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A Colorado bill that would increase protections for tenants is receiving criticism from landlords who argue that, if passed, it will lead to higher rents. House Bill 1170, co-sponsored by Rep. Dominique Jackson, Rep. Mike Weissman, Sen. Angela Williams and Sen. Jeff Bridges, would give renters more rights, including the ability to withhold rent in […]
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Planet Granite’s president Adam Bauer and vice president Nonnie Salamon first went into business together when they were teenagers. The two, who grew up in Woodland Park, had a window cleaning business. “We just have a good balance when it comes to business,” Bauer said. “I have all these ideas, and she makes them happen.” […]
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Greg Raymond led the planning of southern Colorado’s first children’s hospital, set to open this spring — but his goal is to keep kids out of it. “You look at a hospital and … it’s always tied with hands-on patient care and the billing cycle and that perpetual business activity that takes place,” he explained. […]
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Konrad Schlarbaum heads a first-of-its-kind sustainability program at Pikes Peak Community College. A Colorado native, Schlarbaum wasn’t particularly concerned with  environmental issues while growing up in Aurora. But his family did a lot of skiing and hiking, and instilled in young Konrad a love and respect for the state’s outdoor grandeur. When he was in […]
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Note: This story has been updated to include comments from Matthews-Vu CEO Debbie Chandler, provided after publication. Value Care Health Clinic has been sold to Matthews-Vu Medical Group, a move that will likely expand health care services in Southeast Colorado Springs. In addition, Peak Vista Community Health Centers has announced it will open a clinic […]
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St. Francis Medical Center’s new emergency department opened its doors to patients on Wednesday, Feb. 13. It’s the culmination of a $102 million expansion project to serve the growing population of northeast Colorado Springs. The new ED will replace the old department and has 52 beds, more than double the number in the original unit. […]
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The Palmer Lake Sanitation District has stopped issuing new commercial and residential sewer taps due to concerns about the main outflow line’s capacity and age. The tap moratorium is limiting development within the district to lots already approved for a connection. The sewage outflow line was built in the early 1970s, according to Becky Orcutt, […]
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Chatbots can offer businesses different ways to communicate with customers and staff, not merely replace human workers. “A common question is, ‘Are chatbots coming for your job?’ or, ‘Is [artificial intelligence] coming for your job?’ and I would say very much not,” said Josh Turpen, vice president of engineering at Cherwell Software in Colorado Springs. […]
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Incarcerated veterans and other veterans at risk of homelessness are being recruited for a new safety net program — a partnership between Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, El Pomar Foundation, Pikes Peak Community College and the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. The Mt. Carmel-led program, Veterans Climb, aims to help participants become self-sufficient by giving them […]
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Adventurist Backpack Co. turned out its first line in September 2017. Since then, the social enterprise is committed and on course to provide a total of about 65,000 meals to people in need. Co-founder Kelly Belknap is a Monument native and Lewis-Palmer High School graduate who created the company with his Swedish wife, Matilda Sandström. […]
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Some of best advice newly elected Mayor Nick Gradisar has received came from the man at the helm in Colorado Springs. “Mayor [John] Suthers told me to make a strong effort to develop that cooperative, collaborative relationship with the city council as this new system of government takes off,” he said. “I think it’s important […]
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In 2002, Jan Erickson was taking care of a friend who was recovering from a stroke. The woman had a closet full of beautiful clothes that went unworn because it was too hard to put them on, and was living in hospital gowns. One night, Erickson dreamed of a solution: a soft, lightweight jacket with […]
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