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In the midst of a study about the future of coal-fired Drake Power Plant, Mayor Steve Bach’s goal of adding 6,000 jobs a year and ongoing chatter about how Colorado Springs Utilities is governed, no one is talking much about renewable energy. At least, no one seems to be talking much about it. Colorado ranks… Continue Reading Renewable energy could be part of Drake debate

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Small-business owners spend 40 percent of their time shifting through the maze of government regulations, the morass of health care and pension benefits, and the labyrinth of employee training and payroll issues. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In the past 30 years, a small industry has grown from performing those onerous tasks… Continue Reading PEOs remove business burden, create HR challenges

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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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