Elder Construction celebrates 20 years this week as a local commercial general contracting company. President and CEO Tom Elder sat down this week to talk about his family business, and how his sons are following in his footsteps.   How did you start the business? I always worked construction. My brother and I had a […]
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It’s seen its share of cat shows, organ concerts, revivals and raves. Even rock stars have graced its stage. But, as part of a newly designated urban renewal block, City Auditorium is a key player in a major downtown redevelopment project. The meeting place, civic hall, theater and repository of two spectacularly restored New Deal Works Progress Administration’s Public Works Arts Project murals is managed by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.
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The government’s decision to pursue an anti-trust case against electronic book publishers puts a lot of power in the hands of Amazon, reports the New York Times. The online book seller now gets to pick how much an e-book will costs, and that has its rivals worried. As soon as the government announced plans to […]
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The mid-February campaign finance reports are in and given that ballots for the April 2 election will be mailed out in three weeks, they’re pretty illuminating. Reports cover a two-week period, typically between Jan. 31 and Feb. 15. We’ll lead off with District 3, where former council member Tom Gallagher is opposing incumbent at-large councilor […]
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People on the Move

Randy Monroe of LX Printing has been named a mentor for 2004 in the Crouser Professional Performance Alliance. He will act as chairman of the board for eight other companies participating in the program’s San Diego Performance Center. Leroy Fierro has received a 2004 HHEROS Award honoring him as the best Hispanic hospitality service manager […]
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<h3>Spread the gift of reading </h3>The Children’s Literacy Center needs volunteers to provide one-to-one tutoring in reading. Volunteers will tutor one child, two hours a week. Orientation and training sessions are scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26, 27 or 28 at 2928 Straus Lane, Suite 100. For more information, visit www.peakreader.org or call 471-8672.
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The Federal Reserve is set to announce another round of economic stimulus for the faltering United States economy, says Bloomberg. The bond purchases, known as qualitative easing, will be announced tomorrow. The Fed also is likely to keep interest rates at zero through 2015. Read more at Bloomberg.
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Of all the cities in Colorado to make Men’s Health’s “most vain ” list, Colorado Springs ranked the highest at 49th, said the Denver Business Journal. Men’s Health ranked each city by its percentage of Botox users, people who dye their hair, undergo plastic surgery and get fake tans, among other measurements. Tampa, Fla., was […]
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The Colorado Mining Association is asking the United States Supreme Court to weigh in on the debate about protecting 58.5 million acres of roadless public lands, according to the Denver Post. The petition filed with the court argues that designating an area as “roadless” is a de facto wilderness designation, and only Congress can designate […]
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Executives who pride themselves on how fast they bark out orders are likely to fail at organizational development. To be successful, they must look within. Organizational development used to be defined as an organization-wide plan, implemented from the top, to increase effectiveness in processes and systems. And it was fairly simple. Executives decided upon the […]
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Mary Greenwood has been promoted to mortgage loan officer at Ent Federal Credit Union. She has been with Ent for seven years and started as a member service representative. Most recently, she worked as a consumer lending specialist at Ent’s Falcon service center. Dr. Tim Gramling, president of Colorado Technical University, Southern Colorado, has joined […]
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Wendy Wilkinson moved from southern California to Manitou Springs 11 years ago. When Wendy Wilkinson and her family arrived in Manitou Springs 11 years ago, the professional publicist wasn’t prepared for what she found. A southern California transplant, Wilkinson was then president of Wilkinson House Much, a Beverly Hills public relations company with celebrity clients […]
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