On Monday, the National Federation of Independent Business sponsored a congressional candidate forum at the Broadmoor Golf Club. Six of the seven candidates seeking to represent Congressional District 5 were present. Republican John Anderson was the only absentee, having been called away to Washington on business.
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The city’s park land is one of its most treasured assets. What other city cultivates so much open space, so many parks that aren’t just fresh-cut grass and soccer fields — but actually preserve alpine meadows, mountain mesas and canyons? Those cities are hard to find — and the voters...
Judging from the emails piling up in my inbox, the two worst people in Colorado are U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who will oppose each other in the Senate race this November as Udall seeks a second term. Did you know that “Shutdown Cory” single-handedly engineered the Tea Party shutdown of […]
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Ballots for the November election soon will show up in mailboxes across El Paso County. Many voters will not hesitate to wade through the many choices, from contested races down to the state and local ballot issues. At least, we hope that’s what happens. In the past week or two, we’ve...
The status of a worker as an “employee” or an “independent contractor” continues to be an issue for employers and the IRS. The basis of the issue is how the particular designation affects employers’ payment of employment taxes. For those employers who have incorrectly in the past treated workers who are employees as independent contractors, […]
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I am betting this isn’t a headline you will see in your CSBJ any time soon. It was in the Des Moines Business Record. GCommerce received $2 million in incentives from the state of Iowa and the city of Des Moines to relocate from New York, the story reported.
Like spring crocuses, political signs are sprouting up across the city. Flowers they aren’t, especially the dueling, and somewhat misleading signs for and against issue 1A. Proponents: “Vote Yes — Jobs Now.” Opponents: “Fight Corporate Welfare!” Issue 1A asks voters to approve the continuance of a city property tax levy first instituted...
Summer is arriving in the Pikes Peak region, and with it comes the usual hordes vacationing masses — literally numbering in the hundreds of thousands — driving their way to or through Colorado on vacation. We know many plan to stop in the Colorado Springs area, even if this isn’t...
Cripple Creek in the 1890s was a wide-open city. The bars, bawdy houses and gambling establishments never closed as long as there were customers to serve, cards to deal, suckers to fleece or fun to be had. More than 120 years later, you can gamble around the clock in Cripple...

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Every 90 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with ALS and, unfortunately, every 90 minutes someone in the United States dies from ALS. Commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's disease", ALS is a fatal neuromuscular disease that currently affects over 30,000 people living in the United States. 5,600...
Despite City Council’s refusal to waive park development fees for downtown development, Darsey Nicklasson and Kathy Loo have decided to move forward with their projected downtown apartment building, Blue Dot Place. They announced their intentions in an email sent to the City Council and Mayor on Wednesday. The 32-unit building will be located at 418 […]
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The U.S. has been mired in a deep economic mess since late 2007. In fact, but for a couple of years, our economy has under-performed for more than a decade now. But if you want to feel a bit better about our situation, take a look at Europe. Greece, of course,...