Two Colorado Springs groups have embarked on an international journey to research and create nanotechnology for uses ranging from medicine to communications. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Atmel Corp. and Queens University in Belfast are working on research projects involving silicon germanium and other technologies.
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What do business people want? They want a business-friendly City Council, one with members who understand the myriad problems that businesses encounter in their dealings with local government. They want elected officials who are smart, accountable, adaptable and quick to respond to changing realities. They want decision-makers, not ditherers. They want far-sighted yet practical folks […]
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Citadel Terrace houses about 103,000 square feet of office space, 70 percent of which is leased by Lockheed Martin Corp. Griffis Blessing Inc. has sold the Citadel Terrace office building for $11.8 million to Red Rock Springs LLC. Red Rock Springs is a family investment company based in Delaware. The Citadel Terrace purchase is the […]
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Nerves of steel

The day of a job interview is often as nerve-wracking for the interviewer as it is for the candidate, and determining whether an applicant is a good fit isn’t always easy. For a successful interview to occur, preparation is required on both sides of the desk. “It’s not something you feel comfortable winging,” said Phil […]
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Samuel Cole has been appointed  president of Aleut Management Services. He previously was vice president of strategic initiatives for BAE Systems. Miles M. Dewhirst is now a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. ADTA invites only one defense trial attorney to be its prime member per one million in population for each city, […]
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The deal

The U.S. Olympic Committee/Olympic Training Center project cost was originally estimated at $53.5 million. The city’s share is about $27 million, to be financed by certificates of participation. The El Pomar Foundation will kick in $2 million, and the state economic development office has agreed to provide $500,000. LandCo Equity Partners LLC had reportedly secured […]
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President Bush signed the Australian Free Trade Agreement in January. Since then, the Aussies have concentrated their American business efforts in cities like Los Angeles, Miami and Boston. Today, they are eyeing Colorado Springs. The burgeoning defense industry in the Springs, the nearby ski slopes and the area’s natural beauty are drawing attention from Australian businesses that want to establish companies in the United States, said Geoff Gray, the Australian trade commissioner.
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Varnet earns CPFO designation The Pikes Peak Library District Finance Officer Michael Varnet earned the distinction of certified public finance officer through the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certification program. To maintain the designation, individuals must participate in 30 hours of continuing professional education each year. Pizzeria Rustica shines The Green Restaurant Association selected Pizzeria Rustica […]
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This year’s city council elections have been epically nasty. Scorched-earth political tacticians have targeted Richard Skorman, Jill Gaebler and Yolanda Avila. It seems that Richard, Jill and Yolanda are weak-minded, sanctuary-cities loving, Sierra Club-supporting, big-spending, city-bankrupting liberals who deserve to go down to defeat! Fun accusations for sure — does it matter if they’re false? […]
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Numbers can be deceiving, but in the case of human-powered transportation, there’s no question. Bikes mean business. Recently, the city of Colorado Springs, using results from the first part of its PlanCOS community survey, determined that the outdoor lifestyle was one of the main reasons people enjoy living in the Pikes Peak region. It also […]
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At a special media briefing this morning, Mayor Steve Bach praised council’s decision to restore funding to the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Regional Business Alliance and the Police Department–but expressed dissatisfaction over Council’s apparent decision to fund park watering costs by taking $1.1 million from the city’s emergency reserve fund, and firmly rejected Council’s […]
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Green thinking is paving its way onto city streets and county roads. It hasn’t always been common practice, but these days more and more companies are seeing the benefits of using recycled materials to pave roads. In fact, contractors are now required to have an approved quality control plan detailing how recycled asphalt pavement will be reclaimed and reused.
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