Colorado College receives $5 million donation for library

Colorado College receives $5 million donation for library

Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler announced this week that the college has received a $5…

New car, truck registrations increase

New car, truck registrations increase

Colorado new car and truck registrations ticked back up into positive territory at 1 percent…

Nor’wood donates land for Olympic Museum, Hall of Fame

Nor’wood Development Group will donate nearly two acres of land downtown to complete the U.S.…

Former Gazette building to house public market

A major Colorado Springs real estate development firm in partnership with a local nonprofit announced Friday…

Sky Sox, Brewers announce affiliation agreement

Sky Sox, Brewers announce affiliation agreement

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox announced Thursday they have agreed to a two-year player development…

City, PERA appear close to announcing settlement

Colorado Springs and the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) apparently have settled their multi-year…

New county employment programs aimed at women, girls

New county employment programs aimed at women, girls

The Women’s Resource Agency announced this week two new programs designed to benefit women and…

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AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

The U.S. Air Force Academy awarded an Alaska-based contractor with more than $110 million in contracts to provide various support services. The Academy announced Thursday that Aleut Facilities Support Services LLC of Anchorage had won the two five-year contracts. Both contracts were set aside for small businesses, according to a news release. The first contract,……

AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

Colorado ranks high in bankruptcy

Colorado has one of the worst bankruptcy rates in the nation, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development, which released the information Wednesday. In this state, five out of 1,000 people have filed for bankruptcy. This ranks Colorado 44th highest in the nation, behind Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada and Utah. The national bankruptcy……

City, PERA appear close to announcing settlement

Colorado Springs and the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) apparently have settled their multi-year dispute concerning the withdrawal of Memorial Health System from PERA. Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Springs City Council met behind closed doors in executive session in a “special meeting” prior to a regularly scheduled meeting as the Utility Board. In attendance:……

Real estate flies in Falcon area

Transactions in northeastern El Paso County may occur at a slower pace than in Colorado Springs, but they’re catching up, say people familiar with real estate deals in Falcon. Many people who move to the Falcon area want the rural lifestyle, along with acreage for their boats, fifth wheels, ATVs, dogs, horses and other animals.……

Real estate flies in Falcon area

Summit House moves forward

In 1999, then-Congressman Joel Hefley secured a budget earmark for $1 million, funds that could only be used for planning and design work on a proposed new Pikes Peak Summit House, designated as a priority in the 1998 Pikes Peak Master Plan. Fifteen years later, those funds remain untouched. But the project finally could be……

Small Business

Couple’s transparency key to success

Couple’s transparency key to success

One of Barbara Callan’s first projects with new friends Art and Carol Corpuz was crafting a bronze star for her husband. Unlike the medal he’d earned in service to his country, Callan’s creation was made almost entirely of glass. “It’s…

Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

Art Hardware sells different goods and services than some might expect. Many people assume the…

Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

Innkeeping and computer science might not seem to go hand in hand, but a Colorado…

Pizzeria Rustica: Fighter pilot to pizza chef

Pizzeria Rustica: Fighter pilot to pizza chef

It does sound cheesy: David Brackett prefers to keep landfills empty and bellies full. Pizzeria…

Retail

It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

Is it because of the holiday spirit and not procrastination that your Christmas lights are…

High-tech expected to be popular this season

High-tech expected to be popular this season

Smart watches, headphones, books, candy and the Quadcopter all have at least one thing in…

News split on economy and consumers’ views

News split on economy and consumers’ views

Economic news released last week showed divergent signs about the national economy. On one hand,…

Planting seeds for downtown’s future

A crowd of more than 100 people stood together last Thursday afternoon on a dirt-covered lot beside South Nevada Avenue, celebrating both a moment and a dream finally beginning to come true. This was the groundbreaking ceremony for the Blue Dot…

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