Academy cadet killed in skiing accident

The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs announced Monday that one of its cadets…

Lola Woloch to lead women’s chamber

Lola Woloch to lead women’s chamber

Lola Woloch, president of Promotional Marketing Services, LLC, accepted a contract to lead the Southern…

Snider won’t run for re-election

Snider won’t run for re-election

Val Snider announced Friday morning on Facebook that he will not run for a second…

Labor Day balloon festival to be replaced with… balloon festival?

Labor Day balloon festival to be replaced with… balloon festival?

The City of Colorado Springs is in final negotiations with Hot Apple Productions for a Labor…

Skier visits close to last year’s

Skier visits close to last year’s

Total skier visits at the 21 member resorts of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) were…

Mayor awards Colorado Springs ‘young leaders’

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach announced the five winners of his Mayor’s Young Leader Awards…

Registration open for State Games

Registration open for State Games

Registration is now open for Colorado amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels to compete in…

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TechWise wins Fort Carson support contract

Colorado Springs-based defense contractor TechWise was awarded a contract to provide support base services at Fort Carson beginning next year. TechWise will begin as the prime contractor in the deal Jan. 1 and will “augment Garrison personnel over a three-year effort to support the mobilization, deployment, redeployment, and demobilization mission at Fort Carson,” said a news……

Ent posts $12.5 million dividend to members

Ent Federal Credit Union announced this week a $12.5 million special dividend distribution to its members. More than 240,000 members in good standing will receive a minimum of $25, with an additional dividend amount based on the amount of interest they paid on loans and dividends they earned on deposits last year. The average dividend……

Ent posts $12.5 million dividend to members

Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced Jan. 20 that it received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Penrose-St. Francis in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide based solely on its outstanding clinical performance. “Today, consumers are……

Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

FHA borrowers to save under Obama proposal

President Obama last week proposed lowering insurance premiums on FHA-insured loans by 50 basis points, claiming this would save 250,000 borrowers an average of $900 annually in house payments. “The annual premiums on FHA loans, an especially popular source of financing for first-time home buyers, have increased five times since 2010,” according to an article in……

FHA borrowers to save under Obama proposal

C4C compresses to single issue

The debate over City for Champions has evolved (or devolved) into a single-subject argument. The context: Should local tax-increment financing (TIF) be used to cover approximately $100 million of the $250 million proposal? Is TIF a painless way to fund major civic improvements, or is it a sophisticated scam, a way for special interests to……

C4C compresses to single issue

Small Business

SAGE aims for Grade A service, results

SAGE aims for Grade A service, results

SAGE Affordable Tutoring owner Phillip Hutcherson and his wife, Frances, were the first in their families to go to college. Hutcherson was only the second generation in his family to graduate high school. Growing up poor in Texas and New…

Service key to MacSuperstore success

Service key to MacSuperstore success

When Shane Williams opened his first MacSuperstore 16 years ago in San Luis Obispo, Calif.,…

Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

The Commonwheel Artists Co-op celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014 and, for almost all of…

Henley’s has stayed on key 69 years

Henley’s has stayed on key 69 years

Homer Henley started Henley’s Key Service Inc. in 1945 from his basement. Locksmithing was a…

Retail

Pop Up Shops fill storefront vacancies

Pop Up Shops fill storefront vacancies

Shoppers familiar with downtown may come across some unfamiliar businesses this holiday season. Pop Up…

Colorado Kite & Ski lightens cost factor

Colorado Kite & Ski lightens cost factor

It was just after 10 a.m. when a chilled Stan Wolf answered a call at…

University Village: prosperous property

University Village: prosperous property

Five years have passed since part of a fledgling urban renewal project in north-central Colorado…

Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

Confident consumers stocked up on holiday gifts and other merchandise over the 2014 holiday season, helping boost overall holiday retail sales to their highest level since 2011, according to a news release issued by the National Retail Federation. Total holiday…

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