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STEM’s yellow brick road to employment

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STEM’s yellow brick road to employment

A friend came to me the other day to announce that he was thinking about becoming a police officer. This came as a shock, since he is probably the most talented artist and painter I have ever met. Up until now, I have watched him provide well for his family through various painting and art… Continue Reading STEM’s yellow brick road to employment

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Anderson: straight talk, sad news

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For nearly an hour Tuesday night, Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson gave a roomful of local difference-makers a full and honest assessment of how he views the Army in general and Fort Carson in particular. Speaking to the Winter Night Club at The Broadmoor, Gen. Anderson outlined how the Army is dealing with all the threats… Continue Reading Anderson: straight talk, sad news

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Bank battle: Bankers keep market share, each other in sights

With 38 banks clawing for market share, banking competition in El Paso County is fierce, and bankers do whatever it takes to gain an edge. They steal competition. They restructure rates. They renovate branches, renew relationships and in some cases resist change to gain a reputation of consistency. And though their battle plans differ, their… Continue Reading Bank battle: Bankers keep market share, each other in sights

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Sequestration could worsen local outlook

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In two short weeks, sequestration is set to become reality. So far, the outlook has been grim: millions of jobs lost, hundreds of thousands more workers put on furlough and given pay cuts. Almost everyone agrees that sequestration — designed to cut billions from the federal government starting March 1 — isn’t a good idea.… Continue Reading Sequestration could worsen local outlook

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Companies put billions into cyber warfare

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Companies put billions into cyber warfare

Ten years ago, cyber attacks were public displays of power, mischievous and destructive ploys designed to wreak network havoc and interrupt services. Not anymore. Today’s cyber criminals are stealthy, clever and ruthless — thieves who slip in the back door unnoticed to steal information and money. The fight against cyber crime has evolved, and the… Continue Reading Companies put billions into cyber warfare

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Kudos! – February 15, 2013

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Kudos! – February 15, 2013

Discover Goodwill will participate in the 2013 Checkoff Colorado campaign Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado is one of 15 nonprofits selected by the state Legislature to participate in 2013’s Checkoff Colorado, a public-awareness campaign promoting voluntary contributions to designated charitable organizations. Coloradans preparing 2012 state income taxes have the opportunity to contribute a portion… Continue Reading Kudos! – February 15, 2013

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People on the Move – February 15, 2013

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Ian Ahrendsen and Paul Clarkin have earned New England Financial’s Leaders level of recognition, which is given to top producers who exemplify the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism and customer service across the company. Ahrendsen has worked in financial services for three years. Clarkin, who has an MBA in finance from the University of… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 15, 2013

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Innovators with big ideas face ‘sharks’

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Innovators with big ideas face ‘sharks’

UCCS student Chuck Furgeson faced off against four sharks this week and lived to tell about it. He was the first to make a five-minute pitch about his invention during Peak Venture Group’s version of the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank” on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. The network program features budding… Continue Reading Innovators with big ideas face ‘sharks’

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Two interesting and apparently unrelated news items surfaced on Tuesday. Susan Edmonson will become the CEO of the Downtown Partnership. After 141 years, The Gazette no longer will be printed in Colorado Springs. The latter comes as no surprise. It has been clear for years that The Gazette’s 32-year-old presses needed to be scrapped. As… Continue Reading Downtown news could lead to solutions, and a ballpark

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Drought leads to water restrictions starting in April

A hot dry summer followed by low snowpack in the mountains this winter and higher-than-expected demand has created a water crisis for Colorado Springs Utilities. Trying to refill reservoirs that are at 48 percent of capacity, the city-owned utility is suggesting Stage 2 water restrictions for customers starting in April. That means that outdoor watering… Continue Reading Drought leads to water restrictions starting in April

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