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Press reports coming out of Haiti tell of hope and hopelessness, heroic rescues and somber burials. The disaster hit us hard here in Colorado Springs. Some of our neighbors were victims. Predictably, though, news coverage and commentary are now turning away from the victims and toward arguments about who is to blame and what should… Continue Reading Haiti news coverage holds lessons for crisis planners

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RE: Jan. 29 story “Spending in Springs keeps money here, locals say” As the Whole Foods Market representative largely responsible for (and highly passionate about) establishing relationships with local farmers in the Rocky Mountain Region, I’d like to address the inaccurate comments made in Amy Gillentine’s January 29th article, Spending in Springs Keeps Money Here,… Continue Reading Letter to the Editor – February 5, 2010

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Census 2010: It’s easy, safe and essential

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As the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, I get many questions about the upcoming 2010 Census: What is it? Why should I fill out my questionnaire? Is it safe? Is it really that important? My days are spent working with local governments and communities, and in addition to the questions I’m… Continue Reading Census 2010: It’s easy, safe and essential

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Colorado Springs, as a community, is currently grappling with the problem of chronic homelessness, as evidenced by the “campers” in our parks and wetlands. The Marian House is hosting a pair of evening meetings for all to discuss the issue and put forth ideas. My puzzlement is why has not our community seized on an… Continue Reading Why not give homeless people ID cards, like other cities have

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Health Department: Thanks for help with H1N1

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With the help of many in the community, the Health Department has made progress toward providing H1N1 flu vaccination to residents of El Paso County. So many individuals and organizations have pitched in time, equipment, resources, facilities and support for this vital effort! On behalf of the El Paso County Board of Health and the… Continue Reading Health Department: Thanks for help with H1N1

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Is the City Council of Colorado Springs in denial regarding the tent camps? We have a crises, it’s a real problem that is not going away. We simply cannot refuse to talk about it as a community any longer. Let’s not allow this problem to have an on-going affect on our community, tourism, business trade… Continue Reading Do we really want tent camps that will thrive for years?

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Dear Editor, City Council, facing unprecedented budget shortfalls, made the decision to reduce the city’s contract for promotional services with Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau by nearly $600,000 or about 25 percent. News of this reduction in CVB funding has led some to question the role and… Continue Reading Money appropriated for CVB an investment, not an expense

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Dear Editor: As a member of the board of directors for Experience Colorado Springs (the local convention and visitors bureau), I offer a different perspective on how the local bureau operates to solicit and retain tourism dollars. Many people think of a CVB as an antiquated visitor center in a world where all facets of… Continue Reading City Council shouldn’t cut LART dollars sent to CVB

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Dear Editor: Recently, more than 3,500 members of the hospice community sent a letter to President Obama asking for his immediate action to stop the Medicare rate cuts enacted by the previous Administration. Hospice offers a dignified and compassionate way for a patient to spend precious time at home surrounded by loved ones at the… Continue Reading Obama should permanently rescind Bush Medicare rate cuts

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Dear Editor: RE: Silos, silos everywhere (June 12) The one thing I hear over and over from the people who went on the Austin trip was that their city leaders encourage everyone to check their egos and politics at the door. They key to their success was to welcome everybody to the table and use… Continue Reading Time we started working together to solve community’s problems

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