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Yes, government should help create jobs

Here’s a profoundly irritating campaign trope, to which most of our council/mayor candidates seem to subscribe: “Governments don’t create jobs — companies, entrepreneurs and people create jobs. The role of government is to remove obstacles to business and stick to the basics — public safety, infrastructure and parks!” That sounds great on the campaign trail,… Continue Reading Yes, government should help create jobs

Real estate trend tracker CoreLogic released data today indicating that nearly 900,000 single-family houses in the U.S. are at “high” or “very high” risk for wildfire damage, including 14,282 homes in Colorado Springs. The total homes, spread across 13 states, are estimated at $237 billion in reconstruction value, while the homes at risk in Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Report: Colorado Springs among cities with highest fire risk

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The local Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART) for Colorado Springs raises around $4 million annually, a total that has decreased slightly the past several years, with the exception of last year.  According to the city’s 2014 budget, income from LART was $3.955 million in 2011, $3.936 million the following year and $4.023 million in… Continue Reading Take it to the ballot: Raise funds via tourism

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Those looking to leave college life behind — whether via graduation or frustrated abandonment —  may be interested in parentless places where they can live on the cheap while slaving to repay student loans. Well, now there’s a list for that. Vocativ.com just posted its own Livability Index, which the company calls a “semi-exhaustive, mostly… Continue Reading Springs, Denver grab spots on ‘most livable’ cities list

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A Denver-based software company is making a home in Colorado Springs. Aspenware Internet Solutions opened an office in Colorado Springs at 118 N. Tejon, Suite 200. The company builds custom software for businesses like Vail Resorts, Seagate and Hosting. It was founded in 2001 and made Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies list in 2011 and 2012,… Continue Reading Software company opens Springs office

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Rothgerber Johnson merges with Phoenix firm

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Rothgerber Johnson merges with Phoenix firm

Rothgerber Johnson and Lyons will merge with Lewis and Roca LLP, a law firm headquartered in Phoenix. The merger will created one of the largest law firms in the Western United States and will have 250 lawyers. Its new name will be Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP and will have offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada,… Continue Reading Rothgerber Johnson merges with Phoenix firm

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Incoming Tide Part 3: Historic floods have left their mark on area

Flash floods may cause intense property destruction and loss of life, but they are limited in scope and duration. Regional floods may affect much of the Front Range and are caused by massive weather events that typically last for days, leaving widespread damage that requires many years of recovery. Such floods are rare. There have… Continue Reading Incoming Tide Part 3: Historic floods have left their mark on area

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Denver: Colorado’s economic black hole

Should we view Denver as a beneficent economic sun glowing just over the northern horizon, helping to bring jobs, prosperity, tax dollars and big-city amenities to Colorado Springs? Or is it a baleful black hole, its massive gravitational pull sucking in smart young people, startup companies, airline passengers, entertainment and transportation dollars from the Pikes… Continue Reading Denver: Colorado’s economic black hole

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Denver-based Farnsworth Group Inc. has bought a local engineering firm, Systems Engineering, but plans to keep its Springs offices open. Systems Engineering provides mechanical, plumbing and process piping engineering services to clients nationwide, and was started in 1979 as Sol Chavez and Associates. It became Systems Engineering in 1986. “Farnsworth Group and System’s Engineering were… Continue Reading Denver firm acquires Systems Engineering

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Denver Public Schools is reaching out to Colorado Springs professionals with an offer to employ them as math, science and special education teachers. DPS is touting its  Teacher Residency Program as an opportunity for professionals who have a bachelor’s degree to jump into teaching with “clinical training.” The  program is 15 months with a one-year residency, working… Continue Reading Denver Public Schools recruiting Springs professionals for teaching jobs

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