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  • GUEST COLUMN: Sector partnerships ensure a stronger Colorado workforce

    Dave Csintyan
    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    "Sector partnerships" is a term you'll be hearing more frequently in the months ahead. Business leaders are joining together with the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) and local partners to develop sector partnerships across the state. Sector partnerships are a highly...

  • GUEST COLUMN: School board supports fiscally responsible issues

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    On Aug. 18, the Falcon School District 49 Board of Education passed a $107.4 million bond and mill levy override for voters to consider in November. 3A and 3B address our district's greatest needs to ensure our students receive an excellent education that will prepare them for college...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The high cost of an anti-energy president

    Doug Lamborn
    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    We live in extraordinary times. The amazing technological innovations of America's scientists, researchers, engineers and leading minds have made available to us the technology to free America from dependence on volatile and foreign sources of energy. Yet, everywhere you turn, energy...

  • FAGIN: Putin wages covert wars abroad to increase popularity at home

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Ukraine's parliament has voted to give the Donbass, its Russian-backed war-weary eastern region, special autonomy and status. In return, Ukraine has signed the long-delayed political and trade pact with the European Union, and at least for now Russia has withdrawn most of its troops...

  • GUEST COLUMN: U.S. Air Force Academy: A call to the future

    Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson
    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The U.S. Air Force Academy celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, coinciding with the 67th anniversary of the Air Force. It's remarkable to think how quickly the academy was established after the Air Force's founding. In less than a decade, Air Force leaders, with the support of...

  • GUEST COLUMN: We should vote to pay for parks again

    Alex Johnson
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    There probably won't be any television ads or slick political mailers about issue 1A this fall; it isn't a top of the ticket race between two political powerhouses or a particularly hot-button issue. Nevertheless, local voters will decide a critical question on this year's ballot:...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Getting the stormwater agreement right

    Gregory Olinyk
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    I recently attended Mayor Steve Bach's press update, which focused principally on our pressing stormwater situation. Before that event, and based on the dysfunction at City Hall, I didn't have a very high opinion of our mayor (he actually snubbed me when I tried to shake his hand after...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The mishandling of the 2014 National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    It felt a bit like being invited to a christening, but: no baby. Sept. 4 saw the annual release of the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) 
and used as one basis for the strategic goal of drug...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Region must address stormwater responsibilities

    Amy Lathen
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Last week, an extraordinary thing happened in El Paso County. Citizens, working alongside their locally elected officials, local government staff members, business leaders, military representatives, nonprofit representatives and more, brought to fruition a collaborative proposal to...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Let's try local solutions for Jones Park

    Sean Paige
    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Imagine you had a prized piece of real estate - a home, a cabin, a lakeside lot - you were forced to part with but still wanted protected, cared-for and put to good future use. Would you in good conscience sell or give that property to a lousy landlord like Uncle Sam, who's well-known...