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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

American athletes and foreign athletes training in the U.S. should take note: Big Brother is watching. The role played by the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has impacted the clean sport movement since the agency’s inception in 2000. But its influence, while normally understated, has shone the light on some of the world’s most untouchable… Continue Reading U.S. Anti-Doping Agency keeps watchful eye

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Food as a means to reduce cancers, other health risks

Approximately one-third of cancer deaths in America are due to poor diet, said Susan Levin, director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national nonprofit that promotes preventive medicine, particularly through good nutrition. A PCRM-sponsored October cooking course designed to help Colorado Springs residents prevent and survive cancer through proper diet… Continue Reading Food as a means to reduce cancers, other health risks

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Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

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Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

This month’s expected demolition of four commercial properties on the southwest side of the city heralds more growth for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. The buildings, located to both the north and south of Lake Plaza Drive near Venetucci Boulevard, were acquired for $2.7 million by the Boldt Company, according to Jake Garro, vice president of… Continue Reading Boldt, Penrose growing their partnership

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We have a developing crisis in a segment of the local small-business community, and it has nothing to do with the region’s economy, our endless political skirmishes or consumer behavior. But it’s a direct result of the disastrous fires that struck El Paso County the past two summers, Waldo Canyon in 2012 and Black Forest… Continue Reading Post-fire insurance woes taking hold

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City needs to update property records

Colorado Springs and the city’s associated enterprises own a lot of real estate — that much is clear. Just how much is a mystery. Enter “Colorado Springs, City Of” into the El Paso County assessor’s public-record real estate property search, and the website returns 300 lines — the maximum it can load in response to… Continue Reading City needs to update property records

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The ‘other’ side of the NFL’s story

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While the airwaves and print media recycle their outrage over the revelations of domestic violence perpetrated by Ray Rice against his fiancee and Adrian Peterson against his 4-year old son, the focus has shifted from the alleged crimes themselves to the NFL’s cover-up. Reminiscent of U.S. presidents’ cover-up stories that ended in impeachments and the… Continue Reading The ‘other’ side of the NFL’s story

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Summit House – worth the wait

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Starting on this issue’s front page, senior writer John Hazlehurst reports that the idea of a dynamic new Summit House atop Pikes Peak has progressed from a dusty concept to the brink of reality, with a request for proposals going out for design in a matter of weeks. When you look at renderings, not just… Continue Reading Summit House – worth the wait

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Olson: Give the reader a reason

For more than 30 years, George Olson has been creating zippy, meaningful phrases for Vladimir Jones, previously PRACO Public Relations Advertising Company. The 56-year-old started there as a copywriter and was elevated to creative director two years later. His title now is executive vice president and chief creative officer. Olson spent some time recently with… Continue Reading Olson: Give the reader a reason

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Web marketing a necessity in new era

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Web marketing a necessity in new era

From your SEOs to your PPCs to your algorithms, the world of web marketing can be a confusing landscape for the layman. Thankfully, there are local tech firms that can act as guides. Providing unprecedented scope and accessibility, search engines have changed a business’ ability to target an exact audience with minimal cost. “There are… Continue Reading Web marketing a necessity in new era

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Selling the  Springs: Entities join to market city below America’s Mountain

The Pikes Peak region has its own, built-in marketing strategy — America’s Mountain — but even the most relevant metros must strive to stay that way. “We capitalize on what our assets are,” said Ryan Cole, executive director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions. “Pikes Peak is one of the many great assets that we have.”… Continue Reading Selling the Springs: Entities join to market city below America’s Mountain

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