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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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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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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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Auto Tech Plaza grows again

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Auto Tech Plaza opened its sixth garage late last month in response to continued growth in the Pikes Peak Region, according to Sam Leeter, founder of the company. The new garage, located at 304 Manitou Ave., is the second to be purchased by the company and its affiliate-owners. The sale price was not available. The… Continue Reading Auto Tech Plaza grows again

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Springs companies receive capital

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Three Colorado Springs-based companies shared in the more than $39 million in venture capital that flowed to 14 Colorado companies in the third quarter, according to the Price Waterhouse Venture Capital Survey. Array Microsystems topped the funding, receiving $3 million from Boston-based Needham Capital Partners and other undisclosed firms as a follow-on investment in the… Continue Reading Springs companies receive capital

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Hotel and motel construction booms

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Hotel and motel construction is up tremendously in the Colorado Springs area, with industry sources offering differing opinions on the potential surplus of rooms. In the recent past, visitors to the Pikes Peak Region have been forced to travel to neighboring towns such as Woodland Park to find a room at the inn. This year,… Continue Reading Hotel and motel construction booms

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Cruiser Accessories New To Colorado Springs

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Cruiser Accessories, a manufacturer of license plate frames, is in the process of moving to Colorado Springs from Torrence, Calif. Todd Spencer, national sales manager for Cruiser Accessories, said the company will open on Jan. 1 in the 13,000 square foot building at 19475 Beacon Lite Rd. Cruiser Accessories is a family-owned company. “We were… Continue Reading Cruiser Accessories New To Colorado Springs

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