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New partnership brings out the best in local scene

Early this year, the first informal conversations about a possible collaboration started among the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. Sometime around June, those talks began taking on more substance and focus. Tuesday, top staff and board members of the three… Continue Reading New partnership brings out the best in local scene

  World stock markets dropped sharply Monday as worries intensified over the condition of the eurozone and whether Greece is edging towards exiting the single currency union.   In Athens, Greek party leaders struggled for a ninth day to form a coalition government. As the political wrangling dragged on, markets contemplated the threat that the… Continue Reading World stocks drop as worries over Greece intensify

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City fills vacant positions

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Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has filled several vacant positions in his administration – including an interim planning director. Kyle Campbell will be the new interim director of planning. Campbell is getting paid $175 an hour, which city officials say is the standard consultant fee. Campbell was chosen for the position because of his 20-year… Continue Reading City fills vacant positions

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The Credit Union of Colorado has launched a foundation to raise grant money for human services and education. The Credit Union of Colorado, which was founded in 1934, has a membership that includes teachers, college and university employees and state employees, retirees and their family members. The foundation is a way to continue supporting philanthropic activities… Continue Reading Credit Union of Colorado starts a scholarship foundation

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Vestas’ order is first for Brighton plant

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Wind-turbine manufacturer Vestas-American Wind Technology says it will build blades for 21 turbines at its new plant in Brighton. Vestas said Thursday that Green Mountain Power in Colchester, Vt., ordered the turbines for the Kingdom Community Wind Project near Lowell, Vt. Vestas says the 180-foot-long blades will be the first product of the plant in… Continue Reading Vestas’ order is first for Brighton plant

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Why blow off the Memorial Commission?

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Mayor Steve Bach hopes to encourage more citizen participation with his new “Spirit of the Springs” initiative. He wants more people to serve on committees, more people to run for city council, more people to apply for city staff. And he wants people who aren’t usually involved with the city to become more involved. It… Continue Reading Why blow off the Memorial Commission?

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El Paso County survey: More public transit

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El Paso County residents want more public transportation. In a countywide survey by the Future of Regional Transit Steering Committee, 44 percent favored adding more options such as public transportation and bicycle lanes, while 35 percent wanted more highway capacity. The survey was conducted by the Kenney Group during late January and canvassed more than… Continue Reading El Paso County survey: More public transit

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TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays

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Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest. Many travelers said… Continue Reading TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays

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Campaign election laws in need of reform

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We’d guess that all of our readers, regardless of political affiliation, will have at least one reason to rejoice on Nov 3. Continue Reading Campaign election laws in need of reform

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Time to make up with the Olympic Committee

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After reviewing the results of an economic impact study that shows how much the USOC contributes to the city, it might be time to forgive and forget. Continue Reading Time to make up with the Olympic Committee

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