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A few answers to some COSMIX questions

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Last week, the announcement of the name for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s widening project of Interstate 25 here in Colorado Springs was a hot topic of conversation. Not only did the chosen moniker take some people by surprise, but also the cost that was reported to pick the name. More than a few folks… Continue Reading A few answers to some COSMIX questions

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Capitol Review:

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For people who have a life, one of the more difficult aspects of following news about the Legislature is making sense out of the peculiar vernacular of the Capitol. Legislators and lobbyists speak in strange tongues about “fiscal notes” and “legislative declarations” or converse in acronyms (like JBC, DORA, CDE, FTE). Such jargon gives legislators… Continue Reading Capitol Review:

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Commentary on Bibles 'alarming'

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Your editorial “On Bibles and newspapering” alarmed me. Your claims to be for free speech appear hollow. The Gazette made a contract with another free organization to deliver a book at no cost to the recipient. The Gazette has delivered to my door toothpaste, AOL discs, candy bars, books on health, etc. I have the… Continue Reading Commentary on Bibles 'alarming'

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What we've learned

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By Jim Griesemer Chairman Editor’s note: Last month, 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… Continue Reading What we've learned

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Businesses to benefit from RTA

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This is the time each year that we reflect on the past year and plan for the next. From my perspective 2004 has been a good year for our community. And as we look to the future, there is plenty to be optimistic about. n The economy is rebounding-Council completed their 2005 budget without having… Continue Reading Businesses to benefit from RTA

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A major personnel cost for employers is the turnover of employees with less than one year of service. Research conducted by a number of companies shows that if an employee stays for a year, there is a strong likelihood that the person will remain with the company for a much longer time. Unfortunately, many employers… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: The Global Problem of Short-Term Turnover

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CSBJ View: The time has come to decide

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The Colorado Springs City Council is having a work session on Jan. 5 to hear presentations about the final cost projections and funding options for a downtown convention center. This is the perfect forum for our elected officials to show their wisdom and courage by throwing their whole-hearted support behind building a convention center. Never… Continue Reading CSBJ View: The time has come to decide

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Recently, we heard about an employer who is a forerunner of what we believe is to come. A 120-person advanced manufacturing organization in Browns Summit, North Carolina literally fired its biggest client – refusing additional work. Sales with this household name client had grown rapidly to the point where they had represented 60 percent of… Continue Reading Herman Trend: Employees more valuable than customers

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Both sides of humane society issue appreciated

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Thank you for writing an article regarding the two humane societies that had actual facts. I have been disgusted with Ed Sealover at the Gazette and Rich Tosches at the Independent for their scurrilous reports. (I need to get the Gazette because I use the paper to train our foster puppies.) Yours is the first… Continue Reading Both sides of humane society issue appreciated

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Pirates, Armies, Bibles and Golf

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The always fun, always promotional and not always political correct Tim Leigh has begun to promote the idea that we have too many holidays. He has a Web site www.nslap.org (National Speak Like a Pirate) that explains his idea. National Speak Like a Pirate Day is a nonprofit political action committee whose mission is the… Continue Reading Pirates, Armies, Bibles and Golf

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