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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
After coaching Division I football at colleges such as the University of Colorado Boulder, Northwestern University in Illinois and UCLA in California, John Wristen returned to the school that gave him his start — Colorado State University-Pueblo. He played for CSU-Pueblo — then the University of Southern Colorado — from 1980 to 1983, and was […]
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In December, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center will unveil its new interior design, which will include a rebooted welcome center where job seekers can have their resumés reviewed and take job-skills assessments. It’s one of many changes made by Lisa Rice, the workforce center’s new executive director and CEO. She’s making changes even as she’s […]
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After going deaf from an undiagnosed allergic reaction to braces as a teenager, Patrick Rizzo quit wrestling, a sport he’d participated in since the second grade. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, he found another passion. Even though he eventually regained partial hearing, he still couldn’t wrestle because of equilibrium issues. So he started […]
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Reports show that the average age Millennials choose to get married is in their mid to late 20s, but not every young adult fits the trend. Pueblo native Destiny Camp Meza, communications coordinator for The Greater Pueblo Chamber and Visit Pueblo, moved out of her parents’ home and was married by the time she was […]
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As an industrial engineer with a master’s degree in business finance, Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group CEO Mike Henne falls within the 5 percent of operating room directors nationally who aren’t registered nurses. It’s  very uncommon for someone with his background to become CEO of an orthopedic group, said Henne, who has led several surgery centers […]
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Tony Karr, the new principal for Lewis-Palmer High School, is not a new face in School District 38. Karr was dean of students at Palmer Ridge High School from 2012-14, followed by three years there as assistant principal before taking the top job at Lewis-Palmer. This academic year, Karr, at 36 years old, is responsible […]
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While working as a youth pastor at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, Stu Davis took the young members of his church overseas to work in impoverished communities. One long-running partnership was with a community in Swaziland, located in southern Africa, which is grappling with one of the highest HIV rates on earth. “We did […]
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Bill Walton, who grew up on a large ranch south of Walsenburg, has always been interested in business. After attending seminary, he became a small-town youth pastor but also followed his entrepreneurial ambitions. Walton started his first business at 23, the year he got out of college. He’s now CEO of Accelerated Wealth, a growing […]
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When Chynna Frana attended the University of Iowa’s freshman orientation, one student shared how he changed his major five times and was coming out a doctor. Frana told her father, “Don’t worry. That won’t happen to me.” He asked whether she meant changing her major or becoming a doctor. “Both,” she said. Frana changed her […]
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Community Bank President Jason Doyle joined UMB Bank in 2011, the same year he moved to Colorado Springs. He was hired as vice president, business development officer but had no idea that UMB was grooming him for bigger things. The former golf pro was elevated to president weeks later and has thrived in the role […]
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Anna Parrish was drawn to Colorado even as a teen, despite never having visited. Born in Greenville, N.C., Parrish moved with her family to Virginia before venturing back to attend college at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. It was her love of the mountains that led her to earn her degree there, and the […]
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While she was born in Mexico, Yolanda Avila’s family has had ties to Colorado Springs since the late 1950s. The city councilor represents District 4 on the Southeast side, an area with which she is entirely familiar. Avila’s father spent 21 years in the Army and was stationed at Fort Carson on more than one […]
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