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Wayne Heilman

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  • Six days devoted in Colorado Springs to inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them find backers

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Denver has one. So do the booming northern Colorado towns of Fort Collins and Boulder. Now, it's Colorado Springs' turn to experience Startup Week, a six-day series of events designed to raise awareness about and celebrate the accomplishments of entrepreneurs - and perhaps inspire...

  • Thousands turn out for powwow at Garden of the Gods

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    More than 3,500 people attended the fifth annual Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Traditional Powwow on Saturday, many more than the few hundred that attended last year's event and enough that organizers are considering expanding the event. Jimmy Blackwolf Ramirez, chairman of the...

  • Colorado Springs' economic growth hit the skids in '13, report shows

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Economic growth in the Colorado Springs area last year hit its slowest pace since 2009 and was the second worst among Colorado's seven metropolitan areas, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The area's economic output grew 1.5 percent in 2013 to...

  • Colorado Springs gold company leases Nevada mining property

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Gold Resource Corp. has agreed to lease the Radar gold mining property in west central Nevada, with an option to buy. The Colorado Springs-based company leased 178 mining claims on 3,550 acres about 150 miles southeast of Reno. The property is adjacent to the Paradise Peak Mine and...

  • New owner on the horizon for Fox, CW television affiliates in Colorado Springs

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Richmond, Va.-based Media General Inc. will acquire Fox and CW television affiliates in Colorado Springs as part of a swap of seven stations that it must complete to satisfy antitrust concerns about its merger with LIN Media LLC. The swap, which is expected to be completed in early...

  • Better times ahead? Survey gauges Colorado Springs' quarterly hiring outlook

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    What a difference a year makes. The fourth-quarter hiring outlook in Colorado Springs is unchanged from the current quarter but much better than a year ago, according to a quarterly survey by ManpowerGroup. The percentage of employers planning to hire in the October-to-December...

  • More Time Warner employees could join suit over Colorado Springs call center

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    A federal judge has ordered Time Warner Cable to turn over a list of up to 800 current and former employees of its Colorado Springs call center to allow attorneys to ask them to join a year-old lawsuit over overtime pay. The order, issued late last week by U.S. Magistrate Judge...

  • Futurist: Say goodbye to a 'job,' say hello to freelance

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    If you ask Thomas Frey, the future is in freelancing. Frey, a futurist with the DaVinci Institute think tank in Louisville, said Friday that 2 billion jobs will disappear worldwide by 2020, mostly as a result of changes in technology that automate tasks now performed by people....

  • With no natural disasters, Pikes Peak area's summer tourism season sizzled

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    What a difference a couple of years can make. Summer is prime time for tourism in the Pikes Peak region, and industry officials say this year's was the best since at least 2011, benefiting from moderate gasoline prices and an absence of the major wildfires and floods that kept...

  • Royal Gorge rises from the ashes with 'soft' reopening this weekend

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Nearly 15 months after a wildfire destroyed all but four of its 52 structures, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will reopen Saturday with a new visitors center, a miniature one-mile railroad and expectations that a second reconstructon phase will be ready in November. The...