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A high school civics education program created by Fourth Judicial District judges is catching the eye of other educators and moving forward with a goal of statewide implementation. More than 2,000 students in the Pikes Peak region have participated in the program, called Judicially Speaking, Judge David Shakes said. The program is designed to inform… Continue Reading Local judges’ education program could go statewide

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Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane. Think way back to 2006 with me, the dark ages before the iPhone and social media. Remember when a phone was just a phone, and a computer was a computer, and so on? Fast-forward to today, where users can customize the interface for any device or website… Continue Reading Continue to customize, but be aware of security needs

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People on the Move – May 13, 2011

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Home Front Cares has announced a number of new board member positions, including Lt. Gen. Edward Anderson (Ret.) board chair and Al Batey as board vice chair. Other board members include John Radcliffe, John Sikora, Elizabeth Stolfus, Duane Jansen, Andy Cain, Tom Daschbach, Alan Gregory, Jan Murphy and Michelle Rau. Advisory board members include Keith… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 13, 2011

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On the Horizon – May 13, 2011

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May 13 Funding Your Business The Small Business Development Center will host a class for businesses looking for money to start or expand their business. Taught by a local banker, topics covered include business loans over $100K, micro loans, and SBA loans. The seminar will also explain the lending process and what lenders are looking… Continue Reading On the Horizon – May 13, 2011

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There’s an electricity and excitement on stage at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic that CEO Nathan Newbrough said he feels growing. The orchestra has gone through some dark times financially. “And we’re not out of the woods yet,” Newbrough said. “We still have a lot of work to do.” But the organization is bigger and stronger… Continue Reading Philharmonic focusing on financial performance

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A medical marijuana bill that drew a warning from a U.S. Attorney appears set to pass both chambers of the General Assembly in the waning days of the session. But whether it helps the fledgling industry — or threatens it — is open to debate. House Bill 1043 loosens some restrictions on the state’s medical… Continue Reading Marijuana industry undaunted by federal threats, regulations

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By Robert S. “Sam” Arthur Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons Regardless of your personal views on the issues of medical marijuana, it is clear that the growing and dispensing of MMJ has impacted the real estate market in Denver and the Front Range. As the retail and warehouse real estate markets became more depressed over the… Continue Reading Marijuana holds risk for both lenders and landlords

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The federal government vs. online poker

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Looking for some quiet work time a few weeks ago, I popped open the laptop at a workstation in a local public library. A few minutes later, a lady sat down at the table next to me, and set up two rather large laptops. I was curious, but dutifully kept to my own business of… Continue Reading The federal government vs. online poker

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Don’t just compromise — collaborate

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The Colorado Senate — just like the U.S. Congress — recently adopted the “budget that nobody wanted.” Compromise was needed to keep government running, but neither Democrats nor Republicans were satisfied with the results. “The really good (budgets) are the ones that all people hate,” said Sen. Bill Cadman, R-Co Springs, as reported April 12th… Continue Reading Don’t just compromise — collaborate

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Gold Hill Mesa’s heart beating again

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The scene outside the community center in the center of the Gold Hill Mesa housing development is a bit of a mess — dusty roads busy with workers and filled with the sound of hammers and drills and saws. It wasn’t supposed to be like this right now. It was supposed to be full of… Continue Reading Gold Hill Mesa’s heart beating again

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