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Last week I had the honor of moderating a panel at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for the Springs Youth Challenge. Participants included Robert Wonnett, the dean of students and director of Student Auxiliary Services at UCCS; Larry Schaeffer, director of field operations and integrated defense systems for Boeing – Colorado region; John… Continue Reading If kids are our future, we are in good hands

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Dear Lon Matejczyk, Regarding the proposed Baptist Road Wal-Mart, I don’t understand the purpose of zoning if a small group of individuals can make a monumental change to an existing zoning plan that was presumably created with the benefit of the community in mind, without the approval of the general electorate. On a related topic,… Continue Reading Why have zoning if changes can be made by a small group?

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When we decided to conduct the Best in Springs Business survey, we hoped that the categories would distinguish our poll from the other “Best of” lists that various print publications produce. Since we’re a business-focused publication, we chose categories that were, well, business-focused. We were hoping to find out who and what our readers thought… Continue Reading The best (and worst) of conducting a reader's poll

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Some workers (the top talent) are engaging in more exploratory job seeking. We’re hearing from employers that the rate of flow of resumes and query letters and calls has increased, a sign of restlessness and hopefulness on the part of unhappy workers. Sensing the improving economy and new job opportunities that will be opening, the… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Exploratory Job Seeking

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Dear Readers:

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The Peak Opinion section of the Colorado Springs Business Journal is an outlet for you, as readers, to inform others of your opinions on a variety of subjects. Whether your comments reflect on our publication specifically, current political issues, or business and social issues that affect the community in which we live, we would like… Continue Reading Dear Readers:

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Baptist Road Wal-Mart stinks to high heaven

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Wal-Mart’s desire to build a supercenter on Baptist Road near the intersection of Interstate 25 has been stirring a good deal of controversy. And no matter what decision the El Paso County Board of Commissioners make in regard to the company’s request to rezone the proposed building site property, somebody’s not going to be happy.… Continue Reading Baptist Road Wal-Mart stinks to high heaven

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The terrorist threat is still a reality

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Re: Campbell’s article in your June 18, 2004 edition. I agree wholeheartedly with Sen. Campbell. On September 11, 2001 the United States was the victim of a terrorist act that resulted in the loss of several thousands lives. It showed us that there are terrorists and regimes that support terrorism who want to harm us… Continue Reading The terrorist threat is still a reality

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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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