Sales and Use Tax 101

The City of Colorado Springs will offer a free two-hour class entitled “Introduction to Sales & Use Tax” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 in at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The class will offer information about taxes owed when purchasing equipment, computing taxes owed, licensing and reporting requirements and […]
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El Paso County receives 73.188 acres as conservation easement

The Board of County Commissioners entered into a due diligence agreement with Craddock-Walden Investments, LLC to grant a conservation easement for 73.188...

Farm income strong in 3Q

U.S. farm income surged during the third quarter of this year, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s third quarter...

Retailers readying for converter coupon program

Eight of the largest consumer electronics retailers have been certified to participate in the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration said Best Buy, Circuit City, Kmart, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Sears, Target and Wal-Mart have approved for the program. The converter boxes are necessary for consumers who wish to […]
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Workshop to offer Middle East export tips

Colorado exports to the Middle East have doubled during the past year, and state officials say the region offers a diverse market for...

SEC creates faster access to capital markets

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved changes yesterday that are expected to give smaller companies faster and easier access to capital. The commission...

El Paso County Public Trustee resigns

El Paso County Public Trustee Patricia Thompson has resigned. Deputy Public Trustee Wendy Habert said she could not discuss the resignation, and phone calls to Thompson’s home were not immediately returned. Habert said Adams County Public Trustee Carol Snyder will serve as interim trustee until a permanent replacement is found. Thompson was appointed by Gov. […]
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State’s higher education creates $4 billion in wages and salaries

Higher education in Colorado accounts for $4.25 billion in wages and salaries, according to a study released yesterday by the Adams Group. The analysis...

New Small Business Resource Guide available

The 2008-09 Colorado Small Business Resource Guide is now available. The guide includes key information such as a checklist for starting a business, legal structure...

El Paso County wants Preble’s mouse taken off endangered list

Representatives from the El Paso County Environmental Services Department attended a public meeting in Denver last night to recommend removing the Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species in El Paso County. The move comes after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Nov. 1 that the Preble’s […]
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Deadline for timely delivery of online gifts approaching

Two-thirds of online retailers said the deadline to place orders for ground shipping with delivery by Christmas is Dec. 18, according to the Shop.org/Shopzilla 2007 eHoliday study. The survey found that most retailers’ free ground shipping offers (76.1 percent) will expire on or before that day. Shop.org’s CyberMonday.com, provides a list of retailers still offering […]
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Realtors’ housing market outlook a little rosier

The National Association of Realtors’ prognosis for 2007 and 2008 home sales is a little more optimistic. The NAR revised monthly forecast calls for existing home sales to fall 12.5 percent this year to 5.67 million. Last month, the association predicted 5.66 million existing homes would be sold this year. Still, the revised figure would […]
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