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Colorado Springs hospitals are working together to prevent the spread of H1N1 swine flu.

Both Penrose-St Francis Health Services and Memorial Health System have agreed on visitor protocols to prevent the flu. People with weak immune systems, women who are pregnant, children younger than 12 or anyone with a fever, cough or sore throat should not visit patients at either hospital.

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Economist sees unintended consequences

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Next time a proposed regulation sounds good – give it a litmus test before supporting it. “If you want to support legislation, make a list of all the ways people will think to bypass it – legally and illegally – and then, if the benefits outweigh the consequences, then go ahead,” said Dr. Elliot Eisenberg,… Continue Reading Economist sees unintended consequences

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Don’t let the suits fool you

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Mountaineers usually take four weeks to summit 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, including travel time. Flying to Alaska, acclimating, climbing to high camp, waiting for a weather window, summiting, descending and flying in a tiny plane back to Anchorage – it all takes plenty of time. But Chris Blees, CEO of BiggsKofford P.C., isn’t your average mountaineer… Continue Reading Don’t let the suits fool you

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Marketers becoming savvy at promoting sustainable sheen Polar bears are drowning. Heat waves are killing people every year. About 30 percent of all species are threatened by rising temperatures. Death, famine, disease – all attributed to a planet on fire from global warming. So what to do? Have a fashion show. Take your own bags… Continue Reading All that glitters isn’t green

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People on the Move – May 1, 2009

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Charles Landherr has been named area sales manager for Colorado and Wyoming for Mitsubishi Electric HVAC. He previously worked as a sales engineer at the Joyce Agency. Dr. Robert Edelbrock has been named vice president/campus director for the University of the Rockies. He has more than 20 years of experience, most recently as interim dean… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 1, 2009

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British Consul General Kevin Lynch, kept the crowd laughing Thursday, at the Eighth Annual Mayor’s International Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Lynch talked about the economy, trade and investment between the United Kingdom and the United States, and some of the humorous “challenges” that arise in business and cultural relationships between the two countries. Economy “The economic downturn… Continue Reading British consul mixes humor with trade advice at mayor’s luncheon

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Panelists shared many viewpoints but few agreements during a forum Thursday about how to create a vibrant local economy. The forum was part of the third annual Limited Government Week forum. Some panelists gave impassioned arguments for increased incentives, while others said government incentives are not cost-effective and seldom work. One panelist said the key to attracting… Continue Reading Economic forum: long on views, short on solutions

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Losing wealth, finding God?

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Contrary to media reports, the Pew Research Center’s April polls show that while many people might be praying for their 401(k)’s to turn around, the falling stock market has not sent Americans rushing to church. Thirty-nine percent of Americans reported attending weekly religious services in a February survey. That number was no different than two years ago, when… Continue Reading Losing wealth, finding God?

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is urging schools and daycare centers to take precautions to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu, also known as swine flu.

Two people in Colorado – both in the Denver area – have been confirmed to have the flu. More than 300 schools and daycares nationwide have been closed because of the flu.

Employees of daycares and schools should watch for signs and symptoms of flu: a fever higher than 100 degrees, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, chills, headache and body aches, fatigue, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea.

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During April, El Paso County recorded 539 foreclosure starts — Notices of Election and Demand — according to Public Trustee Tom Mowle. “This is probably the highest monthly total ever recorded in this county, breaking last March’s record total of 488 by 10 percent,” he said in a statement issued today, adding that the department doesn’t have monthly… Continue Reading Foreclosures still up for April but stabilizing

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