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Digital Edition – April 26, 2013

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Politicians, businesspeople, and job applicants all know the first and simplest rule of self-promotion: get someone else to do it for you. When Keith King was campaigning for a council seat, he didn’t say that he was a fine, upstanding statesman who played well with Democrats; he quoted  Rollie Heath to that effect, who’s not… Continue Reading The Hickenlooper-Romanoff bromance

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Incoming tide – Part 1: Flood waters waylaid Springs in 1935

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a three-part series about floods and flood dangers in the Pikes Peak Region. This story focuses on the Memorial Day flood of 1935, the most destructive in the region’s history. In Colorado Springs, as in much of the arid Southwest, rains come quickly and unexpectedly. Spring rain… Continue Reading Incoming tide – Part 1: Flood waters waylaid Springs in 1935

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T5 Data Centers has started construction on its sixth data center complex in Colorado Springs. The new $800 million data center campus will be located on 64 acres and completion of the first stage of the project is scheduled for early 2014. The company says it will add 400 to 600 new jobs once the… Continue Reading T5 starts construction on Springs data center

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“Oh, you’re a brand consultant? Our company just went through a re-branding effort six months ago. We’ve all got new business cards, a new logo and new ad campaigns coming out.” I cannot tell you how many times I hear this and similar statements from those I meet on a daily basis. And I cannot… Continue Reading Fallacy of re-branding applies to airport’s strategy

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A gift for the 18-year-old who has everything

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A durable power of attorney for your soon-to-be 18-year-old son or daughter? Aren’t these more suited for older adults? Not always. Once your child is 18, he or she is an adult in the eyes of the law, whether or not he or she is still in high school. That reality will hit the first… Continue Reading A gift for the 18-year-old who has everything

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Almost from the moment that the 40-plus contingent from Colorado Springs set foot this week in Omaha, Neb., for the annual Regional Leaders Trip, the message began coming through to everyone. There’s a lot of spirit, money and energy in Nebraska’s largest city, about 420,000 residents with a metro area of more than 800,000. The… Continue Reading New lessons for our city

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Immigration debate heading toward Springs

Administrators at The Vanguard School, a charter high school in District 12, had no idea what they were getting into when they decided to hire a German citizen to teach their German and Spanish foreign language classes as well as English classes. “He can teach all three classes,” said Diane Borre, the school’s business manager.… Continue Reading Immigration debate heading toward Springs

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On the Horizon – April 26, 2013

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April 30 Ignite Colorado Springs Ignite Colorado Springs hopes to create an entrepreneurial spark at an event that gives startups five minutes and 20 slides to impress a panel of judges. The event, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, is free but is only open to the first 250 registrants.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – April 26, 2013

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Kudos! – April 26, 2013

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CPCD wins grant for in-home health program Community Partnership for Child Development was recently awarded a $24,500 grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fund. This grant will support the In-Home Health Education Program that offers nutrition and health education to families in their homes. “CPCD offers parents a number of nutrition and health classes, but… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 26, 2013

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