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Black Forest businesses deal with losses

A month after the Black Forest fire blackened thousands of acres of forest lands, sending businesses and homes alike up in flames, charred trees and ash-covered ground somberly fill the landscape, and the sound of backhoes and chainsaws fills the air. For some, it’s business as usual, or maybe even a little busier than usual.… Continue Reading Black Forest businesses deal with losses

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If someone puts a home on the market today, chances are good it’ll sell within two months. As of June 30, single-family homes spent an average of 62 days on the market, the lowest number since June 2006, when the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors started keeping records. The total number of active listings is… Continue Reading Springs homes selling at fastest rate in years

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Merger will re-name Bank at Broadmoor

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Merger will re-name Bank at Broadmoor

Once The Bank at Broadmoor merges with Colorado Community Bank, the combined bank will also have a new name: Northstar Bank of Colorado. “It can be tough to lose such a valued name in The Bank at Broadmoor, but there are many positive things coming out of this,” said Mark White, bank president. “Northstar Bank… Continue Reading Merger will re-name Bank at Broadmoor

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Developers divided on Academy

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Editor’s note: The southeastern portion of Colorado Springs has had its challenges economically. The Academy corridor project highlights different ways the city of Colorado Springs can help. But just how and how much should the city be involved? This concludes a two-part series looking at the Academy corridor and government incentives for business. Government should… Continue Reading Developers divided on Academy

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Employment gains identified

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The latest jobs report, released June 30, showed overall gains in employment. Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June. Increases were in leisure, hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, health care and financial activities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “The economy is producing jobs, but they are, generally speaking,… Continue Reading Employment gains identified

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Academy Boulevard: Can city help it recover?

Dotted with urban blight as well as lively street corners, the once-thriving Academy Boulevard corridor attracts nearly as many opinions as the storefronts it has. The government should not be involved at all in attracting business to the area, say some elected officials, while others say the city should — and does — offer incentives.… Continue Reading Academy Boulevard: Can city help it recover?

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In southeast Colorado Springs, the use of many buildings has changed in recent years. “Repurposing” is the descriptive term identified by Carl Schueler, senior planner for the city. What used to be a big-box store on the corner of Hancock Expressway and South Academy Boulevard is now the home of Victory World Outreach chapel. A… Continue Reading Academy experiences ‘repurposing’ of buildings

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In the aftermath of the Black Forest Fire, the Long-Term Recovery Group, which was formed as a result of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, has transitioned to a Permanent Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster. Persons and organizations wanting to become part of the permanent disaster relief effort are invited to a planning meeting July 16… Continue Reading Region creates permanent group to cope with disasters

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El Pomar expands Carriage Museum

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The El Pomar Foundation unveiled an expansion of the El Pomar Carriage Museum to include the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The announcement happens in conjunction with preparations for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb which is this weekend. Free and open to the public, the museum currently features three Pikes Peak Hill Climb cars… Continue Reading El Pomar expands Carriage Museum

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Businesses provide help for fire effort

Dozens of Colorado Springs-area businesses stepped up to help the efforts to extinguish the Black Forest fire — not by fighting the fire, but by feeding, clothing and sheltering the victims and the firefighters. “Somebody has to do it,” said Sally Layton, whose husband, Bill, has teamed with Greg Howard and Jason Hann, along with… Continue Reading Businesses provide help for fire effort

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