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The war on terrorism moves to space

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Space may be the final frontier – at least for now, but military experts say one thing for sure is that it is the next frontier in the war on terrorism. Speaking at the 18th annual Space Symposium at the Broadmoor last week, military and civilian experts said satellite technology is so refined that in… Continue Reading The war on terrorism moves to space

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The importance of the National Space Symposium, held annually in Colorado Springs, has never been greater since the terrorist attacks on the United States last September. The symposium brings together military minds, defense scientists, and others interested in keeping the United States at the forefront in space science and in protecting the United States from… Continue Reading Space Symposium unites dedicated military minds

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The Pikes Peak region’s economic development community anxiously awaits word on two important Federal buildings currently under consideration by the Congress and the Department of Defense. These include the Government Services Administration’s (GSA) search for a 21,000 square foot proposed Federal Consolidation office building to house a number of federal agencies, and the proposed 150,000… Continue Reading Decision from DOD on Homeland Defense site in Springs imminent

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Local chamber plans trip to Washington D.C.

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Pork. Airports, highway projects, and other expensive projects lawmakers arrange for their constituency in exchange for votes, campaign dollars, and more. It’s what one might expect on the menu when a group of 50 business leaders takes a pay-your-own-way trip to Capitol Hill. But not so, said Bob Balink, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce’s… Continue Reading Local chamber plans trip to Washington D.C.

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Local officials are joining forces in an effort to present a cohesive redistricting plan to the state’s redistricting commission later this month. Last week, the El Paso County Commissioners were the latest group to unanimously endorse a resolution that would keep El Paso County as one voting district. As regulated by law, the U.S. Census… Continue Reading Colorado Springs officials work to protect city in state’s redistricting plan

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“We let our guard down,” said Jeff Crank. “We have this Pollyanna attitude that nothing can happen to us. Now, we’re going to spend billions (of dollars) more because we didn’t spend it on the front end, and it cost us a lot of lives.” Crank, a former aide to District 5 State Senator Joel… Continue Reading Colorado Springs' five military installations integral to tracking terrorists

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Zooming onto the runway at the old Colorado Springs Airport at the end of Fountain Boulevard is a deep navy colored “Texan” T-6 fighter jet, an advance World War II training fighter plane. Parked nearby is a Mig-17, an aggressor plane used by communist forces during the war in Vietnam and Korea. Who knew the… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Fly-In honors the military and keeps spirit of WWII alive

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