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New United Way CEO from Kansas City

Pikes Peak United Way’s next CEO will be Jason Wood, who was most recently vice president of community engagement with the United Way of Greater Kansas City. Wood, who replaces  JD Dallager, will start the job July 1. The United Way said Wood was chosen after a four-month nationwide search and that his status as one of… Continue Reading New United Way CEO from Kansas City

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Colorado College has installed an electric vehicle charging station. For 75 cents per hour, anyone can plug in and charge up in the parking lot at 830 N. Nevada Ave. on the college campus just north of downtown. CC alumni Jim Burness arranged for ChargePoint to donate the station. The college’s sustainability council allocated another… Continue Reading CC installs electric vehicle charging station

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Digital Edition – May 10, 2013

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Are you mad, mad, mad because other people are getting handouts, subsidies, benefits, tax breaks, rebates, refunds and entitlements, and you’re not? If not, you may be the only living American who believes that he/she isn’t being screwed, swindled, shortchanged, taken advantage of, exploited, played for a sucker and made to pay retail for everything.… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: SunShare pays price for youth, transparency

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Now that those who are punctual have paid their taxes in an annual ritual of disbelief and disgust — I still owe money? Where does it go? — perhaps it’s time to plan for next year. As Nathaniel Popper reported in The New York Times on April 21, corporate America not only is planning, but… Continue Reading Is the time right for tax reform, or is it already too late?

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A critical thing that sets a company apart in today’s market is content. Whether talking about a website, emails, brochures, sales sheets, advertising, blogs or social media — every business is communicating more and more with current and prospective customers through the written word. We all want to get our message out. The challenge is… Continue Reading Content matters in today’s attention battle

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Hard to believe it actually happened, but 17 assorted Colorado Springs civic leaders piled into a bus Monday morning for an all-day trip — to Trinidad. Some weren’t totally sure of the purpose, just that it had to do with tourism and they had been asked to participate. Along the way, the Gray Line bus… Continue Reading SoCo tourism alliance can work

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In a letter last week to Pueblo County commissioners, Mayor Steve Bach and Council President Keith King patted themselves on the back for the city’s well-funded stormwater program. “All told,” the two leaders wrote, “the City of Colorado Springs will be devoting nearly $46.5 million to stormwater projects in 2013.” Why should the Pueblo County… Continue Reading City’s math doesn’t work for stormwater

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Local real estate brokerages are hiring. ERA Shields has hired more than 20 real estate agents and support staff members in the past year. RE/MAX Properties has added 16 since January. Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors has bumped its staff from seven agents to nine. Some of the hires are seasoned real estate professionals simply moving… Continue Reading Strong real estate market has brokerages beefing up

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Hot market: Fire serves to reignite Westside construction, home buying

Realtor Ray Shea recently ushered a pair of buyers into a half-million-dollar home in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. “It’s a view lot,” Shea said. “We’re standing there, looking out the window and all you can see is charred, burned hillside. I’m waiting for them to drop the bomb in my lap and say, ‘Wow, this… Continue Reading Hot market: Fire serves to reignite Westside construction, home buying

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