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Drake task force member tries to sway Bach

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Curious as to whether there was any politicking going on between Mayor Steve Bach’s office and members of the Martin Drake Power Plant task force, CSBJ made an open-records request for any relevant emails. The only result was a revealing exchange between task force member Steve Durham and Bach. Durham has been an active player… Continue Reading Drake task force member tries to sway Bach

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All cities face challenges at some point in their history. Fire destroyed much of San Francisco, Katrina drowned New Orleans and a 1900 hurricane leveled Galveston. War ravaged Beirut, Dresden and St Petersburg. The Black Plague decimated London, and more than a thousand famines have swept through Chinese cities. We dread the four horsemen of… Continue Reading City must work to ignore those donkeys of delusion

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A major revision in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program could equate to more help for small businesses. SBA now has tripled the eligible contract amount, from $2 million to $6.5 million, that the agency will guarantee on surety bonds for both public and private contracts. The higher surety bond guarantee limits… Continue Reading SBA triples surety bond ceiling, could help small businesses with larger contracts

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Colorado ready for the next Space Age, but hurdles remain

Colorado’s space industry ranks among the most diverse in the nation — and that diversity could lead to an even stronger global position as the aerospace industry enters what many are calling the “new Space Age.” While the state ranks No. 2 nationally in number of aerospace jobs behind California, the industry sector in Colorado… Continue Reading Colorado ready for the next Space Age, but hurdles remain

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  The petitions are in, and the field is almost set for the April city council elections. 24 candidates have qualified to be on the April City Council ballot. One additional candidate, Susan Quilleash in District 4, has submitted petitions which have yet to be. Council District 3 attracted the most attention with five candidates… Continue Reading Council field set; King launches first strike in District 3

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Colorado joins multi-state lawsuit against S&P

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Colorado has joined the federal government and other states in suing Standard and Poor’s in connection to the ratings that the agency issued on structured financial securities, including residential mortgage-backed securities that were issued from 2004 to 2007. The lawsuit is part of a joint federal-state effort to hold those responsible for their part in… Continue Reading Colorado joins multi-state lawsuit against S&P

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ANB renovating its Circle Banking Center

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ANB renovating its Circle Banking Center

ANB Bank is renovating its Circle Banking Center as part of several remodeling projects across the state. The bank is remodeling six branches in Colorado and Wyoming and  expanding into a new Front Range community, Castle Rock. ANB described the $2 million project at its Circle Banking Center as extensive. The branch is at the… Continue Reading ANB renovating its Circle Banking Center

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Post Office nixing Saturday delivery

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service plans to drop Saturday delivery of first-class mail by August. The change, which is expected to save about $2 billion a year, comes after a nearly $16 billion loss last fiscal year. The mail agency will still deliver packages six days a week and will not change post office operating hours.… Continue Reading Post Office nixing Saturday delivery

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Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

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Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

Colorado Springs is one of seven communities to host this year’s Ride The Rockies Tour, scheduled June 9-15. About 2,000 riders are expected to participate in the statewide bike ride, which begins June 9 in Telluride and ends June 15 in Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. This is the third time in the 28-year… Continue Reading Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

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Colorado Springs-based Delta Solutions & Strategies announced today that it has been awarded a  contract to provide homeland security training to the state of Arizona. Delta representatives said this is the largest and most comprehensive of 4 recent contracts it has won in the State of Arizona supporting homeland security and emergency preparedness.    … Continue Reading Delta Solutions wins contract to train state of Arizona

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