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Coloradans are leaders in new energy production, using techniques like improved hydraulic fracturing to tap previously inaccessible reserves of oil and natural gas. There’s also promising research into renewable fuels as well. With our unprecedented production, accelerated production in other states, and increased imports from Canada, we could make help the United States energy secure… Continue Reading Energy security by 2015 – is that an attainable goal?

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These days, you don’t see many public protests beyond polarizing social and moral issues. When such a demonstration does occur, you’ll often see such gatherings downtown — at City Hall, Acacia Park or somewhere guaranteed to provide maximum exposure. You don’t regularly see neighborhood protests, with residents and business owners united on a hyper-local issue.… Continue Reading Kum & Go: Time to forget OCC

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When you visit vibrant, forward thinking, growing communities, you will always find they are the home to great universities. These are universities that are significant economic drivers for their regions. UCCS has always aspired to be that university for the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado. Our long history of serving the community is alive… Continue Reading UCCS’ Regional Connect works on new partnerships

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Even my neighbor understands that organized crime and nation-states attacking economies through cyber theft, cyber war and cyber espionage is a giant leap from “script kiddies” defacing websites. My neighbor also understands that organizations will need to respond with significantly different methods to defend our organizations and infrastructure against these attacks. So, while even my… Continue Reading Turning the cyber stalemate into action

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AFA change of command sends fresh message

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Looking out at the crowd, and farther to the 4,000 cadets hoping for immediate inspiration from their new leader, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson made a very public debut Monday morning as the Air Force Academy’s new superintendent. She had a tough act to follow. Actually two tough acts, because the change-of-command ceremony already had been… Continue Reading AFA change of command sends fresh message

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Quick: What’s the best economic news for Colorado Springs in the past month or two? Let’s see, Quantum announced it would cut 170 of the 305 jobs from its manufacturing operation here, but that’s better than a total shutdown. No? OK, the state economic development commission will consider Colorado Springs’ application for sales-tax rebates to… Continue Reading Time has come for new faces and personalities

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“We can so do this!” said Amanda Miller last Saturday as we waited to start the Copper Triangle, a 78-mile bike ride through the mountains. We’d be riding from Copper Mountain resort up Fremont Pass and down to Leadville on Colorado 91, up U.S. 24 to Tennessee Pass, Battle Mountain and Minturn, then the long… Continue Reading Events, and participation, may be our real future

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Let’s get our terminology right

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Those of us who work in downtown Colorado Springs know what it’s like to walk the streets on a typical day, especially around most corners on Tejon. We see a lot of less-fortunate folks, most of whom have nowhere else to go. So they sit wherever they can find an available space, on ledges of… Continue Reading Let’s get our terminology right

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Financial inequities persist under Obama

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You don’t have to be a Republican to sling some mud at our lame-duck president. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., dared suggest that student loan rates should equal those charged to large banks, 0.75 percent; she’s appalled by the “business-as-usual” mindset in Washington. After much haggling, Congress passed bipartisan legislation that pegs student loan rates to… Continue Reading Financial inequities persist under Obama

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I’ve written before about what you can do to get better at your job, and this column has some additions to your list. Be more resourceful. Resourcefulness – using your brain to think outside the box and get the information you need or the project accomplished – is one of the traits that I really… Continue Reading Here are specifics to help you get better at your job

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