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Manitou Springs starts business recovery fund

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Manitou Springs is seeking to recover after recent floods from the Waldo Canyon burn scar left businesses and residents digging out from mud and dealing with water damage. The community has established the Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to support emergency relief, as well as short-term and long-term recovery… Continue Reading Manitou Springs starts business recovery fund

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Penrose seeks Level 1 trauma certification

It looks like the battle of the hospitals is on. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced plans Friday to seek Level 1 trauma certification for its emergency department – less than a month after competitor Memorial Hospital made the same pledge. Penrose’s main hospital on North Nevada Avenue would receive the designation, and is just a… Continue Reading Penrose seeks Level 1 trauma certification

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Peacemaker extends olive branch to Springs

A Montana-based Christian ministry specializing in biblical conflict resolution has opened an office location in Colorado Springs. Peacemaker Ministries, an international organization that assists Christians and their affiliates resolve conflicts with the teachings of the Bible, opened its new location at 790 Stout Road on Sept. 1, according to a release from the Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Peacemaker extends olive branch to Springs

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People on the Move – September 06

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  Scott Mayeux has been named development director of Foster Hope Foundation in Colorado Springs. Mayeux comes to FHF with more than a decade of nonprofit and change management experience and will help support the most vulnerable foster families in El Paso County.   AspenPointe is pleased to announce three key promotions to its corporate… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 06

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Springs housing prices on the rise

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Springs housing prices on the rise

The Colorado Springs housing market showed increases in home prices and August sales went up 23 percent compared with 2012. At $255,728, the price of the average sale of a single-family home went up 8 percent higher than last year, according to figures from Sylvia Jennings of Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors. “That’s the highest average… Continue Reading Springs housing prices on the rise

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A Denver-based software company is making a home in Colorado Springs. Aspenware Internet Solutions opened an office in Colorado Springs at 118 N. Tejon, Suite 200. The company builds custom software for businesses like Vail Resorts, Seagate and Hosting. It was founded in 2001 and made Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies list in 2011 and 2012,… Continue Reading Software company opens Springs office

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Kum & Go abandons plans for Old Colorado City

Following a firestorm of criticism and a grassroots effort to stop the sale, the Kum & Go convenience store chain has canceled its plans to purchase the Discover Goodwill property in Old Colorado City between 23rd Street and 24th Street. The company originally agreed to purchase the property to build one of its large gas… Continue Reading Kum & Go abandons plans for Old Colorado City

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Colorado’s economy continues to add jobs at a higher rate than the rest of the Rocky Mountain states and the nation. Colorado’s economy grew nearly 2 percentage points in August, from 54.8 to 56.5, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The overall business conditions index, a mathematical average of new orders, production, employment,… Continue Reading Colorado’s job growth above regional, national averages

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Nonprofits build local influence

Compassion International helps feed kids around the globe; the U.S. Olympic Committee oversees the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic movement; and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services provides health care and hospitalization to people around the state. And all three are part of something bigger — a group of about 2,000 local nonprofits (including about 800 churches) that… Continue Reading Nonprofits build local influence

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Selling starts now for Tourism Act projects

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Selling starts now for Tourism Act projects

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the city’s Regional Tourism Act project application for state sales-tax funds. The next two installments will analyze the four projects, two at a time. By John Hazlehurst and Amy Gillentine Supporters and planners of the City for Champions proposal believe its four major projects… Continue Reading Selling starts now for Tourism Act projects

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