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Pinery Club at the Hill now accepting applications

The Pinery at the Hill on West Bijou Street in Colorado Springs invites persons to apply for its new, exclusive Club at the Hill. Founding membership dues are $2,400 a year. There is a $600 initiation fee, waived if a membership is purchased before March 31. The membership rate is proposed for only the first… Continue Reading Pinery Club at the Hill now accepting applications

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Tension grows over C4C among local leaders

At a hastily called press conference Monday afternoon, Council President Keith King and Board of County Commissioners Chair Dennis Hisey voiced their displeasure with Mayor Steve Bach and with the City for Champions proposal. The two officials presented letters addressed to Bach, which he had yet to see, enumerating their concerns. The first missive, signed… Continue Reading Tension grows over C4C among local leaders

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Help determine state water plan

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Help determine state water plan

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, Accelerate Colorado and the Colorado Competitive Council will host a business briefing on the governor’s statewide water plan. The goal is to help finalize a new set of statewide business community water policy principles that address the business and economic development of Colorado. The briefing takes place from 8-9:30… Continue Reading Help determine state water plan

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Businesses shift in downtown Manitou

Walking around downtown Manitou Springs, you wouldn’t necessarily know that disaster struck just six months ago. The clues are there. Sandbags poised plump and ready behind the Manitou Spa building. Heavy equipment dredging Fountain Creek behind Cañon Avenue. “For Rent” signs scattered among empty storefronts around town. Many businesses uprooted as a result of the… Continue Reading Businesses shift in downtown Manitou

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Unemployment rate decreases in January

Employers in Colorado added 7,300 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,412,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 7,600 and government decreased 300. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of 1 percentage point to 6.1 percent. The number… Continue Reading Unemployment rate decreases in January

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Terra Verde joins April TESSA campaign

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Terra Verde joins April TESSA campaign

Downtown Colorado Springs boutique Terra Verde announced over the weekend that it will actively support TESSA throughout the month of April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Terra Verde, at 208 N. Tejon St., will support TESSA’s Denim Day Campaign by contributing 10 percent of its jean sales to the organization next month, according to a news… Continue Reading Terra Verde joins April TESSA campaign

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Health insurance deadline March 31

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Health insurance deadline March 31

The deadline for uninsured Coloradans to enroll in commercial health insurance for 2014 is March 31. After that, uninsured Coloradans cannot get commercial coverage until 2015 unless they have a special circumstance, such as losing a job that provided coverage or moving to the state. The next open enrollment period will be Nov. 15 to… Continue Reading Health insurance deadline March 31

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How to increase interest in elections?

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The League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region is exploring the question of how to increase citizen engagement and representation. They will discuss this issue from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Some of the questions involve holding city elections in November of… Continue Reading How to increase interest in elections?

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Report: Retail sales up in February

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Report: Retail sales up in February

Retail sales across the country increased both month-to-month and year-over-year in February, despite nationwide winter storms, the  National Retail Federation announced Thursday. The sales, which exclude purchases made at automobile dealers, gas stations and restaurants, increased .2 percent from January and 2.3 percent from the same time last year, according to a Federation news release.… Continue Reading Report: Retail sales up in February

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Condo, commercial property sold

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Condo, commercial property sold

The Quantum Commercial Group Inc. announced two sales in El Paso County recently. In one, the former SCI Sanmina at 701 and 702 Brandley Drive in Fountain, a 360,000-square-foot property, sold for $4.3 million. Listing agents were Randy Dowis and Paul Engle and the listing firm was NAI Highland and Cassidy Turley. The cooperating broker… Continue Reading Condo, commercial property sold

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