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Business radio network premieres

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With a one-month-old affiliate in Colorado Springs (KXRE 1490 AM), Bloomberg Radio Network expanded its reach to KRRU 1480 AM in the Pueblo area on Jan. 1. The network boasts a format similar to CNN Headline News on radio, according to general manager Paul Muhly. “We’re bringing business and talk shows for financial and business… Continue Reading Business radio network premieres

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Survey says: Job market to grow in 1997

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An annual survey reported good news for the Colorado Springs market — both for employers and the workforce. The Chamber of Commerce’s annual year-end business climate survey found that most employers are planning to grow and are satisfied with Colorado Springs. Of 405 surveys sent to employers in manufacturing, service, research and development, retail, and… Continue Reading Survey says: Job market to grow in 1997

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FedEx moves into new loading facilities

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Federal Express’s local sorting and loading division, which has been operating out of temporary facilities at 1585 Aviation Way, will move to just north of the old Colorado Springs Airport terminal, at 1245 Aviation Way, next week. The new custom-made buildings will total more than 30,000 square feet. According to the builder, Pikes Peak Aviation,… Continue Reading FedEx moves into new loading facilities

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A Westside Motel will see a renewal thanks to planned renovations and a pair of optimistic local investors. The Raintree Inn West — which was saved from foreclosure earlier this year when owner Barry Craddock arranged refinancing through First State Bank — has found two new owners. The motel, which once enjoyed a reputation as… Continue Reading Raintree Inn gets facelift, sells for $2.6 million

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Multifamily worth multi-millions

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More than $156 million worth of multifamily real estate changed hands in 1996, according to figures compiles from the County Assessors office. Doug Carter, an apartment specialist with Palmer McAllister, a Frederick Ross Company, said the volume of sales is the highest in the last two decades. Highlights of the more than 60 properties that… Continue Reading Multifamily worth multi-millions

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GES receives CDOT highway contract

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Global Environmental Services Inc., a Colorado Springs-based company in service since 1991, has recently been awarded a contract totaling up to $5 million from the Colorado Department of Transportation. The award is the first given to a Colorado Springs -based consultant by the CDOT. The CDOT contract is one of five rotating statewide environmental service… Continue Reading GES receives CDOT highway contract

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SecurCare Self-Storage builds

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SecurCare Self-Storage has two more self-storage centers in the works and one in the planning stages. Allen Westfall, of SecurCare, said the company has two centers — one at Astrozon and Chelton, the other south of Interstate 25 and Nevada. The two new centers will be at Vickers and Flintridge and on Academy Boulevard on… Continue Reading SecurCare Self-Storage builds

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Housing market slows

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Growth in the single-family housing market in El Paso county is slowing, according to recent reports by researchers and the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors. Permits issued for new single-family homes totalled 244 in November. Permits for the same month in 1995 totalled 292, according to the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. This amounts to… Continue Reading Housing market slows

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Roster booms, college moves to larger space

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City College of Colorado Springs has no problem with students cutting class. If fact, they’re flocking to the classrooms in droves. Due to a swelling roster of students, City College plans a relocation from its current site at 303 S. Circle Drive to a 20,000 square foot building located at 5050 Erin Park Drive. College… Continue Reading Roster booms, college moves to larger space

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Local shoppers buck national trends

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Once again Colorado shoppers are bucking national trends and local retailers are smiling all the way to the bank. November’s sales tax receipts seem to have predicted the holiday shopping pattern retailers are seeing so far this season. Colorado Springs sales and use tax receipts for November, which reflect October activity, are up 7.8%. Retailers… Continue Reading Local shoppers buck national trends

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