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Colorado voters will decide in November whether they want to increase their taxes to pay for schools. Known as Prop 103, the ballot initiative would increase corporate and personal income tax rates from 4.63 percent to 5 percent – the same rate as 1999. Bright Colorado, the group that organized the petition drive, said that,… Continue Reading Colorado voters asked for tax hikes to fund schools

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CWIS, a Colorado Springs real estate appraisal company, has jumped into the middle of the biggest housing market boom in the country — foreclosures. The company, that just one year ago had only three full-time employees, won a five-year, $50 million contract last summer to manage and maintain homes for the U.S. Department of Housing… Continue Reading CWIS finds growth, profit managing homes for govt.

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They’ve been called boring bean counters. They get asked if their favorite fashion accessories are green visors and pocket protectors. They are the butt of jokes on countless websites and their work traits are now slogans on T-shirt and coffee mugs. They are accountants. “I’m damn proud of it,” said Tad Goodenbour, certified public accountant… Continue Reading Accountants: Going beyond bean counting and pocket protectors

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Cheyenne Mountain High School teen Sara Volz was named a 2011 high school inventor by Popular Science magazine and is featured in the September issue. Sara, 16, has been conducting research on alternative fuels for the past year and built her own photobioreactor. She’s been working with Colorado State University faculty and staff on finding… Continue Reading Springs teen named 2011 inventor by Popular Science magazine

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Across the country and in Colorado business travelers are paying more this year than last year for domestic airfare, international airfare and hotel lodging – a positive sign for the travel and hotel industries. A travel pricing snapshot for second quarter 2011, released this week by American Express Global Business Travel eXpert insights Business Travel… Continue Reading Airfare and hotel rates up, industry making slow rebound

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Florissant Fossil Beds to build visitor center

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is getting its long-awaited visitor center – a 4,400 square-foot facility expected to open in 2013 and be powered almost entirely by solar power. The National Park Service announced plans this week for a visitor education, research and museum facility, which will replace the old building currently serving as the… Continue Reading Florissant Fossil Beds to build visitor center

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State revokes mortage license, warns consumers

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The Division of Real Estate and the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators has revoked the license of former mortgage loan originator Jill Evans of Paramount Mortgage. The division ordered Evans, who was doing business in the Greenwood Village area,  to pay an $11,000 fine and $24,000 in restitution to two  former clients who gave her… Continue Reading State revokes mortage license, warns consumers

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More than 6,000 people braved a rainy Sunday evening to attend the People’s Pedal Party downtown in celebration of today’s big cycling event. “We had a terrific crowd – everyone from a 6-week old to an 85-year-old,” said Ron Butlin, executive director of the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership. The party was among several events during… Continue Reading 6,000 attend People’s Pedal Party to celebrate big race

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Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Peter Lemon will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s Excellence in Customer Service award gala. The gala, Sept. 23 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, celebrates the BBB’s awards program, which began in 1995. Each year, the BBB names local businesses that have superior… Continue Reading BBB honors businesses with excellent customer service

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Joyce Holmes wasn’t immediately sold on the idea of sinking her family’s savings into an indoor shooting range and gun club. It took some big-time lobbying, said Bob Holmes, her husband and owner of Whistling Pines Gun Club in Colorado Springs. “I looked around and there was no indoor shooting range here in the Springs… Continue Reading Whistling Pines cleaning up the shooting range business

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