payment services for customers. Apple Pay is currently accepted at more than 700,000 businesses and retailers nationwide. Through fingerprint sensor technology available on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, customers will be able to complete credit and… Continue Reading FirstBank offers Apple Pay

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The development director of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will step down from his position at the organization April 3, according to a Wednesday news release. Paul Gesterling, who has been with the museum since 2012 and has helped the organization transition to focus more on public-private partnerships and nonprofit fundraising activities, is leaving to… Continue Reading Development director of Pioneers Museum to step down

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BBB names interim CEO

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s board of directors has named Matt Colligan as interim CEO, effective March 30. Colligan has been a BBB board member for several years and has served on its executive committee. “Although a nationwide search is well underway, the permanent CEO position may not be filled before April 30,” according to a news… Continue Reading BBB names interim CEO

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El Paso 30th healthiest in Colorado

El Paso County ranks nearly in the middle of the healthiest counties in Colorado, according to a new report released recently. The county was listed the 30th healthiest. Teller County was listed the 24th healthiest in the state. Pitkin County was listed as the healthiest, followed by Douglas, Custer, Boulder and Routt counties, said the… Continue Reading El Paso 30th healthiest in Colorado

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Legendary American astronaut Buzz Aldrin and other former NASA personnel are scheduled to attend this year’s Yuri’s Night celebration, an annual event hosted by the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation. The April 12 event at the Foundation’s World Headquarters building in Colorado Springs will mark the 54th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s inaugural Earth orbit in 1961. It also marks the… Continue Reading Local Yuri Gagarin celebration to include appearance by Buzz Aldrin, other astronauts

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Radiantly Raw, Anna’s Apothecary to fill grocer’s space following closure

The only full-line grocery store in Manitou Springs has closed, and two local business owners plan to take over the downtown space and open a new, shared storefront in May. Local First Grocer, which opened last year at 116 Canon Ave., closed over the weekend, leaving the 1,200-square-foot space unoccupied. Anna’s Apothecary, which had operated a small… Continue Reading Radiantly Raw, Anna’s Apothecary to fill grocer’s space following closure

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Scott to step down as FRESC director

The Colorado Springs-based Center for Nonprofit Excellence announced Monday that the director and co-founder of its Front Range Executive Service Corps will step down June 1. Randy Scott, 66, who was involved with starting the FRESC program in 2007, has helped the program provide 3,000 hours of affordable consulting services to 120 nonprofits on more… Continue Reading Scott to step down as FRESC director

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Central Bank & Trust, a division of Central Bancorp, has provided a $2.5 million SBA 504 loan to The Arena LLC, which is owned by two Colorado Springs residents. The Arena is located at 4003 N. Weber Street in Colorado Springs. It is a 20,000-square-foot athletic training center that includes a 15,000-square-foot indoor turf field, multiple… Continue Reading $2.5M loan given to The Arena

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