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Colorado among the top business friendly states

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Some would argue, but, according to the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public education organization based in Washington, D.C., Colorado is among the top-10 most business friendly states in the country. The Tax Foundation determines the most amiable-to-businesses states based on tax systems that maintain a “level playing field for all types of businesses and… Continue Reading Colorado among the top business friendly states

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Brent Kennedy and his wife always figured they would someday give up their careers as ballet dancers. Kennedy didn’t realize that, for him, it would end sooner rather than later. In February this year, Kennedy suffered a spinal infarction – a rare stroke-like episode. Within two hours of the episode, Kennedy was on a ventilator… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis takes new direction for trauma center

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Hawaiian vacation targets Colorado

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The sand, surf and dreams of a Hawaiian holiday are enticing as we get ready for winter, but watch out. A number of consumers have responded to ad running in the Gazette and Denver Post offering the vacation of a lifetime, at a great price. The company, Vacation Properties International which claims to be located… Continue Reading Hawaiian vacation targets Colorado

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Apartment sale a back-channel deal (7682)

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A 374-unit apartment complex located at 3802 Half Turn Road, just south of Austin Bluffs Drive and Academy Boulevard, sold in August for $9.5 million. The Westree Apartments had not been listed on the real estate market, but the owners did not have the funds to keep things going and maintain the complex, said Gary… Continue Reading Apartment sale a back-channel deal (7682)

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Builders rally to help local teen and his family

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After spending a summer at Craig Hospital in Denver, Jeremy Lanosga is ready to come home. However, before the 17-year-old can reunite with his mother and four siblings in Colorado Springs, the family house near Garden of the Gods needs an extensive remodel to accommodate Jeremy’s new physical needs. Through HBA Cares, a Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Builders rally to help local teen and his family

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Bartering becomes a modern day career

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They traded cows, skins, horses, tobacco, sugar, corn and probably jugs of whiskey in exchange for whatever goods they needed. From the Native Americans to the early settlers, bartering was the staple of the American economy before the invention of paper money in the 18th century. Although the dollar is the standard form of trade… Continue Reading Bartering becomes a modern day career

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People on the Move

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Chastity J. Barker has joined The Haskins Law Firm. She is a recent graduate of the University of Denver Law School. Gina J. Rogers has joined The Haskins Law Firm. She is a recent graduate of the University of Denver Law School. Robert Reed has joined the Antlers Hilton as executive chef. He has nearly… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Details make a difference in office courtesy

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Ever forget to say good morning to coworkers? Ever forget to turn off a cell phone during a meeting? Most businesspeople have been guilty of such seemingly minor offenses, but taking a moment or two each day to say something nice, compliment a colleague or lend a hand can make a world of difference. Forty… Continue Reading Details make a difference in office courtesy

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First Springs manufacturing workshop a success

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Manufacturing is America’s core industry. No one can argue its weight, especially now as the country observes the plight of at-risk Americans as the health care community scrambles to provide flu vaccines. The scarcity of flu vaccines is a manufacturing question – an issue related to manufacturing, said Bill Canis, the executive director of the… Continue Reading First Springs manufacturing workshop a success

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Colorado Springs Teen Court Inc. celebrated “A Decade of Second Chances” on Oct. 19 with a breakfast at the Antlers Hilton. The organization was founded in 1994 and has served more than 2,000 juveniles, ages 11-18, and their families. The program provides an alternative to the regular Municipal Court sentencing for first-time misdemeanor offenders. Sentencing… Continue Reading Teen Court: A Decade of Second Chances annual breakfast

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