Study ranks the fastest of fast-food eateries

Wait time rankings Restaurant chains with no Colorado locations were excluded from the list 1 Quiznos 1:15 100% 2 Starbucks Coffee 2:08 91% 4 Carl’s Jr. 2:20 93% 5 Arby’s 2:21 90% 6 Sonic 2:25 84% 7 Chick-fil-A 2:40 94% 9 Boston Market 2:50 84% 11 McDonald’s 3:08 78% 12 Taco Bell 3:14 83% 13 […]
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County mulling workforce furlough

El Paso County officials are considering a one-week, non-paid furlough of all non-essential employees to help make up an unanticipated $4.1 million budget shortfall. Such...

Prairie dogs plague positive

Prairie dogs in southeast Colorado Springs have tested positive for plague. The El Paso County Department of Health and Environment collected plague-positive fleas from prairie dogs near Fontaine Boulevard and Goldfield Drive, south of the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. Plague is a bacterial disease of rodents transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected […]
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Residential building lags

McGraw-Hill said this week that new construction starts fell 9 percent during September and 11 percent year-to-date for the first nine months of 2007 combined, compared to same period of 2006. The industry analyst broke new construction into three subcategories: nonbuilding, nonresidential and residential construction. Nonbuilding construction was up 6 percent year-to-date but was down […]
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Coloradoans support incentives for economic development

Top Issues for State What is your top issue for governor and legislature? 2007 2006 Immigration 26% 28% Health care price and accessibility 15% 8% Education/money 11% 20% Transportation 7% 6% Economy 6% 11% Tax burdens 6% 5% Environment 4% 4% Population growth 4% 3% Water supply 2% 4% Source: EDCC Citizens Survey on Economic...

Gary Hart to speak in the Springs

Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart will be in Colorado Springs Nov. 7 to speak about security in the 21st century. The presentation is part of...

Can’t an employee get a little appreciation around here?

Most Americans who leave their jobs do so because they just don’t feel appreciated. That’s what the U.S. Department of Labor says. Survey takers there said...

Fort Carson hosts 6th Annual Community Sustainability Conference

Fort Carson will host the 6th Annual Community Sustainability Conference and Expo from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 and from 7:30 a.m. to...

Economic census forms on the way

About 9,700 Colorado Springs-area businesses will receive 2007 Economic Census forms in December. Federal law requires all businesses that receive the forms to respond. The forms...

COPPeR hires first executive director

COPPeR, the nonprofit Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, has hired Bettina Swigger as its first executive director. She starts the job Jan. 3. Swigger...

A burger, fries and an ice-cold coffee?

The world’s biggest drinks maker, Coca-Cola, and Italian coffee roaster illycaffe have teamed up create ready-to-drink coffee products. The companies plan to seal the deal by the end of the year. The RTD global coffee market is valued at just under $10 billion and has grown an estimated 10 percent during the past five years. […]
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Downtown shuttle service on the chopping block

The free downtown shuttle service could come to an end early next year. The city’s public transportation arm, Mountain Metropolitan Transit, had planned to pay...