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On April 21, Manitou Springs City Council approved an ordinance to start charging to park in the lot at the base of Barr Trail. Just how much it will cost to park in the lot is uncertain. The issue must go before the city’s parking board, which will set rates. City Planner Michelle Anthony said… Continue Reading Barr Trail parking not free for long

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People on the Move – April 24, 2009

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Carol Chiarito has been named New Associate of the Year by New England Financial of Colorado Springs. She qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table during 2008 and has worked in the financial services industry since 2004. Peter Horwitch has achieved membership in the insurance industry’s Million Dollar Round Table and has earned MetLife’s Leaders… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 24, 2009

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Care and Share CEO steps down

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Nicholas Saccaro, president and CEO of Care and Share since July 2006, is leaving his position at the food bank on May 13 to become the vice president/general manager of Revolution Foods’ new branch in the Denver metro area. Alex Edwards, current chief operating officer of Care and Share, will serve as the interim president… Continue Reading Care and Share CEO steps down

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FOX 21 News Reporter Danielle Leigh toured the town to see just how much money she could really get for her old gold jewelery. From jewelery stores to pawn shops, who do you think made her the best offer? Click here to read the story.

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Medical malpractice bill dies in the House

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A bill that would require insurance companies to get approval before raising premiums died on third and final reading in the state House of Representatives. Supported by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, House Bill 1344 originally was written to raise non-economic caps for medical malpractice suits from $300,000 to $460,000. But the bill didn’t have… Continue Reading Medical malpractice bill dies in the House

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Total personal income in the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area during 2007 increased by 3.7 percent from 2006, according to figures released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Colorado Springs MSA population of 607,858 ranked 83rd out of 366 MSAs in the nation. In 2007 Colorado Springs had a per capita personal income… Continue Reading Area personal income increasing but lags national average

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Foreclosure slowdown: Not!

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Colorado Springs holds the dubious distinction as Colorado’s highest ranking city for new foreclosure filings during first quarter 2009. The news was released this week in an Irvine, Calif.-based Realty Trac “Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report.” The data seemed to reflect similar findings by Public Trustee Tom Mowle which showed that El Paso County saw only… Continue Reading Foreclosure slowdown: Not!

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T. Rowe Price lays off 44

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T. Rowe Price has cut 44 workers from its staff of about 700 in Colorado Springs. Companywide 288 were laid off as part of a 5.5 percent staff reduction that was announced along with first quarter earnings results today. “Broadly speaking, the majority of reductions were in the processing and technology groups,” spokesman Brian Lewbart said.… Continue Reading T. Rowe Price lays off 44

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What do women really want? Money. Women want freedom from financial stress more than they want to be thin, more than they want a faithful partner, more than sex and, in some cases, more than they love their children, according to a poll on bettyconfidential.com. “With the current state of the economy, there’s a lot of… Continue Reading Here’s what women really want

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Despite increasing its marketing budget to more than $1 million for the first time, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau saw a 3 percent drop in lodging taxes for 2008 but still drew millions of dollars to the city, according to the CVB’s annual report released today. And, if it weren’t for several major events in… Continue Reading CVB revenue down 3 percent in 2008

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