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How to vacation like a nerd

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We’re in the height of vacation season, and I’m heading out next week for some much needed R&R. So how does a nerd manage technology on vacation? Do we spend the whole time staring at our iPad/Laptop/Phone? No way. The techie vacation First of all, we really try to make sure all loose ends are… Continue Reading How to vacation like a nerd

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This was supposed to be an easy, uneventful week in Colorado Springs. Most of the city’s business community was focused on the annual State of the City luncheon. Mayor Steve Bach intimated that, in his speech, he’d introduce his newly minted 2013-2015 comprehensive plan, after wrapping up his first year in office. Many also were… Continue Reading City faces new reality after fire

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Tourism planning proactive response

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As thick smoke filled the air over Colorado Springs and other Colorado towns, a dark cloud of a different type ascended on the local and statewide tourism industry. Continue Reading Tourism planning proactive response

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Goodwill takes heat over wages

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The National Federation for the Blind is taking on Goodwill International Industries, hoping that a showdown with the nonprofit organization will lead to a change in federal law. The Fair Wage Act, enacted more than 74 years ago, allows organizations with certification from the Department of Labor to pay a lower wage to workers with… Continue Reading Goodwill takes heat over wages

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“Breakin’ rocks in the hot sun/I fought the law — and the law won.” — written by Sonny Curtis, performed by the Crickets, the Bobby Fuller Four, and the Clash. Ah, the good old days! When laws were laws, criminals were caught, and punishment was certain. Do we still fight the law? Or have the… Continue Reading Obeying laws today is knowing which ones to bend

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$4 Bookstore Owner: Carissa Camden 2515 Airport Road Phone: 471-4053 www.4dollarbookstore.com Carissa Camden has a secret — it’s the secret to her success, and she isn’t telling. Camden owns the $4 Bookstore, a place that sells paperbacks for $2 and hardback books for $4 — no matter the age of the book, the value of… Continue Reading $4 Bookstore protecting the secret to its success

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“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” “That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes… — Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze Starting with that simple piece of deductive reasoning, Sherlock Holmes unraveled… Continue Reading PPRTA list focuses on outlying areas, not downtown

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Managing the ‘blame game’

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Last week I had a technical deployment that didn’t go well at all. While we had done extensive testing in development and staging, there were conflicting technologies in the live environment that caused our project to break when we installed it. It wasn’t really our fault, but it was pretty embarrassing. So what’s the best… Continue Reading Managing the ‘blame game’

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People on the Move – June 22, 2012

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Garden of the Gods Club named Steven Weber its new executive chef. He completed advanced courses at the Culinary Institute of America, where he focused on individual European pastries, confectionery work and advanced cake decorating techniques. He refined his culinary skills in Europe, where he served as an executive and personal chef for nearly 10… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 22, 2012

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Kudos! – June 22, 2012

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Colorado Springs community centers earn grant to fight hunger in children The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, received a $40,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to support summer feeding programs. Wal-Mart gave $1.5 million to 28 park and recreation agencies across… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 22, 2012

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