Every evening, when Terra Verde Assistant Manager Carrie Baker leaves the Tejon Street store, she makes sure someone else walks with her. “There are homeless sleeping in the alley when we come to work and when we leave,” Baker said. “Every day on the corner of Bijou and Tejon and at Kiowa and Tejon, there […]
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Steampunk, coffee and wine aren’t things one often sees in the same place, but visitors to the recently opened Java Punk Coffee get all three. The coffee shop is a collaboration between owners and partners Stephanie Hinton and Vicki Willson, who creatively decorated the space to transport their customers to a science-fictional steam-powered era. The […]
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Prior to being hired as CEO of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, George Taylor had attended just two rodeos. However, the former business executive has just the right skill set to lead PRCA. And though he’s only held the CEO position for a few months, the rodeo culture has quickly grown on him — in […]
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In Colorado Springs’ first Truth Salon, nonprofit professionals talked over fundraising struggles, started tough conversations  — and shared some “aha” moments. The Truth Salon was a brand new roundtable-style breakout session at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s annual Nonprofit Day Conference, held at The Antlers hotel March 9. “As professionals in this space know, there […]
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Set designer, furniture maker, whiskey distiller, father — the list goes on and on when it comes to naming all of the avenues Casey Ross has journeyed during his 38 years. Owner of Axe and the Oak Whiskey House at Ivywild School and Axe and the Oak Distillery, Ross’ whiskeys have garnered national awards, including […]
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When President Donald Trump announced that the United States would impose a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tax on imported aluminum, U.S. steel and aluminum producers rejoiced. “Evraz North America supports the Trump administration’s efforts to stop unfair and illegal imports of dumped and subsidized steel into the U.S.,” the […]
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The world watches sports for thrills and bragging rights — but among the millions, a select few are watching for bots, hackers, malware and social media trolls. It turns out international sporting events are irresistible to cybercriminals, and their attacks give experts strong leads on newly engineered malware and tactics, serving as a kind of […]
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A quick internet search at the downtown public library easily yields a long list of potentially empty homes for a squatter to invade. Houses for sale as well as rental and vacation properties can be easy targets, according to Alex Yoder, director of residential management at Dorman Real Estate Services. “Anyone can just go online, […]
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Former Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder envisions a vibrant commercial hub at the east end of Manitou Avenue. Retail businesses flourish on the ground floors of new buildings, which also encompass office space and apartments. Sidewalks tinted Manitou Rose meander through the area, which is softened by landscaping and public art. Lampposts that mimic historic […]
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Businesses are leaving holes in their cybersecurity thanks to mobile devices, and experts say it’s time to take the risk seriously. According to the latest research from Verizon, while companies increasingly lean on smartphones and tablets, many haven’t taken even the most basic mobile cybersecurity precautions to protect their data and core systems. What’s more, […]
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Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and Kroger aren’t waiting on legislation after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Florida — they’ve set their own policies to limit gun sales. Spurred by the knowledge that one of its stores last year sold a shotgun to the shooter in Florida (although he used an AR-15 […]
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“What took us so long?” That’s what Nicholas Gledich’s wife of 40 years, Nora, wanted to know when they decided to move to Colorado Springs from Florida nine years ago when Gledich became Colorado Springs School District 11 superintendent. They’d always wanted to come here, and the position sealed the deal. In those nine years, […]
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