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Wayne Heilman

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  • Judge's ruling puts stalled Colorado Springs project on road to revival

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A federal bankruptcy judge in Denver approved a plan Monday for a committee of lienholders to take over the troubled Colorado Crossing project Nov. 4, ending a 4½-year bankruptcy that has left the five-building complex unfinished for nearly six years. The decision could help...

  • Colorado Springs call center won't close, after all -- and it's hiring

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    In a dramatic about-face, Firstsource Solutions Ltd. announced Monday that it will keep its Colorado Springs call center open and add 100 employees over the next 18 months after receiving a contract from a major health care plan to enroll new members. The India-based company said in...

  • Attend Manitou Springs workshop, leave with your very own 3-D printer

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    If you've wanted to get into 3-D printing but didn't know where to start, a workshop at the Pikes Peak Makerspace at the Manitou Art Center could make it happen. Participants at the three-day workshop, Nov. 7-9, will assemble 3-D printers from kits they buy from a Loveland company....

  • Ka-ching! Surge in Colorado Springs sales tax collections

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A big ending to a strong summer tourism season helped boost consumer spending in Colorado Springs in August to the best monthly gain in 1½ years. Collections from the city's 2 percent sales tax in September, reflecting August sales, were up 16.7 percent from September 2013 to $12.6...

  • Future of stalled Colorado Springs development may be decided next week

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The fate of the stalled Colorado Crossing project in northern Colorado Springs is now in the hands of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Denver. Judge Sidney Brooks said Thursday that he will rule Oct. 24 on whether to approve a plan to transfer ownership of the troubled complex to...

  • 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...