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Security-Widefield tries to fill vacancies

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Security-Widefield tries to fill vacancies

Carole Jackson of Security Florist used to bring her older flowers to the adjacent Dad’s Kwik Inn Diner at the end of each week. There her colorful contributions would adorn the tables. “We used to get customers often because of them,” she said of the now-vacant building at 385 Main Street in Security. According to… Continue Reading Security-Widefield tries to fill vacancies

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It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

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It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

Is it because of the holiday spirit and not procrastination that your Christmas lights are still up? Did you serve eggnog at your Labor Day barbecue? Does it feel like Dec. 25 will never get here? Don’t fret. Christmas-cianados can whet their appetites anytime at the Christmas in Manitou store. The year-round Christmas-themed shop at… Continue Reading It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

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High-tech expected to be popular this season

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High-tech expected to be popular this season

Smart watches, headphones, books, candy and the Quadcopter all have at least one thing in common: They’re all on the popular item list for this coming holiday season. Consumer confidence is rising, so the holiday season might see a slight increase in sales, according to economists. High-tech holiday items The popular choice for tech-smart individuals… Continue Reading High-tech expected to be popular this season

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News split on economy and consumers’ views

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News split on economy and consumers’ views

Economic news released last week showed divergent signs about the national economy. On one hand, consumer confidence was increasing, but on the other hand, consumer spending was decreasing.  “I looked at that and scratched my head,” said economist Tucker Hart Adams of Summit Economics.  Consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six… Continue Reading News split on economy and consumers’ views

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Start planning holiday parties now

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Start planning holiday parties now

Labor Day, along with its associated warm temperatures and backyard cookouts, has passed. And summer, like the long weekend, soon will be a speck in the rearview mirror. That means there’s no time like the present, according to local event planners and venue managers, to plan the perfect holiday affair. “If you are planning on… Continue Reading Start planning holiday parties now

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Experts explain higher education financing options

In a world of few constants, one thing’s for sure: College is expensive, and it’s only growing more costly. Local institutions of higher learning are no exception. UCCS, for instance, saw an increase in its full-time freshman and sophomore tuition rates from $4,695 for Colorado residents prior to the 2013 fall semester, to just short… Continue Reading Experts explain higher education financing options

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Credit union or bank? Do the research

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Credit union or bank? Do the research

Being exempt from federal income tax enables credit unions to offer products at better prices to their members, say officials from both credit unions and banks. “We are not-for-profit,” said John Worthington, Security Service Federal Credit Union executive vice president and chief communications officer. “We have to make some money to establish capital, but we… Continue Reading Credit union or bank? Do the research

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Palmer Lake dry, but spirits high for revival

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Palmer Lake dry, but spirits high for revival

When Jeff Hulsmann bought O’Malley’s Steak Pub in 1986, the longtime local bar was just across Highway 105 from a healthy Palmer Lake. Now, the restaurant’s eastward-facing deck overlooks small patches of water scattered throughout an overgrown pasture — displaying few clues to its former life as a thriving body of water. Hulsmann heads the… Continue Reading Palmer Lake dry, but spirits high for revival

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Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

Michael Hannigan, CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, will retire in December after 16 years as head of the organization. The fourth-generation Coloradan, former Colorado College administrator and educator spoke about turning an idea into a foundation with a cumulative community impact of $150 million. How did you end up CEO of the Pikes… Continue Reading Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

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New organization to help small farms take root

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New organization to help small farms take root

Corner Post Meats is a 40-acre farm located just west of the Highway 105-Highway 83 junction in the northern portion of the county. The business is comprised of Adrienne Larrew, whose family owns the farm, and Dan Lorenz. The two manage the land, the livestock and all marketing, sales and distribution of grass-fed beef as… Continue Reading New organization to help small farms take root

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