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Ned Hunter

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  • New director named for Southern Colorado Economic Forum

    Published: Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    The Southern Colorado Economic Forum has hired a new leader with an extensive background in economics, grant writing and public health to help guide the region into the future. . Tatiana Bailey will take over as director of the forum this summer. She has a doctorate in Public Health...

  • Colorado Springs Broncos fans lay down the green for orange-and-blue gear

    Updated: Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    The Denver Broncos had been the 2014 AFC Champions for just 15 minutes on Sunday when the Sports Authority store across from the Chapel Hills mall sold its first jersey proclaiming the team's victory. The sports apparel and equipment store received its shipment of AFC Championship...

  • Only time will tell how retail marijuana sales affect Manitou's bottom line

    Published: Wed, Jan 22, 2014

    Some business owners are worried. Some are cautiously optimistic. But many are simply waiting to see how Tuesday's vote legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana in Manitou Springs will affect the town known for its charming historic downtown, tourist trade and family-friendly...

  • Medical office building's bigger size tied to expectations of Centura's, Colorado Springs' growth

    Published: Tue, Jan 21, 2014

    A Wisconsin-based construction company is so optimistic about the future growth of Colorado Springs and Centura Health that it constructing a bigger-than-planned medical office building on the campus of St. Francis Medical Center off Woodmen Road. The Boldt Company expects to start...

  • SunShare founder glad business thriving in ‘home of the solar garden’

    Updated: Sat, Jan 18, 2014

    There was a time last year when David Amster-Olszewski wondered if his plan to expand his Colorado Springs-based community solar farm company was dead. As the owner of SunShare, Amster-Olszewski already had developed two successful farms in Colorado Springs, bringing solar power to...

  • Earlier meter-feeding time in downtown Colorado Springs takes a bite out of breakfast business

    Published: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    If time is money, than how much is one hour worth? To Colorado Spring's Parking System Enterprise, changing the time to feed downtown's credit card-enabled parking meters from 9 to 8 a.m. brought in an additional $8,138 for December. But some small business owners say the change has...

  • Owners say Rutledge's expansion good for all downtown Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Jan 13, 2014

    Jerry Rutledge broke the cardinal rule of many retailers in 2005 when he bought the historic Perkins-Shearer Building at 102 N. Tejon St. Rutledge's mentor, Joe Bourland, had told him to never buy a building. That way, if the economy failed, he could close shop and save capital. In...

  • 2014 is the year for downtown Colorado Springs to become a 'Certified Creative District'

    Published: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    Two years and $12,000 later, downtown Colorado Springs is on the verge of becoming a Certified Creative District, a state-bestowed designation meant to help the area attract more entrepreneurs, artists and tourists. The Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs began working toward the...

  • Denver-based oil company to begin drilling in El Paso County

    Updated: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    Mustang Creek, a subsidiary of Denver-based NexGen Oil & Gas, is expected to begin drilling for oil in east El Paso County on Friday, hoping to find what two other companies couldn't. The well is just south of the intersection of Judge Orr and North Davenport roads. "The rig is...

  • Colorado Springs-area music festival gets new producer, but show's site remains the same

    Updated: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    La Foret Conference and Retreat Center is getting out of the music festival business, but MeadowGrass - the three-day festival held each year at the Black Forest venue - will go on at the same time and place. Questions about the annual festival's future arose after La Foret officials...

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