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Wayne Heilman

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  • Does it seem less costly to live in Colorado Springs these days?

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Consumers in the Colorado Springs area got a bit of a break in their cost of living in the second quarter. Compared with the first quarter, the area's cost of living in the April-to-June quarter dropped compared with the national average, according to a survey by the Council for...

  • Colorado Springs consultant tells entrepreneurs slowing down encourages creativity

    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Michelle Vandepas, a Colorado Springs-based marketing consultant to entrepreneurs, told more than 300 people attending the first TEDx conference in Colorado Springs on Saturday to slow down their lives to allow for "creative ripening." Procrastination has gotten a bad reputation, but...

  • Police investigate reports of shots fired in south-central Colorado Springs

    Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Colorado Springs police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 2200 block of South Hancock Avenue after responding to numerous calls about 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police had no reports of injuries, but their investigation found that at least four shots were fired in the area of...

  • U.S. economy headed toward sustainable growth, Colorado Springs lags

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    The U.S. economy is on the verge of "satisfactory sustainable growth" for the first time since it began recovering from the recession five years ago, Gary Schlossberg, senior economist for Wells Capital Management, said Friday at the Southern Colorado Economic Forum. Despite...

  • Colorado Springs businessman gets prison time in fraud case

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Robert Allen Zickefoose of Colorado Springs has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in July to securities fraud and theft for selling unregistered oil and gas investments in Adams County. Fourth Judicial District Judge Thomas Kennedy sentenced Zickefoose, 50, on...

  • Colorado Springs-area vehicle registrations rev up

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    The car and truck business in the Colorado Springs area got back on track in September with new vehicle registrations jumping by more than 20 percent for the third time in the past four months. Registrations in September surged 20.2 percent from a year earlier to 2,401, the...

  • People in the Colorado Springs area a giving bunch?

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    People in the Pikes Peak region give a larger percentage of their incomes to charity than do residents in Colorado's six other metropolitan areas, and the region's giving rate also exceeds the statewide average, according to an analysis of IRS data conducted by the Chronicle of...

  • Planned U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets $10 million donation from El Pomar Foundation

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Plans for a new U.S. Olympic Museum got a huge boost Friday as the El Pomar Foundation announced it will donate $10 million to the 
project. The grant, which will be paid over three to five years, comes less than a month after Colorado Springs-based Nor'wood Development Group agreed...

  • Southern Colorado Economic Forum to focus on entrepreneurship, innovation

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    The Southern Colorado Economic Forum has come a long way from its beginnings 18 years ago as a clone of a similar event in Denver that included a 90-minute forecast for the Colorado Springs economy that attracted about 250 attendees to The Broadmoor hotel. It's now a half-day event...

  • Grantham is getting used to his redrawn senate district

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Republican Kevin Grantham is representing a far different state Senate district from the agriculture-dominated district that included nine southeastern Colorado counties when he was first elected in 2010, though it still includes his home in Cañon City. After redistricting in the wake...