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Wayne Heilman

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


    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


    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...

  • Colorado Springs economy forecast to grow, but not as robustly as other places

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Expect faster economic growth next year in the Colorado Springs area, but it will still lag the rest of the state, according to a forecast presented Thursday to customers of U.S. Bank. Tom Binnings, a senior partner of Summit Economics LLC, a local economic research and consulting...

  • Colorado Springs company writes its future with new ink pellets

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    "I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. . Plastics." Mr. McGuire to Benjamin Braddock in "The Graduate" There's a great future in plastics. At least, Chromatic Technologies Inc. believes there is, much like family friend Mr. McGuire conveyed to Benjamin Braddock in the...

  • New contracts are the silver lining in Colorado Springs company's earnings report

    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Revenue and profits declined sharply Vectrus Inc., as work in Afghanistan and the Middle East declined in the third quarter because of a reduction in the U.S. military's presence. But the Colorado Springs-based defense contractor announced Monday that it has also secured its third...

  • 'Shark Tank' winner gives AFA cadets a lesson in entrepreneurial spirit

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Justin Fenchel and his co-founders at BeatBox Beverage did their homework before going for a swim in the "Shark Tank." They watched every episode of the hit television series, which gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to make a pitch to a panel of celebrity investors - who may, or...

  • Royal Gorge exec, staff honored for bringing park back from the ashes

    Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau gave the general manager and staff of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park its Tourism Industry Achievement Award on Thursday for its efforts to rebuild and reopen the Cañon City tourist attraction after much of the complex was destroyed in...