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At a recent City Committee presentation to City Council candidates, one of the presenters stressed the importance of being a lightly regulated, aggressively business-friendly city. Candidates were reminded that we compete with scores of cities better able to offer generous incentives to relocating companies, so we’d better make sure that city policies (including low electric… Continue Reading Broken record for business – when will we ever learn?

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B Lab: State benefit corporation bill flawed

Proposed legislation in Colorado to create the legal framework for benefit corporations is opposed by the nonprofit originally responsible for the idea. A benefit corporation — as defined by the 13 other jurisdictions that provide for them — is a business that puts the environment and society ahead of the bottom line. In Colorado’s version,… Continue Reading B Lab: State benefit corporation bill flawed

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NeuStream controversy won’t stop

Neumann Systems Group insists rising criticisms are unwarranted It seemed like a good idea at the time. Dave Neumann, a defense contractor with a proven track record, approached Colorado Springs Utilities in 2007 with a pilot project: a clean-coal scrubber using innovative technology that would require less water than dry scrubbers , less space and… Continue Reading NeuStream controversy won’t stop

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A California real estate investment firm has purchased 70-unit Shannon Hills Apartments near Constitution Avenue and Union Boulevard. Western Investment Partners paid $3.415 million for the property at 2110 E La Salle St., which was built in 1966 and 1974. That’s $48,786 per unit and $60.82 per square foot, according to a release from Apartment… Continue Reading Calif. investor buys Shannon Hills apartment complex

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New bakery to open in former cupcake spot

Orchard Ovens Bakery will open Sunday at 3 E. Bijou St. downtown. The new bakery owners hope to thrive where others have failed. The storefront has been home to an organic peanut butter and jelly sandwich restaurant and cupcake bakery in the last two years, both of which shuttered during the holidays. “Previously, that location… Continue Reading New bakery to open in former cupcake spot

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Sky Sox tickets go on sale Monday

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Sky Sox tickets go on sale Monday

It’s almost time for baseball season and Sky Sox tickets go on sale Monday. Tickets for all of the team’s 72 home games will be sale on the Sky Sox website only. Phone and box office sales will be available in the coming weeks. Box seats are $13 and reserved Seats are $10. Season ticket… Continue Reading Sky Sox tickets go on sale Monday

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New ER opens on Powers Boulevard

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New ER opens on Powers Boulevard

First Choice Emergency Room, a freestanding emergency room, opened today on Powers Boulevard. First Choice Emergency Room operates 17 facilities in the U.S. The company has nine locations in the Houston area, five in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, two in the Austin area and now one in Colorado Springs, at 2770 Powers Blvd. which is… Continue Reading New ER opens on Powers Boulevard

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Hazlehurst: King raises $26,000 in two weeks – rivals lag

Another two weeks, another batch of fundraising reports from city council candidates. There’s something cruel and remorseless about these coldly competitive filings. If you can’t raise enough money to run an adequate campaign, it means you most likely have no chance. And if people aren’t willing to dip in their pockets and help fund your… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: King raises $26,000 in two weeks – rivals lag

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Royal Gorge Route Railroad expecting a strong season

Colorado’s Royal Gorge Route Railroad is anticipating a strong year, because tourists are already booking trips for this season which opens March 9. “This year, our bookings are up by more than 50 percent already – and many of our reservations are focused on our first-class dining experience,” General Manager Steve Kaverman said. He said organizers… Continue Reading Royal Gorge Route Railroad expecting a strong season

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The endorsement wars are heating up, as City Council candidates vie for money, legitimacy, and support. In something of a surprise, the Regional Business Alliance declined to endorse any of the five candidates in District 1, including highly visible council incumbent (and Bach ally) Tim Leigh. That may have been because of Leigh’s ongoing battle… Continue Reading Council endorsement wars heat up

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