Clothing and school supplies would be tax-free during an annual Colorado “sales tax holiday” under consideration in the Colorado House. The bill would make Colorado the 17th state to waive sales taxes on back-to-school items for a short period each year. Colorado’s proposal would set the holiday for the first weekend in August. The holiday […]
The GOP tax plan has Colorado universities worried about a range of issues, from the future of graduate students and philanthropy to building projects and workforce development. The proposal that’s raised the most vocal opposition from students and universities is a plan to tax tuition waivers, which appears in the...
After arriving back in Colorado Springs during 2008, Jennifer Knight kept herself busy as sort of a freelance marketing consultant. She met contractors around town and at home shows where she offered them traditional marketing services. She designed Web sites and built logo designs. Around that time she remembers hearing a few of her clients […]
The last thing the Colorado Springs residential real estate market needs is more competition, but that’s what it’s getting. Local real estate professionals are already battling a hot rental market, slack demand and a drain of workers willing to commute from as far as Pueblo in exchange for more affordable housing. Now a growing number […]
Two upcoming health fairs stand to help hundreds of people in Manitou Springs and the Tri-Lakes area at Monument. The Manitou Springs Southern Colorado Health Fair will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave. There, a 31-component blood analysis will be available for $30, and a […]
Veterans Day celebrations and commemorations are planned for Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 in the Springs. Veterans from across the region will take to the Colorado Springs downtown streets Saturday to celebrate Veterans Day. The Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 10. The parade will proceed down Tejon Street, starting […]
In nearly one-third of cardiac arrest cases, delayed hospital response lead to brain damage and death, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. A study released today identified 6,789 patients who had cardiac arrest at 369 hospitals across the nation and found that many hospitals delayed defibrillation response for more than two minutes. Reasons […]
Colorado regulators decided Monday night to wait a week before they start deliberating a proposal to require oil and gas companies to publicly disclose what chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission made the decision after hearing about 11 hours of opinions on the proposal from industry officials, conservation […]
Look out American Express, Chase and MBNA, here comes Target. Through its Target National Bank division, the retailer has issued credit cards to more than 16 million customers — going where no retailer has gone before — onto the top 10 list of the nation’s largest credit card issuers. No wonder Wal-Mart and Home Depot want to enter the banking business. No retailer has ever ranked so high on the credit card list, and no other appears to be close either. The next closest retailer on the list, Nordstrom, ranks 27th.
It’s tee time for firefighters, first responders and families affected by the Waldo Canyon fire. Students in the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs PGA Golf Management program will provide free lessons to firefighters and people affected by the Waldo Canyon fire during Labor Day weekend. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. […]
House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday dismissed a Senate bill that could punish China for undervaluing its currency, saying it was “pretty dangerous” for Congress to tell another country how to run its monetary policy. Boehner’s statement to reporters came a day after the Senate voted 79-19 to advance legislation making it easier to impose […]