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Opinion: Time to battle C4C opponents

From the start, even the most ardent supporters of City for Champions have known that the package deal of projects for Colorado Springs and the Air Force Academy wasn’t absolutely perfect and beyond reproach. Yes, some of the forecasts for likely usage and attendance, particularly for the Colorado Sports and Events Center downtown, might not… Continue Reading Opinion: Time to battle C4C opponents

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Opinion: Disasters have their aftershocks

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Opinion: Disasters have their aftershocks

In today’s nonstop world of breaking news, far too often we move to the next headlines and forget yesterday’s major stories — even when they happen here among us. Surely the residents of our area haven’t forgotten the natural disasters of the past two years. But sometimes it seems that way. We endured the nightmare… Continue Reading Opinion: Disasters have their aftershocks

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Academy stays on right track

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We couldn’t help but admire Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson this week as the Air Force Academy superintendent laid out the institution’s proposed budget cuts for fiscal year 2015. Many high-ranking officers would have taken the easier way out, sending their well-laundered comments to the media along with the basic facts, thus avoiding the kind of… Continue Reading Academy stays on right track

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Opinion: UCCS shows value of partnerships

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More than 150 people gathered last week in a place most of them had never seen before, except from the outside. But that didn’t stop the crowd from sharing a tangible excitement. They celebrated the opening of the Lane Center for Academic Health Services, a four-story, $18.5 million building just across North Nevada Avenue from… Continue Reading Opinion: UCCS shows value of partnerships

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Time for C4C donors to step up

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For months now, naysayers and skeptics have been taking repeated potshots at City for Champions — many questioning the usage and revenue forecasts for the four projects, others criticizing the lack of transparency, but everyone wondering how organizers will make it to an acceptable bottom line. Through it all, we’ve been assured, there’s no reason… Continue Reading Time for C4C donors to step up

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This time last year, the Colorado Springs Airport was making news headlines for all the wrong reasons. There was the haymaker from Frontier Airlines, which ended its service between Colorado Springs and Denver with access to its many low-fare flights out of DIA, followed by pulling out of the Springs altogether. Then came the sudden… Continue Reading Airport still awaits good news

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Prepare for military’s next news

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If you thought the new bipartisan federal budget agreement, recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, would solve the Pentagon’s concerns about how to allocate military funding, you might want to think again. Already, the process is starting toward the 2015 (fiscal year) budget, which will go into effect Oct. 1. Yes, there… Continue Reading Prepare for military’s next news

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Nearly two years ago, Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs was facing a threatened future, to say the least. The city-operated enterprise endured the ugly departure of its CEO, Dr. Larry McEvoy, whose highly controversial $1.15 million buyout left behind hard feelings, damaged morale and an alarming deterioration of Memorial’s strength in the local health care… Continue Reading CSBJ farewell to Scialdone

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