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Ned Hunter

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  • City kicks in tourism tax dollars to launch musical 'tattoo' event in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    It is called The Colorado International Tattoo. But it has nothing to do with putting ink on body parts. The Tattoo is a military musical event that's coming to Colorado Springs - with help from tourism taxes - and organizers and backers estimate it will bring in about $14 million...

  • Colorado Springs company adds home care services for seniors to its roster

    Updated: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    After 25 years of helping people plan for retirement, Doug Fair is now helping seniors stay out of assisted living and nursing homes. Fair received state approval to offer nonmedical home care services through his longtime financial planning company, Successful Seniors, starting...

  • Denver-based company ready to test for oil at El Paso County site

    Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Mustang Creek Holdings has completed drilling its El Paso County well and is about to test areas around the hole for oil. The well, south of the intersection of Judge Orr and North Davenport roads, was drilled to a depth of more than two miles. The company has completed encasing the...

  • Two new downtown Colorado Springs businesses open

    Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Two new businesses opened their doors in downtown Colorado Springs last week. “The Skirted Heifer” is now serving burgers, fries and other items at 204 N. Tejon St. The restaurant is owned by Kevin and Suzette Megyeri who also own and operate Bambino’s Pizza. The Megyeris...

  • Trivelli's beefs up its cheese steak operation with a new, dine-in Colorado Springs location

    Updated: Sun, Mar 16, 2014

    For nearly four decades, fans of Trivelli's Philadelphia-styled Cheesesteaks and Hoagies on North Nevada Avenue had two options: Pick up a sandwich at the counter and eat it somewhere other than the restaurant, or pick up a sandwich at the drive-through and eat it somewhere other than...

  • Craftwood's closing shatters dreams for brides and grooms — and owner

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    The weddings were planned. Deposits - sometimes full payments - were made in advance. But the sudden closing of the Craftwood Inn this week has left future brides and grooms scrambling to find other wedding locations and a way to pay for a "second" wedding, and contemplating...

  • Tax-free zone could lift Colorado Springs Airport

    Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    The owner of Rampart Aviation could bring 60 jobs to the Colorado Springs Airport this year. Or he could take those jobs to the Pueblo Airport, or Centennial Airport in Denver or a number of other airports throughout the country. On Monday, Rampart owner Tony Porterfield stood...

  • Royal Gorge railroad ready to roll - and leave 2013 fire effects behind

    Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Less than a year after a summer wildfire took a big bite out of Canon City's tourism business, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad reopens Saturday, and its owner believes that upgrades in service, strong advertising and an improving economy will bring visitors back to pre-fire levels....

  • UPDATE: Dulcimer fundraiser nearing goal; Leechpit adds tailor; coffee shop expands

    Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    With three days left in his online fundraiser, it appears Bud Ford Jr. - owner of the now-shuttered Dulcimer Shop in Manitou Springs - will meet his goal of getting the $25,000 he needs to keep the IRS from confiscating his woodworking equipment. Ford was forced to close his store...

  • Tax breaks at Colorado Springs Airport to be considered by City Council

    Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    City Council President Keith King says an aviation company with 40 "high paying" jobs is waiting in the wings, ready to move to Colorado Springs. The holdup? Unlike most other U.S. airports, Colorado Springs does not have a special zone that would give companies like Rampart Aviation...

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