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Wayne Heilman

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  • Investors to get $800k in restitution from Colorado Springs business and its owner

    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    A Colorado Springs insurance company and its owner have agreed to pay more than $800,000 in restitution to investors for selling unregistered promissory notes through an unlicensed sales representative in violation of Colorado securities laws. The Colorado Division of Securities said...

  • The lure of tax breaks: A view from Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Anyone who questions the wisdom of tax breaks to encourage business development might want to chat with Jeff Perkins and Britt Ham. Perkins works with a company that relocated from North Carolina to an area near the Colorado Springs Airport, in part because of tax breaks approved by...

  • Colorado Springs Airport volunteers always looking to help

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Colorado Springs retiree Joe Strahs got help from a volunteer in a red vest when he got lost in Denver International Airport about 15 years ago, and he has been paying it forward to passengers at Colorado Springs Airport for nearly 10 years. Strahs spends 5½ hours a day twice a week...

  • Colorado Springs builders extend support for business alliance

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs announced Monday that it extended its financial support to the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance for two years but said the move was unrelated to the resignation of alliance CEO Joe Raso. The HBA voted Nov. 19 to...

  • Rising prices push Colorado Springs cost of living closer to national average

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Rising housing, gasoline and medical costs pushed living costs in the Colorado Springs area closer to the national average in the third quarter, according to a quarterly survey. Area costs were 2.6 percent below the national average in the July-to-September quarter, compared with 

  • Expect wind to kick up Sunday in the Colorado Springs area; wreck slows I-25 traffic

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    UPDATE: Some light snow has moved into the Pikes Peak region Sunday. The Colorado State Patrol tweeted a photo Sunday morning of a semi-truck that jack-knifed on southbound Interstate 25, near mile-marker 162 on Monument Hill. All lanes of southbound I-25 were blocked during cleanup,...

  • Some holiday travelers choose Colorado Springs airport, and share main reason

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Scott and Connie Kumpf and their three sons were exactly the type of passenger the Colorado Springs Airport hoped to attract during the traditionally busy Thanksgiving holiday travel week. The Castle Rock family was traveling Saturday from the Springs to Guatemala to visit their son...

  • Report: 2013 furloughs took big bite out of Colorado Springs' per-person incomes

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Did your wallet feel lighter in 2013? It wasn't an illusion. Per-person income in the Colorado Springs area last year grew at the slowest rate since 2009, and was at the lowest level compared with the national average in the 44 years the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has compiled...

  • Sales tax collections in Colorado Springs continue on upward path

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Colorado Springs sales tax collections in October surged by double-digit percentages compared with the same month a year earlier, according to a report Wednesday from the city's Finance Department. It's the fourth time in five months that collections have shown such dramatic...

  • 3Q revenue, profits down for Colorado Springs gaming company

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Century Casinos reported Friday that declining revenue at its casinos in Central City and Poland during the third quarter triggered an overall drop in revenue and profits from a year earlier. The Colorado Springs-based gaming company's revenue in the July-to-September period fell 2.4...