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Qwest proposes deregulation (7729)

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Qwest has cornered the area telecom market since its acquisition of 120-year-old Denver-based US West in 2000. That incumbency has meant that Qwest adheres to a different set of regulations than its competitors, said Michael Dunne, a Qwest spokesman. For example, Dunne said that if Qwest wants to introduce a new product, the company has… Continue Reading Qwest proposes deregulation (7729)

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People on the Move

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Kelli Connor has joined BiggsKofford’s certified public accounting practice. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder. Matthew Wigle has joined Kleinfelder Inc. as a client manager. He has 16 years of safety, industrial hygiene and environmental management experience. Andrew Flynn P.E. has joined Kleinfelder Inc. as an environmental group leader. He has a… Continue Reading People on the Move

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* Name: Joseph A. Garcia * Organization: Pikes Peak Community College * Position: President * Hometown: None-military bases all over the country * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 21 years * Education: BS, Business, CU Boulder; Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School; Programs, but not degrees at Oxford University and JFK School of… Continue Reading Garcia's focus on success rate of minority students

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Retail stores across America are dusting off their Bing Crosby records for another round of holiday cheer. People of all ages are working furiously to compose final drafts of their wish lists. Everything from MP3 players to Barbie dolls will soon be snatched off store shelves. The average consumer is expected to spend $702 this… Continue Reading Get ready for Black Friday and sales tax collections

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New road paves way for Falcon development

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On Nov. 2, voters in School District 49 said no to a mill levy override of $77 million that would have lasted through the D 49 2035-2036 budget years. For the second time in two years, residents turned down the tax increase that proponents hoped would ease the strain of an increasing student population. Falcon… Continue Reading New road paves way for Falcon development

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Festive fruitcakes with a side of job hunting

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Although the holidays are a time for friends and family, gifts and goodwill, they also are a great time for the unemployed to look for work, according to area employment experts. While it might be tempting to break open a bag of chips and channel surf during holiday off times, getting out into the business… Continue Reading Festive fruitcakes with a side of job hunting

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Those in the market for a new or used car in Southern Colorado now have easy access online to the combined information resources of the Better Business Bureau and J.D. Power and Associates. Through a teaming agreement, the two organizations have now enhanced the value of information that is available to consumers when shopping online… Continue Reading Consumer Alert: The BBB Teams with J.D. Power and Associates

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On Nov. 5, the New Lawyers Section of the El Paso County Bar Association sponsored its 8th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado and Pro Bono Legal Services in El Paso County. These organizations provide legal programs and services to low-income residents of Colorado. More… Continue Reading El Paso County Bar Association 8th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting

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Disasters depleting Red Cross funds

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There were 427,746 people – almost the population of El Paso County – housed in 1,748 shelters when hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne slammed onto the shores of Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other U.S. mainland states. More than 10 million meals were served in those areas, where hammering winds and… Continue Reading Disasters depleting Red Cross funds

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Students vie for business plan competition awards

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All businesses begin as dreams. All successful businesses also grow from sound business plans and cooperation. Students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will soon have a chance to present business plans, learn the meaning of teamwork and compete for cash prizes. The Petritz Foundation and the university’s College of Business will sponsor… Continue Reading Students vie for business plan competition awards

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