Financial detectives are the new crime fighters in a world where they are looking for patterns and weaknesses in the financial spreadsheets. Forensic accounting goes back to the days of Al Capone, a bootlegger and leader of many sorted illegal activities, brought down for tax evasion. Today, every forensic TV show has made their field, […]
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Bronco fans owe a great deal to Gerald H. Phipps. In the early 1960s, the Colorado commercial builder and his brother purchased a controlling interest in the Broncos after owner Rocky Mountain Empire Sports threatened to move the football team out of Colorado. They saved the day for diehard Denver football devotees and bought themselves […]
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New buzz and energy in the commercial real estate market has some local brokers cautiously optimistic that this is the beginning of better times, but others in the industry remain skeptical. “There’s definitely activity,” said R.D. Trinidad, president and managing broker at Hoff and Leigh. “We’re having more positive inbound calls than we’ve had in […]
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In a world saturated with mobile apps and Bluetooth devices, one local company is faring well and planning for a busy year amid the rapidly evolving market. KS Technologies, a 12-year-old firm located on Vindicator Drive, “engineer[s] hardware accessories and the apps that power them,” according to its website. President (or Ship’s Captain, as he […]
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Smart watches, headphones, books, candy and the Quadcopter all have at least one thing in common: They’re all on the popular item list for this coming holiday season. Consumer confidence is rising, so the holiday season might see a slight increase in sales, according to economists. High-tech holiday items The popular choice for tech-smart individuals […]
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Michael Hannigan, CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, will retire in December after 16 years as head of the organization. The fourth-generation Coloradan, former Colorado College administrator and educator spoke about turning an idea into a foundation with a cumulative community impact of $150 million. How did you end up CEO of the Pikes […]
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As aging members of the Silent Generation struggle to pack up their memories and move into smaller houses and assisted-living centers, Baby Boomers are still buying real estate. “There’s no easy way to define what a senior is,” said Adrian Reed, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Properties. “I certainly can’t say. I think AARP […]
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Colorado craft beer grew up and became a powerhouse industry when it broke the $1 billion mark in 2015. The state’s suds have seen explosive growth during the past five years, and nowhere has that growth been more pronounced than along the Front Range. Northern Colorado, and especially Denver, has led the craft-brewing charge as […]
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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose — or, the more things change, the more they stay the same. As we entered 2013, the Denver Broncos were 13-3 and hopefully bound for the Super Bowl. The Pikes Peak region was recovering from a wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes, the local economy was enjoying […]
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The last two years have been tumultuous for the U.S. space industry, but things are expected to calm down a bit in 2011 — even as Congress cuts programs and budgets. Some very large companies are preparing for more austere times by offering early retirement to senior staff members, said Brenden Curry, vice president of […]
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It’s a tough job — long hours driving tons of products with salaries based on the miles driven and how fast the merchandise arrives. It’s lonely, with drivers spending weeks away from home. It’s dangerous, as drivers deal with accidents, heavy traffic and icy roads through Rocky Mountain passes. But as the national driver shortage […]
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Decades ago, Colorado Springs was home to many serious artists whose work was enthusiastically supported by local collectors. The arts scene was so vibrant that for decades, from the late 1920s to the 1950s, national attention was often focused upon the city and its artists. Iconic publications such as Time and Life published extensive pieces […]
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