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The funding of higher education

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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 The funding of higher education

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We have long touted the prospect of advanced manufacturing being important in the United States and around the world. There is a quiet revolution going on in the steel industry, a leading-edge process for making steel holds the promise of eliminating shortages and providing steel where and when we need it. This quiet revolution was… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: The promise of advanced manufacturing

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A sad time for Springs Youth Challenge

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I got a call earlier this week with some disappointing news. The board of the Springs Youth Challenge has decided that finding funding for the program is too big a mountain to climb; thus, they are ceasing operations. “Our community has a number of worthwhile causes and, unfortunately, the existing financial support does not always… Continue Reading A sad time for Springs Youth Challenge

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CAPITOL REVIEW: Consent of the governed

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When our founding fathers declared that government’s authority comes from “the people,” they charted a radical departure from the presumption of authority that established kings and rulers almost everywhere else in the civilized world. Elsewhere, monarchs were considered to be divine descendents of God, unlike the commonfolk over whom they wielded the sword. Even in… Continue Reading CAPITOL REVIEW: Consent of the governed

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Herman Trend Alert:

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As the labor market continues to tighten, employers will intensify their competitive search for qualified workers. They will seek competent, experienced, dependable people with a strong work ethic and proven ability to take care of business. Employers will be eager to hire skilled workers who understand the true meaning of customer service, who can communicate… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert:

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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford If you’re looking for a unique and fun way to develop teamwork and hone your team building skills, consider entering a team or two in the Boys & Girls Club’s Third Annual PeakCO All-Star Challenge. The event, which is… Continue Reading Challenge offers opportunity to build for today, tomorrow

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For several decades, the City Code made it the responsibility of property owners to maintain, repair and reconstruct broken sidewalks, curbs and gutters abutting their property. The goal was to have the property owners absorb these costs, rather than placing the burden on the city’s general fund. This has helped to minimize property tax levels… Continue Reading City takes over responsibility for curb, gutter and sidewalks

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Issue 200 just doesn't make sense

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Voters will be asked Tuesday to decide whether the City Charter should be amended to prevent planning, building, funding or financing a convention center without prior approval by the electorate. On its face, Issue 200 seems fairly reasonable. Too many politicians for too long took too many liberties with and squandered taxpayers’ dollars, so seeking… Continue Reading Issue 200 just doesn't make sense

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Paying for Transportation

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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 Paying for Transportation

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Proponents of a city-owned downtown convention center, unable to sell their cockamamie scheme on its merits, are now trying to persuade citizens they shouldn’t have the right to vote on such a project. Tom James writes in the March 16 CSBJ that Issue 200 will hamstring Colorado Springs’ ability to plan for a convention center… Continue Reading Approval of Issue 200 in best interest of taxpayers

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