One hundred years ago, Colorado Springs had one of the largest street railway systems of any small city in the United States. But as the automobile metamorphosed from a convenient accessory to the organizing principle of society, the Colorado Springs and Interurban Railway Co. went out of business in 1932. However, the idea of trolley service within the city hasn’t died. The Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation wants to resume regular service.
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With an annual revenue of $2.52 billion (a 22 percent increase over last year) and a net income of $133 million for fiscal year 2004, Harris Corp. is a technology giant. On Oct. 6, the Melbourne, Fla.-based corporation announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Denver-based Encoda Systems Holdings Inc., a global […]
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It’s a rarity in this world: a homeowners association that welcomes a developer’s plans to build or develop additional single-family and patio homes in an established community. But it does happen. Last November, for example, history was made when Rob Monday, president of Eagle Development, worked with city planners and the boards of the Mountain Shadows Community Association and the Pinon Valley Neighborhood Association to iron out issues surrounding a 48.62-acre, mixed-use development at Tuscan Foothill Village.
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Downtown business owners are concerned that panhandlers and others who mill around at busy intersections like Tejon and Bijou streets deter commerce. Beth Kosley, executive director of the Downtown Partnership, said consumers are “put off” by public drunkenness or requests for a dollar here or a dollar there. Urban entrepreneurs are not too fond of […]
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Garden of the Gods Bank is moving downtown, but location is not its priority – it’s all about coming to your doorstep. The bank has a special charter that allows mobile banking, said regional President Megan Harmon. “For most of our business, we go to the customer,” Harmon said.
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When TED talks, people listen. The immensely popular lecture series will make its UCCS debut May 5, bringing with it a potpourri of speakers hailing from near and far. “Flourish” is the title of the half-day, independently organized event. Presented by the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, speakers will ruminate, in 18-minute blocks, […]
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Wal-Mart’s customers were late to the Internet revolution, but have taken to trolling Amazon.com for deals – leaving the world’s largest retailer worried about the future, Bloomberg reports. Five years ago, Wal-Mart wasn’t worried about Amazon.  It’s customers who made less than $50,000 a year weren’t as tech savvy. But now, they are – and […]
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Two generations ago, Jane Jacobs published “Cities and the Wealth of Nations,” amplifying and refining ideas that she had suggested a few years earlier in “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” Jacobs was an urbanist in an era when middle-class Americans shunned cities in favor of the suburbs — the land of low […]
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Professional symphony orchestras across the country were hit hard by the recession, suffering steep declines in ticket sales and contributions. Many have trimmed programs, cut staff and musician pay. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic, however, seems to be bucking national trends. Since Executive Director Nathan Newbrough took the reins two years ago, the Philharmonic has more […]
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Summify, a start-up purchased by Twitter, will end its service late next month.   The start-up, which delivered an email digest listing the top stories pulled from Twitter, Facebook and Google Reader accounts, will stop delivering its emails June 22. Read more at the Los Angeles Times. 
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The Colorado Cleantech Association joined a new national group, called the Advanced Energy Economy. The national group has state organizations, as well as 700 corporate members. Former Gov. Bill Ritter is one of the founders of the group. Read more at the Denver Business Journal.
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Sending small satellites into orbit isn’t cheap, as Littleton-based Sierra Nevada can attest. That’s why the state’s aerospace companies are looking for ride-share programs into space, reports the Denver Post. For instance, Sierra Nevada will launch a satellite as part of a secondary payload for Space Exploration Technologies rocket program. Read more at the Denver […]
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