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It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

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It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

Is it because of the holiday spirit and not procrastination that your Christmas lights are still up? Did you serve eggnog at your Labor Day barbecue? Does it feel like Dec. 25 will never get here? Don’t fret. Christmas-cianados can whet their appetites anytime at the Christmas in Manitou store. The year-round Christmas-themed shop at… Continue Reading It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

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Start planning holiday parties now

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Start planning holiday parties now

Labor Day, along with its associated warm temperatures and backyard cookouts, has passed. And summer, like the long weekend, soon will be a speck in the rearview mirror. That means there’s no time like the present, according to local event planners and venue managers, to plan the perfect holiday affair. “If you are planning on… Continue Reading Start planning holiday parties now

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board hosted the inaugural State of the Workforce event Friday, Sept. 5, at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Library 21c. Dana Barton, director of business relations and employment development for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, shared the center’s accomplishments for its recently-ended program year 2013. “The mission of the PPWFC… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board hosts inaugural State of the Workforce event

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New works director preps for fresh beginning

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New works director preps for fresh beginning

Travis Easton, the city’s new public works director, brings with him some uncommon public service experience. Easton served as the mayor of Monument from 2009 until earlier this year. In addition, he has been a senior vice president of civil engineering with Nolte Vertical Five in the Pikes Peak region. He’ll transition at the end… Continue Reading New works director preps for fresh beginning

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TSA now uses imaging technology at Springs airport

The Transportation Security Administration Friday announced the deployment of a millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology unit at the Colorado Springs Airport. The machine is equipped with automated target recognition software designed to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images while improving throughput capabilities and streamlining the checkpoint screening process, according to a news release issued by the… Continue Reading TSA now uses imaging technology at Springs airport

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Quantum Financial releases July property transactions

Documents released Wednesday by Quantum Commercial Group Inc. disclosed July transaction information regarding three properties. The 104,439 square feet of office space at 5575 Tech Center Drive in Colorado Springs sold for $5.9 million. The listing Firm was NAI Highland & CIII and the cooperating firm was Quantum Financial Group. It was a foreclosure purchase.… Continue Reading Quantum Financial releases July property transactions

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Springs home prices increase 4.4 percent year over year in July

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, released its July Home Price Index report Tuesday. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 7.4 percent in July  compared to July 2013. This change represents 29 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally. On a month-over-month basis, home prices… Continue Reading Springs home prices increase 4.4 percent year over year in July

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Experts explain higher education financing options

In a world of few constants, one thing’s for sure: College is expensive, and it’s only growing more costly. Local institutions of higher learning are no exception. UCCS, for instance, saw an increase in its full-time freshman and sophomore tuition rates from $4,695 for Colorado residents prior to the 2013 fall semester, to just short… Continue Reading Experts explain higher education financing options

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Flight training school experiences big growth

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Flight training school experiences big growth

Peak Aviation Center, through the acquisition of two aircraft over the past several months, has grown rapidly to become the county’s largest civilian flight instruction school. Since beginning in 2006 with four employees and 2,000 annual flight training hours, owners Allen Mathews and Pat Carlile have grown the operation to 16 employees, 4,000 flight training… Continue Reading Flight training school experiences big growth

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Home price appreciation slows in 65 percent of U.S. housing markets

RealtyTrac, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, released its July 2014 U.S Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report Aug. 28. The report shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of just over 4.6 million in July, down 3 percent from the previous month… Continue Reading Home price appreciation slows in 65 percent of U.S. housing markets

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