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Casino revenue is down in Colorado and most in the industry have posted a net loss for the last three years, so casino operators are looking forward to the relief that will come with a 5-percent tax reduction that goes into effect July 1. That tax cut will mean less funding for community colleges and… Continue Reading Casinos say tax break will ease their financial burdens

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Manitou enjoying 100 percent occupancy rate

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Don’t discount Manitou on account of its free-spirited reputation. It’s a thriving retail center with heavy traffic and a lot of appeal Continue Reading Manitou enjoying 100 percent occupancy rate

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Manitou’s parking solutions

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A three-story parking garage next to the Stagecoach Inn on the eastern end of Manitou Springs was one of the most popular ideas presented during a meeting about how to solve the city’s parking issues last week. The three-tier parking structure would cost an estimated $4.2 million to construct, would need $340,000 a year in… Continue Reading Manitou’s parking solutions

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Financial planners help people invest their money, grow it and organize it for retirement. But these days, more and more planners are simply helping them get out of debt. Debt management is now counted among the basic services offered at most financial planning firms in Colorado Springs. And it’s not a fringe service accessed by… Continue Reading Debt management a growing part of financial planning

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If someone were to break into Lockheed Martin’s vaults, grab millions of plans, load them into a truck and make a getaway, it would be a major crime. But when something like that happens in cyberspace, as it did earlier this week, it makes headlines, but causes few ripples outside the defense industry. That’s about… Continue Reading Cyber clampdown could mean business for Springs

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The Colorado Department of Transportation approved its Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan last week, a six-year list of priority projects, but few jobs were listed for Colorado Springs. The plan includes funding outlooks for the expansion of Woodman Road between Powers Boulevard and Interstate 25 and for a study of capacity on Highway 24 between I-25… Continue Reading Few Springs projects on CDOT list

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What would it take to spruce up downtown’s Acacia Park? More chairs, benches and tables? More trees and flowers? A café? An ice skating rink? It’s a question that Springs-based HB&A Architects has been asking the community, and they’ve gotten some creative answers The firm is leading a project to get the community to imagine… Continue Reading Community dreaming up ideas, plans for Acacia Park

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There’s an electricity and excitement on stage at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic that CEO Nathan Newbrough said he feels growing. The orchestra has gone through some dark times financially. “And we’re not out of the woods yet,” Newbrough said. “We still have a lot of work to do.” But the organization is bigger and stronger… Continue Reading Philharmonic focusing on financial performance

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Pilates and yoga have replaced dance aerobics. Kettle-bells have replaced dumbbells, and now even the traditional strength machines are getting a modern twist. Sports fitness is experiencing a renaissance, and one Colorado Springs man is capitalizing on the city’s reputation as an amateur sports mecca and his own reputation as a strength equipment designer. A… Continue Reading Springs-made Simplicity machines exercising basic principles

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GE Johnson construction company CEO Jim Johnson knows that many subcontractors working on his projects don’t offer health insurance to their employees. Broadmoor hotel CEO Steve Bartolin recognizes the same issue — part-time, seasonal workers in the hospitality industry don’t get health insurance through work. That’s why both companies give money to Peak Vista Community… Continue Reading Uninsured-workers’ needs prompt support for Peak Vista

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