Since becoming part of the local lexicon in 2013, the City for Champions project has seemed — to many critics — more theory than certainty. Progress appeared to have slowed to a crawl and one project’s future remains in doubt. The four-facility undertaking is expected to include a new visitors center at the U.S. Air […]
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The region’s educational landscape is undergoing purposeful change, and those changes could mean a better-prepared workforce. In a growing number of communities, to include Colorado Springs, nontraditional educational opportunities have expanded conventional learning, which has been criticized for turning out students with a vast array of basic knowledge but few applicable, real-world skills. Some experts […]
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The Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo took place Oct. 6-7 in Colorado Springs. Dozens of businesspeople discussed the impact of manufacturing in the region.
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In one of her first jobs, Pat Ellis worked for a nonprofit in Wisconsin, helping adults with disabilities. After moving to Colorado Springs, she parlayed that experience into work for Cheyenne Village, a nonprofit agency that houses adults with developmental disabilities, and then as executive director of TESSA, which fights domestic violence. She then moved […]
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Arizona native Shannon Rauen has followed a somewhat unconventional career path. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in political science in 2003, she moved to Washington, D.C., for an internship and stayed, drawn by the capital’s energy and focus. She met her future husband in Washington, became a military spouse, and […]
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The airwaves have been filled with initiatives during this campaign season, but little has been said about an important local initiative in El Paso County on the ballot — 1A. Since this initiative requires no tax increase, you won’t see it in the State’s Blue Book or in El Paso County’s informational ballot piece. This […]
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By John Hazlehurst and Cameron Moix Born to a progressive Louisiana pastor, Perry Sanders’ first career was in music. He started as a performer, got into the recording studio business and picked up a law degree from Louisiana State University along the way. He dabbled in the restaurant business while building a powerful law practice […]
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Austin Shepard was in his home state of Florida 12 years ago, playing in just another children’s baseball game, when a throw from the outfield struck him in the head. It was 5 p.m. and his mother Shelly immediately pulled him from the game and took him home. Shortly after, Austin started vomiting. Shelly rushed […]
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Jessica Gladney, manager of the North Academy Boulevard branch of Security Service Federal Credit Union, has been involved in finance most of her adult life. After she moved to Colorado Springs in 2006 with her high-school sweetheart husband, an Air Force air traffic controller, they left the city almost every weekend for the entertainment of […]
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Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli’s $75 million redevelopment project spanning South Nevada Avenue, Tejon Street and Cascade Avenue has taken off — the Colorado Springs entrepreneurs started demolishing homes in the area in March and continued work this week. Rundown houses in blighted areas of the Ivywild neighborhood were cleared to make way for the Guadagnolis’ […]
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The unexpected discovery of a new species of high-altitude rodent has temporarily halted construction planning for the new Pikes Peak Summit House, and could seriously affect the visitor economy of the Pikes Peak Region. “We were doing preliminary site work on the summit, despite the weather,” said RTA Architects principal Stuart Coppedge, “when we discovered […]
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Colorado Springs native Taylor Donner sees his passion for beer as an extension of his longtime love for food. Donner pursued his first love to Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and later found himself working in the Vancouver beer industry. After that, he was sold. He passed the Certified Cicerone Exam in April — an […]
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