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Economy up, college enrollments down

Higher education enrollment rates in the U.S. continued to trend downward for the third consecutive year in fall 2014, according to recent reports, and experts are pointing to an improved economy as the culprit. A report published last month by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center illustrated the nuances of the estimated 1.3 percent decline… Continue Reading Economy up, college enrollments down

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Sports management all business at UCCS

Taryn Duncan credits her love of sports to a childhood filled with opening days at Coors Field with her dad. She would go on to play prep softball and, while it was the team at UCCS that caught the Littleton native’s attention, it was the school’s sports management program that earned her devotion. Duncan, 24,… Continue Reading Sports management all business at UCCS

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SAGE aims for Grade A service, results

SAGE Affordable Tutoring owner Phillip Hutcherson and his wife, Frances, were the first in their families to go to college. Hutcherson was only the second generation in his family to graduate high school. Growing up poor in Texas and New Mexico was his motivation to escape his condition, and education would be his means.  … Continue Reading SAGE aims for Grade A service, results

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John Hickenlooper began his second four-year term as Colorado’s governor this week, and in his inaugural address Tuesday, he followed his usual script — personal, self-effacing, humble yet fully optimistic. He didn’t specifically mention Colorado Springs. But then again, the governor’s approach wasn’t built on laying out the benefits, past and future, for any certain… Continue Reading Governor’s task starts with infrastructure

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CMAS? TCAP? PARCC? If you’re a parent, a student or a teacher, you know exactly what those abbreviations mean — standardized tests. Thanks to the allure of federal grants, and the antics of busybodies in the Colorado Legislature, the words of Bob Dylan’s iconic song could be altered from “everybody must get stoned” to “every… Continue Reading Standardized test fatigue hits K-12 level

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For the past couple of years, a small group of manufacturing professionals has been meeting to work on initiatives designed to boost our regional manufacturing industry. About a year ago we reached out to more companies, increased participation and expanded the discussion, then formed the Pikes Peak Manufacturing Partnership. Current members range from very small… Continue Reading Manufacturers’ group works together

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John Hickenlooper began his second four-year term as Colorado’s governor this week, and in his inaugural address Tuesday, he followed his usual script — personal, self-effacing, humble yet fully optimistic. He didn’t specifically mention Colorado Springs. But then again, the governor’s approach wasn’t built on laying out the benefits, past and future, for any certain… Continue Reading Governor’s planning starts with infrastructure

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Vice chancellor chats UCCS, baseball, fire

Martin Wood’s office at UCCS is filled with photos of his family — his wife Pam and their daughters Michelle and Megan — and baseball memorabilia. In addition to his duties as senior vice chancellor for university advancement and development, as well as chief operating officer, the Kansas native teaches a class using baseball as… Continue Reading Vice chancellor chats UCCS, baseball, fire

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Rutledge’s adding to The Broadmoor

The oldest clothing retailer in downtown Colorado Springs has plans to open a second location at The Broadmoor this spring, according to its owner. Rutledge’s, a clothier with a 48-year history on Tejon Street, will replace the Broadmoor Haberdashery this April with its own brand of class, according to owner Jerry Rutledge. Though an official… Continue Reading Rutledge’s adding to The Broadmoor

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Let the water wars begin

“From 1950 through 2013, water use in the Colorado Springs area increased from about 11,000 ac-ft/yr to a 5-year average of approximately 82,000 ac-ft/yr. This is a 750 percent increase; over the same time population increased 960 percent.” — Colorado Springs Utilities, Integrated Water Resource Plan What will the city’s population be 73 years hence,… Continue Reading Let the water wars begin

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