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Pikes Peak region might finally have a U.S. senator – or maybe not

Here’s some shocking news: Of the three credible Republicans (Ken Buck, Owen Hill and Amy Stephens) that have announced their candidacy for Mark Udall’s U.S. Senate seat, every one is vehemently opposed to Obamacare. Hill and Stephens are both sitting area legislators, so it’s perfectly possible that the Pikes Peak region could finally be represented… Continue Reading Pikes Peak region might finally have a U.S. senator – or maybe not

Tweeting, pinning and blogging — tourism industry’s new tactics

At 6 a.m., Chelsy Murphy rolls out of bed and logs on to Pinterest, a social-networking site that allows users to “pin” up photos. As communications director at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, Murphy knows that early mornings and late nights are when most of the site’s users, 80 percent of whom are… Continue Reading Tweeting, pinning and blogging — tourism industry’s new tactics

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Spring contractors pick up new, expanded jobs

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Five area companies have added new or expanded Department of Defense projects They include: Honeywell Technology Solutions in Colorado Springs was awarded a $26.1 million contract to procure a satellite tracking antenna for the satellite control network at New Boston Air Force Station. ITT Systems Corp.’s Colorado Springs operation added an $18.5 million award to… Continue Reading Spring contractors pick up new, expanded jobs

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Bargain hunters’ website up and running

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Bargain hunters are invited to check out Pikes Peak on the Cheap www.pikekspeakonthecheap.com. The new website designed to guide Pikes Peak region residents through free and inexpensive things to see and do, dining specials, lodging deals for out-of-town guests and shopping bargains that may or may not be advertised. Website guide Linda Duval said the… Continue Reading Bargain hunters’ website up and running

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Staffing employment slowly improving

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Staffing levels are slowly increasing, said the American Staffing Association’s January 2010 index report. Even better, hiring appears to be on the rise in the Pikes Peak region. The national trade organization found that staffing employment was 4 percent higher for January than during the same month a year ago. That news was especially significant… Continue Reading Staffing employment slowly improving

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This week the El Pomar Foundation’s board of trustees will announce the last in a series of 10 regional awards – all unsolicited grants to area nonprofit agencies distributed through Colorado. Continue Reading El Pomar giving $305,000 in surprise grants to local nonprofits

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Home sales statistics for the Pikes Peak region seem to be improving slightly and are impressing a number of national real estate industry researchers. In its online real estate feature story, “Best Cities for a Housing Recovery,” Forbes.com listed Colorado Springs No. 3 on its top 10 list of cities most likely to return from the downturn, based… Continue Reading Prices soft, but local home market impressing researchers

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Foreclosure slowdown: Not!

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Colorado Springs holds the dubious distinction as Colorado’s highest ranking city for new foreclosure filings during first quarter 2009. The news was released this week in an Irvine, Calif.-based Realty Trac “Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report.” The data seemed to reflect similar findings by Public Trustee Tom Mowle which showed that El Paso County saw only… Continue Reading Foreclosure slowdown: Not!

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Time to break down the boundaries

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“The Pikes Peak region.” Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? In a single phrase we identify ourselves, and not-too-subtly remind other regions that we have Pikes Peak, and they don’t. Would you rather live in the “Queen City of the Plains” (Denver), “The Asphalt Capital of America” (the fictitious Dacron, Ohio), the “Hog… Continue Reading Time to break down the boundaries

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