Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Finally: Venture funding finds its way to Colorado Springs

    Yesterday

    Pathar Inc., a small Colorado Springs software startup, was the only local company to receive venture funding in the first quarter, with $650,000 coming from a Chicago fund. Even with the transaction, the Colorado Springs area remains well behind northern Colorado in attracting such...

  • Tax breaks pave the way for two hangar projects at Colorado Springs Airport

    Yesterday

    Construction crews are expected to begin building hangars at the Colorado Springs Airport this summer for Sierra Nevada Corp. and Rampart Aviation LLC, the first wave of development expected as a result of recently adopted tax breaks for projects on airport property. Denver-based H+L...

  • What's the buzz? Colorado Springs AM station switches format from sports to marijuana

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Listeners of KREL in Colorado Springs might have wondered if someone had spread cannabutter on their morning toast Monday when they tuned in and got marijuana programming instead of the radio station's usual sports news and talk shows. If they turn their AM dial to 1580 again, they'll...

  • Colorado Springs' G-Team, Quizata advance to state app-building competition

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Teams of employees from The Gazette and Magneti Marketing each won $3,000 in prizes and advanced Sunday to the statewide level of the Go Code app-building competition to use data from state sources to help businesses and others make better decisions. G-Team, made up of four Gazette...

  • Uninvited guests bring bad behavior to Colorado Springs house party

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    A house party in southeast Colorado Springs turned violent Sunday morning after an uninvited guest showed and refused to put away a stun gun, triggering a battle with baseball bats. Colorado Springs police were called shortly after 2 a.m. to a home in the 4300 block of Conquista...

  • Snow could hit Colorado Springs this week

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Snow season in Colorado Springs may not be over - the National Weather Service said a possible strong and slow-moving storm could reach the area late this week. The forecast includes a chance of rain before 2 a.m. Thursday, followed by a chance of rain and snow with a low near...

  • Several firefighters needed to remove man from burned Colorado Springs home

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Colorado Springs police have not identified a man who died in a townhome fire Saturday at Georgetown Square near Constitution Avenue and North Academy Boulevard. The man "was a very large individual" and two crews totaling eight firefighters were needed to remove him from the home,...

  • Man injured in Colorado Springs motorcycle wreck was speeding

    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    A man injured in a motorcycle accident on Saturday remained hospitalized in critical condition Sunday, the Colorado State Patrol said. The man's name has not been released due to his condition, said Trooper Tim Sutherland. The man, who was not wearing a helmet, was northbound on...

  • Colorado Springs Baskin Robbins robbed

    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    A Baskin Robbins ice cream store at 1534 N. Circle Drive was robbed Sunday afternoon by a man in his early 20s wearing a black ski mask who jumped over the counter and forced an employee to give him the store's money, Colorado Springs Police said. No one was injured during the...

  • New nonprofit springing up as Colorado Springs Technology Incubator goes away

    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, created in 2001 to help startup business grow, is shutting down - but some of its work will live on in a new nonprofit, Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners. Think of it as an incubator on steroids: Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners will not...

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