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Sandwich chain expanding into Springs

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A new sandwich franchise is slated to open in University Village this March. Which Wich Superior Sandwiches is a Texas company with locations in 22 states, including 12 in Colorado. “Outside of Texas, we have more stores in Colorado than anywhere else,” said Which Wich communications director Hala Habal. “Our Colorado franchisees have a really… Continue Reading Sandwich chain expanding into Springs

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El Paso County’s most expensive foreclosures

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Following are the most expensive foreclosures greater than $200,000 that sold at the El Paso County Public Trustee’s foreclosure auction on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Continue Reading El Paso County’s most expensive foreclosures

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Colorado Springs had an unemployment rate of 9 percent in December, according to the latest figures from the Division of Labor and Employment. The number is up from 8.7 percent in November, but is lower than the 9.4 percent unemployment rate in December 2010. Statewide, unemployment decreased one-tenth of a percent to 7.9 percent. The… Continue Reading Unemployment down in Springs – but still higher than state, nation

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Ivywild project closer to final approval

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The Ivywild revitalization project will receive final approval at Tuesday’s formal Colorado Springs City Council meeting. The project, which involves buying and renovating the Ivywild Elementary School, will be developed using tax increment financing from both property taxes and sales taxes. State law allows TIF to be used to finance projects in “blighted” areas. Mike… Continue Reading Ivywild project closer to final approval

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Ent Credit Union is returning $10 million to its credit union members in a one-time special dividend which will be in their accounts this week. The 209,000 members will receive from $25 to $1,000 depending on their use of credit union products and services in 2011. Member use of the credit union for loans and… Continue Reading Ent Credit Union giving $10 million back to its members

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Resource Exchange outgrows Weber Street location

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The Resource Exchange has outgrown its site at 418 S. Weber Street and has put the building up for sale. The organization, a nonprofit that assists people with disabilities, saw 2,700 people last year and has grown its staff from 80 to 125 in the past three years. That growth has led The Resource Exchange… Continue Reading Resource Exchange outgrows Weber Street location

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Plans for a new event center in Manitou Springs are moving forward. Julian Heron, president of the Craft Lager Festival, said the big project he’s been working on during the last year is gaining momentum. He aims to build an event center on the western edge of Manitou Springs that will have indoor and outdoor… Continue Reading Manitou event center shaping up

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Putting territorial issues aside, Pikes Peak Community College and Pueblo Community College announced a partnership aimed at helping educate workers for the the manufacturing community … Continue Reading Pikes Peak and Pueblo colleges partner to train manufacturing workforce

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Chiao joins Space Foundation

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Leroy Chiao, a former astronaut, will join the Space Foundation as a special adviser in human space flight. Chiao’s new job is also new to the Space Foundation, and he is expected to play a big role in the 2012 National Space Symposium, held in April at the Broadmoor. Chiao flew on three space shuttle… Continue Reading Chiao joins Space Foundation

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