Two years ago, the mortgage business nearly drowned in the torrent of the financial meltdown. The end seemed near. “We saw our (credit) conduits drying up,” said Barbara Pattee, president of Springs Mortgage Inc. “We had built up a niche of banks to do business with that went out of business.” It was 2008, and […]
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Century Communities is re-launching a condominium community it put on hold when the real estate market collapsed in 2008. The Greenwood Village-based builder has pulled building permits for a 22-unit condo building at the Vistas at Nor’Wood, which was master-planned to include a 110-unit condominium complex. The builder finished its first 22-unit building near the […]
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Choosing a health  insurance policy either from Colorado’s shopping exchange or an agent selling on the open market is nothing less than a tough, unwelcome chore most of us could do without. The task for shoppers is about to get even more complicated as tax time approaches. Since most people must carry insurance or face […]
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According to data released by Connect for Health Colorado, the state-run health insurance exchange, El Paso County residents receive an average monthly tax credit of $304.30 and county residents account for 13,371 enrollees. Denver County leads the state with 23,530 enrollees while Delta County leads the state in average monthly tax credits at just more […]
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Colorado Springs-based C&D Enterprises security firm was awarded an $85 million contract to protect high-profile buildings in Philadelphia. The firm, which has been headquartered in the Springs since 1959 and employs about 650 people in several states, won a five-year contract to provide security guard services and a mix of roving armed security at dozens […]
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The Colorado Springs Philharmonic, in partnership with the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, is trying to raise $50,000 by Dec. 31. The Vradenburg Foundation will match all new contributions, increased donations and early gift renewals up to the total. Al Buettner, chairman of the Philharmonic, sought out the partnership with the foundation to create the Chairman’s Challenge, […]
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Many popular New Year’s resolutions focus on how to improve health. Healthier habits not only improve physical health and well-being, but also provide a boost to mental health and productivity. Small habit changes can make a big difference. For example, swapping out one sugary drink per day for water reduces calorie intake and can lead […]
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With immigration slowing, babies born in the U.S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population. A new analysis of census data highlights a turning point in Hispanics’ rapid U.S. growth. Demographers point to the potential for broader political impact as U.S.-born Mexican-Americans widen their […]
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Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn sent an appeal to the Department of Defense today: exempt any civilian worker affected by the Black Forest fire from the federal furloughs. Lamborn sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, noting that the Air Force granted exemptions to workers who lost homes in the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. […]
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Vine’s demise was sudden and unexpected, and news of the social media app’s shutdown spread like wildfire through the Twitterverse and beyond. Social media company Twitter pulled the plug on its project just three years after the launch, citing decreased demand and a lack of mainstream appeal. Not every business model can be a winner […]
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OK, I admit that I really enjoyed Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart calling Mad Money’s Jim Cramer on the carpet for what he has done to his viewers. But I think we all have a lot to learn from some of the media financial gurus. First, let me note that I’m not just joining the “pick […]
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The headlines read that the Colorado Springs City Council punted and stayed with the status quo about the governance of Colorado Springs Utilities. The reality is far from that. The status quo ended three years ago when we implemented committees for both the council and for the Utilities Board of Directors, and two years ago […]
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