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Epic, a new computer system that came to Memorial Hospital from University of Colorado Health, will go live at 2 a.m. Saturday. In charge at the Epic training center, Dr. Katie Markley described the intensity of the week as “controlled chaos now. It’s very intense.” Epic will make all medical records electronic. Prior to Epic,… Continue Reading Memorial computer system going live at 2 a.m. Saturday

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Recovery continues for commercial market

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The higher you go, the farther you fall, as the old adage goes. While commercial real estate data depict slow progress in recovery from recession-era lows, the region remains in better shape than hard-hit areas in states such as California and Florida, where real estate bubbles caused catastrophic crashes. That said, the commercial real estate… Continue Reading Recovery continues for commercial market

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Vagrancy progress unclear

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Vagrancy progress unclear

Since the city has emphasized more police presence downtown, the vagrancy issues have moved, police report. Some business owners in downtown Colorado Springs said the vagrancy problem has not changed, and others claimed the problem has gotten better in the past three months. For eight years, Tim O’Donnell has lived downtown in a Tejon Street… Continue Reading Vagrancy progress unclear

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Forum evaluates stocks in favorable tone

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Jovial best describes the mood of the audience and Tom Naughton, Southern Colorado regional president, at a recent U.S. Bank Economic Forum breakfast at the Antlers Hilton. Norman Alvis, senior portfolio manager for the bank, zipped through an investment outlook that kept people on the edge of their seats. Some highlights: Markets move in phases.… Continue Reading Forum evaluates stocks in favorable tone

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New partnership brings out best in local scene

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Early this year, the first informal conversations about a possible collaboration started among the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. Sometime around June, those talks began taking on more substance and focus. Tuesday, top staff and board members of the three… Continue Reading New partnership brings out best in local scene

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Public wants regional approach to stormwater

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The 50 people attending a city-sponsored stormwater gathering on Oct. 24 unequivocally endorsed a regional approach to the county’s stormwater problem. Mayor Steve Bach did not attend. City Council President Keith King said the mayor and City Council are philosophically “starting to come together. I think he’ll come around,” King said of the mayor’s perspective.… Continue Reading Public wants regional approach to stormwater

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It would be nice if our city’s quarrelsome elected leaders could agree on the most important issues facing Colorado Springs, wouldn’t it? Imagine if Mayor Steve Bach agreed to support a regional stormwater enterprise, and Council got behind the City for Champions projects — wouldn’t that be great? And what’s the matter with them, anyway?… Continue Reading Our personal doctor has his prescription, but is it right?

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Employers: Pay the piper, now or later

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Another order needs to be shipped stat, a client drops by, Internet service just went down, and an IRS notice arrives — your employee tax withholdings were miscalculated. Now you owe a hefty fine. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common. Back in the day, someone would become inspired, start a company doing what he… Continue Reading Employers: Pay the piper, now or later

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City attorney resigns

City Attorney Christopher J. Melcher has resigned  his position. His last day will be January 31. Two years ago, Mayor Steve Bach appointed him to the position. At that time, Melcher agreed to remain for two years. Now he’s ready to return to the private sector. “It has been a privilege and an honor to… Continue Reading City attorney resigns

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The Club at Flying Horse has donated $50,000 in golf tournament proceeds to help two community organizations with fire recovery efforts in the Black Forest area. “Due to the generous support of club members, business owners, and vendor partners we were able to raise $50,000 to benefit the Black Forest Fire Department and Care and… Continue Reading Flying Horse donates $50K to fire recovery efforts

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