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New Bristol ale honors firefighters

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Colorado Springs’ own Bristol Brewing Company will tap a new batch of ale tonight that honors local firefighters. The brewery, 1647 S. Tejon St., has created Local 5 Ale, named for the local chapter of the Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters. The beer is described as an extra special bitter “with big caramel and roasted chewiness,… Continue Reading New Bristol ale honors firefighters

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Quality of Life indicates room for improvement

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The good news: Colorado Springs is affordable, has low teen-pregnancy rates and high-quality water and air. The bad news: jobs growth is not keeping pace, few young professionals remain in the area and alcohol abuse is above the national average. Those are the findings from the Pikes Peak United Way’s third annual Quality of Life… Continue Reading Quality of Life indicates room for improvement

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Americans still traveling for R ‘n’ R

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Americans’ leisure and travel plans don’t indicate much of a recession. Families and individuals who have traveled for leisure this year, or plan to before year’s end, are in the majority. Nearly 84 percent of respondents to a survey by Travel Leaders said they already traveled for leisure this year, and 88 percent said they… Continue Reading Americans still traveling for R ‘n’ R

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Consumers turning the retail corner?

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The National Retail Sales Federation says retail sales saw their first gain in six months, a sign consumers may be turning the corner. The organization said sales rose 0.7 percent during August over July, but fell 4.3 percent from the same month last year. Those figures do not include auto, gas and restaurant sales, a… Continue Reading Consumers turning the retail corner?

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Colorado Springs is recovering from the recession in nearly every area except housing. A study by the Brookings Institute places Colorado Srpings’ economic indicators near the top half of 100 metro areas nationwide. The city ranks in the top 10 for the lowest unemployment rate. Housing prices made it 43rd on the list, while employment… Continue Reading Strong recession recovery

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Chinese-Colorado connection reinforced

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More than 30 representatives of Chinese companies attended a Chinese Chamber of Commerce Machinery and Electronics meeting last week hosted by Gov. Bill Ritter in Denver. Business representatives from Colorado and China signed a memorandum of cooperation designed to promote business investments, cooperation and job-creation. The agreement targeted several economic sectors, including renewable energy, clean… Continue Reading Chinese-Colorado connection reinforced

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Capital summit will showcase 40 companies

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Looking for investment capital for your business? Forty companies will be selected to present at the Angel Capital Summit on Nov. 17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Touted as the best capital forum from the west coast to Chicago, the summit is hosted by Rockies Venture Club, and hundreds of investors are expected… Continue Reading Capital summit will showcase 40 companies

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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is encouraging the new owners of failed banks to consider temporary reductions in mortgage payments for troubled borrowers who have lost their jobs. Such a move could not only prevent foreclosures but also relieve pressure from the Deposit Insurance Fund, which guarantees depositors in the event of bank failures. “With more… Continue Reading FDIC: Banks should be lenient with troubled borrowers

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Frontier ends Denver-Grand Junction flight

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Frontier Airlines has ended its Denver-Grand Junction flights effective today. Officials said the route, which was created about 16 months ago, was not as popular as expected. About 3,250 passengers boarded for the route last month. United Airlines still offers daily nonstop flights between Denver and Grand Junction.

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While the final numbers aren’t in,  ticket sales for this year’s Sunday on the Town event were “softer” than previous years. The annual event is billed as a chance to showcase downtown restaurants, retail and culture – as well as to raise money for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. This year, 21 restaurants offered samples of their cuisine and… Continue Reading Sunday on the Town attendance down

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