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Foreclosures: Who steps in?

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There are so many vacant houses on the market in El Paso County because of foreclosures that a full recovery is impossible until the market is rid of that inventory, local experts say. “The number of foreclosed homes … represents a big obstacle to new home sales since homebuilders are in direct competition with the… Continue Reading Foreclosures: Who steps in?

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Plan would give vets help starting businesses

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A new proposal from a veterans’ advocacy group aims to combat unemployment, stimulate the economy and help veterans start their own small business, but navigating it through the turbulent waters of Congress may prove tricky. The idea comes from the Patriot Enterprise Project, a nonprofit based at Fort Meade in Maryland that develops and promotes… Continue Reading Plan would give vets help starting businesses

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Pooling resources: a Swim School story

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About 20 kids splashed around one recent Friday night in the pool at the Colorado Springs Recreation Center at Memorial Park. It was “Parents’ Night” and a chance for parents to drop off the kiddos and have a date night. Just one year ago, the city’s spigot had run dry on funding for its public… Continue Reading Pooling resources: a Swim School story

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John Rovie joined The Broadmoor as director of sales in September, after 17 years as sales director or catering director at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and the Arizona Biltmore Phoenix. Rovie holds a bachelor’s in management from Arizona State University and has also worked in Vail and Seattle. What are the challenges of your position?… Continue Reading Broadmoor’s new sales director was once a guest

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Word was out this week about what could be one of the bigger commercial real estate deals in Colorado Springs so far this year. It hasn’t closed yet, but Blake Allen of Manitou Springs-based Allen Realty has agreed to buy the 185,000-square-foot space that was formerly a Macy’s department store at the Citadel Mall. The… Continue Reading Deal in works to revive property at The Citadel

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People on the Move – March 25, 2011

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Outdoor Industry Association has hired Ling Matthews-Thompson as vice president of communications. Thompson has more than 14 years of experience in communications, campaign marketing and public relations. Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced appointments to the Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment Board and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District Board of Directors. Appointments are dependent upon… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 25, 2011

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On the Horizon – March 25, 2011

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March 30 Where Innovation Lives Colorado College and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a luncheon presentation titled, “Where Innovation Lives” at 11:30 a.m. March 30 at the Antlers Hilton hotel. Where do innovators live and why?  Colorado College Professor Daniel Johnson will share original research that spans the globe to tie… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 25, 2011

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The rest of the nation knows Colorado Springs as a sports mecca, from the Olympics to mountain biking to ice hockey. Locals, however, may be unaware of the full extent of the city’s sports connection, from youth soccer to annual championships involving teams from around the world. This story gauges the economic impact of the… Continue Reading Ka-ching! When athletes hit town, the dollars follow

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The other day, you were cleaning out your wallet, looking for something you needed and you got quite a surprise. Oh, sure, you found what you were looking for. As well as three outdated coupons, a photo of your niece in seventh grade (she’s 25 now) and a grocery list from who-knows-when. And you found… Continue Reading Wondering what to read next? Try one of these

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Colorado Springs State Rep. Larry Liston is hoping the fifth time will be a charm. This is the fifth straight year that the state Legislature will duke it out over a bill like the one he’s sponsoring, HB 1284, which would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer. It’s hard to say whether… Continue Reading Beer sales: Is it all froth or do we need change?

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