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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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Lockheed awarded $200 million USAF contract to further GPS program

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, which has a large presence in Colorado Springs, has been awarded more than $200 million in contract options for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS satellite program. The defense contractor announced in a news release Monday that the contracts are for the completion of its fifth and sixth generation Global Positioning Systems… Continue Reading Lockheed awarded $200 million USAF contract to further GPS program

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AspenPointe a finalist for award, statewide recognition

A Colorado Springs health network is one of three finalists for statewide recognition by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. The committee announced Thursday that mental and behavioral health services provider AspenPointe is one of 15 finalists competing for five different Business for the Arts Awards. AspenPointe is nominated for the Impact Award along… Continue Reading AspenPointe a finalist for award, statewide recognition

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Water Conservation Board donates $175K grant for flood study

The Colorado Water Conservation Board contributed a $175,000 grant to assist in studying methods of flood restoration and mitigation for two watersheds in the Pikes Peak region. The study will begin in January and focus on the restoration and protection of the Cheyenne Creek and Upper Fountain Creek watersheds, city officials explained Wednesday in a… Continue Reading Water Conservation Board donates $175K grant for flood study

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Sierra’s recap – positive yet uncertain

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Sierra’s recap – positive yet uncertain

Sierra Commercial Real Estate’s annual Colorado Springs Market Outlook, released Tuesday, shows positive indicators of market growth and health from the past year while conveying the uncertainty — yet hope — for continued reinvigoration. “As 2013 begins to wind down, it is apparent that there has been a slight shift in the regional marketplace with… Continue Reading Sierra’s recap – positive yet uncertain

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PPCC plans downtown expansion

The next few years should prove productive downtown for Pikes Peak Community College, which is anticipating the launch of a $20 million series of expansion projects that will more than double the size of its center-city campus. PPCC President Lance Bolton said that the school is currently planning a two-phase expansion of its Downtown Studio… Continue Reading PPCC plans downtown expansion

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October bus ridership highest since 2009

The Mountain Metropolitan Transit system experienced more ridership in October than any other month since 2009, according to the Colorado Springs Transit Division. The division reported that it’s local fixed-route bus service provided 252,738 one-way trips in October–up more than 7 percent since the same time last year. In a press release issued Wednesday, MMT… Continue Reading October bus ridership highest since 2009

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Area nonprofit awarded $2.2 million grant for promotion of energy efficiency

A nonprofit in Colorado was recently selected for a $2.2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to promote energy efficiency through the use of heat and power. Based in Boulder, the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project was awarded the grant to assist regional businesses and other entities in creating “green” practices and carrying on… Continue Reading Area nonprofit awarded $2.2 million grant for promotion of energy efficiency

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American Airlines merger with US Airways complete

American Airlines announced Monday that its parent company has completed a merger with US Airways Group Inc. to form the world’s largest airline. “Our people, our customers and the communities we serve around the world have been anticipating the arrival of the new American,” American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in a news release.  “We… Continue Reading American Airlines merger with US Airways complete

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Retail study shows effects of fraud in U.S.

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Retail study shows effects of fraud in U.S.

A study by the National Retail Federation recently found that return fraud–which it cites as a serious but misunderstood source of retail loss–will account for nearly $8.8 billion in fraud this year. According to the NRF’s Return Fraud Survey, nearly 6 percent of holiday returns are fraudulent and account for $3.4 billion. “While coverage of… Continue Reading Retail study shows effects of fraud in U.S.

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