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Holiday shoppers crowded the small shop in the Citadel Mall Sunday afternoon. Signs reading “Retirement” and “Quitting business” were hung overhead, heralding the end of an era. After 47 years in business, Swiss Miss owner Tom Dugdale and his wife Pepper have decided to call it a day for their two shops. Collectors in Colorado… Continue Reading Final days of the popular collector boutique Swiss Miss

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Steve Bigari owns about 12 McDonald’s in town, and, although the fast-food giant is associated with burgers, fries and chocolate shakes (give or take a few salads), franchisor Bigari is one of the many Colorado Springs business, government and nonprofit leaders addressing impeding local and state health care issues. On Dec. 2 at the World… Continue Reading What do McDonald's, health care reform have in common?

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People on the Move

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Mike Dyer has been named president and CEO of Best Copy Digital Document Solutions. He has been a consultant in the office automation and document imaging industry in Colorado Springs and Pueblo for 28 years. Katharine French has joined Stockman Kast Ryan and Co. as a senior audit consultant. She is a certified public accountant… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Contractor digging deep financial hole (7779)

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In a third quarter report to the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado Humane Society said that it was $280,453 in the hole entering the final three months of 2004. Payroll alone in the third quarter was $239,060 and income was $267, 142, which included the city’s contract payment of $173,750. Another $42,893 was spent on… Continue Reading Contractor digging deep financial hole (7779)

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Springs welcomes consul general from India

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Colorado Springs leaders are making sure that the second largest city in Colorado – the city just south of the capitol – is getting its fair share of attention when worldwide leaders are scheduled to visit the mile-high city. Although gray clouds engulfed Pikes Peak and area temperatures were more typical of a winter day… Continue Reading Springs welcomes consul general from India

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Consumer Report: All that glitters isn't gold

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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but a recent scam leaves consumers holding a “diamond” that’s worth about as much as a lump of coal. The scam involves a traveling auction that made its way through Colorado Springs in July. The auction was advertised in a local paper and took place at the… Continue Reading Consumer Report: All that glitters isn't gold

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Foreign competition big on Boutin's list

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* Name: George T. Boutin * Organization: Colorado Springs Office of International Affairs * Position: Executive director * Hometown: Monument * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1998 * Education: MBA in finance from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; master’s degree in economics from the University of California – Riverside * A… Continue Reading Foreign competition big on Boutin's list

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This is a scam that may make you think twice about the legitimacy of an employment offer before you accept it. Recently a number of people in southern Colorado responded to an ad in a local paper advertising for an office manager. Upon responding to the ad they were quickly hired, but just as quickly… Continue Reading Consumer Alert: Job Posting for office manager bilks thousands from respondents

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Colorado Springs residents will have additional health insurance opportunities because of an alliance between Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Health Plans and Memorial Hospital. Rocky Mountain has signed an exclusive agreement with Memorial Hospital to be the acute-care provider for all Rocky Mountain commercial members (including those who purchase insurance coverage directly from the health plan… Continue Reading Western Slope health plan expands in the Front Range

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People on the Move

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Donald R. Logan has received the The Titan Award from the Precast, Prestressed Concrete Institute. He is president of Stresscon Corp. Jerry Cobb has joined Re/Max Properties Inc. He previously worked for 21 years in sales and sales management in the print, broadcast and beverage industries. Timothy Hoganson has joined BiggsKofford & Co. P.C.’s certified… Continue Reading People on the Move

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