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My column in last Friday’s CSBJ seems to have caused some healthy discourse. The CEO of some company that I have never met at the dozens of community functions I attend every month says I should get involved in the community. You think? While the emails are coming in spouting all the good things the… Continue Reading Young Professional Whiners column causes a stir

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Young professionals in Colorado Springs don’t have a very bright outlook about the future of their careers here. Results from a joint survey [800Kb pdf] between The Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. and the Colorado Springs Young Professionals show young up-and-comers believe there’s a lack of professional career opportunities in Colorado Springs. Even though 58… Continue Reading Young professionals all dressed up with no where to go

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Low income energy bills to rise 23%

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Energy Outreach Colorado is anticipating that energy bills for low-income families will increase 23 percent this year, thanks mostly to a reduction of federal money for assistance. Last winter, between Nov. 1 and April 30, the nonprofit organization said low-income people in Colorado paid about $608 for heat and electricity. This winter, the figure is… Continue Reading Low income energy bills to rise 23%

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Put that in your kettle

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The Salvation Army announced today that it has received a $100,000 Daniels Fund grant to support The Salvation Army’s R.J. Montgomery New Hope Center, the organization’s downtown homeless shelter at 709 S. Sierra Madre St. “This gift will enable us to continue services to those most in need in Colorado Springs,” said Major Don Gilger,… Continue Reading Put that in your kettle

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Extended holiday hours at post office

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A few local post office branches will extend their hours during the holidays. The General Mail Facility at 3655 E. Fountain Blvd., the Cheyenne Mountain branch at 1540 S. 8th St. and the Templeton Station at 4356 Montebello Drive will stay open until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.15 and Saturday Dec. 22. Those three branches… Continue Reading Extended holiday hours at post office

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The University of Colorado’s Presidential Search Committee wants to know what Colorado Springs residents think CU’s next president should be like. The committee will hold a meeting to solicit comment at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce office, 2 N. Cascade Ave., suite 110. CU Regent Steve Bosley, who chairs… Continue Reading CU Presidential Search Committee holding town hall meeting

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Bonds pass in Denver, Springs needs money

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Denver voters recently passed half a billion dollars worth of bond initiatives, including $70 million to pay for reconstruction of Boettcher Concert hall. So why does Colorado Springs have to moan and groan over even the slightest tax increase? Everyone around here knows that one of the biggest hurdles to getting any tax increase passed… Continue Reading Bonds pass in Denver, Springs needs money

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Loo named state’s outstanding philanthropist

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Colorado Springs’ own Kathy Loo is one of nine individuals and organizations that will be honored at the 2007 National Philanthropy Day in Colorado luncheon in Denver on Friday. Selected as this year’s Outstanding Philanthropist, one of Loo’s many contributions has been her service as co-chair of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center capital campaign,… Continue Reading Loo named state’s outstanding philanthropist

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City seeking school, park fee committee members

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The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to serve on the School/Park Fee Advisory Committee. The committee meets several times a month September through November to review the School/Park Land-Dedication Ordinance and establish fees for parks. Ideal candidates would have experience in land development or design and development of recreational parks. Send resumes and… Continue Reading City seeking school, park fee committee members

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If the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery is replaced, it will still be made from Colorado marble. The tomb has several cracks, which cemetery superintendent John Metzler said eventually will give the tomb a “shabby” appearance. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is aghast over the proposal to junk the Tomb of… Continue Reading Colorado marble to still be used for ‘Unknowns’

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