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Brightly colored decorated “parking” meters will soon be seen around Colorado Springs. The new meters aren’t some creative marketing plan to make paying for parking more enticing — they are part of a new program to help the homeless.
Five meters are already decorated and are presently on display at City Hall. Continue Reading City offering new alternative for helping the homeless

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As chief of the Colorado State Patrol and a motorcycle rider for the past 14 years, I know there is nothing like the freedom and exhilaration of riding a motorcycle in our beautiful state.
But with that freedom comes responsibility and certainly some danger. Continue Reading Labor Day wish: ride free, ride further, ride sober

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The kids are back in school, summer vacations are a fading memory and the fall elections are moving ever closer.
For a moment, let’s turn our attention to tax planning. I know, it’s not December and you have other things to do. Humor me.
You could reduce your taxes and will certainly reduce surprises at filing time. Continue Reading Are you properly prepared for the new tax environment?

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It’s hard to imagine anyone in Colorado touting rookie Gov. Bill Ritter as vice presidential timber. Yet 2,000 miles away, locked in the surrealism of the Beltway, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson has done just that.
Oblivious to Ritter’s indecisiveness on fulfilling major campaign promises, Gerson thinks Ritter stands out because he is “authentically pro-life.”
Come again? Continue Reading Ritter’s vice-presidential prospects: slim and none

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Businesses — both large and small — are sitting atop a potential time bomb by failing to bring their records management programs into compliance with recent rules governing the discovery of electronically stored information, commonly known as ESI.
That’s the disturbing conclusion reached in two new reports issued by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver. Continue Reading E-discovery poses e-normous risks for businesses

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If approved, a pending initiative on this November’s city ballot could impact the residents of our community much more than you may realize. I’d like to provide our customers with more facts about the potential consequences of this initiative before you decide. Continue Reading Initiative could have far-reaching consequences for water supply

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Spring has already passed, so you might have lost the urge to do any sort of “spring cleaning.” Or maybe you’re in the mood to get files and paperwork organized and purged, but aren’t sure about what you can get rid of. Continue Reading Record retention: Is it time for a little office clean up?

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Between 1956 and 1991, Colorado motorists willingly paid “temporary” hikes in the federal gasoline tax knowing that the money was being used to build the 42,000 mile interstate highway system. During 1991, Congress declared the highway system completed — but the tax lived on and on, growing bigger and bigger. Continue Reading It’s time to end Uncle Sam’s gas tax shell game

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The fact that our economy is going through a down period is being talked about through every media outlet and probably most conferences or round tables that you attend.
As a business manager or owner, you know that having loyal and satisfied clients and customers is a large part of your success. However, it’s no longer enough just to satisfy them. The quality of your revenue is as important as its quantity, and loyal customers represent quality revenue. Continue Reading Client Advisory Boards: How can you better serve your clients?

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It’s staggering to think that as we march toward a seventh year at war, Iraq (let alone Afghanistan) is hardly an issue on the campaign trail. Of course, nobody has forgotten about the war. But there’s been no substantive debate about it, either. Continue Reading Bush’s war policy: The top campaign non-issue?

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