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Unformatted text preview: place on the cutting edge, the high-tech capital of the Rockies. Business leaders promote the town with nicknames like
“Silicon Mountain,” “Space Mountain,” and “The Space Capital of the Free World.”
The new businesses and residents from southern California brought a new set of attitudes. In 1946, R. C. Hoiles, the owner of the Orange
County Register and later the founder of the Freedom Newspaper chain, purchased the largest daily newspaper in Colorado Springs, the
Gazette-Telegraph. Hoiles was politically conservative, a champion of competition and free enterprise; his editorials had attacked Herbert
Hoover for being too left-wing. In the 1980s the Freedom Newspaper chain purchased the Gazette’s only rival in town, the Colorado Springs
Sun, a struggling paper with a more liberal outlook. After buying the Sun, Freedom Newspapers fired all its employees and shut it down. In
1990, James Dobson decided to move Focus on the Family, a religious organization, from the Los Angeles suburb of Pomona to Colorado
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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