Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Colorado Springs company expands mining operation in search for gold, silver

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Gold Resource Corp. announced Wednesday it has begun exploratory drilling at the Radar gold mining property it has leased in west central Nevada in hopes of discovering gold and silver deposits similar to a nearby mine that produced 1.53 million ounces of gold in 1986-93. The...

  • Longtime Spectranetics CFO Childs moving to new role

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Spectranetics CFO has new duties Guy Childs, who has served as chief financial officer of Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer Spectranetics Corp. since 2003, will move to new vice president post overseeing treasury, investor relations and financial planning after his...

  • Suthers still has big fundraising lead in Colorado Springs mayoral race

    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Expect a flood of advertising before the April 7 city election: The 21 candidates have spent more than $140,000 on television, radio, billboard, direct-mail and other advertising scheduled to air or appear during the remaining three weeks before ballots are due. Most candidates...

  • Revisions triple Colorado Springs area job growth for 2014

    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The Colorado Springs area added three times as many jobs last year - nearly 4,900 - than were initially reported from monthly surveys, according to revised data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau's monthly surveys had shown that area job growth...

  • Sinton Dairy to lay off 120 in Colorado Springs as it ends milk production

    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    A Colorado Springs business whose roots date back to just a few years after the city's 1871 founding will undergo a significant downsizing. Sinton Dairy Foods will lay off 120 employees, or two-thirds of its local workforce, during the next two months as it exits the fresh milk...

  • Colorado Springs-based businesses have different reasons for earnings dip

    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Vectrus and Century Casinos both reported declining earnings for 2014 but for different reasons - reduced work in Afghanistan for Vectrus and expenses growing faster than revenue in Poland for Century. Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Vectrus announced earnings last year fell...

  • Royal Gorge continues comeback from wildfire with opening of tramway, theater

    Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park's effort to rebound from a devastating 2013 fire will take a major leap Saturday as it opens a new $4 million tramway and reopens its Plaza Theater. The June 2013 wildfire destroyed an aerial tram and all but four of the park's 52 structures, and...

  • After strong year, T-Mobile hiring 105 for Colorado Springs call center

    Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Wireless giant T-Mobile US Inc. is hiring 105 full-time technical care specialists for its Colorado Springs call center after the carrier expanded its customer base by 18 percent last year. The Bellevue, Wash.-based company is hosting a hiring event Monday at the center, 556 Chapel...

  • Halt of visa program hits Broadmoor, other businesses that use foreign workers

    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    More than 200 seasonal foreign workers likely won't be coming to work at The Broadmoor hotel next month because two federal agencies recently suspended the visa program after a federal judge threw out the regulations under which the program operates. Jack Damioli, The Broadmoor's...

  • Tax credits approved to lure IT firm that would hire 180 in Colorado Springs

    Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The Colorado Economic Development Commission has approved $2.74 million in state income tax credits over three years to attract an information technology platform company to Colorado Springs. The company would hire 180 employees earning an average annual salary of $54,000. The...

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