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Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping 5850 Championship View – 473-3921 3639 Star Ranch Road – 203-3230 Owners: Mark and Jenny Vohsmann Years in Business: 3 A fitness program changed Mark Vohsman’s life. He had lived nearly his whole life in Des Moines, Iowa. He was married with four daughters and owned a construction company when he realized… Continue Reading Farrell’s getting in shape for a third location

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Retailers celebrate merry shopping season

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No one has official numbers yet, but Colorado Springs retailers from big to small say they believe they had their best holiday shopping season in years. “Our staff with over five years of history here at the mall believe this was the best traffic they had seen,” said Victoria Harley, general manager at Chapel Hills… Continue Reading Retailers celebrate merry shopping season

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From the beginning, John Cassiani’s term as president of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs was eventful. His year started amid intense negotiations with Colorado Springs Utilities to keep residential tap fees from climbing and to reduce commercial tap fees. That negotiation could have been the defining action of his presidency — if… Continue Reading Looking back: Fire shapes Cassiani’s HBA presidency

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Every New Year brings its own issues, and for Colorado Springs the areas of emphasis for 2013 were not hard to define — even in advance. Oil and gas drilling, upcoming changes to the health care industry, and the local effects of possible cuts to national defense industry stand out as the year’s starting points… Continue Reading 2013 agenda: Oil regulations, sequestration, health care

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The El Paso County Public Trustee’s Office finished the year with the fewest foreclosure starts since 2006 and the most deed releases – which occur when someone pays off their home over time, through refinancing or a private sale – since 2007. Mowle’s staff started 230 foreclosures in December. “While this is 18 more than… Continue Reading Trustee: Foreclosures were down, sales and refinancing up in 2012

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UCHealth agrees to manage Wyoming hospital

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University of Colorado Health has now extended its reach from Southern Colorado to Laramie, Wyoming.   The hospital group, which includes Memorial Hospital in the Springs, will now manage Ivinson Hospital in Laramie.   Under the agreement, Ivinson, which traces its roots to 1917, will become an affiliate of UCHealth but will remain an independent… Continue Reading UCHealth agrees to manage Wyoming hospital

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In an historic New Year’s Day session, the House of Representatives passed a bill that preserved Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, but raised taxes on people making more than $400,000 a year. The compromises also averts a 27 percent cut in reimbursement levels for doctors who treat Medicare patients, and fixes the “dairy… Continue Reading Fiscal cliff averted, sequestration threat remains

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The mountain states ended the year by maintaining their position above neutral growth in a series of economic indicators, according to the Goss Institute of Economic Research monthly economic report. And, looking ahead six months, the economic optimism of supply managers is climbing. “An improving national economy and upturns in residential housing pushed business confidence… Continue Reading Supply managers optimistic about 2013 for job and economic growth

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Tax credits extended for wind energy industry

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One industry is getting a tax break, thanks to the deal to avert the fiscal cliff – wind energy tax credits were extended in the bill that passed Congress yesterday. More than 75,000 people are employed by the industry and the extension is expected to create more than 37,000 jobs and revive business at nearly… Continue Reading Tax credits extended for wind energy industry

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Honor Hands, a Christian organization, is working on a project of biblical proportions. Honor Hands Jerry Vinnola said that is finalizing a Southern Colorado land purchase build the Biblical ark according to measurements and directives in the Bible. Plans include a taxidermy museum accessible to the blind so they could touch and feel the animals. There would… Continue Reading Christian group to build Noah’s Ark replica in Southern Colo.

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