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Pinery’s plan changes rile neighbors

A number of Westside residents expressed frustrations about the Pinery at the Hill’s effect on the neighborhood last week at a meeting with the developer, owner and city planner assigned to the project. Concerns about traffic garnered most of the comments about changes made to the original plans for the Pinery, 775 W. Bijou St.… Continue Reading Pinery’s plan changes rile neighbors

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Zeezo’s owners buy building, plan October opening

The owners of downtown Colorado Springs costume and novelty shop Zeezo’s finalized  their purchase of the historic Bryan & Scott Jewelers building at 112 N. Tejon St. earlier this month. Mark and Jessica Modeer, who currently run Zeezo’s a few doors down at 104 N. Tejon St., closed the $1.265-million real estate transaction at 12:30… Continue Reading Zeezo’s owners buy building, plan October opening

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Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

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Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

Fewer Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to information from the National Retail Federation’s annual Halloween spending survey. According to the report, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in the holiday, slightly less than the record-high of 170 million last year. And those celebrating will spend less – an average of $75.03 on… Continue Reading Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

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North Cheyenne Canon Park cleaner, but closed indefinitely

Colorado Springs cleanup crews had cleared much of the debris strewn along Cheyenne Canyon Road by Wednesday, when the city invited nearly a dozen reporters and photographers for a press tour of the washed-out paths, cracked roads and eroded landscapes of North Cheyenne Canon Park. “Our public works department has been working diligently to stabilize… Continue Reading North Cheyenne Canon Park cleaner, but closed indefinitely

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New form of malware harms Springs businesses

A new computer virus made its debut in Colorado Springs this week – and officials at Colorado Networks say it demands urgent attention. The malware unleashes a program that encrypts files and folders, including network shared folders, said Jeff Beauprez, president and CEO of Colorado Networks. “It then demands a payment of $300 to recover… Continue Reading New form of malware harms Springs businesses

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The Colorado Congressional delegation urged the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to lift the cap on funding for emergencies for transportation issues. The cap, at $100 million, isn’t going to be enough to meet the repair and rebuilding needs for state roads and bridges, according to a press release from the delegation. They’re asking Congress… Continue Reading State leaders ask Congress to lift emergency fund cap

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Walking the neighborhoods of House District 18 and listening to my constituents in western El Paso County, it is clear that jobs and the economy remain the top issues of concern. Even as we rebound from the Great Recession, too many businesses are struggling and too many people are still unemployed or underemployed. I am… Continue Reading Innovative business ideas needed for 2014 Legislature

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Comparing the risk and return of investments

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In reading about investments, you’ve probably encountered the term “risk premium” and wondered what this nerdy-sounding financial jargon means. Well, it has vital meaning — not just for finance nerds but all investors. Underlying this term are concepts that you should apply to all of your investing decisions. Risk premium refers to the higher return… Continue Reading Comparing the risk and return of investments

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Nonprofit can restore flood-damaged photos

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Nonprofit can restore flood-damaged photos

As flood waters recede and clean-up efforts begin, a Denver nonprofit organization wants to educate the public to not throw away photographs, even if they appear ruined. Wet and dirty photos and videos can often be salvaged, and member companies and organizations of The Memory Preservation Coalition opened Memory Rescue Centers across the Front Range… Continue Reading Nonprofit can restore flood-damaged photos

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On the Horizon – September 20, 2013

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Sept. 20-Oct. 2 Business Expo 2013 Pre-register for the 2013 Business Expo and get in to the all-day event for free. Register online at https://coloradospringscococ.wliinc23.com/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventregistration.aspx?eventID=2O705Q1T. The event is slated from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center. The event is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 20, 2013

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