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For those who were watching the special meeting Tuesday afternoon of the El Paso County commissioners and the Colorado Springs City Council, in person or on TV/computer, you saw an amazing — even memorable — display of local politics in action … or perhaps that should be inaction. For three hours in the Council Chambers… Continue Reading City, county almost make it work, except …

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VA facility could lead to cemetery battle

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VA facility could lead to cemetery battle

Woody Allen once remarked, “Death should not be seen as the end, but as a very effective way to cut down expenses.” That may be true of individuals, but not of the Veterans Administration. The VA operates 131 national cemeteries, at an annual cost of approximately $500 million. Operating, maintaining, upgrading and expanding the cemetery… Continue Reading VA facility could lead to cemetery battle

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Spectranetics looks to the military

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Spectranetics looks to the military

Military officers possess self-discipline, a relentless demeanor and believe failure’s not an option. Because of that, a Colorado Springs firm has targeted and hired former officers for its sales force. Spectranetics, which sells single-use medical devices to physicians worldwide, recently hired four young veterans to work in sales. “We have identified these junior military officers… Continue Reading Spectranetics looks to the military

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Fees, battles threatening  stormwater

Tuesday was a long and contentious day for El Paso County commissioners, for five members of the Colorado Springs City Council, and especially for the weary members of the Stormwater Task Force. And it ended in uncertainty, with city and county leaders opposing Mayor Steve Bach’s ideas for governance of a stormwater authority. Unless they… Continue Reading Fees, battles threatening stormwater

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Concierge medicine adding providers

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Concierge medicine adding providers

In the swirling current that is today’s health care industry, some Colorado Springs providers are going against the flow. Dr. Mark Tomasulo, owner of the soon-to-open PeakMed Direct Primary Care on the east side, and Flying Horse Medical Center owners Dr. Aaron Frasier and Ryen “Hitz” Hitzler have carved their own niche from a health… Continue Reading Concierge medicine adding providers

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People on the Move – July 25, 2014

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Sheila Buswell was recently promoted to payroll manager at Peoples Bank. She has been working for the company more than two years. Andy Vick, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region has joined the Colorado Springs Business Improvement District. Holland and Hart LLP added sports lawyer Matthew Barnett, Barnett brings more… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 25, 2014

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Kudos! – July 25, 2014

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Youth are good stewards The Mile High Youth Corps won the Stewardship Award in education from the Palmer Land Trust for its work in wildfire restoration in Colorado Springs and Cañon City. Last year, the group removed invasive species in riparian areas. CUSP good stewards too The Coalition for the Upper South Platte won the… Continue Reading Kudos! – July 25, 2014

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Failed dreams help define city’s past

As stolid and unimaginative as our little city sometimes seems, it has had its share of dreamers and schemers, folks who weren’t afraid to reach for the brass ring. Some of their dreams came true — but many others didn’t. Colorado Springs didn’t host the Winter Olympics in 1956 or 1960. No railroad tunnel was… Continue Reading Failed dreams help define city’s past

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Hefner works her way up Cliff Dwellings’ ladder

Michele Hefner has spent half her life working at the Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings. Now the general manager, Hefner, 39, ruminated recently with the Business Journal about her 20 years working at the popular tourist attraction west of Colorado Springs. How did you arrive at becoming manager of the attraction? Going to college, I got… Continue Reading Hefner works her way up Cliff Dwellings’ ladder

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On the Horizon – July 25, 2014

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July 26 Restore Waldo Canyon Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will conduct repairs to the Waldo Canyon burn scar from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., skill level: difficult, minimum age to volunteer: 16. Volunteer opportunities are open to the public, and no experience or training is necessary. Register in advance to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies and… Continue Reading On the Horizon – July 25, 2014

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