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One by one, the Colorado Springs fire and police chiefs, emergency management supervisor and Mayor Steve Bach made their comments Tuesday as the city unveiled its Initial After Action Report for the Waldo Canyon fire. Their message, which shouldn’t be expected to change much between now and the final report in March 2013, was fairly… Continue Reading Fire report doesn’t finish city’s story

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PPRTA renewal: Essential for the city’s future

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This fall’s ballot includes an important issue that affects voters every day: the extension of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority capital improvement program. The PPRTA was initiated in 2004 by business and community leaders to address a critical backlog of transportation projects, after Colorado Springs was named the nation’s most-congested city of its size.… Continue Reading PPRTA renewal: Essential for the city’s future

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Guide your brand to sustainable success in 2013

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In a recent CNBC show called Keeping America Great featuring two American icons, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, a college student asked Gates something like this: “Considering your level of success, what do you attribute to just sheer luck?” Gates answered that first it was being born in America and second, being born at this… Continue Reading Guide your brand to sustainable success in 2013

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Cadets pursue research amid budget cuts

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Uncertainty with the federal budget means the U.S. Air Force Academy is receiving fewer dollars from government agencies this year — but that isn’t halting progress at the cadet research and development centers. Continue Reading Cadets pursue research amid budget cuts

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In developing themes for its fifth annual Sustainability Conference, the Catamount Institute didn’t have to look far. Continue Reading Catamount conference puts focus on solutions

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In the past 30 years, women have caught up to men in the professions of business, law and medical sciences. But they have not made the same gains in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Continue Reading Leaders, educators help engineer future workforce

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The country is on the verge of a brave new Boomer-consumer world, and economists and marketing experts are working overtime trying to predict the next big buying pattern. Continue Reading Boomers will change consumer patterns — they always have

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Laurel Ledford cares for her 75-year-old father in her home. At times, it has been overwhelming trying to find a doctor and services, she says. A search for information can take hours a day, she adds. This week, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging launched a Network of Care Seniors… Continue Reading One-stop site helps Boomers care for elderly parents

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People on the Move – October 19, 2012

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Megan Leatham, who has served as Pikes Peak International Hill Climb director of operations, has been named executive director of operations in charge of overseeing systems and operations for the 91st running of the event, scheduled for June 30, 2013. The 2006 Whitman College graduate also is head coach of the girls basketball team at… Continue Reading People on the Move – October 19, 2012

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Kudos! – October 19, 2012

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Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Southern Colorado a company ‘Top Gun’ Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Southern Colorado was the recipient of three annual awards given by Mr. Rooter Corporation during its 2012 international convention held in Texas in September. Owner Charlie Hall brought home the Excellence in Mentoring and Top Gun awards, the latter representing the… Continue Reading Kudos! – October 19, 2012

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