The state health department is demanding Suncor tkae a more active role in cleaning up contamination from a leak into Sand Creek. The company’s safety inspectors and officials from the state have been at the site since Monday, trying to stem toxic waste oozing from the site. Read more at the Denver Business Journal.
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Harley Davidson motorcycles reported a 30 percent growth in profits during the second quarter, said the Chicago Tribune. Second-quarter earnings were $247.3 million, compared with $190.6 million, or 81 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales were up in South America, but down in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Read more at the Chicago […]
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In a press release sent out early Monday afternoon, El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen confirmed that she will run for Mayor in April’s municipal election. A formal announcement is expected soon. Lathen, 47, has served six years as the District 2 county commissioner. She has been a key member of the Stormwater Task Force, and […]
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Those in the market for a new or used car in Southern Colorado now have easy access online to the combined information resources of the Better Business Bureau and J.D. Power and Associates. Through a teaming agreement, the two organizations have now enhanced the value of information that is available to consumers when shopping online […]
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Colorado Springs economic development officials say Huntsville, Ala., “gets it.” After a four-day visit to the Rocket City last week, officials from the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. say the Springs can learn from Huntsville. “It’s probably the best model city we could ever hope to find,” said David White, EDC executive vice president of […]
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Located between the Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountain ranges, the Maytag Mountain Ranch includes 27 homestead sites. It takes more than a love of the West to make it in today’s ranch economy. Just ask Russ Maytag, owner of Maytag Mountain Ranch in Hillside or Scott Saunders, owner of the Arrowhead Ranch south of […]
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During his 16 years at the Economic Development Corp., Rocky Scott helped bring 42,000 primary jobs to Colorado Springs. Frank Barber said that finding a replacement for Rocky Scott as president and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. will not be easy. After 16 years, Scott announced last week that he would […]
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The Council of Better Business Bureaus Inc. has issued a national alert to warn businesses about telemarketers posing as BBB employees. The callers generally claim to be phoning about a BBB complaint or to “update” BBB files. They attempt to solicit information that is not normally required in order to conduct business with or be […]
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The Metro Denver EDC will unveil a campaign its calling “E-Force” – an effort to promote the area as a place for innovative companies, said the Denver Business Journal. E-Force relies on members of a team of high-tech companies to promote the city via social media and other networks. Initially,  a group of 30 executives, […]
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Employment in the state’s small businesses grew .6 percent in March, according to the Denver Business Journal. That followed increases of .5 percent in January and February and .4 percent in December, said a report by Intuit Inc. Read more at the Denver Business Journal.
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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is on. Aug. 12 is the new date for the 90th run of the second-oldest motor sports race in U.S. history. Race week begins Aug. 7 and includes technical inspection, practices, media day and the downtown Fan Fest Aug. 10.   Tickets purchased for the July 8 event will […]
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The Anna and John Sie Foundation has awarded $1 million to the Denver School of Science and Technology, reports the Denver Business Journal. The money will be spent developing and implementing ways to evaluate, develop and retain teachers. The school is part of the Denver public school system. Read more at the Denver Business Journal. 
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