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Another downtown study — so what’s next?

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Back in June, we heard about local groups spending $125,000 to bring a team of experts here for the purpose of evaluating downtown Colorado Springs’ future, and we applauded. Not because we were expecting a bushel of brilliant new ideas from the Urban Land Institute’s contingent. We assumed that many of the conclusions might sound… Continue Reading Another downtown study — so what’s next?

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Maketa makes his case for county Question 1A

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The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by state law to provide services to all county residents inside and outside of municipal boundaries. It must provide housing, food and basic medical care to an average population of 1,430 inmates at the County Jail, secure transportation of inmates to and from court, and respond to crime throughout the… Continue Reading Maketa makes his case for county Question 1A

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Letters – October 12, 2012

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Lamborn’s record of failures Election time is fast approaching, and our community must ask itself whether Doug Lamborn the right person to represent us in Congress. Of the 34 pieces of legislation he’s introduced, none have been signed into law, and 28 of those have never made it out of committee. We have paid him… Continue Reading Letters – October 12, 2012

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If there was any doubt of what downtown revitalization means to local leaders, the Downtown Partnership’s Annual Mayor’s Breakfast took care of that Wednesday. Continue Reading ULI’s downtown suggestions start with new housing

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The Space Foundation’s education and tourism missions are about to take flight. Continue Reading Space Foundation combines its education, tourism missions

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Once again the news is filled with another workplace shooting. In a Minneapolis sign shop, a former employee fired hours earlier came back with a gun and took the lives of five people, which included the shop owner and a visiting UPS driver, before taking his own life. Could anything have been done by the… Continue Reading Employers need role in preventing workplace violence

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Municipal bonds used to be the quintessential safe-but-dull investment. But ominous headlines about cities, recently including San Bernardino and Stockton in California filing for bankruptcy, have spurred some investors to rethink these investments. Municipal bonds historically pay a lower rate of interest than taxable bonds because these returns are free of federal taxes and exempt… Continue Reading Rumors of muni bonds’ peril are greatly exaggerated

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National uncertainty could affect us

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Ballots for the November election soon will show up in mailboxes across El Paso County. Many voters will not hesitate to wade through the many choices, from contested races down to the state and local ballot issues. At least, we hope that’s what happens. In the past week or two, we’ve detected a new dynamic… Continue Reading National uncertainty could affect us

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Kudos! – October 5, 2012

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Book drive to benefit Head Start children Community Partnership for Child Development has teamed up with Aspen Auto Clinic to hold a book drive for CPCD’s Sit Together and Read literacy program. In October, community members can drop off new, unused children’s books at any Aspen Auto Clinic location and receive a $10 oil change… Continue Reading Kudos! – October 5, 2012

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People on the Move – October 5, 2012

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Tom Florczak has been named Colorado Springs deputy city attorney and will report to City Attorney Chris Melcher. Florczak begins Oct. 15. He previously served as the Pueblo City Attorney and was in private practice prior to that post. He has more than 34 years of practice in municipal law. Kelly Sparks was named vice… Continue Reading People on the Move – October 5, 2012

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