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Doctors: Memorial is suffering

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Doctors who attended a City Council meeting this week had a message for city leadership: Turn Memorial Health System into a nonprofit. Oh, and hurry up. Speaking in favor of a ballot initiative this week that asks whether the city should end its 62-year obligation to levy taxes if Memorial Health System’s finances needed help,… Continue Reading Doctors: Memorial is suffering

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It made sense two centuries ago to describe the theories and practices of the world of finance as political economy. Politics, as we have just seen in the past couple of months, play just as important a role in the economy as economic factors, such as employment and interest rates. When discord dominates the halls… Continue Reading It’s a global, but political, economy after all

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Why blow off the Memorial Commission?

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Mayor Steve Bach hopes to encourage more citizen participation with his new “Spirit of the Springs” initiative. He wants more people to serve on committees, more people to run for city council, more people to apply for city staff. And he wants people who aren’t usually involved with the city to become more involved. It… Continue Reading Why blow off the Memorial Commission?

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Joyce Holmes wasn’t immediately sold on the idea of sinking her family’s savings into an indoor shooting range and gun club. It took some big-time lobbying, said Bob Holmes, her husband and owner of Whistling Pines Gun Club in Colorado Springs. “I looked around and there was no indoor shooting range here in the Springs… Continue Reading Whistling Pines cleaning up the shooting range business

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Anyone who has been in business for any period of time knows you can’t tackle everything yourself. Sometimes you just need some help. But let’s face it, asking for help can be tough. You might be a “private person” and not want to tell someone outside your business about the issues it’s having. Maybe you’ve… Continue Reading Asking for help can be tough for small business owners

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Shawn Hunter, CEO and co-chair of the upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge, is planning a statewide event that has attracted the world’s top cycling athletes, is bringing 150 media representatives from around the world and is expected to be watched by hundreds of thousands of cycling fans. Hunter, former president of AEG Sports, helped run… Continue Reading Hunter’s racing insight guiding Pro Cycling Challenge

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City Council will vote Aug. 23 about whether to place a Memorial Health System ownership question on the November ballot, and the biggest factor in the vote is how much Memorial will pay to exit the Public Employees Retirement Association. PERA has calculated it will cost $246 million, a figure that derailed progress toward the… Continue Reading PERA price tag still troubling Memorial ballot plans

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People on the Move – August 19, 2011

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Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs announced the promotion of Joe Cunningham to director of business development for its contract division, which provides janitorial, commercial laundry and document imaging services to local government, corporate and medical organizations. Cunningham has 22 years experience in sales, marketing and operations management. Community Partnership for Child Development Head Start director… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 19, 2011

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On the Horizon – August 19, 2011

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Aug. 24 Federal Census Fundamentals on HeritageQuest Learn more about using this crucial resource 10:30 a.m. to noon at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Register online or by calling 531-6333, x2315. Aug. 26 Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame 2012 class will close Aug. 26. Nomination forms are… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 19, 2011

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Nurses, computers scientists and retail sales people are in demand in Colorado. Those are the top three occupations with the most job listings, according to the Colorado Department of Labor. In Colorado, hospital employment has grown every year for the past 19 years with the most sought employees being registered nurses. And, there does not… Continue Reading Job openings are in health care, computers and retail

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