Business Briefs – 5/19/2006

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Leadership Pikes Peak accepting applications

Leadership Pikes Peak is accepting applications for the 2006-07 Signature Program, a 10-month in-depth look at the Colorado Springs community, its leaders and decision-making processes.

Participants have the opportunity to network with other residents of diverse backgrounds and professions, while gaining knowledge about challenges and opportunities facing the Pikes Peak region.

The class encompasses 14 full-day sessions from September through June. Each day includes discussions with community leaders, behind-the-scenes tours of community facilities, active and experimental learning components, and cultivation of leadership. Application packets can be obtained by calling 632-2618 or at The deadline to apply is June 30.

For more information, visit the Web site or e-mail Susan Saksa at

RTA Architects opens Pueblo office

RTA Architects has opened an office in downtown Pueblo at 625 S. Union Ave.

The firm has been providing architectural design services for medial, educational, religions, military, governmental, retail and commercial projects for 30 years.

BLM May oil and gas lease sale nets $6.8million

The Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office sold 148 parcels at its quarterly oil and gas lease sale, or about 154,903 acres. The sales earned more than $6.8 million in proceeds.

All leases come with general requirements to protect the environment from oil and gas activities, and additional specific stipulations are also included, such as limits on seasons when drilling can occur and restrictions on surface occupancy by oil and gas operators.