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Opinion: Time to battle C4C opponents

Opinion: Time to battle C4C opponents

From the start, even the most ardent supporters of City for Champions have known that the package deal of projects for Colorado Springs and the Air Force Academy wasn’t absolutely perfect and beyond reproach. Yes, some of the forecasts for likely usage and attendance, particularly for the Colorado Sports and Events Center downtown, might not… Continue Reading Opinion: Time to battle C4C opponents

Obviously our Republican Representative Doug Lamborn missed the sensitivity class when he was in college. He recently called President Barack Obama a “tar baby.” Whether or not you should still like President Obama after the latest debacle remains open for discussion, but the office of the President should be respected. And the use of an… Continue Reading Setbacks and strides in Springs’ diversity appreciation

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Can they pull it off? Can two canny and accomplished women persuade the always skeptical voters of Colorado Springs to approve a property tax hike and rescue the city from the worst fiscal crisis it has experienced since the 1970s? Will Councilwoman Jan Martin and nonprofit leader Mary Ellen McNally enter the mythic pantheon of… Continue Reading Martin and McNally facing long odds with tax proposal

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The bankruptcy of Freedom Communications, The Gazette’s parent company, closes one long-running story and, we hope, opens a new page. Freedom, then a tiny chain wholly owned by company founder R.C. Hoiles, acquired the Gazette-Telegraph from local owners during 1946. As the Pikes Peak region grew and prospered, so did the newspaper, despite (or perhaps… Continue Reading Hoping the competition continues

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“When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”-Dr. Samuel Johnson Last Monday, the New York Post reported that the Ochs/Sulzberger family, which has controlled the New York Times for more than a century, might be forced to sell. Noting that the Times Co. had recently borrowed… Continue Reading No more monopolies: news and information — they’re everywhere

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Fed up with meetings? Think you’d be more productive and add more to the bottom line if you actually had time to work? Well, you’re not alone. The latest survey from the folks at OfficeTeam showed that managers think 28 percent of meetings are a waste of time (amen, brothers and sisters), and 45 percent… Continue Reading Everyone who loves meetings, please turn to the next page

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