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Hands off: State cash funds should be off limits

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If the state treasurer gets his way, legislators will have to find a way to balance the state budget that doesn’t include transferring money from cash and trust funds. The money in cash and trust funds will be off limits to raids by state lawmakers in future years if a new constitutional measure developed by… Continue Reading Hands off: State cash funds should be off limits

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Traditional crime has drifted to the Internet, and business owners who in the past worried about robberies, employee theft and plagiarism can now add commercial criminal intrusion acts to their portfolio of entrepreneurial anxieties. Disgruntled or overly ambitious employees who hack a company’s network to steal client lists can affect the bottom line. What would… Continue Reading Cyber crime: from the filing cabinet to the hard drive

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Misleading job posting lures local job seekers

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They may think they’re applying for a federal job with the postal service when in reality they’re just signing up for a very expensive study course. A recent job advertisement currently running in a Southern Colorado employment bulletin is misleading job seekers who think they’re applying for a postal employee position. When the job seekers… Continue Reading Misleading job posting lures local job seekers

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Heart disease not a problem for men only

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The American Heart Association says that almost one-half million American women die each year – one death per minute – from cardiovascular disease, making it the No. 1 killer of American women. Since 1984, more women than men have died of some form of cardiovascular disease, and 64 percent of women who die from coronary… Continue Reading Heart disease not a problem for men only

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Investment banking for middle market companies

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* Name: John L. Graaff * Organization: Core Capital Group (CCG) * Position: Founder & CEO * Hometown: Des Moines * Lived in Colorado Springs: 24 years * Education: BSEE – University of Minnesota, Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) – International Business Brokers Association and private pilot. * A few words about your company: CCG was… Continue Reading Investment banking for middle market companies

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Rural broadband service aided by federal spending

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In 1999, Gov. Bill Owens signed House Bill 1102, the Beanpole Bill, legislation that designated about $4.8 million for the purchase of rural telecommunications systems. In 2000, the state awarded U.S. West (now Qwest) a $37-million, 10-year contract to build a digital voice, video and data network, referred to as the multi-use network technology (MNT),… Continue Reading Rural broadband service aided by federal spending

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People on the Move

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David Cranfield, PLS, has joined Drexel, Barrell & Co.’s Colorado Springs office as survey manager. He has more than 26 years of experience in all aspects of land surveying, both conventional and GPS. Rick Knapp has joined Intelliden Corp. as managing director of government sales. He previously worked for Sygate Technologies Inc. as a sales… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Brokerage firm invests in UCCS students

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When Mark Sikorski, a vice-president of the brokerage firm D.A. Davidson & Co., discovered his college-age daughter Michelle wanted to follow in his footsteps as a financial advisor, he approached the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs about a program his firm has been sponsoring in other universities for 19 years. Would his daughter’s school… Continue Reading Brokerage firm invests in UCCS students

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In celebration of the August “dog days of summer,” a national independent watchdog group, Charity Navigator, awarded the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region with a four-star rating for its fiscal management. The rating is the highest honor that the largest U.S. charity evaluator presents to nonprofit organizations. Each year, since its inception in… Continue Reading Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region gets four stars

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On Monday, August 30th the Classic Homes Golf tournament to benefit Silver Key Senior Services was held at the Country Club of Colorado. A field of 128 golfers played 18 holes under partly cloudy skies. The event raised in excess of $30,000. Randy Gradishar, a former linebacker with the Denver Broncos, played in the tournament… Continue Reading Golf tournament raises more than $30,000 for Silver Key

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