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Ned Hunter

Business Reporter

  • Downtown Olympic celebration

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    Hungry? Get free Girl Scout cookie samples on Tejon Street.

  • Future Olympic weightlifters on Tejon Street

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

  • Fire teaches Colorado Springs coffee shop owners some valuable business lessons

    Updated: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    The flames were extinguished before the building was damaged. The direct losses were kept to two coffee makers, two microwave ovens, a few pounds of roasted beans, some plastic glasses and a tea maker. Smoke damage, on the other hand, was worse, and could cost Pikes Perk Downtown...

  • Results of 3rd El Paso County oil-drilling attempt due in 6 months

    Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Mustang Creek expects to finish drilling its exploratory oil well in eastern El Paso County in about three weeks. The company, a subsidiary of Denver-based NexGen Oil & Gas, started drilling its El Paso well on Jan. 10. It has received state permits to drill a second well in Elbert...

  • Several downtown streets to be closed Friday

    Updated: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Put your walking shoes on this Friday as many downtown streets will be closed to automobile traffic for the local Winter Olympics opening celebration. From 8 a.m. to midnight: Tejon Street will be closed from Platte Avenue to Pikes Peak Avenue. From 8 a.m. to midnight: Bijou Street will...

  • Propane shortages, soaring prices hit home in Colorado Springs area

    Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    Shortages, transportation problems, sales to foreign countries and commodity speculation are being blamed for the sudden and dramatic increase in propane gas costs hitting the Colorado Springs area and other parts of the country. The co-owner of Old Town Propane Company in Colorado...

  • The colors of Winter: Friday snow photos from Tejon Street

    Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

  • The Perk Downtown hopes to reopen in a month

    Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    Owners of The Perk Downtown hope to reopen their coffee shop within a month. The shop, owned by Don and Kay Heaberlin, experienced a small fire last Friday that destroyed several coffee-making machines a tea maker, two microwaves, some already roasted beans, and other small items. The...

  • Blue-and-orange garb gets a green light from Colorado Springs employers

    Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    Broncos fever is invading the workplace. Business owners and executives at many Colorado Springs-area companies big and small are letting employees - and themselves - celebrate the Broncos' first Super Bowl appearance in 15 years by loosening up stringent dress codes to allow...

  • A light change

    Updated: Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    Utility trucks blocking parking spaces along a northern section of Tejon Street on Monday are being used to change street lights from East Bijou Street north to East Platte Avenue. Utility workers are replacing existing lights with LED, or light-emitting diode, fixtures. Lights in...

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