Extreme fire danger and sensitivity to those who have lost homes and other property in Colorado wildfires will result in the substitution of a laser light show in place of the annual July 4 fireworks display at Memorial Park. Long a tradition, the fireworks were the culmination of the daylong...
AA Construction out bid both Blue Ridge Construction and Even Pricer to win the contract for Phase II of the downtown improvements. The family owned construction company, located at 617 N. Uintah, bid the project at approximately $3.1 million, but that price is still negotiable. Gay Smith, owner of AA...

Way outside the norm

How many human resource employees does a local government, or a local government enterprise, need to function effectively? Judging by the dramatically different staffing levels of two H.R. departments supervised by the same set of elected officials, the answer to that question is not as straightforward as you might expect. The City of Colorado Springs, […]
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Forget every book that you’ve ever read, every movie that you’ve ever seen and every story that you’ve ever heard about ranching. When it comes to bison, or buffalo as they are more commonly referred to, your brain is going to get you a lot farther than a Ponderosa full of brawn. “As soon as […]
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When was the last time you intentionally looked for something only to find that when you focused on it, it was everywhere? For me, I can remember counting Subarus on my drive into work from Monument during my stint at the Chamber. By the way, I think that number was close to 30 every day. […]
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The homebuilding industry is a major player in the Colorado Springs economy. Since 1964 a total of 190,000 new homes have been built to meet the needs of both owners and renters. In 2005 housing construction totaled 6,754 units, up 4.3 percent from 2004. Construction last year included 5,314 single-family homes, 1,309 condos and townhomes and 131 apartment units.
City Attorney Chris Melcher knew he might have to defend a no-solicitation ordinance in court, but he was surprised by how swiftly the American Civil Liberties Union filed its lawsuit. “I understand it was just two hours after the City Council voted,” Melcher said. On Nov. 27, Colorado Springs City Council approved a no-solicitation ordinance […]
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Vail Resorts Inc. is shuffling leaders at its five resorts in Colorado and California. The company said Thursday that Keystone Resort Chief Operating Officer Doug Lovell was named vice president and chief operating officer of Beaver Creek Resort, where he previously was director of mountain operations. Breckenridge Resort director of skier...
<B>By KAREN SUCHARSKI</B> <FONT SIZE=-1><I>Staff Reporter</I></FONT> <A HREF="http://www.usa.Net">USA.Net</A>’s recent capital infusion of $60 million and new management may have a more significant, less visible impact on the 9-year-old e-mail, outsourcing and advanced messaging company. The company’s need to go public is now less urgent, while its ability to grow substantially has...
Preserving and rehabilitating such buildings can demand specialized skills few contractors can provide, and require deep-pocketed funders.
John Bridges of Canaan Company recently completed his model home at 110 Brigham Court in Boulders Broadmoor. JoAnn Gaston, marketing assistant at Boulders Broadmoor, said the two-story home is 3,232 square feet finished and 4,815 square feet with the unfinished walk-out basement. This $450,000 home has an island kitchen...
Whatever else the Occupy Wall Street movement might accomplish, the phrase “We are the 99 percent” has gained a spot in the political and cultural lexicon. Within days of the Occupy Wall Street movement, politicians were already using the phrase, the New York Times reports. Income calculators, Google searches and music playlists soon reflected the […]
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