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Kathryn Young, Colorado Springs’ longtime city clerk, is weathering an unusually contentious campaign season. The Business Journal asked for her thoughts. How long have you been city clerk? How has the job changed since you’ve been there? I was appointed city clerk in May 1994. The duties of the job have remained consistent. The city… Continue Reading City clerk dealing with voters’ changing expectations

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New bill complicates Memorial’s future

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A last-minute bill introduced last week in the General Assembly adds a new wrinkle to the debate about the future of Memorial Health System. Senate Bill 202, introduced by Sen. Bill Cadman and co-sponsored by Rep. Bob Gardner, had to get special approval to be introduced. If passed, it stands to change the way hospitals… Continue Reading New bill complicates Memorial’s future

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The $880 million, 62-mile Southern Delivery System pipeline that will move water from the Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs has survived the past eight City Councils and carries the support of virtually every political heavyweight in the region. But there’s a nightmare possibility for Colorado Springs Utilities: What if voters elect a Council next week… Continue Reading CSU mounts pre-election media blitz to promote SDS

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People on the Move – April 1, 2011

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Marilyn Bosenbecker has been awarded the Lillian Wald Service Award from the Public Health Nursing Section for her exemplary public health nursing career. Jack Frank of Monument has been named to Modern Woodmen’s 2010 President’s Club for his achievement in life insurance sales. Michael J. Basla was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general last… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 1, 2011

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On the Horizon – April 1, 2011

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April 2 Fashion to the Rescue The Women’s Resource Agency will present the 8th Annual Fashion to the Rescue event at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Antlers Hilton hotel. The event will include cocktails, dinner, a live auction and a fashion show featuring Colorado Springs firefighters and local volunteer models. Tickets are $75 per… Continue Reading On the Horizon – April 1, 2011

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Book Review: “Dig This Gig”

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by Laura Dodd, ©2011 Citadel Press, $14.95/272 pages You suppose you should be happy. At a time when unemployment flirts with double digits, you have a job — though it’s not the job you wanted, dreamed about having or even expected. It’s just a job. It pays the bills, and that’s about it. You often… Continue Reading Book Review: “Dig This Gig”

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Don’t overcome resistance, explore it

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If you are leading any sort of change in your organization, you will encounter resistance. Many change leaders get frustrated by the roadblocks and speed bumps they encounter, and they attempt to steamroll over anyone who resists their change initiative. In reality, overpowering resistance doesn’t reduce problems, it simply hides them. And hidden problems are… Continue Reading Don’t overcome resistance, explore it

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You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the business community who hasn’t heard that an aviation brigade is indeed coming to Fort Carson. The news, which had been anticipated by the business folks for months, was confirmed this week. “It’s official,” U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said. “Fort Carson will be getting a new combat… Continue Reading New aviation brigade offers hope for Springs

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Behind the scenes at the symposium that’s about to swallow The Broadmoor Two years ago, a fire in one of the outdoor display tents nearly derailed the largest non-sporting event in Colorado Springs, the annual Space Symposium. Last year, a high-tech robot snarfed up most of The Broadmoor’s Wi-Fi bandwidth, slowing down the computers and… Continue Reading Making space for the Space Symposium

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Foreclosures: Who steps in?

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There are so many vacant houses on the market in El Paso County because of foreclosures that a full recovery is impossible until the market is rid of that inventory, local experts say. “The number of foreclosed homes … represents a big obstacle to new home sales since homebuilders are in direct competition with the… Continue Reading Foreclosures: Who steps in?

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