Biz journal columnist resigns

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Columnist, reporter and former city councilman John Hazlehurst resigned from the Colorado Springs Business Journal Monday after five years at the publication.

Andrew Wineke of the Colorado Springs Gazette writes, “Hazlehurst said there was no single trigger for his decision and that he wished the paper well, but that the weekly paper was headed in a different direction and it was time for him to move on.

“‘The focus of the Business Journal is changing and I think it’s time for me to leave,’ he said. ‘I am not one to hang out at the party once it starts to wind down.’

“Hazlehurst, 70, said he was not leaving to run for mayor or city council. He ran for mayor unsuccessfully in 1997.

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