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We all know that the money in your savings account isn’t getting that much bigger with time. You’ve purchased real estate, you have diversified your investments, things are looking good, but still not great. I have one answer to this. Consider the arts. Huh? According to Cappy Price, a former Wall Street portfolio manager who… Continue Reading Don’t be afraid to create your (art) investment

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UCH makes news, and Memorial handles it

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Just this past week, a patient at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs was undergoing treatment for heart-related problems. The troubles escalated to the point of perhaps needing additional care, and after much communication, emails and faxes between cardiologists, the patient eventually was transferred to the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, where she has shown… Continue Reading UCH makes news, and Memorial handles it

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Across the page from this editorial, you’ll see the results of our weekly online readers poll. We thought it would be appropriate to ask, as the unofficial summer season comes to its end with the Labor Day weekend, how people view the health of the local economy. More than 300 readers responded, a larger sampling… Continue Reading Let’s shake our local pessimism

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More good real estate news for area

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The second quarter 2013 report of the top 160 metropolitan areas from the National Association of Realtors indicates that median home prices continued to rise in the majority of cities, with the national year-over-year price showing the strongest gain in 71/2 years. Even better news is that “despite rising prices and higher mortgage interest rates,… Continue Reading More good real estate news for area

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Creating a new local music atmosphere

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We couldn’t have picked a more dramatic day to arrive in Colorado Springs. My family and I rolled into town from Chicago on the afternoon of June 12. As we drove past the huge cloud of smoke billowing up from Black Forest, we crossed our fingers that our home purchase, scheduled for the next day,… Continue Reading Creating a new local music atmosphere

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The city’s Lodging and Automobile Rental Tax fund has been on the books since 1980, supported by a 2-percent tax on hotel rooms and a 1-percent levy on automobile rentals in Colorado Springs. The purpose of the LART tax, according to the city’s 2013 budget, is “to attract visitors and enhance the economy of the… Continue Reading Business Alliance angles for a bigger chunk of LART

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Area could have new case of donor fatigue

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Last year at this time, many of us who are involved in big or small ways with area nonprofit agencies were adding a new term to our vocabulary. Donor fatigue. The region had suffered during the Waldo Canyon fire, and we had endured most of the economic and personal aftershocks. For months, we heard story… Continue Reading Area could have new case of donor fatigue

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On the Horizon – August 23

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August 24 Home Front Cares Race The Titan Trail 5K will start at 9 a.m. at Classical Academy, 975 Stout Road, to benefit The Home Front Cares for military families and personnel. August 26 Business Alliance Golf The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is hosting its annual Golf Classic at the Country Club of Colorado,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 23

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Frontier may be airline solution

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Weeks and months are slipping by, and we’re not hearing any further news regarding the Colorado Springs Airport — in particular, the quest for more air service to and from this market. Back in June, we were told positive news was imminent. Alaska Airlines did announce plans for a daily nonstop to Seattle starting in… Continue Reading Frontier may be airline solution

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Fire mitigation: ways to protect your home

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Our community has faced a lot of destruction over the past 14 months as a result of the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires. While these have been challenging times, the community response — especially from our firefighters, law enforcement personnel and the military — was commendable and makes me proud to be a Colorado… Continue Reading Fire mitigation: ways to protect your home

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