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In remarks at an April 8 Southern Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association luncheon Mayor Lionel Rivera touched on the recently-signed water agreement with Pueblo, new financial programs designed to increase access to low-cost housing in Colorado Springs and concerns about financing for a downtown convention center. But his key points centered on a recent local delegation’s… Continue Reading Southwest, Colorado Springs on each others' radar screens

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People on the Move

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C. John Davila has joined the LeBaron Hotel as executive chef. He previously worked as executive chef at the Eugene Hilton in Oregon and at Jimmy Lakeside Bakery and Café in Honolulu. G. Eric Hill has joined the LeBaron Hotel as sous chef. He previously worked as executive chef at Woodmoor Country Club and was… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Seab sees future in cable operators, ILECs

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* Name: Scott Seab * Organization: Adelphia Communications Corp. * Position: Director of Law & Public Policy – Western Region * Hometown: Monroe, La. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Nine years, though have visited periodically since I was 9 or 10 years old. * Education: B.A.-Pre-Law, University of Louisiana at Monroe… Continue Reading Seab sees future in cable operators, ILECs

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Suits and ties, dresses and blouses, and wingtips and heels were replaced with flashy shirts, grass skirts and casual coolness as the stereotypical-banker image was shattered for one day last week when First Community Bank celebrated “Not Your Typical Day.” The bank, a division of First State Bank of New Mexico, was showing off its… Continue Reading First Community Bank celebrates in atypical style

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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado has modified its complaint handling procedures to comply with those of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. The changes are designed to make the complaint reporting system more concise and consistent. Carol Odell, executive director and chief executive officer of the Better Business of Southern Colorado, said complaints… Continue Reading BBB changes complaint system to benefit patrons

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Colorado’s switch from no-fault automobile insurance to a tort system last summer has some holistic health care practitioners running for the hills – or out of the hills. Some chiropractors have left Colorado, and some acupuncturists, personal trainers and massage therapists are surviving on cash-only customers. Under the former no-fault system’s personal injury protection, auto-accident… Continue Reading Holistic practitioners losing ground with tort system

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A staff report Qwest Communications International Inc. is launching an initiative to help customers identify possible telephone and Internet theft and fraud with the introduction of its “Customer Protection Information” Web site. Consumers lose billions of dollars each year because of telephone and Internet fraud, according to industry experts – and that number is continuing… Continue Reading Qwest helps protect customers from telephone/internet fraud

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Members of the business community, like most Pikes Peak region residents, have their wish lists. Retailers, medical administrators, developers and commuters want an east/west thoroughfare that provides direct cross-town access to goods, services and employment centers. Downtown business owners and managers are holding out for a convention center and a solution to homelessness, two things… Continue Reading Pro business culture leads to assessment of groups' focuses

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A staff report The City of Colorado Springs Transit Services Division will host a third public meeting for the Rapid Transit Feasibility Study from 6 to 8 p.m. April 22 at the City Administration Building. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public input about possible systems of three to four rapid transit corridors… Continue Reading Public input aids selection of rapid transit corridors

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Easter is just around the corner, and consumers are ready to spend more than last year, according to a March survey from the National Retail Federation and sales at local stores. Candy, gift and apparel store owners in Colorado Springs said they are seeing the increase, in large part, because of the return of Fort… Continue Reading Easter spending on the rise nationally, locally

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