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...

House Bill 1292

Most Coloradoans are not aware, until it is too late, that some fairly recent everyday practices that have developed in the homeowners' insurance industry threaten their ability to buy a home in Colorado and insure it. Homeowners who call their insurance companies to report damage or make a coverage...
This is an exciting time for America. In the second half of 2003, our economy grew at a 6.1 percent annual rate - the fastest 6-month growth rate in nearly 20 years. Productivity is growing rapidly, factory orders are up, and housing construction in 2003 was the strongest in...
The Colorado Springs Business Journal has been accepted into the City Business Journals Network. The network represents nearly 70 business journals nationwide and is in its 17th year of operation. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American City Business Journals, which owns more than 40 of the papers included...
In all likelihood, the first name that comes to your mind when thinking about teamwork probably isn't Napoleon Bonaparte. But after spending an hour or so last week listening to Rick Griggs talk about team building, I couldn't help but feel a bit bad about giving Napoleon short...
The future of training is gaming. We saw it coming in some consulting we did with the United States Department of Defense, in our study of the Millennials (born 1985 and later), and in the rise of companies like Discovery Learning (www.discoverylearning.com). The United States Army's success with its...
Glancing through the local daily newspaper on Tuesday, a headline caught our eye: "Hotel group nixes center's funding." We assumed (wrongly it would turn out) that the Pikes Peak Lodging Association had voted to oppose the use of public money to build a downtown convention center/hotel. Reading the entire...
By House Speaker Lola Spradley In baseball, shrewd managers sometimes will call a "squeeze play" - when a batter bunts so that a runner on third base can run home and score - in order to win the ball game. But when it comes to the state budget,...
By State Sen. Ken Chlouber It took the courts a while, but they finally got it right and upheld one of the most popular laws ever adopted in this country - the federal no-call registry. Virtually everyone who has a telephone knows the anguish of sitting down to an...
Employers are showing renewed interest in fresh college graduates. For years, these young people have experienced frustrating difficulty finding stimulating and rewarding jobs after graduation. Many companies that had traditionally conducted on-campus interviews have been missing; the interest in graduates has been unusually low. Things are changing. Employers are...