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City, county battle over urban renewal

City, county battle over urban renewal

The urban redevelopment scene in Colorado Springs is being torn between two camps, represented in the state Legislature by two competing bills during the final weeks of the General Assembly’s 2015 session. The battle began last year, when Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI) and partners across the state backed a bill aimed at giving counties, schools… Continue Reading City, county battle over urban renewal

Retail on a roll: Area commercial parks approach build-out

Southern Coloradans with a little extra money to burn should take note: Several long-established chains, locally owned businesses and area newcomers are maneuvering to take advantage of the area’s growth and spending power. Developers and management related to some of the busiest centers of commerce around the city say business is good, and continued growth… Continue Reading Retail on a roll: Area commercial parks approach build-out

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Region strong in defense, aerospace tech firms

The Hubble Telescope will celebrate its 25th birthday later this month. The space telescope 347 miles above Earth has beamed back valuable information about the universe and stunning high-definition photographs of other galaxies and planets. Hubble has ties to Colorado Springs. Now, all five of the major working instruments for the telescope are made by… Continue Reading Region strong in defense, aerospace tech firms

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Space Symposium: Monster event just keeps growing

Since its humble beginnings in the 1980s as a small trade show in Colorado Springs, the annual Space Symposium has grown to become the world’s largest and most renowned space industry event. Last year’s 30th annual Space Symposium drew more than 9,000 people, up from 250 at its inception, and organizers expect next week’s event… Continue Reading Space Symposium: Monster event just keeps growing

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Manufacturing, education form ties

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Manufacturing, education form ties

Just south of the intersection of Astrozon and South Powers boulevards, the James Irwin Charter Schools operate under the oversight of Harrison School District 2. The K-12 campus prepares the workforce of tomorrow within blocks of many of the city’s most promising career opportunities in manufacturing. Springs Fabrication, dpiX, Concepts in Millwork and Advanced Equipment… Continue Reading Manufacturing, education form ties

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Panel: ACA heightens health care needs

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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

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Morals, treatments for cancer discussed

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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

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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

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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

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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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