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Year in review: Aerospace and defense

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Year in review: Aerospace and defense

This year has produced negatives and positives: While the region has potential to become something great by way of unmanned (drone) testing and continued growth in the field, it also faces fiscal barriers because of the federal budget issues and potential for a decrease in military presence.   January 31 Army movement could help or… Continue Reading Year in review: Aerospace and defense

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Year in review: Commercial real estate

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Year in review: Commercial real estate

Commercial real estate The past year has brought optimism. Vacancy rates are down across the board, supply and demand are beginning to turn the economic tide and the year has been marked by several newsworthy transactions. These pieces highlight some trends and shine light on the underpinnings of a few of Colorado Springs’ most lucrative… Continue Reading Year in review: Commercial real estate

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‘Treecycle’ offers Christmas trees a mulched future

A county-wide holiday program is presenting a new alternative for the disposal of old Christmas trees. El Paso County’s “Treecycle” program offers six locations where residents can go to have their dried up evergreens mulched. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first two weekends in January. The suggested $5 minimum… Continue Reading ‘Treecycle’ offers Christmas trees a mulched future

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The Colorado Press Association recently announced that the Colorado Springs Business Journal has won 16 awards in the organization’s 2013 Colorado Better Newspaper Contest. The awards are as follows — although 1st, 2nd and 3rd place designations have not yet been announced: Amy Gillentine Best agriculture story for “Industrial hemp could jumpstart economy” Best health… Continue Reading CSBJ wins 16 awards in state contest

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Members of the crew at Buttercup’s Frozen Yogurt said farewell Monday in a Facebook post, announcing that the downtown sweet shop will shut down before Christmas. “Buttercup’s will be closing this Sunday, Dec. 22nd,” the Facebook announcement read. “We have truly enjoyed serving you these past 2+ years! Thank you for your support, we wish… Continue Reading Buttercup’s shutting its downtown doors amid ‘tough economy’

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NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

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NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

The NORAD Tracks Santa program captured much attention when it was inadvertently developed at a Colorado Springs military outpost way back in 1955. Now, nearly 60 years later, it’s doing the same thing for a very different reason. As most of you have read, heard or seen by now, the newest iteration of the North… Continue Reading NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

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Exelis spin-off to create Springs-based Mission Services

Defense contractor Exelis Inc. announced last week that it will spin off a segment of its IT Services division to create a Springs-based Mission Services company. The independence of Exelis Mission Systems — currently a part of the company’s Information and Technical Services division located in Colorado Springs — is expected to be complete by… Continue Reading Exelis spin-off to create Springs-based Mission Services

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Historic Alamo Hotel building sells for $5.9 million

The historic four-story Alamo Hotel building in downtown Colorado Springs was recently purchased for $5.9 million by a local investor. Matterhorn Development LLC sold the 42,556-square-foot building, which was constructed around 1900, to Carlisle’s Alamo LLC. Matterhorn purchased the property in 2006 for just $200,000 less than the sale price. Cascade Commercial Group brokered the… Continue Reading Historic Alamo Hotel building sells for $5.9 million

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CTU launches Concierge Center

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CTU launches Concierge Center

Colorado Technical University officially opened  its new Campus Concierge Center, which will serve as a “one-stop shop” for a wide range of student and faculty needs, according to a CTU marketing representative. “Just as a hotel concierge can help with everything from providing driving directions to booking reservations at the hottest restaurant in town, CTU’s Concierge… Continue Reading CTU launches Concierge Center

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Leechpit to reopen on Westside in early 2014

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Leechpit to reopen on Westside in early 2014

Nearly six months after Adam Leech was forced to close his shop on the Colorado College campus, he has announced that the Leechpit is reopening on the Westside. Leech said in a news release Tuesday that the record shop/thrift store will reopen around Feb. 1 in a 4,000-square-foot space at 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Suite… Continue Reading Leechpit to reopen on Westside in early 2014

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