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U.S. foreclosures hit all-time high

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Home foreclosures jumped to an all-time high during the third quarter. A quarterly report released today from The Mortgage Bankers Association said that the percentage of mortgages nationwide jumped to a record high of 0.78 percent during the July-to-September period, beating the previous high mark of 0.65 percent from the second quarter. The delinquency rate… Continue Reading U.S. foreclosures hit all-time high

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BBQ U at The Broadmoor

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This June, The Broadmoor will be hosting PBS grilling star Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue University. The grilling school has been touted as the “best BBQ experience in the U.S.” by the Food Network. The training includes a three-night, three-day interactive grilling course that offers techniques to novice and expert barbecue lovers. The BBQ University will be… Continue Reading BBQ U at The Broadmoor

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Centura fires CEO

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The Board of Directors for Centura Health has fired CEO Gregory Burfitt. Centura is the state’s largest health care provider and parent organization for Penrose-St. Francis Health Center in Colorado Springs. The board cited differences in management philosophy as the reason for terminating Burfitt’s contract. Burfitt began working at Centura in November 2005, moving from… Continue Reading Centura fires CEO

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has created a new disaster planning guide. The 10-page guide offers tips about developing a plan to protect both customers and employees in the event of a disaster. “The most successful recovery efforts are always preceded by good planning,” SBA Deputy Administrator Jovita Carranza said. “The more preparation that businesses… Continue Reading SBA releases disaster-planning guide for small businesses

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Free webcast about IRS Form 990

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Accounting firm BKD is hosting a free webcast tomorrow to discuss proposed changes for the Internal Revenue Service’s Form 990, the annual form required to maintain tax-exempt status. Register online to attend the webcast, which is titled “Tax Topics for Exempt Organizations.”

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Pima Medical Institute moves

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Pima Medical Institute has moved to a new, expanded location. The privately owned medical school has moved from Printers Parkway and Pikes Peak Avenue to 3770 N. Citadel Drive. “It’s a good move for us, because it brings in foot traffic – the location is more visible,” spokeswoman Monica Jones said. “But it’s good for… Continue Reading Pima Medical Institute moves

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U.S. homeowners have less than one month to utilize a federal tax credit aimed at encouraging home energy efficiency. The measure, created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, allows for a credit of up to 10 percent – or $500 – of the cost of materials for certain home improvements completed before Jan. 1,… Continue Reading Time running out for energy efficiency tax credit

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Goodwill receives state staffing contract

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Goodwill Staffing Services has been awarded a contract from the State of Colorado to fulfill temporary staffing needs in El Paso and surrounding counties. Temporary employees may be hired to work at state-run colleges, correctional facilities, the Department of Revenue and the Forest Service. Goodwill Staffing Services is a division of Goodwill Industries of Colorado… Continue Reading Goodwill receives state staffing contract

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Off-road motorcycle and four-wheel drive enthusiasts might soon get a 900-acre recreation park in El Paso County for practicing their sport. The Board of County Commissioners has approved a resolution authorizing the Parks and Leisure Services Department to purchase or lease land located near County Highway 94 and Blaney Road in eastern El Paso County… Continue Reading County OK’s 900-acre off-road park

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Al’s purchases Mister Neat’s

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Al’s Formal Wear has acquired all the assets of Mister Neat’s Formalwear, the largest formal wear company in Colorado. Mister Neat’s Formalwear was founded in 1972 and has a distribution center in Loveland and 17 retail stores throughout the state, including three in Colorado Springs. Al’s Formal Wear has been in business for more than… Continue Reading Al’s purchases Mister Neat’s

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