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Drake: No talk about premature death?

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Recently the Regional Business Alliance hosted a panel discussion on Martin Drake Power Plant’s future. It wasn’t a shock that nobody spoke in depth about available alternatives to coal-powered energy production, but I was genuinely surprised that nearly no attention was paid to the pollution Drake emits onto our 600,000-plus residents, employees, students and visitors.… Continue Reading Drake: No talk about premature death?

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Licensing fees: Look deeper

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On the surface, what the Colorado Springs City Council decided Tuesday afternoon might sound wonderful for the local business community. In fact, if Council went into its formal meeting with the subconscious idea of trying to upstage the primary election, it briefly succeeded. The action, by a 5-4 vote, would remove licensing fees for many… Continue Reading Licensing fees: Look deeper

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PPIHC Race Director Leatham works her way to top

Megan Leatham began working for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation three years ago as director of operations for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Since then, she has watched attendance climb and records fall as the nation’s second-oldest motorsports race creeps ever closer to the century mark. Now 30, Leatham, during her busiest week of… Continue Reading PPIHC Race Director Leatham works her way to top

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The local Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART) for Colorado Springs raises around $4 million annually, a total that has decreased slightly the past several years, with the exception of last year.  According to the city’s 2014 budget, income from LART was $3.955 million in 2011, $3.936 million the following year and $4.023 million in… Continue Reading Take it to the ballot: Raise funds via tourism

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Kudos! – June 27, 2014

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PPCC nursing at 100 percent The Pikes Peak Community College nursing program has achieved a 100 percent NCLEX pass rate for three consecutive years. These pass rates indicate the high quality of professional nurses entering the community’s workforce. Many students refer to the pass rates to choose a college. The PPCC nursing program graduates some… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 27, 2014

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For the second consecutive year, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado devoted an entire week to small businesses, providing workshops and networking opportunities, culminating with an awards luncheon June 20. The week’s theme, “From Peaks and Valleys to Powerful Pathways: Overcoming Challenges for Business Success,” focused… Continue Reading Small Business Week grows in second year, capped by awards

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CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

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CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

Noreen Landis-Tyson directs the former Community Partnership for Child Development, now called CPCD … giving children a head start. Landis-Tyson and the organization say a seat in the classroom now means a place in the community later as an employed, productive citizen. CPCD finds better results from working with two generations at the same time,… Continue Reading CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

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Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

Kristian and Jaenette Coyne are self-described Parade of Homes buffs. The Black Forest couple travels to Summit County and Denver to get their fix. This August, they’ll need only roll out of bed to begin touring one of this year’s Housing and Building Association’s annual parade homes. “I never thought we would be rebuilding a… Continue Reading Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

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After months of state and federal investigations into its business practices, Corinthian Colleges Inc. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to plan the winding down of some of its operations — including its two facilities in Colorado Springs. The deal, announced Monday, stipulates the creation of an operating agreement by July… Continue Reading Everest swims, like its students, in uncertainty

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Penrose plans ‘new solution’

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Penrose plans ‘new solution’

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services this summer will wrap up three projects totaling $44 million. That work well represents the system’s fortuitous dilemma, and is forcing leaders to look to the future. The downtown hospital is reaching its build-out capacity, and the system has experienced increased patient loads, according to Margaret Sabin, CEO Penrose-St. Francis Health… Continue Reading Penrose plans ‘new solution’

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