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Let’s put candidates under business microscope

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What do business people want? They want a business-friendly City Council, one with members who understand the myriad problems that businesses encounter in their dealings with local government. They want elected officials who are smart, accountable, adaptable and quick to respond to changing realities. They want decision-makers, not ditherers. They want far-sighted yet practical folks… Continue Reading Let’s put candidates under business microscope

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Too bad, Angela Dougan! My condolences, Tim Leigh! Life is cruel, Bernie Herpin and Brandy Williams! You may all have hoped for the unalloyed happiness that comes with an uncontested City Council race. But the fates have decreed otherwise, and it looks as if voters in all six districts will be able to choose among… Continue Reading Candidates, formidable or not, get a jump on incumbents

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On Tuesday afternoon, our quarrelsome and divided City Council took the stage once more. It’s been a short and strange trip, one which will end in April when as many as six current members may be replaced in the biennial city elections. That there will be changes is a certainty — and that the changes… Continue Reading Council: Diary of a day filled with angst, not actions

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Letters – January 18, 2013

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Museums can make the city much better The Space Foundation certainly agrees with your editorial suggesting that Colorado Springs focus on museums — especially the idea that local museums should collaborate to magnify their impact on the community. We recently opened the Space Foundation Visitors Center, which currently comprises the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring… Continue Reading Letters – January 18, 2013

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Here’s a challenge for all you would-be entrepreneurs — run for City Council. You have three months to create, finance and market a new organization. Once you commit, you’ll be subject to frequent, fierce and often unfair media scrutiny. If you succeed in your local test market, you may be able to go statewide and,… Continue Reading City candidates have to apply business principles

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On Jan. 7, City Council will hear a proposal that might please the nine members — especially those who will continue in office after April 15, when a newly elected Council will be sworn in. A group of community leaders and media heavyweights (apparently including both Independent publisher John Weiss and Gazette editorial page editor… Continue Reading City Council: Chance for a raise?

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Neumann Systems Group has another plan to make coal-fired power plants more environmentally friendly. The company that has been battling to save the Martin Drake Power Plant and it’s coal-cleaning Neustream technology that’s used there, says its newest venture could amount to 250 high-tech jobs, $400 million in construction projects and $150 million in sales. Neumann… Continue Reading Neumann proposes rare-earth metals extraction business for downtown plant

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Colorado Springs City Council will vote on seven finalists for the new Memorial Hospital Board at their Nov. 13 meeting. Selected for Council approval: Frank Caris, CEO of dpiX; Dick Celeste, former Colorado College president and principal at RFC NextAct; Karla Grazier, CEO of Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado; Robin Johnson, a doctor… Continue Reading Council to approve seven finalists for Memorial board

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Council to hold e-townhall meeting about budget

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The annual public e-town hall meeting to hear about the city budget will take place Oct. 18 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Residents can attend in person at City Council Chamber at 107 N. Nevada Ave. Comments will be taken at the hearing. Or people can watch the meeting live on Springs TV, cable channel… Continue Reading Council to hold e-townhall meeting about budget

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E-mails from City Councilor Tim Leigh about Colorado Springs Utilities have drawn a response from Utilities CEO Jerry Forte – but that response might have fallen on deaf ears. Leigh routinely regularly sends out his “Market Report” e-mails to a selective distribution list.  The Market Report was initiated when Leigh worked as a commercial broker,… Continue Reading Forte responds to Leigh’s e-mails about CSU, Drake

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