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Doubling down on education worth risk

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“As far as I’m concerned, gambling’s proof that humans aren’t evolving,” Tim commented on the way home from Cripple Creek. “We know for a fact that the odds are stacked against us, but we still feed the machines.” I’d always had a sort of superior attitude toward the multitudes who head up Ute Pass to… Continue Reading Doubling down on education worth risk

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Huntsville, Ala., long one of the Springs’ biggest competitors for aerospace and defense industry jobs, is stepping up its push to recruit business and military missions from the Pikes Peak region. But this time, the Rocket City could face stiffer competition from the Springs. A coalition of city and business leaders is working to give… Continue Reading Looming larger: Huntsville threat

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First it’s up, then it’s down — confidence in the economy, that is. After the economy made several forays into positive territory with consecutive quarters of higher-than-expected gross domestic product growth, consumer and banker confidence rose. These days, however, bankers don’t remain long in optimistic territory without a compelling reason. In the central region, which… Continue Reading Bankers tepid on terms of nation’s economic recovery

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USA Basketball pursuing new relocation options

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A developer’s financing problems ended plans by USA Basketball to move to Glendale, Ariz., but they likely only slowed the organization’s eventual exodus from the Springs. USA Basketball Executive Director Jim Tooley said he received inquiries from more than a dozen cities interested in luring away the organization in the days after the news broke… Continue Reading USA Basketball pursuing new relocation options

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The Lynn Institute, responding to declines in its drug trial business, is expanding its other, niche businesses in hopes of making up the shortfall. The company, the business arm of a medical research foundation based in Oklahoma City, has offices in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Human drug trials were the institute’s bread and butter for… Continue Reading Lynn Institute expanding into sleep, digestive disorders

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People on the Move – October 22, 2010

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Samuel Cole has been appointed  president of Aleut Management Services. He previously was vice president of strategic initiatives for BAE Systems. Miles M. Dewhirst is now a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. ADTA invites only one defense trial attorney to be its prime member per one million in population for each city,… Continue Reading People on the Move – October 22, 2010

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Colorado Springs: The Mecca of the radical Christian right. Colorado Springs: Politically and philosophically dominated by religious nonprofits. Colorado Springs: Economically driven by those same nonprofits. Like it or not, that’s they city’s national image. Whether it’s wholly or even partly accurate is another question. The economic impact of locally headquartered national religious nonprofits is,… Continue Reading Waning fast: Economic strength of religious nonprofits

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