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On the Horizon – March 18, 2013

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March 15 Reverse Mortgage: What are the facts? Sandie Guenther of Cherry Creek Mortgage Co. will discuss using reverse mortgages to start a business, get out of debt and pay bills. The event is from 10 to 11 a.m. at Woodcarver Properties/Tri-Lakes Business Incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road. Refreshments will be provided. Email Cherith Marchase at cherithm@trilakesbi.org… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 18, 2013

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Sequestration has thrown uncertainty and confusion into the budget and travel-planning process for the nation’s military and its civilian contractors. And that ambiguity is affecting one of the biggest conventions in Colorado Springs, the annual Space Symposium hosted by the international nonprofit Space Foundation. “What we’ve seen, most of all, is confusion,” said Elliot Pulham,… Continue Reading Sequester hits Space Symposium in unexpected ways

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Ferrari Films tells stories with substance

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Ferrari Films tells stories with substance

Ferrari Films Owner: Denise Ferrari Where: 16055 Old Forest Point, Monument Employees: 7 Find them: www.ferrarifilms.com Denise Ferrari and her two-person film and production crew were driving past the giant Discovery Communications headquarters — home to the Discovery Channel — in Silver Spring, Md., and felt the grandeur of the building. “That’s our competition,” she… Continue Reading Ferrari Films tells stories with substance

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Boomers selling businesses — a hot trend

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Business analysts believe the retirement rate of Baby Boomers will leave a glut in the businesses-for-sale market. The fourth-quarter Market Pulse survey from the International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source found that Baby Boomer retirement was the top reason respondents decided to sell. It was the first quarter in history that Boomer retirement topped… Continue Reading Boomers selling businesses — a hot trend

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Our poor city — kicked in the teeth once again! When Ultra Petroleum stepped up in 2011 and bought the Banning Lewis Ranch at a bankruptcy auction, visions of sugarplums danced in many an establishment head. Our problems were solved! Oil and gas boom, here we come! No more pinched city budgets, no more 10… Continue Reading Tough times — no oil, not enough at-large councilors

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Bryan ditches paper blueprints on projects

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Bryan ditches paper blueprints on projects

It’s a typical construction site scene: guys in hard hats huddled around a makeshift table looking over stacks of blueprints. Each subcontractor on the job has a set of those blueprints and the hundreds of pages of instructions and change orders that accompany them. Now, Bryan Construction is changing the scene. In two major projects,… Continue Reading Bryan ditches paper blueprints on projects

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More than 7,000 Colorado jobs added in December

The employment picture in the state continues to present interesting trends, including a slightly better unemployment rate than the country but a loss of government jobs. Employers in Colorado added 7,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January and the state’s unemployment rate improved, now slightly better than the national rate, according to data released… Continue Reading More than 7,000 Colorado jobs added in December

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CASA opening downtown shop for foster teens

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A program under the Southern Colorado Court Appointed Child Advocate will open a downtown location, at  110 Boulder St., where foster teens can get new and gently used clothes. The location is the former home of children’s shoe store Junior Bootery. While foster children and the families that care for them get some money from local, state,… Continue Reading CASA opening downtown shop for foster teens

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How do you describe campaign finance reports?  They’re boring but revelatory, dreary but interesting. They’re headed for the dustbin of history, but they’re a fascinating snapshot of the candidates that have chosen to run, and of the people and organizations that  make campaign contributions. District 1 Incumbent Tim Leigh raised $6,875, including $3,000 from the… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: King, Williams lead fundraising parade

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Could D-11 be poised for rebound?

Colorado Springs School District 11 and its neighborhoods have problems with a declining population. Student enrollment is dropping, property values are low and retail centers have high vacancy rates. The area, which covers the geographic center of the city, is ripe for revitalization, and some believe it’s on the verge of happening. Others, though, believe… Continue Reading Could D-11 be poised for rebound?

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