Justin Stokes, 36, is from Indianola, Iowa — a city with a population of approximately 15,000. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand View University in De Moines, and later a doctorate degree in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa – graduating summa cum laude. Having spent his educational career in the […]
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It was early summer of 2016 when UCCS approached Kirkpatrick Bank about partnering in its Workplace Wellness Program through its Center for Active Living, located in the university’s Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. The university and the bank had collaborated on past projects and Kirkpatrick’s Vice President of...
Bill Hardin, who is currently one of only two pediatric surgeons in Colorado Springs, has a passion for treating kids and helping families. He performs surgeries at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, and follows up with patients at the Children’s Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care clinic in Briargate. He has lived in Colorado Springs since 2014, and […]
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The GOP tax plan has Colorado universities worried about a range of issues, from the future of graduate students and philanthropy to building projects and workforce development. The proposal that’s raised the most vocal opposition from students and universities is a plan to tax tuition waivers, which appears in the...
Children from around the world can track Santa throughout the year thanks to a locally-owned company, the Globelink Foreign Language Center, which is the official translator for NORAD Tracks Santa. The Colorado Springs-based private company was started by Fadia Zaki-Gnoske, a former language professor who is fluent in five languages. She translates the popular Christmas […]
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When Rim Technologies CEO Sara Kinney lit up the historic Michelle sign over 122 N. Tejon St. in the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 27 — a decade after its 248 bulbs went dark — it symbolized a dream come true. Now she’s helping inventors and entrepreneurs realize dreams of...
Change is often difficult, and that’s why Colorado Springs Sky Sox General Manager Tony Ensor has started marketing the team for 2019 — thanks to changes that could affect attendance and perceptions about the team. Ensor knows how hard it is to market a minor league baseball team, and perhaps...
A specialty ski and snowboard shop in Colorado Springs is celebrating 65 years in business. The Ski Shop opened in a barn by Colorado College in 1952, and was sold to Wolf and Julie Uhl in 1981, and then to Wolf’s son, Rick Uhl, in 2000. The shop has been located in the south end […]
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John Brazie started his career in food service in high school, and hasn’t ever steered away from the industry. After working as the executive chef at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, a luxury hotel in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston for almost 20 years, Brazie relocated to Colorado Springs in August for his love of […]
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El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf, who is also chairman of the committee that oversees the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, said he’s not worried about the organization’s future despite  multiple personnel changes that include Executive Director Lisa Rice’s exit in November. “There have been a lot of changes recently, but I’m not really concerned,” VanderWerf […]
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In 2008, Robert Patton was deployed to Iraq as a mortuary affairs specialist. He said it was difficult wearing his heavy gear in the desert, where temperatures reached 115 degrees Fahrenheit. But Patton drew inspiration from his perspiration and discomfort. He created a startup called Sheath Underwear, and started selling cooling, breathable undergarments for men […]
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Tax professionals say helping small-business owners make the best decisions for their tax returns is harder than ever this year. That’s not because of changes to the tax code in 2017, but rather potential changes in 2018 if a new tax bill is approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump. New tax laws […]
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