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Pothole repair and major street and water improvements in Colorado Springs are in full swing, and if you have a pothole to be repaired, be sure to call the pothole hotline at 385-6808. City street crews moved their annual pothole repair date ahead by five days after receiving so many calls. Officials said the hotline… Continue Reading Pothole repair and public works projects underway

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Colorado Springs will lose another 200 plus jobs next year when bicycle parts manufacturer RockShox closes its manufacturing plant here in favor of cheap Taiwan labor. The decision to close the local plant was based on saving labor costs and to be closer to bicycle manufacturers that purchase its high-end mountain bike shock absorbers. Schwinn,… Continue Reading Bicycle parts maker to relocate for cheaper labor

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For those who follow real estate activity to the north, this information may be interesting. Schuck Update Dennis Champine has been named vice president of TransPort, the 6,300 acre transportation/distribution/business center in Aurora (contiguous to the Front Range Airport in Adams County), under development by Colorado Springs’ own Schuck Corporation. Champine served two four-year terms… Continue Reading Briefs: Distribution/biz center names new VP+

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The “Five Nines” (99.999) refers to the “perfect world” of near 100 percent uptime in an information technology network. Between scheduled maintenance of servers, routers, firewalls and LAN’s to intervention both reactively and proactively for viruses, worms, etc., it is, from a practical standpoint, nearly impossible to achieve 99.999 percent uptime. Short of such digital… Continue Reading Commentary: Strive for IT network perfection

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Many are the war birds that helped win World War II and the Korean War. They are fighters, bombers, helicopters, and training aircraft, restored by aviation buffs, and in some cases by the aviators who flew them. They will be on show May 18 and 19 at the old Colorado Springs airport. The attraction is… Continue Reading Vintage fighter planes are big attraction at air show

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Frequent-flyer program members are significantly more likely (72 percent) than non-members (60 percent) or “elite” frequent-flyer memberships (59 percent) to book flights online, according to a recent Colorado Springs Airport marketing study. Most flyers book their own flights, with only 27 percent saying they use a corporate travel planner. Business travelers typically book flights with… Continue Reading Frequent flyers more likely to book online

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The Colorado Springs Airport is exploring ways to improve its business-traveler amenities. Airport director of marketing, Mary Collins, said a partnership with a third-party service provider, such as Kinko’s, might be a possibility, or installing technology-enabled kiosks or individual business workstations. The amenities were discussed in a recent airport marketing survey, which offered insights into… Continue Reading Airport exploring some new business amenities

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More of the airport’s “elite”-level frequent flyers live in the Monument to Castle Rock area than any other ZIP code between Pueblo and Littleton, according to the study. Over half of the 377 people surveyed in 10-12-minute telephone interviews travel for business and leisure purposes — only 9 percent travel only for business and 37… Continue Reading Monument, Castle Rock home to 'elite'-level flyers

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Colorado Springs Airport has chalked up good scores in the airport-competition game, and a new marketing effort aims to keep the flights coming. “Airline boardings are critical for us,” said Mary Collins, the airport’s director of marketing. “Airlines go where they can make money. We have to keep the flight service we have and add… Continue Reading CO Springs Airport launches new mktg. effort

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Colorado Springs Airport will receive at least three $600,000 machines this summer — possibly June or July — that screen luggage for explosives and other contraband, and the airport may get additional machines. Airport director of marketing, Mary Collins, said the machines are very big, and logistics planning is underway to determine how best to… Continue Reading Airport is expecting three anti-terrorism machines

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