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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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CC’s annual local economic impact totals $168 million

Each Colorado College student spends on average just shy of $9,024 a year off-campus, creating an economic impact of $35.6 million to the Colorado Springs economy, according to a report planned for release Friday morning. Including other factors, the college sent an average of nearly $168 million into the local economy each year from 2006… Continue Reading CC’s annual local economic impact totals $168 million

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The city of Colorado Springs has started addressing deteriorating, outdated or over-used storm drainage areas in the city limits – after a series of rainstorms in July and August caused widespread flooding in the city limits.   The money was appropriated for the projects this spring, and some of the work will be finished in… Continue Reading City starts addressing stormwater problems

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Penrose seeks Level 1 trauma certification

It looks like the battle of the hospitals is on. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced plans Friday to seek Level 1 trauma certification for its emergency department – less than a month after competitor Memorial Hospital made the same pledge. Penrose’s main hospital on North Nevada Avenue would receive the designation, and is just a… Continue Reading Penrose seeks Level 1 trauma certification

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