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The Colorado Economic Futures Panel has released its preliminary report, and it isn’t a stretch to say that the state wouldn’t be close to making the dean’s list. The panel was created last December by the University of Denver to analyze Colorado’s fiscal situation and provide a platform for discussion and possible solutions. There were… Continue Reading Economic Futures Panel concludes the state's broken and needs fixing

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Herman Trend

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Several trends point to increased use of the Internet in job searches and recruiting. However, indicators suggest that there is a disconnect that substantially inhibits the process. Forrester Research (www.forrester.com) reports that nearly half of all marketers plan to decrease spending in traditional advertising channels like magazines, direct mail and newspapers, to earmark dollars for… Continue Reading Herman Trend

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Our region has been suffering a drought for the past several years. But as we saw with recent storms this summer, the pendulum always swings back. Drought and flooding may seem like opposite ends of the spectrum. But the reality is that with our constantly changing weather patterns, our community needs to be prepared for… Continue Reading City looks to address stormwater drainage issues

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Why leave a family empire?

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Lachlan Murdoch announced last week that he was leaving his father’s company, News Corp., at the end of this month and moving to Australia. News Corp. is the parent company of Fox News Channel, FX Networks, HarperCollins Publishers, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Direct TV and British Sky Broadcasting Group. Lachlan Murdoch is deputy chief… Continue Reading Why leave a family empire?

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Herman Trend

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Employee turnover has begun. We’re hearing from more and more clients and researchers that the most competent people have begun to leave for new jobs. In most cases, the employers we interview tell us that they have been surprised at their departure, and their rate of departure, of their valued workers – many of them… Continue Reading Herman Trend

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A couple of interesting news releases came across my desk recently. Neither was earth-shattering-breaking news, but both seemed to be just interesting enough to throw into the “possible column ideas” basket. The first (of course there really is no particular order of importance here) concerns a survey that Accountemps commissioned to determine the time of… Continue Reading Staying productive while juggling multiple offers

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Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor: Your July 1 column on the recent Supreme Court decision allowing seizure of private property was absolutely right. However, this is not just occurring far away. Over the past six years, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has stolen millions of dollars worth of private property in Colorado and Wyoming from private citizens,… Continue Reading Letter to the Editor

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Let the robber beware

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Is your home or business protected against intruders by an alarm system? When the alarm is triggered, a signal is sent to a central monitoring station. An employee of the security company calls the police to respond. This scenario is played out thousands of times a day, dispatching patrol cars that rush to the scene.… Continue Reading Let the robber beware

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Editor’s note: In December, the University of Denver announced the formation of the Colorado Economic Futures Panel to analyze the state’s fiscal situation and provide a platform for informed discussion and possible solutions. Sixteen business and civic leaders from across the state comprise the panel, including Dick Celeste, president of Colorado College. This is part… Continue Reading Do TABOR limits match the needs of Colorado?

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Dear Editor: As a domestic contract manufacturer, I urge you to support H.R. 3283 The United States Trade Rights Enforcement Act introduced by Representatives Phil English (R-Pa.) and Bill Thomas (R-Calif.). Passage of this bill will enable me to compete on a more level playing field with Chinese exports. Over the last five years my… Continue Reading Passage of trade act key to ensuring fair competition

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