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Architects seek business help for city redesign

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Colorado Springs architects are leading an effort to create an action plan to redefine the character of the city. The American Institute of Architects Colorado South chapter is seeking volunteers to participate in a three-day workshop Sept. 26-28 with a team of renowned architectural and community-building advisors to discuss sustainable design in Colorado Springs. The… Continue Reading Architects seek business help for city redesign

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People on the Move – September 23, 2011

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Roland Wick joined the consulting staff at McNew & Associates, Inc, a federal government contracting and audit compliance firm. Wick was previously a senior supervisory auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency. He will provide support in the areas of accounting system compliance, government pricing support, proposal compliance review and associated DCAA audit requirements. Carrie… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 23, 2011

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On the Horizon – September 23, 2011

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Sept. 23 BBB awards gala The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado will host its Excellence in Customer Service award gala at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. A cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and awards ceremony. For tickets, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com and enter event… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 23, 2011

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Did you get some nanotechnology on your pants?

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So yes, technology is getting smaller and more powerful every day, but most of us don’t know just how small we can go. Researchers have developed machines the size of just a few atoms that do incredibly powerful things like detect cancer tumors in the liver, and strengthen metal at the atomic level. My most… Continue Reading Did you get some nanotechnology on your pants?

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There’s never been a producing oil or gas well in El Paso County, but that hasn’t stopped drilling plans for Houston-based Ultra Resources, which bought more than 18,000 acres of the failed Banning Lewis Ranch property. The region’s foray into oil and gas drilling will also be the city and county’s foray into how to… Continue Reading Fracking forces El Paso County to consider regulation stragegy

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Japan, United States and lost decades

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It’s never good to be talking about a “lost decade” when it comes to the economy. Recently, there’s been chatter about the U.S. being in the midst of a lost decade along the lines of Japan’s experience. But could the news be even worse than this analysis suggests? Consider this grim assessment from a Sept.… Continue Reading Japan, United States and lost decades

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Community and family at heart of civil society

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Having watched the first Republican panel of presidential contenders, it seemed that an evil villain is running our country. They might have been talking about Syria’s Assad who “must go,” as they chanted about our own President. What happened to civility in public discourse? Think about growing up in a so-called typical American family. As… Continue Reading Community and family at heart of civil society

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Book Review: “The Bed Bug Survival Guide”

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by Jeff Eisenberg c.2011, Grand Central Publishing Your last vacation was a memorable one. Your plans absolutely became reality. You got to see everything and everyone you wanted to see, the sights were wonderful, the kids had fun, and you felt relaxed for the first time in a long time. You took what seemed like… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Bed Bug Survival Guide”

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An unlikely partnership between a group of attorneys, a development and investment company and a Julliard-trained musician has created a little corner of art in downtown Colorado Springs. The celebrated Colorado Springs Conservatory, a private, performing arts prep school, has taken up residence in an 18,600-square-foot building at the corner of Cimarron and Sahwatch streets… Continue Reading Weise, O’Neil perform business duet to move Conservatory downtown

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Springs, Pueblo share manufacturing focus

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There is talk around town about waking the sleeping giant that once was manufacturing. After years of silence about the decline of the El Paso County manufacturing sector, alarms appear to be sounding, starting with the Economic Development Corp.’s Local Industry Council, the Southern Colorado Business Partnership and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading Springs, Pueblo share manufacturing focus

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