Friday, November 24, 2006

Businesses on the move

The Westside Bargain Mart, which specializes in food and non-prescription drugs that are past their sell-by date but still good, has moved from the old Pikes Peak Hill Climb Museum property at 135 Manitou Ave. to the Red Rock Shopping Center at 3135 W. Colorado Ave. ... Owners Mike and Ilene Warner have relocated their Rapid Refill Ink store a few blocks north to 308-B South 8th St. ... After 34 years operating Antlers Auto Electric, Ken Kress is retiring. He has sold his business at 830 W. Costilla St. to Hutchinson Battery & Electrical Service, which is moving from Motor City Drive.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Free, one-quart bags at Colorado Springs Airport

Air travelers at Colorado Springs Airport who forget to store liquids in one-quart, zip-top bags will be given a helping hand this holiday season as officials with the Transportation Security Administration pass out those one-quart bags for free.
Local airport staff received a donation of thousands of clear, one-quart, zip-top bags from Pactiv Corp., maker of the Hefty brand, to give to passengers for free. TSA officials will have free bags available through the entire holiday travel season, said Brian Tool, TSA spokesman in Colorado Springs.
Pactiv Corp has donated more than a million Hefty, one-quart bags to airport all over the nation, according to a Pactiv Corp. press release.
The bags are necessary because this Thanksgiving is the first major travel holiday since the security restrictions on liquids were imposed in August, and many people have not traveled since, Tool said. All liquids carried in carry-on luggage must be stored in three-ounce bottles and stored in a single one-quart, clear, zip-top bag. Only one bag is allowed per customer.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The 4-1-1 on 3-1-1

Today through Wednesday, the Transportation Security Administration will hold events in more than 32 cities across the country, including Colorado Springs, to remind holiday travelers of its 3-1-1 Campaign on air travel this season. This Thanksgiving is the first big holiday travel day since the new security requirements came into effect. New requirements limit liquids in carry-on luggage, a response to a thwarted terrorist plot to blow up London flights in August.
The 3-1-1 Campaign reminds travelers that all liquids stored in carry-on luggage must be in three-ounce bottles, stored in a one-quart, clear, zip-top bag, one bag per traveler.
For more information on TSA security requirements, visit

Falcon Wal-Mart set for spring opening

Unlike the Wal-Mart store in Woodland Park, which is running six months behind schedule, the 185,000-square-foot store in Falcon is dealing only with "normal construction issues," according to Wal-Mart real estate manager Roger Thompson. It should be ready to open in April with a grand opening celebration in May. "I can't give you exact dates," Thompson said. "It's always just a guess when you are dealing with weather and the entitlement process."

Monday, November 20, 2006

Take your iPod on United Airlines

United and Apple have teamed up to add iPod connectivity to United's inflight entertainment service for international first- and business-class travelers.
This connectivity will enable customers to plug in and charge their iPods, watch movies and TV shows on their iPods using United’s monitors, as well as listen to their music library on United’s noise-cancellation headsets.