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UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

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UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

The national economy this year will continue to improve, following the slight upward trend of the 2014 economy, according to a certified financial planner with UMB Financial Corp. Business owners remain optimistic and will spend more money and hire more people this year, predicted KC Mathews. Mathews, executive vice president and chief investment officer at… Continue Reading UMB: 2015 economy will continue its climb

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Godec’s stays true through change of ownership

Photography may be an art, but it’s also a business — at least both are the case for Godec’s Photo Supply in downtown Colorado Springs. But, just as with art, businesses age and are passed along, sometimes falling into the hands of a third party who may approach it with new enthusiasm. “Once photos get… Continue Reading Godec’s stays true through change of ownership

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Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

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Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

One’s physical and mental health are inseparable. That, according to Mike Kenny, a clinical psychologist and director of the Aging Center located in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus’ Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. Kenny said the two become more intertwined as we age, but often support systems exist only for the physical… Continue Reading Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

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Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

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Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

The most difficult aspect of wealth management at retirement age relates to talking to the next generation about the money. “It’s the second hardest conversation you’ll have with your kids,” said Jerry Webman, Ph.D., chief economist with OppenheimerFunds Inc. The conversation will ultimately touch on who in the family to trust, who not to trust,… Continue Reading Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

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Chuck Murphy shares living legacy

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Chuck Murphy shares living legacy

Chuck Murphy is known in Colorado Springs as a faithful Catholic, a smart businessman, an ardent Democrat, a kind and giving philanthropist and a loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa who’s also proud and Irish with a fun sense of humor. The 79-year-old Colorado Springs native and owner of Murphy Constructors took time with the… Continue Reading Chuck Murphy shares living legacy

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Crowds gather to support Carson

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Crowds gather to support Carson

Hundreds of people from across Colorado gathered Tuesday afternoon at Centennial Hall in Colorado Springs to show support for the Fort Carson Army post, which faces a potential cut of up to 16,000 soldiers — two-thirds of the Mountain Post’s personnel — by 2020. The Keep Carson Strong event was hosted by a partnership between… Continue Reading Crowds gather to support Carson

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Summit House plans underway

The city released its formal Request for Proposals for architectural and engineering services for the new Pikes Peak Summit House Monday morning. This marks a significant milestone for the long-deferred plan to replace the rundown 1965 structure. Twenty years ago, a comprehensive master plan for Pikes Peak identified two major priorities for preserving the peak’s… Continue Reading Summit House plans underway

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Balloons returning for new festival

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Balloons returning for new festival

The balloons are back in town. The city of Colorado Springs announced last week that it was in final negotiations with Hot Apple Productions to provide a balloon festival during Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7. The new festival, yet to be named, was chosen through a request-for-proposal process to fill a space vacated by the… Continue Reading Balloons returning for new festival

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City may host summit, governor says in talk

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City may host summit, governor says in talk

Four years ago, when John Hickenlooper was the newly elected governor, his constituents said loud and clear that there were far too many regulations for business. He made it his first order of business and directed state agencies to reduce redundancies and red tape for business. Now, he says, there are half as many statewide… Continue Reading City may host summit, governor says in talk

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Gas-price effect draws mixed responses

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Gas-price effect draws mixed responses

Does the precipitous fall in gasoline prices mean that fuel-efficient cars are losing value, while the gas guzzlers that consumers once shunned are now in high demand? And if low prices persist for years to come, what will the consequences be? Sheila Gantzler, dealer sales and service manager at ADESA Auto Auction in Fountain, says… Continue Reading Gas-price effect draws mixed responses

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