One river, so little water

The history of the American West is written not in blood, but in water. Without imported water, Colorado Springs, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix would have remained as they were during the early years of the 20th century — pleasant, sleepy backwaters, footnotes to a larger history.
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Attention Golf Committee Tournament Chairmen and Coordinators: to list your tournament access http://www.SeniorFriendlyGolf.com, complete the list request at the bottom of the tournament list, and submit by email which will be forwarded to the Colorado Springs Business Journal for weekly publication July 10 8 a.m. Shotgun, Brandon Johnson Golf Tournament, Pine Creek Golf Club, $125 […]
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Donald Jenkins, the general director of the Colorado Opera Festival, says the “angels” who have supported the Colorado Opera Festival for many years have spread their wings toward other causes and, now, a “six-year downward financial spiral” will force this Colorado Spring arts organization to close its doors if...
As Ronald Reagan might have said, “There you go again.” State Rep. Douglas Bruce, the author of the 1992 Taxpayer Bill of Rights amendment to the Colorado Constitution, is devoted to the initiative process. Since TABOR, Bruce has submitted, or attempted to submit, numerous amendments to the state constitution and to the charter of the City of Colorado Springs.
Seven years ago, Fred Veitch, vice president of Nor’Wood Development Group, told the Realtor Commercial and Industrial Society about a planned 138-acre retail development in the city’s northeast quarter. He said that the project would include big box retailers, a grocery store, restaurants and a 17-screen megaplex theater. “You might spend half a day there,” he said.
Blake Allen, who owns Allen Realty in Manitou Springs, is unfazed by the The Citadel mall’s woes and is buying the vacant Macy’s building in hopes of staging a retail comeback. Investors and retailers, however, aren’t convinced. He has been in the process of buying the building since March and hopes to close at the […]
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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was named a Blue distinction center for Cardiac Care – one of only three hospitals in the state to receive the designation. Blue Distinction Centers must be accredited by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Joint Commission, provide a wide-range of cardiac services and have medical response teams available 24 hours […]
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More Colorado school districts are moving to a four-day school week, reports the Denver Post. The move to a streamlined school week came from tighter budgets and increased energy costs. But the jury’s still out about whether or not it actually saves more money. By cutting the school week, schools save on transportation, food and […]
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ExtraVertical Climbing Centers has taken the mall concept to new heights. This wall-climbing business, due to open at the Chapel Hills Mall on Halloween, presents a new concept in entertainment that it says will take the mall into the new millenium. “We were looking for an entertainment aspect as well...
Plans for new apartments are behind the increase in building permits in Denver, reports the Denver Post. It’s a sign that the construction industry is on the upswing, and experts say Denver is recovering at a quicker rate than other Colorado cities. Read more at the Denver Post. 
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To be selected as the Southern Colorado Women’s Leader of the Year, the candidate must display a solid commitment to leadership. This year’s winner, Sandy Taylor, more than meets this requirement. Taylor, who is the executive director of the Girl Scouts Wagon Wheel Council, also finds time to participate in...
More than 100 leading travel experts will be in Colorado Springs this week to discuss the biggest trends in the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The U.S. Travel Association will hold its summer board of directors meeting at The Broadmoor  starting July 27. “We are focused on two things: one is getting folks up to […]
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