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In an expensive, unnecessary and politically damaging recall election that culminates on Sept. 10, Colorado Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, will either be confirmed in office for one more year or recalled. If the recall fails, we’re back to status quo ante. Democrats will still control the both houses of the Legislature. John Hickenlooper… Continue Reading Recall could lead to legislative consequences

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UCH makes news, and Memorial handles it

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Just this past week, a patient at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs was undergoing treatment for heart-related problems. The troubles escalated to the point of perhaps needing additional care, and after much communication, emails and faxes between cardiologists, the patient eventually was transferred to the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, where she has shown… Continue Reading UCH makes news, and Memorial handles it

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Ross Auction keeps heirlooms, deals in store

When the gavel comes down at the close of each bidding war, a hush comes over the crowd — then those interested move to the next item and start again. Such is the life of Bill Neal and his wife Paula, who have owned and operated Ross Auction Inc. in downtown Colorado Springs for the… Continue Reading Ross Auction keeps heirlooms, deals in store

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Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back

Former Colorado Springs banker and resident Chad Friese and his firm, The Argent Company, borrowed nearly $12 million from dozens of individuals and their retirement accounts, but did not pay it back, according to court documents. A civil lawsuit filed in June 2011 in El Paso District Court by more than 60 people, their retirement… Continue Reading Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back

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The owner of a Gold Hill Mesa home filed suit this month against the builder, saying the home is not as energy-efficient as the builder purported. Further, the builder knew the home wasn’t as energy-efficient during the sales process, said homeowners Hannah Polmer and William Robert Rudge in their lawsuit against Hi-Point Home Builders LLC,… Continue Reading Home not effectively green, lawsuit says

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Across the page from this editorial, you’ll see the results of our weekly online readers poll. We thought it would be appropriate to ask, as the unofficial summer season comes to its end with the Labor Day weekend, how people view the health of the local economy. More than 300 readers responded, a larger sampling… Continue Reading Let’s shake our local pessimism

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More good real estate news for area

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The second quarter 2013 report of the top 160 metropolitan areas from the National Association of Realtors indicates that median home prices continued to rise in the majority of cities, with the national year-over-year price showing the strongest gain in 71/2 years. Even better news is that “despite rising prices and higher mortgage interest rates,… Continue Reading More good real estate news for area

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On the Horizon – August, 29

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August 30 Blue Moon Trail Run The Second Annual Blue Moon Trail Run takes place at 5:45 p.m. in Piñon Valley Park, 5585 Mule Deer Drive. A post-race barbecue is available to all registrants and volunteers, featuring Bristol beer. Childcare available. Net proceeds benefit local community centers. Prices: $30 through Aug. 29, $35 on Aug.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August, 29

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Kudos – August, 29

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SSFCU ranks fifth nationally in dealer satisfaction Dealer service, fast payment and an increased presence in Colorado and Utah have placed Security Service Federal Credit Union fifth among prime retail credit lenders in the country for overall satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study released in July. SSFCU scored 917 on… Continue Reading Kudos – August, 29

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People on the Move – August, 29

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Pinnacol Assurance, which promotes itself as Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, appointed Jon Scott associate vice president of agency and product development. Prior to joining Pinnacol, Scott served as regional vice president of sales and distribution at Hanover Insurance Group. Scott holds designations as a chartered property casualty underwriter and certified insurance counselor.… Continue Reading People on the Move – August, 29

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