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Reporter for the Colorado Springs Business Journal covering real estate, construction and other topics related to small business.

Yellow books to be distributed this week

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will begin distributing more than 22,000 copies of the Yellow Book, the 2010-2011 Senior Information and Assistance Directory. Now in its 43rd year of publication, the Yellow Book includes information about more than 700 housing, medical, legal, financial and other services for older adults in El Paso, Park… Continue Reading Yellow books to be distributed this week

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Doss Aviation wins another USAFA contract

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Colorado Springs-based DOSS Aviation has been awarded a $21 million contract for expanded work for flight screening services at the U.S. Air Force Academy. This is the sixth contract the company has won since 2009 that encompasses work through 2017. Doss Chief Information Officer Dan Ellis said the company currently operates at 21 different sites… Continue Reading Doss Aviation wins another USAFA contract

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Construction begins today outside the West Gate at Peterson Air Force Base. Work crews will begin repairing some flaws underneath the road’s surface. Traffic along Stewart Avenue will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes from Paine Street through the west gate to the bridge. Construction is expected to last until Oct. 28. During… Continue Reading Peterson’s West Gate in midst of road construction

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Murphy Constructors of Colorado Springs began work on the first of a five-phase restoration project at the Pioneers Museum this week. Scaffolding and bucket trucks will begin appearing on the site, and workers will occasionally be seen rappelling along the sides of the Museum’s clock tower, according to Museum Executive Director Matt Mayberry. “We have… Continue Reading Murphy Construction embarks on Pioneers Museum project

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Academy Boulevard got a welcome boost in the 1980s when the Mission Trace Shopping Center opened. For the first 15 years or so, the 289,000-square-foot retail center, featuring the area’s first bank, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dos Hombres Restaurant and busy King Soopers, attracted thousands of shoppers daily. It soon became the place to shop in… Continue Reading Renovation gives second life to Mission Trace Center

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Six hundred volunteers from the Home Depot Foundation, Home Depot’s “hardlines” departments and company vendors joined with organizers from Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity to do construction and landscape projects on 15 houses in the Woodmen Vistas development. Work began at 7:30 a.m. and will continue through 4 p.m. The Woodmen Vistas development is located… Continue Reading Home Depot Foundation, Habitat partner at Woodmen Vistas

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Today kicks off a five-month restoration project at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum’s home, the 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. The public will soon start to see scaffolding and bucket trucks around Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and workers rappelling along the sides of the Museum’s clock tower, said city spokeswoman Julie Smith. The project contractor… Continue Reading First-phase restoration project kicks off at Pioneers Museum

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First American Title launches new division

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First American Title Insurance Co. has launched a new Mortgage Services division. The move consolidates two existing divisions: National Lenders Advantage and Equity Loan Services. The company has an office in Colorado Springs at 6005 Delmonico Drive. The consolidated program will offer title insurance, settlement and valuation or appraisal services to residential loan originators. First… Continue Reading First American Title launches new division

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Former Colorado Spring Symphony conductor Charles Ansbacher died Sunday at the age of 67. He served as symphony director from 1972-1988. He was conductor and founder of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Click here to read a story about Ansbacher that was published today in the Cambridge Chronical newspaper.

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New-home prices reach historic low

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New-home sales prices have reached an historic low, based on records kept as far back as 1963 – and further declines are forecasted. The information comes from the Census Bureau’s  American Housing Survey. The study, which examines the housing market strictly from the view of homeowners rather than from real estate or mortgage industry perspective, provided… Continue Reading New-home prices reach historic low

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