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Colorado Springs residents started getting their holiday shopping on in November, pouring $10.2 million into city coffers with sales and use tax. The City is reporting that sales and use tax collections in December, which represent sales activity in November, are up 14.1 percent over the same month last year. So far, that is the… Continue Reading November shopping pushes sales tax collections past 2007 levels

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The Broadmoor hotel and resort plans to open a ranch retreat that features the outdoor life of fly fishing and horseback riding but with the Five-Star dining its resort guests are used to. The Broadmoor will open its Ranch at Emerald Valley, just 8 miles from its resort, in August. The Ranch at Emerald Valley… Continue Reading The Broadmoor set to open a ranch retreat with 5-Star offerings

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Peak View Behavioral Health will begin treating adolescent patients in a hospital setting starting Jan. 21. The hospital will offer both inpatient and outpatient programs for children ages 12 to 17, and the hospital now has 20 acute beds for inpatient stays and full-day treatment on an outpatient basis. “We know there are adolescents in… Continue Reading Peak View expanding adolescent mental health care

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Fewer Springs homeowners underwater

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Local home-price increases have led to an increasing number of  Colorado Springs homeowners having positive equity in their properties, according to a recent negative equity report from CoreLogic, a research and analysis firm. During the third quarter of 2012, 19.4 percent or 29,794 of all homeowners with a mortgage owed more on their home than… Continue Reading Fewer Springs homeowners underwater

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s office will host a workshop about how to protect intellectual property, especially when exporting products. The workshop, “Beyond Colorado: How to Bring Your Products and Services to the Global Marketplace” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the El Paso County Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. It’s free and… Continue Reading Workshop to aid entrepreneurs with exports, intellectual property

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On Jan. 15, the Housing and Building Association announced their picks for council. It’s an interesting list, to say the least, and one which underscores a simple fact: times are a’changin’! The HBA has always been noted for a certain canny parochialism. They want an industry-friendly council, and they tend to support candidates who, if… Continue Reading HBA selects its City Council picks

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If I were Mayor Steve Bach, I’d be mad, mad, mad! And here’s who I’d be mad at: I’m mad at the media! I have a contentious meeting with a few community leaders who volunteered their time to work on a stormwater task force. After the meeting, all hell breaks loose. It appears that I’ve… Continue Reading What jerks Bach’s chain? Let’s count the ways

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Letters – January 18, 2013

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Museums can make the city much better The Space Foundation certainly agrees with your editorial suggesting that Colorado Springs focus on museums — especially the idea that local museums should collaborate to magnify their impact on the community. We recently opened the Space Foundation Visitors Center, which currently comprises the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring… Continue Reading Letters – January 18, 2013

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For those of us who believe in the future of Colorado Springs, it has been admittedly a tough start to 2013. We cringed at the news that Atmel Corp., a longtime local presence, has laid off 200 workers from its semiconductor plant in south Colorado Springs. Those are good-paying jobs, but Atmel’s business has been… Continue Reading Rising above a bad-news month

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On the Horizon – January 18, 2013

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Jan. 19 H&R Block on retirement An H&R Block presentation dealing with retirement planning will be at 11 a.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library. The session will cover relying on nest eggs, Social Security benefits and taxation of retirement-plan distributions. Jan. 22 Career Compass — Job Search Help Learn about the library’s computer resources that can… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 18, 2013

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