Thursday, November 16, 2006

No drilling for oil, please

Here's your chance to own a piece of big oil in Colorado Springs. Well, sort of. As part of a sale of 51 surplus properties in nine states, a sliver of vacant land on the city's west side (right) and owned by Utah-based Sinclair Oil Corp. will be auctioned at 11 a.m. Dec. 1. The auction will take place at the site of the parcel, 1626 S. Eighth St. The chunk of ground is about 16,000 square feet -- slightly more than one-third of an acre -- and described in a marketing brochure as one of several "prime commercial locations" being sold by Sinclair. Interested buyers should call Higgenbotham Auctioneers International, 1-800-257-4161, or visit its Web site,, for more information and to verify the auction's location.

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