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Renewable Energy Initiative launched

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“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Bertha Calloway Here in Colorado we can’t control the weather, but we do have the power to harness whatever Mother Nature sends our way. We have come together to co-chair the Renewable Energy Initiative campaign because it is such a common sense idea.… Continue Reading Renewable Energy Initiative launched

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Are we at war?

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Before the dust had settled on Manhattan in September, 2001, our nation’s collective resolve seemed decided, we would find and hold accountable those who used our nation’s freedoms to kill thousands of us. It was hard to find American flags to fly after that day and every other car was decked out in some manifestation… Continue Reading Are we at war?

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The recent change in contract providers by the City of Colorado Springs has created tremendous confusion regarding animal control and sheltering in the entire area. We would like to bring our friends and supporters up to date on what exactly is happening. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) has been serving our… Continue Reading Humane Society hoping to set the record straight

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We’ve said it before: More older workers are saying “no” to retirement and continuing to work. In previous Herman Trend Alerts, we’ve been very direct in this forecast: Retirement, as we have known it for the past couple of generations, is gone. People will not retire the same way anymore. They will experience phased retirement,… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Vast Majority of Older Work Force is Employed

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On June 7, City Council will discuss how to reinvest a $3.3 million dollar balance that is available as a result of cautious spending and rebounding sales tax revenues late in 2003. This reinvestment opportunity raises an interesting question for business readers. What if your business came through some tough times and finally began to… Continue Reading City closes 2003 books: Balance credited to living within our means

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Make sure you plan to enjoy retirement

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It helps you land your first job with a corner office. It records and plays back your daughter’s wedding and your son’s graduation. It helps you remember your anniversary and plan for your retirement. It isn’t a broker, a PDA, or personal assistant. It’s your brain. It’s what defines you as you – and it’s… Continue Reading Make sure you plan to enjoy retirement

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Dear Editor,

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In May of 1998, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse as a threatened sub-species. From that time to his, various landowners, homeowners and governmental entities have, by USFW’s own estimates, spent some $60 million in El Paso County alone to protect the Preble’s. Additionally, the realignment of the Highway… Continue Reading Dear Editor,

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Bridging the gap to the Iraqi battlefield

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This summer, while you crank up your air conditioner, slap steaks on the grill and dive into cool pools, more than 137,000 U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq will fight it out in a highly hostile environment where temperatures regularly exceed 130 degrees and danger is always eminent. Although military leaders do their best to ensure… Continue Reading Bridging the gap to the Iraqi battlefield

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Private property rights under attack

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Private property rights – the red-headed stepchild of our constitutional protections – are under increasing attack by local governments that believe the ends justify the means. House Bill 1203, introduced by Rep. Shawn Mitchell, seeks to limit local government’s power to take property of taxpaying citizens through condemnation or eminent domain. The bill attempts to… Continue Reading Private property rights under attack

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Herman Trend Alert: Virtual Schools

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A recent survey of 447 high schools and 345 school districts revealed that 50 percent of high schools in the United States currently offer online courses or are exploring future implementation of this learning technology. More than 40 percent of all public high schools are already using online courses or plan to start using them… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Virtual Schools

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