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Wayne Heilman

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  • Verizon Business to lay off IT workers

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Telecommunications giant Verizon Business notified “well under 100″ information technology department employees at its Colorado Springs operation that they will lose their jobs July 18, Verizon spokesman Ray McConville confirmed Wednesday. McConville declined to say how many...

  • Will Colorado Springs business licensing fees go away? Council member working on it

    Updated: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council member Helen Collins is proposing eliminating fees on most city licenses as a way to attract more small businesses to the area, but it's likely to draw a veto from Mayor Steve Bach, with little chance of an override. The proposal, which is included in a...

  • New vehicle registrations stay in low gear

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    New vehicle registrations in El Paso County remained barely above neutral in May, edging up just 1.1 percent from a year ago, according to a report posted Wednesday by the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Office. Registrations in May rose by 21 vehicles from May 2013 to...

  • El Paso County wind farm project's new owner eyes springs 2015 construction start

    Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc., the nation's largest producer of renewable energy, has acquired the proposed Golden West wind farm in northeast El Paso County, with plans to begin construction next spring and start generating power by the end of 2015. The purchase is part of a...

  • Colorado Springs company survives challenges to become worth nearly $1B

    Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    A few years after he founded Spectranetics Corp. in 1984, the late Robert Golobic told an employee he was afraid that the company's medical laser was only "so-so" and would make it difficult for the fledging firm to attract investment. The employee, Kenny Grace, responded that the...

  • Colorado Springs investor changing plea in kickback case

    Updated: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    Brian Headle, a Colorado Springs real estate investor indicted on seven counts of bank fraud and 11 counts of giving kickbacks to a bank officer in exchange for loans, is changing his not guilty plea as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors, according to a filing made Friday...

  • More Colorado teens finding jobs

    Updated: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    The job market for Colorado’s teens is improving for the first time in several years, according to the latest numbers from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Job seekers 16-19 years old have seen employment levels increase in the past year. In the 12 months from May...

  • Colorado Springs coffee shop reopens post-fire, but it's been a bitter process

    Updated: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    The owners of The Perk Downtown were burned by more than the fire that temporarily closed the coffee house in late January. Don and Kay Heaberlin say they have battled for more than four months with their own and their landlord's insurers over payments for damaged and destroyed...

  • Gazette's former property near downtown Colorado Springs sold

    Updated: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    A limited liability company set up by Colorado Springs attorney Bruce Wright bought the former Gazette property for $1.78 million, according to El Paso County land records. But what the property will be used for, and who all is involved besides Wright, remains a mystery. Wright...

  • Colorado Springs Airport on final approach to restructure finances

    Updated: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Airport plans to complete a complex restructuring of its finances next month that will lower costs for airlines by 50 percent - part of an effort to stem further losses after the departure of Frontier Airlines in 2013. The final part of the restructuring - a...