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As the anemic national and local economies have forced many retailers to shutter doors or file for bankruptcy, a few entrepreneurs have turned to creative and innovative solutions for staying afloat and expanding operations. Take Holli Showalter and Kelly Bolan, for instance. Showalter, owner of Tejon Tan, and Bolan, an esthetician who formerly operated “Nyla”… Continue Reading Downtown entrepreneurs fight recession with innovation

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Adolescents and young adults diagnosed with blood-related cancers have better long-term survival rates than those who were diagnosed during the 1980s. A study in the journal Cancer, published by the American Cancer Society, shows that significant advances have been made in the treatment of 15- to 24 year-olds with leukemias and lymphomas; however, survival rates… Continue Reading Survival rate for young adult cancer patients increasing

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A local development partnership will break ground this month on a $3.2 million restaurant and bar just west of the Hollywood Theater and planned Renaissance Hotel off Interquest Parkway. The 6,500-square-foot Colorado Mountain Brewery, with more than 3,000 square feet of outside patio dining space, is designed for casual and family dining and will feature… Continue Reading Colorado Mountain Brewery ready for take-off at Interquest

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People on the Move – September 4, 2009

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Kristine Fisher has been promoted to senior vice president of human resources for Fitness Together Holdings Inc. Cherie VanWinkle-Meyer has been named general manager of the Hampton Inn and Suites South. She most recently was the general manager of the Comfort Inn South. Sue Beranek has been promoted to senior vice president of field marketing… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 4, 2009

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However, state says two doctors on call not enough for the long term Memorial Health System has devised a short-term solution that will allow the hospital to treat brain trauma patients in its emergency room. The hospital had to divert its brain injury cases to Penrose-St. Francis Health Services during August because doctors at Colorado… Continue Reading Memorial finds short-term solution for lack of neurosurgeons

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As if the recession hasn’t been hard enough on home sellers and their real estate agents, last month, Wall Street economists dealt another blow to the solar plexus, predicting an upsurge in default mortgages through 2011. And based on the latest projections, it takes a rare combination of broker wizardry and Zen-like calm to guide… Continue Reading Even skilled short sale wizardry not always enough

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YouTube might begin charging for movies

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YouTube could begin offering movies for rent. It would mark the first time the world’s most popular video site would charge its users. The Wall Steet Journal is reporting that YouTube, which is owned by Internet search giant Google Inc, has held discussions with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, Sony Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp,… Continue Reading YouTube might begin charging for movies

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CHI provides reform information and glossary

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Don’t know the difference between CHIPRA and COBRA, but are still interested in following the health care reform debate? The Colorado Health Institute has put together a list of objective, nonpartisan resources for people interested in finding out more about reform proposals in Congress. And now you can download the CHI’s glossary of health care… Continue Reading CHI provides reform information and glossary

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Colorado Springs ranks 91 on a list of 100 cities with the worst traffic, well below the only other Colorado city to make the list: Denver, at No. 15.
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The Colorado Department of Local Affairs will oversee the distribution of a record $80.4 million from the Local Government Severance Tax Fund and Federal Mineral Lease Fund. Just over 500 cities, counties and school districts will receive money. Legislation passed last year authorized a new method of distribution, adding factors such as new well and… Continue Reading State distributing $80 million in mining severance taxes

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