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  • 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...

  • Colorado Springs unemployment, jobs numbers best in more than five years

    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    The Colorado Springs area job market continued to put the recession in the rear-view mirror in May as the unemployment rate fell and the number of employed both reached levels not matched since late 2008, according to data released Tuesday. The area's 7.2 percent jobless rate in May...

  • Big deal: Colorado Springs company completes major acquisition of California firm

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Spectranetics Corp. completed the biggest acquisition in its 30-year history on Monday, paying $230 million for AngioScore Inc., a Fremont, Calif.-based manufacturer of specialty angioplasty balloons. Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics agreed last month to buy AngioScore and issued...