Colorado is close to the heavens in more ways than one — not only in relative distance, but also from an economic perspective. As the state with the second-largest space economy, Colorado is either the primary or secondary home to more than 160 aerospace companies. And although many of those companies specialize in defense contracting, […]
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Some military personnel at Buckley Air Force Base outside Denver may have to go elsewhere for their buzz cuts because eight of the nine barbers at the base are on strike against the private company they work for. The barbers began walking a picket line outside a base entrance on Thursday, saying Gino Morena Enterprises […]
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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is holding its first fundraising event – a futuristic Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball. The event is slated for the 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the foundation’s world headquarters, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Tickets are $20 a person in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds will pay […]
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More than 956,000 small-business jobs are at risk if the “fiscal cliff” can’t be averted before January 2013. Of those, about 18,838 are in Colorado, according to an economic report conducted for the Aerospace Industries Association. The report increases concern that the job losses will be spread among defense contractors and non-defense employers of all […]
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The Space Symposium will get off to a rockin’ start this year when Grammy nominated band SmashMouth will perform during its opening ceremony. Held annually at The Broadmoor, the Space Symposium is a gathering of international and national aerospace, government and aeronautical experts. The opening ceremony kicks off April 8 and lasts four days, typically […]
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A state audit shows five Colorado nursing homes for veterans lost more than $1.5 million over five years. Auditors said Tuesday there were no clear goals for keeping the nursing homes solvent. The Department of Human Services disagrees and says its capacity goals were adequate. The nursing centers are located in Aurora, Florence, Monte Vista, […]
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Last month, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC joined with the Denver Metro EDC and Front Range Airport to promote the state as a test site for unmanned aerial vehicles. Now the Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public input on the selection process. Congress authorized six sites for the unmanned aircraft systems in […]
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The Space Foundation will offer an expanded version of its Technical Track program for the 31st Space Symposium, with 46 presentations on April 13 and 14. The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13 – 16 at The Broadmoor and is expected to attract thousands of participants from the global space community. Tech Track […]
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While President Barack Obama was signing a $1.1 trillion appropriations act into law last week, Colorado Springs’ reassured Army outpost was looking at a hefty check it is waiting to cash. Of the $487 billion that the legislation set aside for the Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2014 budget, $9.8 billion will fund military construction […]
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Northrop Grumman’s recent milestone of subcontracting $1 billion in work to small businesses not only highlights the significance of industry partnerships, but the broad capabilities local small businesses offer, local defense contractors say. On June 30, Northrop Grumman recognized 28 small businesses at its location in southeast Colorado Springs for their work under the Joint […]
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As the Pentagon weighs whether the newly converted 16th Armored Brigade Combat Team will stay at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs is counting the potential cost — in community and in dollars — of possibly losing 10,000 soldiers and family members for good. It’s been a week since the Army released a Programmatic Environmental Assessment regarding […]
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The Army’s restructuring plan has been kind to Fort Carson. While other military posts around the world will see losses of thousands of soldiers as the Army moves to a smaller fighting force, the Mountain Post now is scheduled to grow by 1,800 during the next six years. “Including other restructuring changes, the Army anticipates […]
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