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Tree recycling still available

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If you haven’t thrown out that Christmas tree yet, there are still a few places in town that will recycle your tree and turn it into mulch. Tree recycling will be available at the following locations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 5 and 6. A fee of $5 is charged for the recycling… Continue Reading Tree recycling still available

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If it seems to you that more and more people are moving to Colorado every year, you’re right. The U.S. Census Bureau reported yesterday that that state’s population grew by 2 percent, or 95,267 people, between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007. That puts the state’s population at 4.8 million and ranks it as… Continue Reading Colorado population up 2 percent

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Tax returns late for 3 million people

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Tax refunds for more than 3 million people will be held up until February because of Congress’ late fix to the alternative minimum tax, Internal Revenue Officials said this week. Congress put a one-year freeze on growth of the alternative minimum tax last week, protecting some middle-income taxpayers from first exposure to the tax. But… Continue Reading Tax returns late for 3 million people

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7-Eleven offering up a New Year’s roast

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7-Eleven will once again this year give free 12-ounce cups of coffee or other hot beverages to customers who visit stores between 11 p.m. Dec. 31 and 7 a.m. Jan. 1. While this year marks the 20th year that the convenience store chain has given away New Year’s coffee, some stores might not participate in… Continue Reading 7-Eleven offering up a New Year’s roast

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In an effort to cut costs, the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is moving from its offices at 2 N. Cascade Ave. into the Exchange National Bank building at 6 S. Tejon St., suite 700. The new location, where U.S. Bank is located, has lower rent, said Joan Saunders, chamber chief operating officer. “Our… Continue Reading Chamber moving to Exchange National Bank building

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Consumer confidence uptick

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Despite a jittery economy, consumers showed renewed confidence this month. The New York-based Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index rose to 88.6 for the month, up from a revised 87.8 during November – the first increase since July. Confidence levels are considered important because they indicate possible changes in spending patterns, and consumer spending contributes nearly… Continue Reading Consumer confidence uptick

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Fort Carson Town Hall Meeting

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will host the Fort Carson Town Hall Meeting at the Antler’s Hilton hotel on Jan. 14 about how the Pikes Peak region will respond to troop increases. Organizers will provide the updates on the arrival, deployment and return of brigades, and offer information about demographics, housing estimates, behavioral… Continue Reading Fort Carson Town Hall Meeting

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Want to get there faster? Take Platte Avenue or Academy Boulevard. The City’s 2007 Travel Time Study results show that average, drivers on Platte proceeded through eight green traffic signals before being stopped by a red one. Drivers on Academy averaged seven. Drivers on Powers Boulevard, Research Parkway, and Woodmen Road hit an average of… Continue Reading Survey uncovers Colorado Springs’ fastest travel routes

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McDivitt Law Firm will pay for Yellow Cab rides within Colorado Springs this New Year’s Eve. Attorney Mike McDivitt said he came up with the idea after he was startled by a recent survey that ranked Colorado Springs as the nation’s third drunkest city. “I love this town, and I just didn’t dream we’d have… Continue Reading Law firm paying for New Year’s Eve cab rides

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Some of the nation’s retailers are implementing restrictive return policies. A few have resorted to consulting a “naughty list” of habitual gift returners before issuing a refund, according to Consumer World, an Internet consumer resource guide. Many national retailers – Sports Authority, Express, The Limited and KB Toys – use this database to track customer… Continue Reading Too many gift returns land you on ‘naughty list’

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