2006 Politics and water

The maneuvering began as the New Year dawned. Colorado Democrats prayed, not for rain, not for forgiveness, but that wildly popular Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper would deign to run for governor. None of the other contenders were thought to have a chance against the GOP’s anointed candidate, U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez.
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A financial statement audit is not a fraud investigation — and vice versa. But to the unenlightened, they might seem to be one and the same. During uncertain economic times, corporate fraud increases, so it behooves executives and business owners to know the difference between audits and investigations. An audit is “the inspection of accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or certified public accountant,
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The Air Force Academy received a Colorado Environmental Leadership program Gold Leader award from the Colorado Pubic Health and Environment Department. The award recognizes institutions that have fully operational, facility-specific environmental management systems that have undergone planning, implementation and operation, as well as checks and reviews at several levels. The process...
If you’ve ever wondered whether the plucky private eye Kinsey Millhone could possibly have any more adventures, be sure to make a note on your calendar: from 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 26 at The Broadmoor, New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton will give a short talk and sign copies of “R is for […]
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Minorities must strengthen their bottom line and move full force into the business sector in order to take the civil-rights movement to the next level. NAACP President and CEO Kweisi Mfume brought what he calls his “economic empowerment” message to Colorado Springs on March 6 for the 1998 Region IV...
The city is “not inclined to dismiss” the study released by Dave Bamberger & Associates and Mark Dotzour of Texas A & M University regarding the impact of new development on the city’s general fund monies for capital improvement, said Ira Joseph, comprehensive planning and land-use manager for Colorado...
Hollywood. One word brings to mind the Golden Age of the 1930s, big-budget action flicks long on special effects and short on plot, and understated comedies of the Lost in Translation variety. Bringing to mind the adage about imitation and flattery, movies borrow and steal from one another, and go the route of unimaginative derivation […]
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Just a few years after the city’s founding, Tejon Street had become the place to be for retailers, banks, grocery stores and merchants of all description. In the 1898 “Colorado Springs Blue Book,” the social register of the day, there were numerous ads for Tejon Street businesses. Charles Emery, photographer, was at 15 South Tejon. “It’s fun to have your picture taken at Emery’s.”
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The Pikes Peak region saw both ups and downs during the fourth quarter of 2014 as the economy continued to climb slowly from recession-era lows, according to a report by the Southern Colorado Economic Forum. The report’s primary component, the Business Condition Index, indicated that the “local economy performed well...
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Financial detectives are the new crime fighters in a world where they are looking for patterns and weaknesses in the financial spreadsheets. Forensic accounting goes back to the days of Al Capone, a bootlegger and leader of many sorted illegal activities, brought down for tax evasion. Today, every forensic TV show has made their field, […]
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Parents afraid of losing track of their children might want to consider purchasing a pair of sneakers with a GPS chip tucked into the bottom of the shoe. The sneakers, which will be available this summer, were created by Isaac Daniel, an engineer who started working on the idea after his son was reported missing (the boy was safe).