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Fire lesson: Full knowledge of policies stands out as the toughest business insurance hurdle

Steve Mack, who owns the Lone Duck Family Campground in Cascade, still is sorting out his business insurance claim after the Waldo Canyon fire. His residential insurance was straightforward and easy to understand. He said his insurer worked with him and explained the policy and volunteered information about what Mack and his family needed to… Continue Reading Fire lesson: Full knowledge of policies stands out as the toughest business insurance hurdle

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Hail, not fire, to blame for insurance rate hikes

After the Waldo Canyon fire tore through Colorado Springs, burning 346 homes and threatening hundreds more, homeowners were certain they’d see their insurance premiums increase. And they are, but not because of the fire. It’s because of the growing number of what the insurance industry defines as “catastrophes,” which has been mostly hail in recent… Continue Reading Hail, not fire, to blame for insurance rate hikes

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Tourism ready to battle for more state funds

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Even now, seven months later, talking about the effects that the Waldo Canyon fire had on the region’s tourism industry makes voices shake. “Devastating” is how most in the industry — from operators of bed-and-breakfast inns to local attractions, hotels and restaurants — describe that last week of June that dropped Pikes Peak regional tourism… Continue Reading Tourism ready to battle for more state funds

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Despite a full-court press by Colorado Springs’ business and community leaders, its federal lobbyist and the state’s congressional delegation, no money was approved for watershed management or protection after the Waldo Canyon fire and the High Park fire. The House of Representatives failed to pass an amendment to an appropriations bill that delegated funds to… Continue Reading House fails to approve Colo. money for watershed protection

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A coalition of local business, community leaders and elected officials are trying to secure a $19.8 million appropriation to federal legislation that provides disaster assistance related to Hurricane Sandy and Fort Collins High Park fire. They say the money is sorely needed to aid with lingering Waldo Canyon fire recovery efforts. Organizations included in the local effort include the Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Springs lobbying for $20 million under Hurricane Sandy federal relief package

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More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

As charities in the Colorado Springs area tally their final donations for 2012, some say they’ll end the year slightly higher than 2011, despite the concerns of possible donor fatigue after the Waldo Canyon fire. But another factor has come into play for many of the region’s nonprofits as they head into 2013. They’re facing… Continue Reading More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

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From the beginning, John Cassiani’s term as president of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs was eventful. His year started amid intense negotiations with Colorado Springs Utilities to keep residential tap fees from climbing and to reduce commercial tap fees. That negotiation could have been the defining action of his presidency — if… Continue Reading Looking back: Fire shapes Cassiani’s HBA presidency

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Local politics might lead to a different future

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It was an eventful year in politics and government — nationally, regionally, and locally. In fact, 2012 may have been a watershed year, one in which the comfortable assumptions of the past were overturned and the future became cloudy and uncertain. Elections First came the party primary elections on June 26, notable locally on two… Continue Reading Local politics might lead to a different future

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As 2012 draws to a close, the CSBJ takes a look back at the people who shaped the year: the leaders — in front of cameras and behind the scenes — who forged new directions in the region’s economics, politics, nonprofits, finance, health care and tourism. But no list would be complete without first recognizing… Continue Reading The people who shaped 2012

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After months of debate and delay, City Council has passed the first reading of changes to the fire code as a result of the Waldo Canyon fire. The Fire Department’s fire marshal met with more than 1,200 people, the Home Builders Association, City Council and Mayor Steve Bach to develop the amendment. The efforts focused… Continue Reading City Council OKs first reading of fire-code changes

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