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A time for transformation

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States’ fiscal problems have never been worse, so what are they going to do about it? By Bill Clements and Charley Shaw Dolan Media Co. World War II jolted the United States out of its last massive financial crisis, but with no global war to propel a recovery this time, states are scrambling to staunch… Continue Reading A time for transformation

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Even smart businesspeople might lose focus when it comes to promoting their business in a down economy, treating promotional efforts as a “non essential” expenditure of time and money. This is a mistake, because there is no better time to pursue smart promotional opportunities than during tough times to gain ground on those who pull… Continue Reading Promote your business to gain ground during challenging times

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Dear Editor: Recently, more than 3,500 members of the hospice community sent a letter to President Obama asking for his immediate action to stop the Medicare rate cuts enacted by the previous Administration. Hospice offers a dignified and compassionate way for a patient to spend precious time at home surrounded by loved ones at the… Continue Reading Obama should permanently rescind Bush Medicare rate cuts

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By Larry Small Items to Fund with Property Tax: Police/FirePublic Safety Sales Tax Uses Stormwater Enterprise Services Total 2008 Requirement $114,960,764$23,484,081 $16,225,206 $154,670,051 2009 Property Tax Mil LevyRequired Property Tax Mil Levy 4.94434.400 $22,229,444$154,670,051 City Property Tax on $262,000 homeProposed Tax on $262,000 home Annual Property Tax Increase $103$717 $614 $1,238 Total in School District… Continue Reading Analysis of Necessary City Property Tax Using 2009 Ammended Budget as a Basis

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Dear Editor: RE: Silos, silos everywhere (June 12) The one thing I hear over and over from the people who went on the Austin trip was that their city leaders encourage everyone to check their egos and politics at the door. They key to their success was to welcome everybody to the table and use… Continue Reading Time we started working together to solve community’s problems

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Our younger workers are most affected by the current economic crisis even as our older employees are able to handle the trials of this difficult economic time. These findings were reported in a study by Boston College’s Sloan Center on Aging & Work. According to the report, “The Difference a Downturn Can Make,” part of… Continue Reading Older employees’ better coping skills mean better engagement

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Dear Editor: In your last “At Issue” editorial you answered your own question – whether or not the Army is important to the “vitality” of Colorado Springs. Of course it is – economically. But the Army does not station its troops in places such as Fort Carson for the economic welfare of the local community.… Continue Reading Army’s focus is on training soldiers, not local economic impact

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Juvenile Diabetes Promise Ball

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By Diane Wengler Robert and Judy Mollo were this year’s honorees at the Promise Ball fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on May 9 at The Broadmoor Hotel. The Mollos are friends of Dr. Mike Barber, who founded the local JDRF chapter after his daughter Margo was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes during 1999.… Continue Reading Juvenile Diabetes Promise Ball

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How you should be using social media

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By Jackie Sauter So you’ve (begrudgingly or not) determined that you need to be involved in social media. Maybe you’ve even created a Twitter or Facebook account, and you’re testing the waters. What do you do next? In my opinion, there are three main business uses for social media. What’s the word? People are talking… Continue Reading How you should be using social media

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Curtain closes on CFWT

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By Diane Wengler The Colorado Festival of World Theatre, an event that brought international stars, producers and directors to the Pikes Peak region for the past five years, has fallen victim to the recession. The sad news was given to a group of board members, staff and supporters attending a “wake” for the festival at… Continue Reading Curtain closes on CFWT

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