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Water rates rank high

Leon Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance refers to “the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values.” Many Colorado Springs homeowners may experience such a state when their monthly Utilities bill arrives. One of them, Mike Graham, reacted by sending us… Continue Reading Water rates rank high

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Look around you, not always in the most obvious places, and you’ll see some very positive signs of a developing trend in the Pikes Peak region. For starters, check the downtown alley going north and south between Cascade Avenue and Tejon Street. Already, one block of alleyway has been spruced up and resurfaced between Bijou… Continue Reading Area must reach out more to young adults

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July real estate stats bring positive details

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Some interesting facts came to mind as I was looking over the new Pikes Peak Association of Realtors report. While local sales are basically the same as they were a year ago, the full report includes an “investor snapshot” that indicates single family/patio homes sales in July were the highest for the month since 2007.… Continue Reading July real estate stats bring positive details

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Several years ago the Institute of Medicine, health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed something startling about U.S. health care: Many Americans get too much; at the same time, others get too little. And both groups have a good chance of receiving care that could injure or even kill them. That framework for… Continue Reading What happens when we get too much health care?

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Beware of Pueblo’s rising ire

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As our elected leaders continue finding new ways to avoid cooperating on important issues, there’s a growing sense that perhaps doing nothing beats making a serious mistake. So, once again, we’re hearing rumbles that the stormwater fee for El Paso County property owners might not make it onto the November ballot, after all. Never mind… Continue Reading Beware of Pueblo’s rising ire

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New D-38 leader brings multiple experiences

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New D-38 leader brings multiple experiences

Karen Brofft has begun her first year as Lewis-Palmer School District 38 superintendent. Brofft worked in both the public relations and tech fields before transitioning to education. She discussed with the Business Journal this week her plans to engage the business community, the state of public education and how to make school lunches even more… Continue Reading New D-38 leader brings multiple experiences

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Flight Plan: Brothers hope to launch entrepreneurial high school

The only things bigger than the bites on a Cush brothers fishing trip are the ideas. “Some beer, sunshine and time on a boat and it all came together,” said David Cush, the San Francisco-based CEO of Virgin America airlines. “It was like a lightning strike,” added his brother, Patrick Cush. “Let’s start an entrepreneurial… Continue Reading Flight Plan: Brothers hope to launch entrepreneurial high school

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Local commercial market continues slow ascent

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A Colorado Springs-based real estate firm’s quarterly report indicates that the local commercial market continues to lag behind many others in its climb to pre-recession health. Quantum Commercial Group LLC’s second-quarter market report showed vacancy rates are down in the office and retail submarkets, while they remain flat for industrial space. Quantum also reported that… Continue Reading Local commercial market continues slow ascent

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On the Horizon – August 8, 2014

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Aug. 11 Job search 401 Expanding your connections through social media workshop from 10 a.m.-noon, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107. To register, visit ppwfc.org. Job search 501 Federal jobs: How to apply workshop from 2-4 p.m., 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107. To register, visit ppwfc.org. Export assistance Export assistance… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 8, 2014

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Kudos! – August 8, 2014

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Teach for America Teach For America − Colorado has named Kelley Pomis as deputy executive director, effective immediately. A native of Colorado Springs and a graduate of Colorado State University, Pomis will be responsible for leading the nonprofit organization’s local operations in Colorado Springs. Newspaper launched The Mountaintop Journal, a faith-based monthly newspaper based in… Continue Reading Kudos! – August 8, 2014

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