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Last week, we featured a feel-good look at the nine best things ever to happen to our sometimes benighted community. This week: a sourly opinionated account of the seven worst events in our city’s checkered history. Is the field of Armageddon located right here in Colorado Springs? Have we, like Job, been sorely tested by… Continue Reading Best of the worst: The Springs’ not-so-magnificent seven

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Vice Mayor Larry Small and Councilman Darryl Glenn are often on the opposite side of issues that come before City Council, but they’ve found some common ground.
Continue Reading Small, Glenn already eyeing tough budget decisions

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Stuff happens, as the old saying goes (bowdlerized for this family friendly publication). We in the media tend to concentrate on the bad stuff, because that’s news. As a veteran reporter once put it, “If I go to a neighborhood, and 40 houses aren’t burning to the ground, my editor doesn’t care. Show me the… Continue Reading Completely unscientific listing of area’s success stories

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Not all sites created equal

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Springs’ Web presence lags compared to other cities Authors of “how to succeed in business” books used to remind their readers that any firm’s most important employee was not the boss, but the receptionist; not the manager, but the cashier; not the suits at corporate, but the switchboard operator. And the most important ad a… Continue Reading Not all sites created equal

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El Paso County appears ready to ride to the rescue of the Pioneers Museum, but the City of Colorado Springs views the offer as “pie in the sky.” Continue Reading City blows off proposal to save Pioneers Museum

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Looking back to see where we might be able to go

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The ballots are in the mail — but the check isn’t. Less than two weeks from today, we’ll know whether Colorado Springs voters have approved a cumulative 10 mill increase in city property taxes. For supporters of issue 2C, the prospects are not encouraging. Private polling shows that Springs residents regard the proposal with skepticism.… Continue Reading Looking back to see where we might be able to go

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POC, fire station transfer complete

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El Paso County property transaction records show the transfer of the Police Operations Center and Fire Station 8 from the City of Colorado Springs to the City of Colorado Springs Public Facilities Authority. Continue Reading POC, fire station transfer complete

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Both as an editorialist, and as the founder of a policy-oriented nonprofit, Paige has advocated free enterprise, privatization wherever feasible and a slimmed-down local government.

Continue Reading City’s newest councilman goes one-on-one with CSBJ

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Say you’re a pilot. You’re not flying the plane — you’re sitting in the back of the bus, row 27, seat E, squeezed between oversized fliers. You’re mad at the airline, at the airline industry and at the overpaid incompetents who have run the company into the ground. You’re mad that your once amply funded… Continue Reading Not the time to stand on principle, and crash and burn

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The city is touting its success in selling $32.48 million in certificates of participation that will fund the U.S. Olympic Committee deal, which it claims is a price considerably below original estimates. But as with any complex financial deal, the devil is in the details — and the deal might not be as sweet as the city is spinning. “The… Continue Reading USOC deal financing might not be as good as touted

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