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Vinyl records’ resurgence felt by local stores

Colorado Springs continues to feel the resurgence of vinyl as music listeners begin to shift their focus back from CDs to LPs. What once was a niche for only the most serious record collectors has turned into a fad fueled not by members of Generation X, but by their children. The three local record vendors… Continue Reading Vinyl records’ resurgence felt by local stores

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Poll sends forceful message

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Every week, as regular readers know, the Business Journal submits a question to our audience by way of our website and daily email. We try to make the topics, and the wording, as neutral as possible to attract a legitimate weekly response. Such was the case for our latest simple query: What should be Colorado… Continue Reading Poll sends forceful message

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How to avoid getting hit by Wage and Hour

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Employers, HR directors and payroll managers have a lot on their plate with compliance. It’s extremely difficult to stay up on all the changes and details of local, state and federal employment compliance topics. Wage and Hour investigations might not be as familiar as OSHA or IRS audits, but their notoriety is increasing due to… Continue Reading How to avoid getting hit by Wage and Hour

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As we read about the latest bank settlement with the federal government, it may seem that $7 billion is a hefty fine to be paid by Citigroup. Apparently it’s not. Citigroup’s shares were up 3 percent after the settlement, so someone must think it’s a good deal. Some may argue any settlement is better than… Continue Reading Who should be culpable for Citigroup’s bad dealings?

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United Way collects more this year

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Contributions to Pikes Peak United Way increased slightly in the fiscal year that ended June 30, said President and CEO Jason Wood. Last year, the nonprofit collected around $5.5 million, he said. This year there is an additional $200,000 in the contribution baskets. “We saw a better level of giving, from corporations to individuals,” Wood… Continue Reading United Way collects more this year

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Pawn shops look to shed sketchy image

“I was thereto buy a pistol, she was there to hock her ring. The broker in that pawn shop deals in almost anything. He’ll pay you for your misery or he’ll sell you someone’s pain, and that twinkle in his greedy eyes says you’ll also be his game.” Conway Twitty sang those “Saturday Night Special”… Continue Reading Pawn shops look to shed sketchy image

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Concours offers TLC for Euro car owners

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Concours offers TLC for Euro car owners

Upon first impression, Concours Cars in Old Colorado City may come across more as a museum than a fine European auto shop. A walk through the company’s facilities along the 2400 block of West Cucharras Street is a veritable trek through time: from the streets of post-war France in a black ’55 Citroen Traction Avant,… Continue Reading Concours offers TLC for Euro car owners

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Today, resale is the new retail

In Colorado Springs, a person can purchase virtually any item, new or used. Standard new and used items — cars and homes — are for sale throughout town. Then there are other things, items like tires you wouldn’t normally see sold used. Even on Craigslist. Several cunning business owners in Colorado Springs have made “resale… Continue Reading Today, resale is the new retail

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It looks as if residents of El Paso County, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Fountain and Green Mountain Falls will have the opportunity of voting to tax themselves (I mean, “fee” themselves) to fund regional stormwater needs. Colorado Springs City Council obligingly approved the proposed intergovernmental agreement earlier this week, and other jurisdictions are expected to… Continue Reading Stormwater leaders gear up for ballot campaign

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Week after week, we hear assurances that important announcements are coming, perhaps soon, in regard to City for Champions. Just a guess, but that probably would not include anything newsworthy in regard to the proposed multipurpose Colorado Sports and Event Center, commonly known as the downtown stadium. In truth, it’s an indoor-outdoor complex adjacent to… Continue Reading Downtown complex could go back to baseball

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