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Flying over head … or flying overhead?

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Flight for Life, the medical air aviation system for Centura Health, which is the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services’ parent company, has been transporting critically ill and injured residents of southern Colorado for 21 years. When it’s not in use, the Flight for Life helicopter is grounded at Penrose Main. Come early 2005, city-owned Memorial Hospital… Continue Reading Flying over head … or flying overhead?

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O'Connell proud of hospital's recognition

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* Name: Rick O’Connell * Organization: Penrose-St. Francis Health Services * Position: President and CEO * Hometown: I’m from a military family and have lived all over the world. I was born in Fort Worth, Texas. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Five and a half years. * Education: I have a… Continue Reading O'Connell proud of hospital's recognition

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A shopping alternative that makes plenty of sense

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There are always numbers to crunch, clients to visit and mission statements to revise. While the cycle of business is forever in motion, businesspeople everywhere must find the time and energy to go shopping. Like it or not, it must be done. Seasons change and fashions go in and out of style, but looking good… Continue Reading A shopping alternative that makes plenty of sense

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UCCS instructor named Professor of the Year

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Creativity and education have always been a part of Robert von Dassanowsky’s life. Growing up in Austria and Los Angeles and living with his mother, a film producer, helped shape his life and career path. On Nov. 18 von Dassanowsky, associate professor in the departments of Languages and Cultures and Visual and Performing Arts at… Continue Reading UCCS instructor named Professor of the Year

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Holiday shoppers crowded the small shop in the Citadel Mall Sunday afternoon. Signs reading “Retirement” and “Quitting business” were hung overhead, heralding the end of an era. After 47 years in business, Swiss Miss owner Tom Dugdale and his wife Pepper have decided to call it a day for their two shops. Collectors in Colorado… Continue Reading Final days of the popular collector boutique Swiss Miss

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Steve Bigari owns about 12 McDonald’s in town, and, although the fast-food giant is associated with burgers, fries and chocolate shakes (give or take a few salads), franchisor Bigari is one of the many Colorado Springs business, government and nonprofit leaders addressing impeding local and state health care issues. On Dec. 2 at the World… Continue Reading What do McDonald's, health care reform have in common?

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People on the Move

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Deborah Helton has joined Biggs Kofford & Co., P.C. She has a master’s degree in business administration with an accounting emphasis from Colorado State University at Pueblo. Bill Majure has received the Warren Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado PGA. He has been director of golf at The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Job loss has personal impact

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An unemployed man in the aisle of a grocery store was carrying a screaming toddler. In a very calm, quiet voice he said, “Don’t scream Jimmy&Don’t yell; be calm, Jimmy&” Admiring the way he handled the stress, someone stopped to compliment him on dealing with his child, Jimmy. The man replied, “But I’m Jimmy.” Behavioral… Continue Reading Job loss has personal impact

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Springs welcomes consul general from India

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Colorado Springs leaders are making sure that the second largest city in Colorado – the city just south of the capitol – is getting its fair share of attention when worldwide leaders are scheduled to visit the mile-high city. Although gray clouds engulfed Pikes Peak and area temperatures were more typical of a winter day… Continue Reading Springs welcomes consul general from India

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Consumer Report: All that glitters isn't gold

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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but a recent scam leaves consumers holding a “diamond” that’s worth about as much as a lump of coal. The scam involves a traveling auction that made its way through Colorado Springs in July. The auction was advertised in a local paper and took place at the… Continue Reading Consumer Report: All that glitters isn't gold

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