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Election should revise local thinking

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As the local election results poured in Tuesday night, voters across El Paso County sent some surprising messages. Nothing caused more shock than the convincing passage of two — yes, two — tax increases, one renewing the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority’s capital improvement projects for another decade (through 2024), the other giving Sheriff Terry… Continue Reading Election should revise local thinking

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Term-limit controversy ends, yet incumbents win

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Local races provided plenty of surprises on Tuesday, but not at Centennial Hall, as three incumbent Republican county commissioners were easily re-elected. In District 2, Amy Lathen defeated a Green Party candidate by nearly a 4-to-1 margin, garnering 37,707 votes to her opponent’s 10,708. In District 4, Dennis Hisey’s win over Democrat Doskor Hanchett was… Continue Reading Term-limit controversy ends, yet incumbents win

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Community Acupuncture makes therapy affordable

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When Hannah Beachy decided to pursue a master’s degree in Oriental medicine and a career in acupuncture, she just knew she would love it. Continue Reading Community Acupuncture makes therapy affordable

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Election won’t change some health care reforms

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Some changes to the health care industry will stand no matter who becomes president, according to a panel of experts in Colorado Springs last week for the Colorado Rural Health Center. “It doesn’t matter what it’s called,” said Michael McNeely, deputy director of the hospital-state division of the Office of Rural Health Policy. “Call it… Continue Reading Election won’t change some health care reforms

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It took a depressed economy to convince some accountants to spread their financial planning wings. Continue Reading Branching out: CPAs venture into financial planning, wealth management

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Kudos! – November 2, 2012

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Wrestlers lead class for CS Sports Hall of Fame One of the best high school wrestlers in Colorado history, Duane Goldman, was named to the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame. He won two state championships at Cheyenne Mountain High in 1979 and 1981, compiling an 85-2 record over three varsity seasons. Wayne Baughman, longtime… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 2, 2012

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People on the Move – November 2, 2012

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Aventa Credit Union recently named Sarah Henderson its new senior vice president of finance/CFO. Henderson was formerly the AVP of accounting/controller and has been with Aventa for 13 years. She will oversee the activities of the accounting department and perform asset liability management function for the credit union, as well as liquidity and investment responsibilities.… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 2, 2012

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On the Horizon – November 2, 2012

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Nov. 2 Film Festival Tickets are on sale for the 25th annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Nov. 2-4 at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The festival opens Nov. 2 with the award-winning film “Trash Dance.” Full festival pass is $125. Opening night gala is $65. Weekend pass is $70. Saturday pass is $40. For… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 2, 2012

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Our best economic news from 2012?

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If you asked 10 people in the Colorado Springs business community to name the best news for our economic future to come out of 2012, you might hear close to 10 different answers. One might point to the long-term lease of Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health. Someone else might single out the… Continue Reading Our best economic news from 2012?

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By Margaret Sabin CEO, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services All of the election-year commotion and fog surrounding health care costs, access, and who pays what, has failed to address the central problem of health in the United States: Americans as a whole are becoming profoundly unhealthy, the result of engaging in unhealthy lifestyle behaviors that are… Continue Reading Culture of improved health can impact bottom line

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