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Our area’s own fiscal cliff

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As the nasty rhetoric and sputtering negotiations finally began leading toward a deal this week in Congress, ending the government shutdown and averting a potentially larger financial trauma over the federal debt ceiling, you could sense a huge exhale of relief across much of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Nobody was saying so,… Continue Reading Our area’s own fiscal cliff

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Colorado Job Base has partnered with jobZology, a software company that matches businesses together based on certain characteristics. “By partnering with jobZology, Colorado Job Base can provide one stop assistance to job seekers looking for Colorado employment as well as online career guidance,” said CEO Kris Erlewine in a news release Monday. “jobZology’s consumer facing VIP… Continue Reading Tech firms partner to locate jobs

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Farmers and ranchers in El Paso County who lost livestock due to drought have an additional year to replace their stock, according to the Internal Revenue Service, which released the news Monday. Farmers and ranchers who were required to replace their animals by Dec. 31 now have one more year to do so. The additional… Continue Reading Drought-stricken ranchers given extension to replace animals

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Across the nation, unemployment rates were lower in August than the prior year in 311 of 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 47 areas, and unchanged in 14 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. Although 28 metropolitan statistical areas had jobless rates of at least 10 percent, 41 had rates of less than 5 percent–and 288… Continue Reading BLS shows unemployment largely declining across nation, state

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Repair regulations set to affect small biz

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Burying your head in the sand won’t make the new federal repair regulations go away. In fact, avoidance will only make things worse. With that in mind, here’s the lowdown on what your business needs to know about — to remain in the good graces of the Internal Revenue Service. Effective Jan. 1, these tangible… Continue Reading Repair regulations set to affect small biz

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Sierra Commercial Real Estate Inc. released its third-quarter report Thursday, showing optimistic views of the retail, office and industrial real estate markets. The third iteration of Market View 2013 illustrates negative trends in both vacancy and leasing cost rates, as well as positive views of leasing activity throughout the past three months. RETAIL According the… Continue Reading Sierra’s Q3 report shows optimistic view of the Springs

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Peoples Bank offers ‘shutdown loan relief’

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Peoples Bank will provide “shutdown loan relief” for government employees who have been furloughed during the recent federal government shutdown. “As a family owned community bank, we want to make sure our Customers who have been negatively impacted by the government shutdown are treated with understanding and respect,” said Peoples President and CEO Brendan Zahl in… Continue Reading Peoples Bank offers ‘shutdown loan relief’

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Resolve to solve nagging workplace conflicts

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Hercules, according to legend, grew increasingly irritated by a strange, menacing animal that kept blocking his path. In a fit of anger, he struck the animal with his club, killing it. As he continued his path, he kept encountering the same animal, each time larger and more menacing than before. At last a wise messenger… Continue Reading Resolve to solve nagging workplace conflicts

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Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

What would Colorado Springs look like without El Pomar Foundation? Cross Walsenburg with Monument, and that would be us. Without El Pomar and the Penrose family, much that we take for granted in today’s vibrant city wouldn’t exist. Colorado College, the Space Foundation, Fine Arts Center, World Arena, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Pikes Peak Center… Continue Reading Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

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Yes, we have an arts scene worth recognizing

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Ron Brasch remembers reading a newspaper article about 15 years ago, shortly after he had moved to Colorado Springs. The article was anything but flattering about our city and its appeal to outsiders who might consider moving here. In particular, the piece sent a critically negative message about the local arts scene and its shortcomings,… Continue Reading Yes, we have an arts scene worth recognizing

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