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Colorado Springs Teen Court Inc. celebrated “A Decade of Second Chances” on Oct. 19 with a breakfast at the Antlers Hilton. The organization was founded in 1994 and has served more than 2,000 juveniles, ages 11-18, and their families. The program provides an alternative to the regular Municipal Court sentencing for first-time misdemeanor offenders. Sentencing… Continue Reading Teen Court: A Decade of Second Chances annual breakfast

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Economic impact of CC exceeds $100 million

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Colorado College students and faculty shell out a lot of cash for pizza. They also spend a great deal on other goods and services. According to a study conducted by two CC economists, the school contributes about $110 million to the local economy each year in expenditures by students, staff, visitors, retirees and conference guests.… Continue Reading Economic impact of CC exceeds $100 million

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Bells won’t be ringing in front of Albertson’s and Target this year. Both companies have nixed the Salvation Army holiday red kettle program, which means an 18-to-20 percent loss of revenue for the local organization, said Tim Leigh, Salvation Army advisory board member. “The kettle campaign is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” he said.… Continue Reading Salvation Army red kettles get ousted from area retailers

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Rocky Mountain pride, triple-distilled

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Shaken or stirred, Colorado Premium Vodka is making its way into drinks around the state. The vodka, which hit restaurants and liquor store shelves during the summer, is produced by Colorado Spirits Corp. and is now in its second round of production. “It’s going so well that we’ve had to speed up our production,” said… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain pride, triple-distilled

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Wage survey results released

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The Mountain States Employers Council has released the results of its Wage Projection Survey for 2005. Overall, things are looking good for workers in the Pikes Peak region. According to the survey results, projected wage increases will average 3.3 percent, up from a projected 3 percent for 2004. “Typically when there’s an anticipation of wage… Continue Reading Wage survey results released

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Celebrate Technology: Rising Star

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Configuresoft sells security, solutions Alex Goldstein said he admires Mike O’Dell. O’Dell, the vice president of research and development at UUNET Technologies Inc., a national-scale IP network operator, is also known as a UNIX luminary. O’Dell has been an Internet pioneer of sorts since 1980, when he worked on ARPAnet-the precursor to the Internet-at the… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology: Rising Star

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Architect much more than just a designer

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* Name: Morey Bean, AIA * Organization: Colorado Architecture Partnership LLP * Position: Founding Partner * Hometown: Colorado Springs * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: A native of 52 years. * Education: Bachelor of Environmental Design, CU Boulder Master of Architecture, Ohio State University * A few words about your company: The… Continue Reading Architect much more than just a designer

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U.S. authority on the Middle East hits town

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Les Janka says that Michael Moore’s movie, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” (which “beats up on the Saudi oil situation,”) the general media bashing of the Saudis and a government-restricted visa program following the Sept. 11 terrorist acts have caused strained relationships between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Janka, a former White House staff member, is in… Continue Reading U.S. authority on the Middle East hits town

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Intelliden automates data networks Dale Hecht said he is committed to making Colorado a prosperous technology state. “We’ve been able to go out and attract top-tier business partners. We’re convinced you can build a very successful tech company right here in Colorado.” Hecht’s company, Intelliden, was founded in April 2000 to streamline the manual and… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology: Break-Though Unpatened Technology

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Richard and Linda Pankratz have watched the seeds of a dream grow and bear fruits of success not only for the artist and his family, but also for a town and a community of Colorado and national artists. And now the seed has matured to fruition and spawned new growth as Richard Pankratz takes his… Continue Reading Artist studio renovation benefits Monument economy

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