WASHINGTON, D.C. — Until a few months ago, Tucker Wannamaker could set up a quick meeting by just picking a downtown coffee spot in Colorado Springs, and anyone could be there in minutes. Here in the nation’s capital, where he has lived since January, the options actually aren’t that much different...
Ultimately it is the property owners in communities like Cimarron Hills, Claremont Ranch, the Ranch at Whispering Springs, Pronghorn Meadows and others who will decide the Cherokee Metropolitan District’s future. Mary Hernandez, a resident of Cimarron Hills since 1977, like many of her neighbors, was upset during July 2006 when a week-long watering ban was announced by CMD officials.
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A final resolution to the county’s proposed drainage fees is still in limbo. Nothing was decided at the latest meeting for developers and engineers held on Wed., Nov. 5. John McCarty, El Paso County Department of Transportation manager, doubted if all sides can form an agreement by the proposed...
Swine flu could overwhelm hospitals, health care providers Health experts are predicting a long, possibly deadly, flu season. H1N1 flu targets the young and reasonably healthy, while regular flu is dangerous for the very young and very old. Both viruses could cause overflow in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Colorado Springs hospitals are preparing […]
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Business issues and the economy replaced the Iraq War as the top issue during the Democratic National Convention. From discussions hosted by the AFL-CIO to the First Americans Council to the Women’s Caucus — employment is the focus. By early August, the economy had shed 463,000 jobs during seven straight months of losses. Health care, gasoline and food prices are cutting into companies’ bottom lines and into families’ paychecks.
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Brad Kreikemeier didn’t know he was born to bank. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wyoming on a rodeo scholarship.
Over the last three decades, the Colorado constitution has been amended more than 40 times. Voters have approved amendments that have limited spending, increased spending, lowered taxes, and which have imposed sharply different tax rates upon different kinds of property. These amendments have sometimes clashed, yielding consequences have proved to be unpredictable, unanticipated and, more […]
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John Hickenlooper began his second four-year term as Colorado’s governor this week, and in his inaugural address Tuesday, he followed his usual script — personal, self-effacing, humble yet fully optimistic. He didn’t specifically mention Colorado Springs. But then again, the governor’s approach wasn’t built on laying out the benefits, past...
The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is beginning a journey that will lead about a dozen local businessmen halfway around the world. Mark McCord, chamber president, said last week that chamber and city officials are in the process of arranging a trip to New Zealand for a handful of business...
$886 a year. That’s the average cost the tort system is expected to pass along to each American, after litigation awards and settlements reached a record $260 billion in 2004. The estimate is part of an annual study by international consulting firm Tillinghast and Towers Perrin, which compiled 2004 tort statistics – the most recent national numbers available for the nation’s tort costs.
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C&D analysis weighs impact of passage vs. failure of referenda
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Lots of people want to write a book that gets published, but despite advances in technology and the growth of e-books and Web retailing, little has changed when it comes to capturing an audience. Chain book stores like Barnes & Noble and Borders keep competition high by selling display space. Barnes & Noble calls it a co-op between the store and its publishers.
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