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City may host summit, governor says in talk

City may host summit, governor says in talk

Four years ago, when John Hickenlooper was the newly elected governor, his constituents said loud and clear that there were far too many regulations for business. He made it his first order of business and directed state agencies to reduce redundancies and red tape for business. Now, he says, there are half as many statewide… Continue Reading City may host summit, governor says in talk

Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

For Colorado Springs’ military presence in general, and Fort Carson in particular, 2015 already is shaping up to be a pivotal year. At some point, the Department of Defense plans to announce a decision that — in the worst-case scenario — could mean a loss of as many as 16,000 Fort Carson personnel by 2020,… Continue Reading Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

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VA: New clinic handles current load

Nearly a half-year has passed since two regional Veterans Health Administration clinics consolidated and moved into a gleaming new, single 76,000-square-foot facility. Located just off Fillmore Street on Centennial Boulevard, the U.S. Veterans Affairs-leased clinic provides services annually to more than 17,000 of the 22,000 veterans in Southern Colorado. According to Carolyn Jewell, manager of… Continue Reading VA: New clinic handles current load

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Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

“Global domination.” Or at least close, said hot sauce and marinade entrepreneur Patrick Tolbert of his fledgling company’s mission statement. “We want to be the No. 2 hot sauce in the world,” he explained, conceding to Tabasco’s monster market share. “Everybody says they want to be the best. We’ll take No. 2.” Tolbert, with his… Continue Reading Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

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Prep for cyber emergency beforehand

A businesswoman agreed to give $100,000 to a computer hacker if the hacker was able to access the business’ critical, personal financial data within 90 days. That’s how confident the businesswoman and her IT department were that their firewall and security systems would keep the hacker at bay. So she signed the $100,000 contract. Fast… Continue Reading Prep for cyber emergency beforehand

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PPCC plotting aggressive strategies

Pikes Peak Community College has several plans in the works to educate people, ranging from teaching graphic arts to raising chickens to helping veterans after their service in the field. Later this month, PPCC President Lance Bolton will testify before the Capital Development Committee at the Colorado Legislature, requesting state funding for a proposed project… Continue Reading PPCC plotting aggressive strategies

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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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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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