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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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In what is yet another sign of the wireless times, AT&T Inc. said yesterday that it plans to leave the pay phone business by the end of next year. AT&T representatives said pay phone use has been shrinking as the prominence and ease of attaining cell phones has grown. Pay phones in the United States… Continue Reading AT&T exiting pay phone business

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Woodmen Road improvements get funding

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The El Paso County Board of Commissioners has approved $1.36 million for the Woodmen Road Improvements Capacity Project. El Paso County is receiving $1.13 million in federal funding. The county will pay the remaining $234,751. The money will be used for construction management related services associated with the Woodmen Road project. “The Woodmen Road corridor… Continue Reading Woodmen Road improvements get funding

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Small and mid-sized businesses in Colorado are fueling the state’s export industry. The Colorado Office of Economic Development reports that 3,837 state companies exported during 2005. Of those, 3,374, or 88 percent, were small and mid-sized enterprises with fewer than 500 employees. They generated close to one-quarter of Colorado’s total annual exports of merchandise according… Continue Reading Exports sustain small, mid-size Colorado companies

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Inflationary pressures remain elevated, while the overall index for the Mountain States region has slipped. The November Business Conditions survey of supply managers and business leaders for Colorado, Utah and Wyoming shows the overall Business Conditions Index slumped to 56.6 from October’s 63.3 and September’s 64.8. “The Mountain States region will continue to expand even… Continue Reading Mountain States leading economic indicator dips again

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The El Paso County Assessor’s Office has changed the El Paso County DS056 (Regular Business) and DS060 (Lessor Business) forms for the 2008 tax year. The changes are expected to make it easier for a business owners to complete and submit the forms. Taxpayers owning more than $2,500 in total actual value of personal property… Continue Reading Assessor’s Office changes personal property declaration forms

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For the first time in 13 years, house prices fell in 21 states during the third quarter, according to a government index. Average home prices fell by 0.4 percent nationwide from the previous quarter, according to the latest Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight House Price Index [730 Kb PDF]. The index tracks homes with… Continue Reading Pikes Peak region continues to see home price stability

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The Wits End Comedy Club is planned to open in the in the space formerly occupied by the longtime west side gay nightclub, Hide N’ Seek, at 508 W. Colorado Ave. Kevin Murphy of Murphy Constructors, which recently completed a $450,000 upgrade to the building, said plans for a new kitchen for the comedy club… Continue Reading Comedy club to fill former Hide N’ Seek space

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The El Paso County Assessor’s Office has changed the El Paso County DS056 (Regular Business Form) and DS060 (Lessor Business Form) for the 2008 tax year. The changes are expected to make it easier for business owners to complete and submit the forms. Taxpayers owning more than $2,500 in total actual value of personal property… Continue Reading Assessor’s Office changes personal property declaration forms

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There are professional trade groups for almost any type of organization. Retailers have the National Retail Federation. Nurses have the American Nurses Association, and so on. But, now an international group of forward-thinking individuals has created an organization that in some way matters to us all – The World Toilet Association. While it may sound… Continue Reading World Toilet Association flushing out serious issues

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