Last week at Christie’s in London, a magnificent painting by Claude Monet, “Le Bassin aux Nympheas,” sold for an equally magnificent price: $80.4 million. The 6-foot by 3-foot painting, one of the artist’s celebrated water lilies series, belonged to Columbus, Ind., collectors J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller. Mr. Miller was the chairman of Cummins Engine Co., long headquartered in Columbus.
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It’s never easy to understand the collective mind of public bureaucracies, which often seem maddeningly obtuse. Case in point: last weekend was the 150th anniversary of Julia Archibald Holmes’ ascent of Pikes Peak. Holmes, an adventurous 20-year-old, was the first European woman to climb the mountain. It took her and her companions five days to find their way to the then-pristine summit.
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It's that time of year again, time to make a difference.The Pikes Peak United Way, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and the military and business communities are asking Springs residents to participate in the 14th annual Make a Difference Day on Oct. 21 and 22.In 2004, more than 3.5...
Thank you for writing an article regarding the two humane societies that had actual facts. I have been disgusted with Ed Sealover at the Gazette and Rich Tosches at the Independent for their scurrilous reports. (I need to get the Gazette because I use the paper to train...
On May 15, the nine members of the Colorado Springs Planning Commission gathered at City Hall for their monthly meeting. For the old hands among them, the agenda seemed ominous, as did the crowded room. Items 6a-6c were particularly threatening. Innocuously titled “The Farm,” the three items had little to do with farming, and a […]
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When you’ve come from another part of the country, you never forget your first visit to the Air Force Academy. You see the Cadet Chapel from a distance as you exit off Interstate 25. You drive amid the peaceful pines, make a stop to check out Falcon Stadium, then reach...
For nearly an hour over breakfast earlier this week, Joe Raso talked to 200 or so business leaders about the evolving local economic landscape from his perspective as the new president and CEO for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC. Throughout the room, movers and shakers from the business...
I recently traveled to Las Vegas to see a show. Not Celine, or the latest Cirque or even those guys with the blue heads. I went for The Money Show. The Money Show is an event where thousands of investors and hundreds of financial providers converge. I thought I’d see what’s new.
Three years ago, this ex-Minnesota boy made his way to Colorado Springs, via Las Vegas, expecting great things from this town. While smaller than Lost Wages, it was what this mid-western kid was looking for. A town that was a community. OK, that and he was looking for good...
There will be instant howls from everyone on the left if the new tax lays on the poor at the same rate as on the rich, and you will immediately cut the purchasing power of all those welfare dollars, food stamps and rent subsidies – not to mention fixed income retirements which are off the employment radar. Making it non-regressive should start with covering Social Security and Medicare contributions. Keeping the employers’ contributions intact would retain the information on earnings, and halve the impact on that original 23 percent.
One of the first questions an owner establishing a new business must answer is: “Do I need to operate the business as an entity or not and if so, what type of entity?” The general rule of thumb is that, if you are going to have employees or partners, you want to operate the business […]
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Managing growth, maintaining vitality We believe: It’s anticipated that by 2020 Colorado Springs will have nearly 20,000 more people since 2020. The time is right to start planning for that growth — or face the consequences that come with unmanaged development. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. The watchword...