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Panel: ACA heightens health care needs

Panel: ACA heightens health care needs

Also known as Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act will not go away. So business owners should learn about the law, accept it and work with it or work outside traditional insurance, said three Colorado Springs professionals acutely in tune with the national health care law now in effect. Dr. Mark Tomasulo, a primary care physician… Continue Reading Panel: ACA heightens health care needs

Morals, treatments for cancer discussed

Cancer has no prejudice. Half of all American men will face cancer during their lives, and one-third of the women will as well. Cancer claims 600,000 lives annually in this country, and specialists estimate that by 2030, cancer will have struck 22 million persons worldwide, said Steve ErkenBrack, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Health… Continue Reading Morals, treatments for cancer discussed

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Clinic’s laser means tattoos less permanent

If the only thing you have to remember Spring Break ’98 is that tattoo of Yosemite Sam brandishing two bottles of tequila on your — ahem … Have hope! There’s a PicoSure in town. Those who didn’t just get the T-shirt aren’t alone — the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery reported 96,000 tattoo removal procedures… Continue Reading Clinic’s laser means tattoos less permanent

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Center could ease local physician shortage

El Paso County has a primary care physician shortage, according to a 2014 study by the Colorado Health Institute entitled “Colorado’s Primary Care Workforce: A Study of Regional Disparities.” The report finds the county has no more than one primary care physician for every 2,501 residents, earning it a “low capacity” rating, the study’s second-lowest… Continue Reading Center could ease local physician shortage

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Manitou fights the post-flood battle

During the flooding of 2013, torrents of rainwater, mixed with burnt trees and ash from the Waldo Canyon fire of 2012, careened through Manitou Springs with no respect for walls, homes or businesses. Primarily using grant funding, the city of Manitou Springs began a $6 million flood mitigation project last year. Grants came from the… Continue Reading Manitou fights the post-flood battle

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Manitou’s second pot shop nears opening

Emerald Fields, a recreational marijuana dispensary in Glendale near Denver, plans to open its second location in Manitou Springs by the end of this month. The company will be El Paso County’s second retail pot shop when it opens the store on Manitou Avenue — just down the road from Maggie’s Farm, which became the… Continue Reading Manitou’s second pot shop nears opening

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Manitou URA waking from slumber?

Years have passed since the 2006 inception of the Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority, with relatively little to show for its efforts. But according to Mayor Marc Snyder, who also serves on the URA board, those efforts could be picking up as soon as this year. “Unfortunately [the URA’s beginnings] coincided with the Great Recession,… Continue Reading Manitou URA waking from slumber?

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Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

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Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

The Colorado Springs business scene is often perceived as unappealing for young entrepreneurs, but local small business experts — with successful startups as evidence — argue otherwise. “This is not necessarily a ‘sexy’ place to be in business,” young local entrepreneur Kyle Harmande said of the negative perception. “Young professionals from Harvard Business don’t graduate… Continue Reading Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

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Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

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Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

Colorado Springs will retain more of its young professionals if the region’s current leaders acknowledge the ideas that come from YPs now, says the director of the Leadership Pikes Peak YP program Leadership Now!, Sylvia Sedrak. The Colorado Springs business community has grown several YP organizations and leadership courses for young professionals between 20 and… Continue Reading Springs boasts many YP groups, programs

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Fellowship provides young filmmakers opportunity

“Oh, you do that here?” Shivers run up Pete Schuermann’s spine. “I hate that. I get asked that all the time when I say I make movies,” he said from his office in Colorado Springs. Schuermann is the creator and director, so to speak, of the First Take Film Fellowship, a local nonprofit created to… Continue Reading Fellowship provides young filmmakers opportunity

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