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Currance challenges mental-health stereotypes

Currance challenges mental-health stereotypes

Lana Currance started in the health care field as a nurse — working in critical care, emergency rooms and flight nursing. But six years ago, she discovered a new passion that changed her career completely: behavioral health. The new CEO at Peak View Behavioral Health, a mental health facility that includes both inpatient and outpatient… Continue Reading Currance challenges mental-health stereotypes

Henry takes leadership role at PTAC

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Henry takes leadership role at PTAC

Gary Henry first came to Colorado Springs as a member of the Air Force. After he retired from military service, he joined the board of directors of the newly created Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Recently, he was named the PTAC’s third director, after Ken Knapp moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. In… Continue Reading Henry takes leadership role at PTAC

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Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

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Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

When Dan Dummermuth started at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region a decade ago, he brought a wealth of experience with him. Dummermuth has worked at YMCAs for 27 years, starting at the Valley of the Sun YMCA in Phoenix, then moving to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. When he found the position as… Continue Reading Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

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After eight fulfilling years, a fond farewell

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For nearly eight years, I’ve worked at the Colorado Springs Business Journal — the longest single employment stint in my life. I’m not sure how to close the door on all that experience, the interesting stories, the controversial stances and the relationships created along the way. So, I’m not going to actually say goodbye. While… Continue Reading After eight fulfilling years, a fond farewell

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Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

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Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

When she first graduated from college, Paula Miller wanted to earn a master’s degree in clinical psychology. But a love of libraries led her down a different path. She’s been executive director of the Pikes Peak Library District for more than seven years, and before that worked in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware and the District… Continue Reading Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

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Breakfast with the Journal: It’s political

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Speakers at the Oct. 16 Breakfast with the Journal probably won’t agree on much. Four politicians — two from the Springs and two from Denver — will weigh in on the upcoming 2014 Legislature, on what bills they support and what the last session accomplished. There’s little room for agreement from Republicans and Democrats. Republicans… Continue Reading Breakfast with the Journal: It’s political

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New idea shifts medical care

Everybody’s been there — sitting in an emergency room or urgent care clinic for tedious hour after tedious hour, listening to crying children, coughing patients and trying not to touch anything for fear of germs. It’s a scene that’s replayed around the nation, 1.2 billion times a year, and it’s only going to get worse… Continue Reading New idea shifts medical care

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Road improvements continue in Black Forest

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Good fall weather is needed to wrap up transportation improvement projects in Black Forest, said El Paso County engineer Andre Brackin. The Black Forest fire and post-fire flooding have caused significant delay in getting the projects finished, he said. Contractors are continuing paving at Black Forest and Burgess roads, and will soon install traffic signals.… Continue Reading Road improvements continue in Black Forest

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Springs East Airport up for sale

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Colorado Springs East Airport, a private airstrip located 16 miles east of the city, is up for sale. The airport’s shareholders have decided to sell the corporation and its assets, according to a press release from the organization. “This would be an outstanding location for UAV testing, a missionary flight organization, a Young Eagles-type program,”… Continue Reading Springs East Airport up for sale

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Kaiser wins Corporation of the Year award

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Kaiser Permanente received the Corporation of the Year award from the Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council last week. The award recognizes the corporation or government agency that has shown a commitment to minority business development, and was nominated by one of the council’s certified minority businesses. “Kaiser Permanente is pleased to receive this award… Continue Reading Kaiser wins Corporation of the Year award

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