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Colorado’s unemployment rate lowest since 2008

The Colorado unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percent in May to 5.8 percent. The last time the unemployment rate was 5.8 percent or lower was November 2008 when the rate was 5.7 percent.
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Emmer to retire from Ent

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Emmer to retire from Ent

Ent Federal Credit Union announced Thursday morning CEO Charles Emmer will retire in October. He led the organization for the past 18 years. Emmer joined Ent as CEO in 1996. Under his leadership, Ent’s assets have grown from $1.04 billion to more than $4.0 billion, while membership increased from 151,710 to more than 236,000. Part… Continue Reading Emmer to retire from Ent

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

Through a competitive bid process of regional production companies, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Windstar Studios, Inc. to produce a 30-second commercial that will air on two NBC broadcast channels as well as online during the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, Aug. 18-24, 2014. The 30-second spot will highlight Colorado Springs and… Continue Reading International spot to be filmed in Springs

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King: No city-referred measures in November

It looks as if Colorado Springs City Council won’t refer any charter amendments to city voters this fall. Here’s the text of an email from Council President Keith King to his colleagues (in italics). Council Members: We just finished the agenda planning session for Monday and Tuesday. There are two issues that I want to… Continue Reading King: No city-referred measures in November

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Consumer Price Index increases slightly

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Consumer Price Index increases slightly

Seasonally adjusted, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers in the nation increased 0.4 percent in may after rising 0.3 percent in April, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the past 12 month, the all-items index increased 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment. The seasonally adjusted increase in the… Continue Reading Consumer Price Index increases slightly

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Manitou group asks to put pot back on ballot

A group of Manitou Springs citizens opposed to the city’s decision to allow the sale of retail marijuana has submitted petitions to put the issue back on the ballot. The No Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs group submitted “twice as many signatures as required for verification and referral to the ballot … to ensure that… Continue Reading Manitou group asks to put pot back on ballot

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SBA announces winners

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SBA announces winners

The Colorado U.S. Small Business Administration office announced the 2014 small business winners. As previously announced, the Colorado Small Business Person of the Year is Jan Erickson, president of Janska LLC, in Colorado Springs. Other Colorado Springs entities won in different categories: • Wells Fargo National Bank, won the 7(a) large lender award, lenders with… Continue Reading SBA announces winners

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Colorado Crossing for sale

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Colorado Crossing for sale

There will be a sealed bid auction for the 190,000-square-foot Colorado Crossing, ordered by the bankruptcy court. The property at InterQuest and Voyager parkways is 134 acres of development land that has been partially built out to 60 percent to 85 percent. Some $50 million has been spent on the north Colorado Springs property. There… Continue Reading Colorado Crossing for sale

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Apartment rents soar in northern Colorado

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Apartment rents soar in northern Colorado

Rents in Colorado rose statewide during the first quarter of 2014, with the statewide average rent hitting a new fourth-quarter high of $1,026. According to a report released this week by the Colorado Division of Housing, the average rent during the first quarter was up 8 percent from last year’s first-quarter average rent of $950,… Continue Reading Apartment rents soar in northern Colorado

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Hazlehurst: Banning Lewis Ranch under contract

Nor’wood’s press release (see below) announcing its pending acquisition of the Banning Lewis Ranch was, shall we say, interestingly uninformative. It’s full of tantalizing tidbits, of amiable bullet points intended to please community leaders, environmentalists and conservationists. Are they serious, or is this just another mega-subdivision deal, another step in the continuing de-urbanization of Colorado… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Banning Lewis Ranch under contract

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