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Royal Gorge Park: Rebirth from the ashes

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The nation watched in sorrow June 11, 2013, as a fire sparked near Cañon City and Royal Gorge Park. In the end, the blaze consumed 3,218 acres and 48 out of the park’s 52 structures, including the 9,600-square-foot visitor center. This year, prepare yourself to watch as contractors rebuild a stunning new visitor center. Owned… Continue Reading Royal Gorge Park: Rebirth from the ashes

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RTA Architects designs success

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RTA Architects designs success

RTA Architects, a leading Colorado Springs architecture, interiors, and planning firm, is located in the renovated Hibbard & Co. building in downtown Colorado Springs. Thirty-four employees and principals make up a diverse pool of architects, architectural interns, designers and technical support staff. In addition to its core strength of architectural design for new construction, renovation,… Continue Reading RTA Architects designs success

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Outlook holds steady for small business

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The year 2014 will offer small business more of the same, according to two prominent leaders in the Colorado Springs business community. On a national scale, some regions will perform better economically than others; the El Paso County region is likely to remain stable, said Tom Neppl, incoming board chair of the Colorado Springs Regional… Continue Reading Outlook holds steady for small business

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Local economy’s improving health reflected in banking and finance

It won’t be the best of times, but it definitely won’t be the worst of times. Throughout the financial industry, 2014 is shaping up to be a modest, perhaps decent year. Nationally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at record high levels 51 times during 2013, while the S&P 500 closed at all-time highs 44… Continue Reading Local economy’s improving health reflected in banking and finance

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Health care growth expected locally in ’14

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Leaders of the health care industry in Colorado Springs foresee great growth ahead, according to conversations with representatives of Penrose-St. Francis Hospital, Memorial Health Systems and Peak Vista Community Health Centers. Peak Vista Some of the growth was announced late in 2013, including the merger between Peak Vista and Plains Medical Center. This merger will… Continue Reading Health care growth expected locally in ’14

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New political year looks similar, but it’s not

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose — or, the more things change, the more they stay the same. As we entered 2013, the Denver Broncos were 13-3 and hopefully bound for the Super Bowl. The Pikes Peak region was recovering from a wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes, the local economy was enjoying… Continue Reading New political year looks similar, but it’s not

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Local real estate forecast healthy for 2014

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Local real estate forecast healthy for 2014

A key indicator of economic vitality in any metropolitan area is the health of its real estate market, and Colorado Springs is no different. The incoming year, while as unpredictable as any, is shaping up to be positive in that regard, according to commercial and residential real estate experts. Every prediction, forecast or outlook is… Continue Reading Local real estate forecast healthy for 2014

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Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

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Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

Caregivers may experience compassion fatigue when they are continually exposed to traumatic injuries, often seen during war, and also inside hospital emergency rooms. Memorial Hospital Nurse Kathleen Flarity also works as a commissioned colonel in the Air Force Reserves. She has studied compassion fatigue since being deployed to Afghanistan. “I just finished 33 years in… Continue Reading Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

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Key performance indicators: Any company, no matter how small, can benefit from monitoring KPIs

All too often, accounting becomes an afterthought — a nuisance that must be cranked out quarterly or at the end of the year. A different perspective, however, could change that attitude and boost business performance. In reality, accounting — by way of key performance indicators (KPIs) — ought to be a daily part of business,… Continue Reading Key performance indicators: Any company, no matter how small, can benefit from monitoring KPIs

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Springs could test drones if FAA includes state among six locations

With Jeff Bezos’ announcement this week that online retailer Amazon.com is developing an unmanned-shipping service to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, it’s apparent that the world has entered a new era of aviation technology — a world in which Colorado has potential to play a key role. Earlier this year, a team of… Continue Reading Springs could test drones if FAA includes state among six locations

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