Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Teller County economy has bounced back, forum speakers say

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The Teller County housing market has mostly recovered from the recession and will continue to improve slowly this year, according to a panel of real estate agents and bankers at an economic forum hosted Wednesday by the Teller County Assessor's Office. Skip Howes, president of Scott...

  • Snow tapers off in Colorado Springs; Teller county gets up to foot of snow

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    A snowstorm blanketed much of the Front Range and central Colorado on Sunday and Monday, carrying quick-hitting bands of heavy snow that occasionally slickened roads while dumping fresh powder on Colorado's ski areas. Four to six inches of snow fell in and around Colorado Springs,...

  • Early campaign finance reports show Suthers with fundraising lead in Colorado Springs mayoral election

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Mayoral candidate and former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers widened his fundraising lead in the latest campaign finance reports filed Monday with the Colorado Springs City Clerk's Office. Suthers raised $51,047 between Jan. 28 and Feb. 10. That's more than four times as much...

  • Three Colorado Springs men arrested after alleged burglary

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Colorado Springs Police arrested three men Monday suspected of burglarizing a local business. Bobby Vialpando, 61, Bobby McQuilliams, 25, and Joshua Proksch, 28, all of Colorado Springs, were arrested at about 1 a.m. Detectives and crime analysts from the department's Metal Theft...

  • Colorado Springs in the running to get a $300 million space training facility

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    A California company is considering a site in the Colorado Springs Airport's business park for a $300 million space training facility that would employ 283 and include advanced equipment that simulates weightlessness and other aspects of space travel. Some details about the project...

  • Nevada company headed to Colorado Springs, bringing 2,100 jobs with it

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    In what is one of the biggest economic development wins for Colorado Springs since the early 1990s, a Nevada aerospace company announced Thursday it will build an $88 million hangar complex at the airport that will employ more than 2,100 people to turn wide body aircraft interiors into...

  • Colorado Springs bank no longer under federal restrictions

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Federal regulators have released Academy Bank in Colorado Springs and four out-of-state institutions owned by the same holding company from federal orders that required them to restrict lending, prohibit paying dividends to owners and take steps to reduce problem loans. The release...

  • Going up: Average gas price in Colorado Springs back above $2

    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Colorado Springs' trip down memory lane to gasoline prices under $2 a gallon is over after just six weeks, and industry experts expect the cost to continue to climb. Local prices jumped more than 18 cents last week to put the city's average price of gas at more than $2 a gallon for...

  • Colorado Springs economic development: Moving forward in 2015

    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    In the business world, as in the realm of romance, new marriages aren't immune to a few rocky patches those first few years. Just ask the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, which was formed in 2012 when the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado...

  • Former Memorial hospital exec tapped to lead Colorado Springs Health Foundation

    Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    A former Memorial Health System executive has been nominated as executive director of the Colorado Springs Health Foundation, which received $31 million when the city-owned hospital system was leased in 2012 to University of Colorado Health. After a five-month search for the post, the...