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Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

Despite a summer dip in consumer confidence, data released last month by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association indicated a 5.7 percent increase in new car and truck registrations through August compared to the same eight-month period in 2013. “Strong sales over the Labor Day weekend put Colorado’s new car and truck sales back into positive… Continue Reading Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

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City celebrates Arts Month with events

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City celebrates Arts Month with events

October is National Arts and Humanities Month. In recognition, several Colorado Springs organizations aim to bring together the local creative and business communities. “Arts and Humanities Month was created in 1993. This community has never really engaged that in any way,” according to Andy Vick, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak… Continue Reading City celebrates Arts Month with events

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Timberline takes work to new heights

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Timberline takes work to new heights

The view from Tim Emick’s office is better than yours. Situated between timbers 1,625 and 2,137 on the Manitou Incline, Emick and his army, also known as Timberline Landscaping Inc., are tackling the most challenging and publicly visible project in the company’s 23-year history. Emick, who owns and co-founded Timberline Landscaping, won the $1.5 million… Continue Reading Timberline takes work to new heights

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Labor Statistics releases wage data from May 2013

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data, workers in the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $21.83 in May 2013, similar to the nationwide average of $22.33. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that, after testing for statistical significance, wages locally were significantly higher than their respective national… Continue Reading Labor Statistics releases wage data from May 2013

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Airport to offer free parking in November, December

As an enticement for travelers, the Colorado Springs Airport announced this week it will provide free short-term and long-term parking for the holiday season, plus 50 percent off for valet parking. The free offer will continue two full months, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. In a release, airport officials said the benefit was offered… Continue Reading Airport to offer free parking in November, December

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Best-selling author to keynote mental health luncheon

Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed will serve as keynote for the seventh annual Heroes of Mental Health Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Broadmoor Hotel’s Broadmoor Hall. Strayed is the author of New York Times bestsellers “Tiny Beautiful Things,” “Torch,” and “Wild,” which details her solo journey of discovery hiking more than 1,000… Continue Reading Best-selling author to keynote mental health luncheon

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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

American athletes and foreign athletes training in the U.S. should take note: Big Brother is watching. The role played by the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has impacted the clean sport movement since the agency’s inception in 2000. But its influence, while normally understated, has shone the light on some of the world’s most untouchable… Continue Reading U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

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Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

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Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

This month’s expected demolition of four commercial properties on the southwest side of the city heralds more growth for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. The buildings, located to both the north and south of Lake Plaza Drive near Venetucci Boulevard, were acquired for $2.7 million by the Boldt Company, according to Jake Garro, vice president of… Continue Reading Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

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B&Co. salon to host CASA fundraiser

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A new hair “lounge” on downtown’s south side is having a Grand Opening Celebration from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4. The event at B&Co. is free, but donations will be accepted throughout the evening to benefit CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. The event will include fantasy hair art models, a variety of product and service giveaways,… Continue Reading B&Co. salon to host CASA fundraiser

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The BBB presents ‘A Night of Excellence’

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The BBB presents ‘A Night of Excellence’

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado invites the public to attend its annual event, A Night of Excellence. The event is designed to celebrate those in the community who have exceeded expectations and performed above and beyond the call of duty. The event takes place from 5-8:45 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Hotel Elegante,… Continue Reading The BBB presents ‘A Night of Excellence’

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