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Wayne Heilman

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  • Off-track betting parlor moves to south of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    And they're off. A second off-track betting parlor opened Thursday in the Pikes Peak region, as the owners of Post Time on Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs moved a betting facility they had operated in Trinidad to the Country Bar in Fountain, south of the Springs. Post Time...

  • Colorado Springs unemployment, job growth figures give mixed signals -- but are they right?

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    At first blush, the latest job numbers for the Colorado Springs area seem alarming. While the local unemployment rate in September fell to a six-year low of 5.8 percent, which is good news, the drop was the product of a 2,000-person decline in the labor force between August and...

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy this month. Employment and production at the Diamond Wire operation...

  • Colorado Springs medical device company sees shares soar

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Shares of Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer Spectranetics Corp. surged to the highest level in seven months Friday in the wake of financial results that exceeded company and analysts' forecasts. Spectranetics shares jumped $3.67, or 13.4 percent, to $31, the highest...

  • DaVita's $389 million settlement not an issue in sale of Colorado Springs medical practice

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    A $389 million settlement DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. finalized late Wednesday with federal prosecutors and regulators won't derail the Denver-based company's purchase of Colorado Springs Health Partners, officials said Thursday. In fact, the 76 doctors who own and unanimously...

  • Spectranetics sets record for revenue, but still has third-quarter loss

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The biggest acquisition in Spectranetics Corp.'s history brought record revenue and a big loss in the third quarter, the company reported Thursday. But both results beat forecasts by the Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer and Wall Street analysts who follow its stock....

  • No workplace injuries mean another award for MechOne Inc.

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    For a company whose employees make and install sheet metal in commercial air conditioning and heating systems, you'd expect at least one on-the-job injury a year. But MechOne Inc. of Colorado Springs has never had an injury that caused an employee to miss work in its 14-year history....

  • Colorado Springs Health Partners gets new owner: How are patients affected?

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Denver-based kidney care giant DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. announced Wednesday it has acquired Colorado Springs Health Partners, the largest health care practice in Colorado Springs - a deal that could change the face of local health care. Terms of the deal, which is expected to...

  • Wait to act on vehicle recall, auto dealers advise

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may have issued a warning Monday for people to act "immediately" on a massive recall of vehicles with potentially defective airbags, but auto dealers are saying "not so fast." Most dealers are still in the dark about how to proceed,...

  • Terminal case: Colorado Springs Airport dealing with challenges 20 years after building's opening

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    On Oct. 22, 1994, a few days after a blowout community celebration that lasted nearly 10 hours, a 12-gate passenger terminal opened to great fanfare and high hopes just a few miles south of the old Colorado Springs Airport building near Powers Boulevard. - "The larger terminal will...

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