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In May of 1998, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse as a threatened sub-species. From that time to his, various landowners, homeowners and governmental entities have, by USFW's own estimates, spent some $60 million in El Paso County alone to protect the Preble's....
A recent survey of 447 high schools and 345 school districts revealed that 50 percent of high schools in the United States currently offer online courses or are exploring future implementation of this learning technology. More than 40 percent of all public high schools are already using online courses...
Private property rights - the red-headed stepchild of our constitutional protections - are under increasing attack by local governments that believe the ends justify the means. House Bill 1203, introduced by Rep. Shawn Mitchell, seeks to limit local government's power to take property of taxpaying citizens through condemnation...
I recently attended a luncheon at Penrose Hospital regarding the Critical Care Campaign. The meeting was hosted by Stan Kensinger of Olive Real Estate Group. The goal of the campaign is to raise $10 million. The total cost of the project is more than $60 million, the majority of...
Physiognomy, the "art of judging human character from facial features," was founded as far back as the 14th century, and was practiced as late as the 18th and 19th centuries, believed to be an accurate method of detecting criminal tendencies. It was discredited in the 1830s as a pseudo-science,...
Dear Mr. Boyd, I am Carole Walker, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, and it was with some concern that I read the article, Holistic Practitioners Losing Ground with Tort System, in the April 16, 2004 edition of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. As a representative...

Dear Editor:

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...
Losing is always difficult. My latest defeat, however, was no ordinary loss. Despite the setback, I accomplished at least one major goal - open dialogue, honest discussion and passionate debate from both sides of the touchy and controversial affirmative-action issue. If you could have seen what transpired on the...
Legislation requiring the state to repay borrowed cash funds passed out of a Senate Committee on Wednesday, and we declare this a major victory for fiscal conservatives. With more than 600 bills introduced so far, we can't write about every one of them, but SB 112 is so important...
We need space professionals in all services and agencies&to exploit space effectively in the interests of national security. Development of a space cadre is one of our top agenda items for national security space programs.- Peter B. Teets,Under Secretary of the Air Force This year, 2004, marks...
Last week I was fortunate enough to have breakfast at the El Pomar Boys & Girls Club with a couple dozen folks from the business community and the military. The reason we were there was to kickoff the 2004 PeakCO All-Star Challenge. If you're not quite familiar with the...
Motor homes and travel trailers, described as "recreational vehicles," are seen increasingly on the highways. A 7.8 percent increase in ownership in the past four years is indicative of significant growth anticipated in the years ahead. Research shows that nearly one in 12 vehicle-owning households in the United States...