Nominations sought for business, art partnerships

The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts is seeking nominations for 21st Annual Business for the Arts Awards. Nominations are being accepted for the following...

Wal-Mart leading drug cost inflation drop

Ever since Wal-Mart and its competitors started selling prescription medicines for $4 each, the annual inflation in drug costs has dropped – and is now at the lowest rate in three decades. In July, Wal-Mart launched the low cost prescription drug plan, offering a month’s supply of 140 different generic medications for $4. The medicines […]
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Insurance commissioner issues $280,000 fine

The Colorado Division of Insurance has fined Chicago-based Celtic Insurance Company $280,000 based on a review of the company’s business during 2005. A “market conduct...

Colorado ranked the 16th healthiest state

Colorado held on to its ranking as the16th healthiest state, but the overall health of the nation has declined by 0.3 percent this year, according to United Health Foundation’s 18th annual America’s Health Rankings report released today. The report indicates that the nation’s health has slid because of increasing obesity and a higher number of […]
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Recreation fees waived for veterans

The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for Veterans, military personnel and their families on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Entrance and standard...

Wells Fargo names new regional president

Steve Helbing is the new regional president for Wells Fargo’s Southern Colorado region. He replaces Gene Sullivan who was promoted in August to regional vice president of commercial banking in Colorado and Wyoming. Helbing comes from El Paso, Texas where he was Wells Fargo’s regional president for Border Business Banking and retail stores in Southern […]
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CSPO Executive Director Susan Greene to step down

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra Executive Director Susan Greene said today she will resign her position March 31. Tim Stack, president of the Board of Directors...

Good news, for a change, for building industry

Amid the daily reports about a continually sagging residential housing industry, commercial constructors say they have something to celebrate. The Associated General Contractors of America says Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers show that during the past 12 months, employment in the three nonresidential categories – nonresidential building, specialty trades, plus heavy and civil engineering – […]
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Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

Wine tasting, snacks, live music, and a celebrity autograph table will all be part of a Jeanne Taylor Parkinson’s Disease Support Group silent auction benefit next week. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7th at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Auction items include two roundtrip tickets to any […]
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HoneyBaked Ham marks 50th Anniversary

The HoneyBaked Ham Co. is celebrating 50 years of business this year – and regardless of how you feel about ham, half a century of family-owned pork sales is worth noting. The business was started in1957 with $500 by Harry J. Hoenselaar, who developed a unique curing method that featured a sweet and crunchy glaze. […]
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Mountain states economy growing slowly

Inflationary pressures remained elevated while the overall index for the Mountain States region slipped. The overall Business Conditions Index dipped to 63.3 from September’s 64.8...

Downtown shuttle stays, bus fares to increase

City Council decided last night to forego a proposal to cut 14,000 hours of municipal bus service, which means, among other things, that the...