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At its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 28, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority board approved the Copper Ridge Redevelopment Plan on a narrow 5-3 vote. Of the nine active urban renewal projects approved by CSURA, Copper Ridge is easily the most controversial. City Council originally approved the plan in 2010, but deferred action on… Continue Reading Urban Renewal revisits Copper Ridge plan

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This summer was long and difficult for Colorado Springs and the state as a whole: There were droughts, fires, floods and budget cuts — and needs soared. “Two years in a row with major catastrophes in these areas, losing lots and lots of homes … it’s a lot to respond to,” said Larry Yonker, chief… Continue Reading Nonprofits try to put ‘summer slump’ behind them

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Tech Incubator tends to business growth

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Tech Incubator tends to business growth

The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator helps budding entrepreneurs with questions regarding all startup issues. If a person needs a patent attorney, the connection will be made. If the need is venture capital, staff will take the steps to find the money. If the entrepreneur needs information on how to market, the incubator will help. The… Continue Reading Tech Incubator tends to business growth

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While Boulder, Estes Park and Lyons were hit harder than Colorado Springs during last week’s floods, the city’s infrastructure received significant damage in certain places. According to a press release from Colorado Springs, initial assessments show extensive damage on Gold Camp Road and Cheyenne Road. Gold Camp and Camp Creek had pond and sidewalk damage… Continue Reading Colorado Springs releases initial damage list

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President declares disaster in Colorado

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President Barack Obama approved a request from Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado’s congressional delegation for federal disaster assistance related to the flooding in Boulder, El Paso and Larimer counties. “The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency  are authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of… Continue Reading President declares disaster in Colorado

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Great Republic opens at The Broadmoor

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The Broadmoor hotel has a new retail shop. Called The Great Republic, the shop specializes in historical memorabilia, including rare flags, exceptional period maps, unique Americana and vintage British Empire and American sporting antiques and collectibles. It’s one of 26 shops on The Broadmoor property, which is a five-star, five-diamond resort hotel in Colorado Springs.… Continue Reading Great Republic opens at The Broadmoor

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Fatbike is city’s newest headquarters company

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They’ve just sent out their first 12 bikes to retail shops around the nation, but Colorado Springs’ startup Borealis Bikes Inc., a division of Fatbike LLC., has big plans for the future. “We’re working on creating other models, and we’ll be shipping more of the model we’ve completed. There’s no way we’re going to be… Continue Reading Fatbike is city’s newest headquarters company

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Summit Economics is conducting a 2013 business climate survey for the Pikes Peak region. The survey, sponsored by Cheyenne Mountain Civic Solutions, will gather perspectives on the local business climate. The survey takes about 10 to 12 minutes for most respondents and Summit says it’s best to complete the survey in a single setting. To… Continue Reading Summit Economics asking for business climate input

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FSBO may save money, but with headaches

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People who decide to sell their homes without a Realtor may be saving themselves some money, but they may be increasing their headaches, say Realtors. However, some people selling their homes by themselves say that using the Internet and the Multiple Listing Service will not only sell their home, but leave them with more money… Continue Reading FSBO may save money, but with headaches

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We all know that the money in your savings account isn’t getting that much bigger with time. You’ve purchased real estate, you have diversified your investments, things are looking good, but still not great. I have one answer to this. Consider the arts. Huh? According to Cappy Price, a former Wall Street portfolio manager who… Continue Reading Don’t be afraid to create your (art) investment

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