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Schroffel, Stacey stepping down from UCHealth

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Schroffel, Stacey stepping down from UCHealth

University of Colorado Health is losing two of its founding members. Both Rulon Stacey and Bruce Schroffel will be leaving their positions with the organization. UCHealth, which operates Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, was formed by the two men, who created a partnership between the University of Colorado Hospital, which Schroffel was running, and Poudre… Continue Reading Schroffel, Stacey stepping down from UCHealth

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State events highlight high-tech innovation companies

Next week is “Colorado Innovation Week,” to honor the small businesses and startups that are creating hubs of innovation across the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the proclamation yesterday, saying that the week will bring together “top leaders to cultivate innovation and technology, and transform ideas into reality.” The week’s events include the Monday release… Continue Reading State events highlight high-tech innovation companies

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Peak Vista to build new clinic in Fountain

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers will begin construction of a new 14,000-square-foot community health center in Fountain next week. Pam McManus, president and CEO of the safety-net clinic, said that the new center will help met the needs of people in southern El Paso County. “This will enable us to continue to ensure that the… Continue Reading Peak Vista to build new clinic in Fountain

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Rocky Mountain State Games breaks participation records

The Rocky Mountain State Games, already the largest sports festival in Colorado, broke records this summer. A total of 9,312 athletes from 90 Colorado towns and cities, plus competitors from other Rocky Mountain states, took part in the 12th Rocky Mountain State Games conducted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. The games were held during… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain State Games breaks participation records

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City checks German fire detection sensors

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City checks German fire detection sensors

Technology created to protect the ancient Black Forest in Germany from wildfires could soon be put to use in Colorado Springs — but only if jurisdictional, financial and other concerns are sorted out. City Council might take up the FireWatch program in a few weeks, said Councilor Joel Miller, who had his first look at… Continue Reading City checks German fire detection sensors

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More Coloradans died by suicide in 2012 than ever before, says the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment. The state’s suicide death toll has been climbing in the past decade, giving Colorado one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. In 2012, 1,053 people in the state completed suicide, representing a rate of… Continue Reading Colorado’s suicide rate reaches record numbers in 2012

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Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs remains higher than the state average, and has risen during the past month. Unemployment in Colorado Springs is 8.4 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, above the state’s average of 7.1 percent. The latest numbers from the Department of Labor show that the area lost… Continue Reading Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

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DOI approves 541 new insurance plans under ACA

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The Colorado Division of Insurance approved 541 new health insurance plans from 18 carriers that will offer insurance to consumers and businesses starting Jan. 1, 2014. The new health plans must offer, under federal law, a set of essential benefits and a variety of choices. The division started reviewing the plans in May to make… Continue Reading DOI approves 541 new insurance plans under ACA

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Aerospace companies in Colorado Springs are taking different approaches to the uncertain future of federal budgets: Some are looking overseas and others are seeking to build through acquisitions. Both approaches — along with the status of aerospace in Colorado and news from the Air Force Space Command — will be the topics at the Colorado… Continue Reading Next CSBJ power lunch: Space, the final frontier

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Drake panel still looks at possible closure

The Drake task force is about one-third of the way through its process of studying the future of the city-owned, coal-fired power plant, and it is conducting a public hearing tonight  to keep people informed of what’s at stake. “We’ve met twice, and we’ve hired a consultant to examine the scenarios about the plant,” said… Continue Reading Drake panel still looks at possible closure

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