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Million Air is bringing their luxury service to private jets. The red carpet treatment will soon be available for those flying private aircraft into Colorado Springs. A Houston-based company owned by Scott Monroe has chosen the city for its newest fixed base operation franchise. The $3 million facility will be located on the west side… Continue Reading $3 million luxury fixed base operation planned for Springs airport

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Utilities rate hikes on tap for 2008

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Average monthly residential utility bills based on second quarter 2007 data Loveland $112.76 Colorado Springs $116.00 Pueblo $129.61 Gunnison $135.29 Glenwood Springs $151.64 Grand Junction $155.98 Denver $157.18 Greeley $163.10 Colorado Springs Utilities is proposing rate increases for wastewater disposal and natural gas use during 2008. No change is proposed for electricity and water rates.… Continue Reading Utilities rate hikes on tap for 2008

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Falcon Broadband has signed an exclusive deal to provide TV and Internet services to the 24,000-acre Banning Lewis Ranch development. Banning Lewis management has selected Falcon Broadband to provide entertainment and communications services to Northtree and future neighborhoods at Banning Lewis Ranch. Falcon Broadband will deliver using a fiber optic network. “This is an important… Continue Reading Banning Lewis Ranch signs exclusive deal with Falcon Broadband

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CEO challenges from around the globe ranked

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Top 10 CEO challenges CEOs marked these as their greatest concerns Excellence in execution 38.4% Sustained and steady top-line growth 36.8% Consistent execution of strategy by top management 31.8% Profit growth 28.4% Finding qualified managerial talent 27.2% Customer loyalty/retention 26.3% Speed, flexibility, adaptability to change 25.4% Corporate reputation 23.7% Stimulating innovation/creativity & enabling entrepreneurship 18.7%… Continue Reading CEO challenges from around the globe ranked

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In a rapid, coordinated effort to prevent the U.S. Olympic Committee, and possibly the Olympic Training Center, from leaving Colorado Springs, the city is seeking to partner with one of four developer groups to provide new facilities for the organizations. The city, according to multiple sources who would speak only on condition of anonymity, recently… Continue Reading City seeking to block courtship of USOC

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The good news is that El Paso County sales tax collections are up from last year. The bad news is that collection totals are about $1.75 million below budgeted projections for thils year. As of July 31, El Paso County had collected about $39 million in sales tax, up 0.5 percent from the amount collected… Continue Reading County sales tax collections short $1.75 million

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The Penrose Cancer Center is hosting a panel discussion about magnetic resonance imaging and mammograms – and to encourage people to attend, they’re serving free dinner and awarding door prizes. The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the cancer center conference room, at 2222 N. Nevada. Ave. The cancer panel… Continue Reading Mammograms, magnetic resonance and free dinner

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Sears bringing back holiday catalog

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After a 14-year absence, Sears Holdings Corp. is reviving its annual holiday catalog the Sears Wish Book. This time, the catalog will also be in virtual form at Sears.com. The online Wish Book is not up and running yet, but customers will soon get a sneak peak at the top 100 wish big items. Half… Continue Reading Sears bringing back holiday catalog

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ISS awarded a $17.5 million contract

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Intelligent Software Solutions has been a awarded an additional $17.5 million task under its $49.9 million Secure Information Access Analysis and Dissemination contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York. The award includes a number of tasks to be completed during a 12-month period and is expected to result in additional employment… Continue Reading ISS awarded a $17.5 million contract

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Meeting to address legal services for poor

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The Colorado Access to Justice Commission is holding a series of hearings across the state to identify gaps in legal services for the poor. The El Paso County hearing is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the district court on the first floor main jury assembly room. “Colorado is substantially below… Continue Reading Meeting to address legal services for poor

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