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Gold built and shaped Colorado Springs a century ago. The Mining Exchange Building, now on its way to becoming a luxury boutique hotel, was built to house what became the nation’s busiest stock exchange, eclipsing (for a time) New York in both share and dollar volume. More than 500 companies, most involved in gold mining,… Continue Reading City, family and American history intertwined with gold

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Campaign election laws in need of reform

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We’d guess that all of our readers, regardless of political affiliation, will have at least one reason to rejoice on Nov 3. Continue Reading Campaign election laws in need of reform

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It’s just days to the election, so it’s time to make a few predictions. As political insiders know, these thoughtfully researched gems have historically been so inaccurate that they’re a kind of reverse guide to the actual results. As always, I encourage comments and predictions from readers — and I’d love to offer a magnum… Continue Reading A few predictions about what November might bring

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“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” So began “Anna Karenina,” Leo Tolstoy’s great masterpiece. It’s a truth that, if applied to real estate deals, could be expressed only slightly differently. “Perfect real estate deals create universal happiness; every imperfect real estate deal creates unhappiness in its own… Continue Reading Fired up by CSU’s bid for Front Range Power Plant

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Do you remember a time when no one in Colorado Springs worried about our national image? Neither can I. In the 1970s we agonized over being perceived as an economically stressed city utterly dependent on military spending. Then we worried about being a city where unfettered growth would despoil and defile our city’s pristine beauty.… Continue Reading A few ideas on how to ratchet up the Springs’ ‘cool’

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A look at China is like a look at our American past

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Ma Le, one of a delegation of young Chinese movers and shakers participating in a trip sponsored by the American Council of Young Political Leaders, posed the following question to a media panel sponsored by El Pomar earlier this week. “Why are Americans so misinformed about China?” she asked. “In China, we study America, we… Continue Reading A look at China is like a look at our American past

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Preparing to write yet another piece about local politics, I allowed myself to drift a little bit. Suppose that I didn’t have to write about politics? Suppose I could write about sports? Couldn’t we just apply sports metrics to the City Council’s performance? Everyone on board? OK, good, let’s look back at the 2009-2010 season.… Continue Reading Are you ready for some politics?: Inside City Hall Stadium

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Attending a family wedding in Albuquerque over Labor Day weekend, I was again struck by the transformation of that once-grim city into an economic and cultural powerhouse, dominating northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Santa Fe gets the ink, the tourists, the international reputation, and a few B-level movie stars. Albuquerque gets the diversified business… Continue Reading Taxophobia got us here, we know where it will take us

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Shortly after the Colorado Springs was platted by Gen. William Palmer, our city’s original developer, he began to improve the then-desolate town site. Contemporary photographs show a barren stretch of plain, its monotony relieved only by a few wooden shacks. Palmer, so the story goes, sent boys down to the banks of Monument Creek, where… Continue Reading Too many parking lots, too few cottonwoods in downtown

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Que sera, sera Whatever will be, will be The future’s not ours to see Que sera, sera — Doris Day, 1956 This is not a city that has ever taken Doris Day’s advice, so poignantly expressed in the saccharine little song that cluttered the airwaves half a century ago. We see ourselves as captains of… Continue Reading Too many leaders and meetings in Colorado Springs

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