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Wayne Heilman

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  • Royal Gorge rises from the ashes with 'soft' reopening this weekend

    Updated: 56 min ago

    Nearly 15 months after a wildfire destroyed all but four of its 52 structures, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will reopen Saturday with a new visitors center, a miniature one-mile railroad and expectations that a second reconstructon phase will be ready in November. The...

  • Fire at Kansas refinery has driven gas prices higher in Colorado

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Don't blame OPEC or Iraq or some other overseas entity. Blame Kansas - or more specifically, a Kansas refinery - for Colorado's high gasoline prices. A July 29 oil refinery fire in southeastern Kansas has kept gas prices in Colorado about 20 cents higher than the national average,...

  • SEC alleges Colorado Springs woman defrauded investors of $800k

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A Colorado Springs woman and two companies she started have been sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly defrauding more than 40 investors of nearly $800,000. The suit, filed last week in a federal court in Atlanta, alleges that Heidi Ann Gamer, 41, Gamer...

  • Bourbon Bros. restaurant in Colorado Springs helps parent company double sales

    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Bourbon Brothers Holding Corp. said Monday that the opening of its restaurant in northern Colorado Springs in January helped it more than double sales from the same quarter a year earlier and nearly triple its sales for the first half of the year. The Colorado Springs-based company...

  • Defense giant Lockheed celebrates 50 years in Colorado Springs, looks to the future

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    Lockheed Martin Corp. came to Colorado Springs in 1965 to help get the North American Aerospace Defense Command up and running, and almost five decades later, the defense giant still holds a contract that includes work at the Cheyenne Mountain facility as the foundation of its local...

  • Colorado Springs Marriott GM identified as victim in fatal crash

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    James Breeden, general manager of the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel and a leader in the city's hotel and tourism industries, died Monday when his vehicle crashed into a fence in a residential area in Rockrimmon, police confirmed. Breeden, 65, was thrown from his green Jeep Wrangler...

  • Sticker shock: Colorado air fares soared above the rest in the first quarter

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Airfares in Colorado Springs increased more than in any city in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same period a year ago. It's the third time in the past four quarters that the city has had the nation's biggest fare increase, according to a quarterly report from...

  • Coming to Colorado Springs: a TEDx event

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    A Colorado Springs couple have put together Colorado Springs' first TEDx conference, modeled after the popular Technology, Entertainment and Design conferences held nationwide since 1984 to foster the sharing of ideas and spur creativity. Dan Cichello, information technology director...

  • Police investigating report of armed robbery near Citadel Mall

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Colorado Springs Police are investigating a report of armed robbery in a business parking lot at 3255 E. Platte Ave. The victim, who was identified only as a male, told police at 5:50 p.m. that he had been robbed by two suspects, including one with a gun who demanded his cell phone....

  • Colorado Springs economy limping along this year after highlight year in '13

    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    After a banner year in 2013, the Colorado Springs economy has taken a step backward this year and the prospect for improvement for the rest of 2014 isn't good. The Business Conditions Index - an indicator compiled by the Southern Colorado Economic Forum - fell to 104.78 in March, its...

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