When most people think about unmanned aerial vehicles, they think of a Predator drone, sneaking up on some unsuspecting terrorist in a dusty faraway country. But there are other kinds of UAVs, and they are quickly finding their way into domestic airspace — doing tasks such as mapping, crop-dusting, providing surveillance for law enforcement and […]
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<SUBHEAD>Memorial heeds prescription for city enterprises</SUBHEAD> <B>Memorial Hospital</B> (<A HREF="http://www.memorialhospital.com">www.memorialhospital.com</A>) will soon be run a little bit more like one of the other city enterprises, <B>Colorado Springs Utilities</B> (<A HREF="http://www.csu.org">www.csu.org</A>). The hospital will have its 1999 financial statements audited, as it does each year, by <B>Stockman, Kast, Ryan &amp; Co</B>., at...
Michael Larson can put you to sleep. Just don his Sleep Shepherd hat, which he debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The hat will lull its wearer to sleep, obviating the need for prescription medications, the frequent go-to solution for people diagnosed with sleep disorders. Larson, who received his Ph.D. […]
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Fremont County commissioners gave unanimous approval yesterday to the Over the River temporary use permit, providing another step toward realization of New York-based artist Christo’s grand-scale art exhibit. Read more here.
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Disillusionment with litigation has driven many individuals and companies to include arbitration clauses in contracts to avoid litigation. High costs and the lengthy process involved with litigation provide ample incentives for selecting arbitration. Recently, the Colorado Legislature enacted new arbitration law, the Colorado Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (CRUAA). In light of CRUAA, is it still preferable to include arbitration clauses in contracts and avoid litigation?
The news that Sen. Ken Salazar has been asked to serve as secretary of the interior in President-elect Barack Obama’s administration is good news for Colorado and the West. The Department of the Interior has more than 70,000 employees and a budget of $17 billion. As secretary, Salazar will oversee multiple federal agencies, including the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.
El Pomar Foundation announced the election of Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. (Ret.) and Nechie Hall to the foundation’s board of trustees.  Nechie Hall founded the top advertising firm, Vladimir Jones. Hall has served as the company’s president and CEO and is currently chairman of the board. Vladimir Jones is Colorado’s third...
Memorial Health Service’s occupational health program is raising fees by 6 percent. The price increase applies only to contractor employers and does not affect regular patients, said Chris Valentine, spokesman for the hospital system. “Simply, the cost of providing the service has increased,” he said. “Supply cost, laboratory expenses have all gone up so we […]
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The average rate for a hotel room in the United States was $107, just short of a March 2008 high of $107, reports the Los Angeles Times. The upward movement of hotel rates shows the industry is recovering from the recession. And travelers can expect to see rates go higher as the holiday season approaches. […]
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<B>By LAUREY LUMMUS</B> <FONT SIZE=-1><I>Staff Reporter</I></FONT><p>American Technical Resources Inc., a McLean, Va.-based provider of information technology support services, has been acquired by Atlanta-based Norrell Corporation, which is one of the nation's top staffing and outsourcing services.<p>The transaction was a stock switch, with no cash changing hands. Other terms of...
Bluebird skies, fresh powder, ski lifts taking thousands of visitors to mountain peaks. All that soft snow creates a winter adventure that attracted 11.4 million vistors during the 2014-2015 season. But skiing is a very serious business in Colorado. Before snowboarders can catch air in the terrain park, before skiers bomb down the mountain and […]
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A 52,470-square-foot office-industrial building at 4870 Centennial Blvd. has been purchased by San Diego-based Sovereign XMI LLC for $4.05 million. Andy Oyler of Grubb &amp; Ellis Quantum Commercial represented the seller, Centennial Corporate Center LLC. The buyer was represented by Mary Francis Cowan and Rich Kelley, also of Grubb &amp; Ellis Quantum.