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Tourism businesses off to strong start this season

Just try getting a ride these days on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. You may score a seat on the earliest train, leaving the station at 8 a.m., or perhaps a week or so hence. You can attempt to ride stand-by, but that’s not recommended. Your best bet is to make reservations, according to Traffic… Continue Reading Tourism businesses off to strong start this season

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Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

Blake Milteer is the executive director and chief curator of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s museum. The Norfolk, Va., native met his wife Sarah, “an amazing painter” who works in the writing center at Colorado College, at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Milteer was a student and Sarah was on an exchange program… Continue Reading Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

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Hospice clients: Beware of phone scam

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Hospice clients: Beware of phone scam

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care is warning people of a phone scam. A bereaved client contacted the hospice about a phone survey allegedly on hospice’s behalf. The caller asked for a credit card number to process a survey. The client did not provide the information, and instead, contacted hospice. “We had no knowledge of… Continue Reading Hospice clients: Beware of phone scam

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Quantum active in real estate deals

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Quantum active in real estate deals

The 104,439-square-foot building at 5575 Tech Center Drive sold recently for $5.9 million, according to Quantum Commercial Group. The listing agents were Frank Tuck and Randy Dowis of NAI Highland and CIII, while the cooperating broker was Michael Palmer of Quantum. Quantum also reported the sale of 550 State Highway 105 in Monument for $1.45… Continue Reading Quantum active in real estate deals

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Colorado to be U.S. hub for global study

Colorado has been chosen to be the United States’ hub for Future Earth, the new international program for global sustainability. The effort brings together thousands of the world’s scientists on global environmental change, according to the website of the The International Council For Science (ICSU). Other hubs are located in Montreal, Canada; Paris, France; Tokyo,… Continue Reading Colorado to be U.S. hub for global study

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BLS: Employment increases in El Paso County

Employment increased in all nine large counties in Colorado from December 2012 to December 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. El Paso County is considered a large county by BLS standards. Large counties are defined as those with employment of 75,000 or more as measured by 2012 annual average employment. Regional Commissioner… Continue Reading BLS: Employment increases in El Paso County

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NFIB news: Clean Air Act, Obamacare

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NFIB news: Clean Air Act, Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the EPA’s misuse of the Clean Air Act (see nfib.com/article/om-epa-permitting-requirements-for-greenhouse-gas-emission-65980/) in regulating stationary sources of greenhouse gases, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses. This will protect small family farms, manufacturers and restaurant owners from more paperwork and fines, the NFIB said.   Also, the Congressional Budget Office… Continue Reading NFIB news: Clean Air Act, Obamacare

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Brown is EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Technology

Cherwell Software President and CEO Vance Brown received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the technology category in the Mountain Desert region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, according to a news… Continue Reading Brown is EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Technology

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AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

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AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

The arrival of the class of 2018 at the U.S. Air Force Academy this week, along with the arrival of cadet-candidates at the academy’s Prep School on July 16, will add more than $1.5 million to the local economy, according to a press release. When all the figures are added up, the estimated 4,760 visiting… Continue Reading AFA visitors bring $1.5 million in sales

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The local Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART) for Colorado Springs raises around $4 million annually, a total that has decreased slightly the past several years, with the exception of last year.  According to the city’s 2014 budget, income from LART was $3.955 million in 2011, $3.936 million the following year and $4.023 million in… Continue Reading Take it to the ballot: Raise funds via tourism

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