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Growing up in the Lower Arkansas Valley in the 1930s, I witnessed the most severe drought ever recorded in Southeastern Colorado and saw first-hand the horrific Dust Bowl weather conditions.
Virtual avalanches of dirt moved relentlessly through my hometown of Las Animas. Fierce winds picked up tons of topsoil, tumbleweeds, trash, parts of building materials, whirling all in a frightening wall of dirt and debris some 2,000 to 3,000 feet high. Continue Reading Better water options than Southern Delivery System

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A community of opportunity

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The observations were compelling ones and surprising, considering their source.
First, Chris Gates, president of the National Civic League and former Colorado Democratic Party chairman, told the Forum for Civic Advancement in Colorado Springs that government in America today is “hypnotized by a ‘culture of cynicism.’ ” Continue Reading A community of opportunity

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Leadership development options

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The Colorado Springs Leadership Institute begins with an intensive four-day training session that applies the leadership skills development approach of the renowned Center for Creative Leadership, within the specific context of challenges facing the Colorado Springs Community. Continue Reading Leadership development options

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