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Digital Edition – January 18, 2013

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Giving a second inaugural address is an inherently thankless task to which every first-term president aspires. Your speech, however graceful and appropriate, will pale in comparison to Abraham Lincoln’s dark and masterful speech of March 4, 1865. Lincoln needed only 699 words to deliver the second-greatest speech in American history (the first being, of course,… Continue Reading Inauguration: Obama, Lincoln and William Henry Harrison

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Ski visits down 11% this year

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Ski visits across the state are 11.5 percent lower so far this season, compared to the same period last year. Lack of snow and late openings contributed to the drop. “First period is largely fueled by in-state visitors, and an unseasonably warm October and November kept many Coloradans from tallying lots of ski days,s” said… Continue Reading Ski visits down 11% this year

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El Paso County leads state in home construction

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There were more new single-family building permits issued in El Paso County than in any other county in the state during the first 11 months of 2012, according to the Colorado Division of Housing. Pikes Peak Regional Building’s single-family construction permits  were up about 50 percent over 2011 totals, which those in the housing and… Continue Reading El Paso County leads state in home construction

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Digital Edition – January 11, 2013

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Bill seeks to jump-start high-tech businesses

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One of the first bills introduced in the Colorado General Assembly is aimed at giving startups and small businesses in certain sectors a much-needed financial boost. Supporters say the bill could be exactly what technology, aerospace and engineering companies need to get off the ground and recover from the recession. Detractors say that the funding… Continue Reading Bill seeks to jump-start high-tech businesses

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People on the Move – January 18, 2013

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Lacey Fugleberg, certified financial planner, has earned New England Financial’s leaders level of recognition, given to top producers who exemplify the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism and customer service. Fugleberg attended Westmont College and is a graduate of University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Colten Peed has been promoted to sales account manager at OfficeScapes.… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 18, 2013

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Employees knew the salary and the compensation package when they were hired. They applied for the job, so presumably, they knew what the work entailed. What else do great employees want? How do managers keep terrific employees? As it turns out, at all levels, employees want leadership. Real leadership fosters a vibrant working environment, and… Continue Reading Leadership: Here’s what employees want from you in 2013

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Women-owned small businesses will have greater access to federal contracting opportunities as a result of changes included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. Changes were made to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, which include removing the anticipated award price of the contract thresholds for women-owned small businesses… Continue Reading Women-owned businesses gain more access to federal contracts

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A tour bus is leaving Colorado Springs for the state capital Jan. 29 and the leader of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping its full. Doug Price, CVB president and CEO, is taking reservations for a seat on the bus, which is taking folks to Colorado Tourism Day Jan. 29 at the… Continue Reading Colorado Tourism Day Jan. 29, bus taking Springs residents

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