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Taking an action at its Tuesday regular meeting that may benefit many small businesses in Colorado Springs, City Council voted to eliminate almost all business licensing fees, thereby foregoing nearly $400,000 in annual revenue. Businesses ranging from concrete contractors to operators of “circuses and menageries” must still apply for city licensure, but there will be… Continue Reading Council votes to end business licensing fees, but Bach may veto

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Goodwill, CSHP build new Monument centers

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Goodwill, CSHP build new Monument centers

Discover Goodwill and Colorado Springs Health Partners P.C. (CSHP) will jointly hold a ground-breaking ceremony in Monument Wednesday to kick off the construction of new facilities and extended services to the community. Goodwill and CSHP will each construct new buildings for their varied interests. The new centers will be located on three acres on Leather… Continue Reading Goodwill, CSHP build new Monument centers

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Median home sales price increases

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Median home sales price increases

The median sales price of U.S. Residential properties, including distressed and non-distressed sales was $180,000, up 6 percent from the previous month and up 13 percent from a year ago. The figures are from RealtyTrac, a leading source for comprehensive housing data. The median price of distressed sales, those properties in the foreclosure process or… Continue Reading Median home sales price increases

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Everest to remain open pending further federal action

Less than a week after Corinthian Colleges Inc. announced a 21-day federal funding suspension by the U.S. Department of Education, a company executive has said that its more than 100 campuses will remain tentatively operational. In an email to its staff Monday, Corinthian Chairman and CEO Jack Massimino said the company has “reached an agreement in principle… Continue Reading Everest to remain open pending further federal action

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Library collection wins national award

The American Association for State and Local History announced the Special Collections of Pikes Peak Library District is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium project. The Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium is an annual event hosted by Pikes Peak Library… Continue Reading Library collection wins national award

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Initial phase of Tierra Vista complete at local AFBs

Lend Lease Public Partnerships announced Wednesday that it has completed the initial development phase of its Tierra Vista Communities, located at Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases in Colorado Springs. The $316-million on-base military housing project has created homes for more than 860 airmen and their families and also includes projects at Los Angeles Air Force… Continue Reading Initial phase of Tierra Vista complete at local AFBs

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Colorado’s unemployment rate lowest since 2008

The Colorado unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percent in May to 5.8 percent. The last time the unemployment rate was 5.8 percent or lower was November 2008 when the rate was 5.7 percent.
 The last time the Colorado unemployment rate was at 5.8 percent was in 2008, according to the Colorado Department of Government,… Continue Reading Colorado’s unemployment rate lowest since 2008

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Emmer to retire from Ent

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Emmer to retire from Ent

Ent Federal Credit Union announced Thursday morning CEO Charles Emmer will retire in October. He led the organization for the past 18 years. Emmer joined Ent as CEO in 1996. Under his leadership, Ent’s assets have grown from $1.04 billion to more than $4.0 billion, while membership increased from 151,710 to more than 236,000. Part… Continue Reading Emmer to retire from Ent

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

Through a competitive bid process of regional production companies, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Windstar Studios, Inc. to produce a 30-second commercial that will air on two NBC broadcast channels as well as online during the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, Aug. 18-24, 2014. The 30-second spot will highlight Colorado Springs and… Continue Reading International spot to be filmed in Springs

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Report: Colorado May foreclosures down 31 percent

Foreclosure filings were down 31.4 percent in Colorado last month, falling since last year to the lowest level seen in May since 2007, according to a report by the Colorado Division of Housing. The number of filings dropped from 1,113 to 763 between May 2013 and May 2014. “We’re looking at an eight-year low for May foreclosures,… Continue Reading Report: Colorado May foreclosures down 31 percent

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