Can you have newspapers or magazines without advertising? Every editor longs for such a perfect world, one shielded from the clamorous demands of commerce. Imagine: no powerful advertisers who might pull their ads if displeased by an editorial, no imperious publishers who drive revenue by cutting newsroom staff, no fighting to get your great investigative […]
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The feeling a shopper or diner has when entering Richard Skorman’s businesses depends on which business she enters. There’s Little Richard’s Toy Store, blasted by the bright colors of toys begging to be played with. There’s Poor Richard’s Books and Gifts, permeated with the sublime smell of books, new and used stories, lessons and tomes […]
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Homer Henley started Henley’s Key Service Inc. in 1945 from his basement. Locksmithing was a hobby for the late Henley, who had been a schoolteacher on the East Coast until the beginning World War II. “The country needed people to work on airplanes more than it needed schoolteachers,” said Paul Henley, Homer’s son and now […]
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“Beautiful should always be affordable.” That’s a phrase that flows frequently from the lips of Barracuda Bazaar owner Kim McKenna. Although they aren’t her words — the motto started with the company’s founder a few blocks down and nearly two decades ago — they keep her striving to meet the needs of those she calls […]
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Construction and land-use rates in the Pikes Peak region continued to climb gradually in 2012, illuminating signs of slow but increased growth and economic vitality in post-recession years. The 2013 Quality of Life Indicators for the Pikes Peak Region show that, among other things, the health of the built environment in Colorado Springs is steady […]
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Architect Mike Collins loves to laugh. He tells stories with brilliant color, emotion and animation that can only be described as atypical. He relates well to people of all backgrounds, from a publishing leader to the board of Fountain Valley School, whence he graduated in 1956. Spend an hour or so with Collins, 77, and […]
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The town of Monument is wearing its name well. Located at the base of Rampart Range in northern El Paso County, the once-small settlement known to most as a convenient pit stop along Interstate 25 is building itself up as a pillar of economic prosperity. The population of the 5-square-mile sliver of a town has […]
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Caregivers may experience compassion fatigue when they are continually exposed to traumatic injuries, often seen during war, and also inside hospital emergency rooms. Memorial Hospital Nurse Kathleen Flarity also works as a commissioned colonel in the Air Force Reserves. She has studied compassion fatigue since being deployed to Afghanistan. “I just finished 33 years in […]
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The challenge dubbed “David vs. Goliath” is again brewing in Colorado between national grocery chains and independently owned liquor stores allied with the craft beer and wine industry. Voters may be the deciding factor in the fight during the November 2016 election. The question: Is it time to sell liquor, wine and full-strength beer in […]
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Technology created to protect the ancient Black Forest in Germany from wildfires could soon be put to use in Colorado Springs — but only if jurisdictional, financial and other concerns are sorted out. City Council might take up the FireWatch program in a few weeks, said Councilor Joel Miller, who had his first look at […]
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The urban redevelopment scene in Colorado Springs is being torn between two camps, represented in the state Legislature by two competing bills during the final weeks of the General Assembly’s 2015 session. The battle began last year, when Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI) and partners across the state backed a bill aimed at giving counties, schools […]
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Eight-millimeter films taken by Nancy Theken’s father instilled in her a passion for filmmaking. Fast-forward a few decades and the Colorado Springs mother of four has now helped produce two feature-length films and is making the film festival circuit in Europe and North America. The first film she worked on, “Haze,” showed how binge drinking […]
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