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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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Brian L.A. Wess has been appointed to the Colorado Springs Historic Preservation Board by the City Council for a two year term. He is a local realtor specializing in the purchase or sale of residential and investment properties. Tracey Griggs has joined Greccio Housing as director of property management. He previously was district manager for… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Publisher also accomplished book writer

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* Name: Alan Hirschfeld * Organization: Cool River Publishing * Position: Owner and founder * Hometown: Monument. Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs (Monument): Six years. My family and I were born and lived in the Atlanta, Georgia area until early 1999. * Education: Bachelor’s degree… Continue Reading Publisher also accomplished book writer

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German company expands operations in the Springs

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While many U.S. manufacturers have taken production offshore, one local company has won a contract with a Germany-based company that has chosen Colorado Springs as the site of its American-based operations. Twelve years ago, Ulrich “Uli” Schoberer invented a power meter system that measures the speed, distance, power, heart rate and pedaling frequency of cyclists.… Continue Reading German company expands operations in the Springs

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Colorado SBA lending reaches record highs

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The number of small business loans made to Colorado business owners in fiscal year 2004 exceeded all previous records. Statewide, 1,872 loans were approved by the Small Business Administration’s network of more than 120 participating lenders. This marks a 27 percent increase over the number of loans approved in 2003. In El Paso County, 173… Continue Reading Colorado SBA lending reaches record highs

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Economic impact of CC exceeds $100 million

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Colorado College students and faculty shell out a lot of cash for pizza. They also spend a great deal on other goods and services. According to a study conducted by two CC economists, the school contributes about $110 million to the local economy each year in expenditures by students, staff, visitors, retirees and conference guests.… Continue Reading Economic impact of CC exceeds $100 million

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Bells won’t be ringing in front of Albertson’s and Target this year. Both companies have nixed the Salvation Army holiday red kettle program, which means an 18-to-20 percent loss of revenue for the local organization, said Tim Leigh, Salvation Army advisory board member. “The kettle campaign is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” he said.… Continue Reading Salvation Army red kettles get ousted from area retailers

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Rocky Mountain pride, triple-distilled

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Shaken or stirred, Colorado Premium Vodka is making its way into drinks around the state. The vodka, which hit restaurants and liquor store shelves during the summer, is produced by Colorado Spirits Corp. and is now in its second round of production. “It’s going so well that we’ve had to speed up our production,” said… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain pride, triple-distilled

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