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A growing chorus of health care providers believes something is missing from the debate about reform — personal responsibility, an individual pledge to move toward wellness. “We have a huge disease burden, said Dr. James Rohack, president of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association who was in Colorado Springs last week. “Obesity… Continue Reading When will wellness enter the health care debate?

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Volkswagen has a new home in Colorado Springs. Veteran automobile dealer Bob Penkhus purchased the Volkswagen franchise from Heuberger Motors Inc. and began operations as a Volkswagen dealership Aug. 3. “Subaru offered Heuberger incentives to become an exclusive Subaru dealer,” Penkhus said. “They had the VW franchise for 53 years, so I’m taking over a… Continue Reading Penkhus buys Volkswagen dealership from Heuberger

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About 30 people unveiled the new slogan for Pikes Peak United Way using a “guerilla marketing” technique: a flash mob. The motto – Live United – was unveiled by volunteers who donned T-shirts printed with the logo during the the Jim Adam Blues Band performance last night, “Gettin’ Down Downtown” concert series in Amreica the Beautiful… Continue Reading Flash Mob unveils United Way slogan

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CSU maintains bond rating

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Standard & Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s ratings services have affirmed the AA, or equivalent, long-term rating to Colorado Springs Utilities’ bonds. The AA rating makes CSU one of the highest-rated utilities in the nation. Judith Waite, primary credit analyst with Standard & Poor’s, describes CSU’s strong financial management, competitive rates in each of its four systems and a… Continue Reading CSU maintains bond rating

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BERLIN – International Olympic leaders have selected golf and rugby for proposed inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games, rejecting bids from baseball, softball and three other sports.The International Olympic Committee executive board narrowed the field to two sports Thursday from a list of seven, which also included squash, karate and roller sports. The board will… Continue Reading IOC backs golf, rugby for proposed Olympic inclusion

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Statistics don’t lie, but they do send different – even confusing – messages to different audiences. Ryan McMaken, spokesman for the Colorado Division of Housing, Department of Local Affairs said this week that El Paso County’s 30 percent spike in new foreclosure filings compared to last year was in stark contrast to a lower statewide increase… Continue Reading County foreclosure status: depends on whom you ask

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The city’s plan to collect delinquent stormwater fees by converting them into tax liens might be in trouble.

At this morning’s meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, former commissioner and TABOR author Douglas Bruce appeared before the commission and told them that, in his opinion, County Treasurer Sandra Damron does not have the authority to issue or collect such linens.

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As the health care reform debate rages, El Paso County Commissioners didn’t waste time adding their voices to the mounting din. The board unanimously passed a resolution urging Colorado’s congressional delegation to vote against House Bill 3200. The resolution suggests the “real solution” to the health care crisis is universal coverage, but only “within the… Continue Reading Commissioners vote against health reform

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The Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command,  Maj. Gen. Thomas Deppe, is retiring after 42 years of service. A ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at Peterson Air Force Base. Deppe said a friend convinced him to visit the recruiting office and sign on the dotted line. After spending 10 years as… Continue Reading Space Command’s Gen. Deppe retiring after 42 years of service

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  Five Air Force leaders were named as 2009 Space and Missle Pioneers during a special ceremony yesterday.   Dr. Benjamin Blasingame, Col. Vernon Hastings, Dr. F. Robert Naka, Col. Bradford Parkinson and Roger Easton were selected for the honor this year.   Blasingame was a pioneer in the development of the Air Force’s early… Continue Reading Five selected this year to be Space and Missile Pioneers

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