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Polaris Pointe to include water park

Polaris Pointe to include water park

Nearly five years after Polaris Pointe (formerly Copper Ridge at Northgate) began as an urban renewal project in north Colorado Springs, businesses continue to slowly populate the development, including a large indoor water park and resort expected to open next year. Still without the infrastructure that was expected to support Polaris Pointe’s growth, developer/investor Gary… Continue Reading Polaris Pointe to include water park

InterQuest Parkway making snail’s progress

At its northernmost point, Powers Boulevard is met with a juxtaposition. By now, InterQuest Parkway was supposed to be a vibrant strip of hotels, entertainment venues, restaurants, offices and residences. Instead, semi-finished buildings left vacant for 10 years stand mere feet from new construction. Stymied by a stagnant economy and developer bankruptcy, associated players are… Continue Reading InterQuest Parkway making snail’s progress

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Powers corridor sees significant growth

Eventually, Powers Boulevard will extend to Interstate 25 from Colorado 83, a paper corridor now home to native grasses and antelope. Classic Homes donated the right of way for one mile of the four-mile extension corridor to be built north of 83 to move traffic west to eventually hook to the interstate. The focus of… Continue Reading Powers corridor sees significant growth

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New camera could change real estate industry

Have you ever wanted to buy a house, but didn’t want to get off the couch? While lenders and real estate brokers may request such transactions be done in person, those in the market for a new home can at least tour potential abodes — without getting off the couch. Conceived in Silicon Valley in… Continue Reading New camera could change real estate industry

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Springs attracted tech entrepreneurs, visionaries

Around the turn of the 20th century, Colorado Springs was a national center of technological innovation where entrepreneurs, youthful tycoons and venture capitalists from New York City, London and other European capitals came together. It was a time of extraordinary intellectual and entrepreneurial ferment, especially for a remote little town with a population of less… Continue Reading Springs attracted tech entrepreneurs, visionaries

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Business scene changes as clients age

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Business scene changes as clients age

The aging of America has had many impacts, especially on businesses. Local entrepreneurs have had to adapt their products and services to retain and expand their market share as their clients age. “It’s weird — I think the whole market is changing,” said Johnny Nolan, who owns two popular eateries in Colorado Springs, SouthSide Johnny’s… Continue Reading Business scene changes as clients age

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Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

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Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

One’s physical and mental health are inseparable. That, according to Mike Kenny, a clinical psychologist and director of the Aging Center located in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus’ Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. Kenny said the two become more intertwined as we age, but often support systems exist only for the physical… Continue Reading Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

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Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

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Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

The most difficult aspect of wealth management at retirement age relates to talking to the next generation about the money. “It’s the second hardest conversation you’ll have with your kids,” said Jerry Webman, Ph.D., chief economist with OppenheimerFunds Inc. The conversation will ultimately touch on who in the family to trust, who not to trust,… Continue Reading Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

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Ford leads local sales, enhanced by military

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Ford leads local sales, enhanced by military

New vehicle registrations continue to grow each year in El Paso County, swelling to 27,161 last year with Ford as the leading brand in the region. There were 529,595 total registered vehicles in the county last year — 343,669 of which were in Colorado Springs — according to data published earlier this month by the… Continue Reading Ford leads local sales, enhanced by military

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Gas-price effect draws mixed responses

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Gas-price effect draws mixed responses

Does the precipitous fall in gasoline prices mean that fuel-efficient cars are losing value, while the gas guzzlers that consumers once shunned are now in high demand? And if low prices persist for years to come, what will the consequences be? Sheila Gantzler, dealer sales and service manager at ADESA Auto Auction in Fountain, says… Continue Reading Gas-price effect draws mixed responses

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