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Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

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Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

Colette Martin started school at Fremont Elementary in Colorado Springs District 11 and graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument. Now 43, Martin earned a degree in English from Colorado State University before earning her MBA from the University of Colorado. Various jobs, some at Memorial Hospital and the University of Colorado Health System, have… Continue Reading Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

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Penrose expansion, renovation near completion

Three expansion and renovation projects totaling $44 million will be completed this summer at Penrose Hospital, including a new hybrid operating room, an orthopedics center and an expanded cancer center. “Part of our vision is to serve the community on a larger scale,” said Margaret Sabin, CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. “We felt the… Continue Reading Penrose expansion, renovation near completion

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Clinical trials blaze trails at Memorial

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Clinical trials blaze trails at Memorial

Irene Dollar was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2013. The cancer soon spread to the Ordway resident’s lymph nodes in her left armpit. It was then that Dollar’s physician, Dr. Laura Pomerenke at Memorial Hospital, approached her with the possibility of participating in a clinical trial. “They mentioned that they were going to try… Continue Reading Clinical trials blaze trails at Memorial

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Roads: Too many, too bad, perhaps too late?

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Roads: Too many, too bad, perhaps too late?

On the highway to hell Highway to hell I’m on the highway to hell And I’m goin’ down All the way  —AC/DC, 1980 Too bad AC/DC lead vocalist Bon Scott is no longer with us. Were we so blessed, he might confirm that the Highway to Hell could be any of a hundred major arterials… Continue Reading Roads: Too many, too bad, perhaps too late?

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Catamount Institute takes classroom outdoors

Several girls gathered to the west of the giant, muddy puddle that had formed just outside the boundaries of Sondermann Park, where the sounds of Interstate 25 are all but lost alongside the gurgle of Mesa Creek. “I’m not touching any mud,” one said, matter-of-factly. “Me either,” was the response. All of that changed. The… Continue Reading Catamount Institute takes classroom outdoors

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From breakfast, Range Riders take off into the sunrise

For years, when they were little boys, Mike Jorgensen and Cory Shultz would attend the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Breakfast in downtown Colorado Springs. They’d marvel wide-eyed at the cowboys riding horses there, while the boys sat on bales of hay and ate breakfast made by Fort Carson soldiers. The breakfast — this year… Continue Reading From breakfast, Range Riders take off into the sunrise

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Skorman’s trend-setting businesses live on

The feeling a shopper or diner has when entering Richard Skorman’s businesses depends on which business she enters. There’s Little Richard’s Toy Store, blasted by the bright colors of toys begging to be played with. There’s Poor Richard’s Books and Gifts, permeated with the sublime smell of books, new and used stories, lessons and tomes… Continue Reading Skorman’s trend-setting businesses live on

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Art on the Streets – 16 years and going strong

Thursday marked the launch of downtown Colorado Springs’ 16th annual Art on the Streets program, displaying 11 large-scale installations in public spaces throughout the city’s core. “Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a year-long outdoor sculpture gallery,” according to a Downtown… Continue Reading Art on the Streets – 16 years and going strong

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Positive signs abound in Woodland Park

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Positive signs abound in Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK — The City Above the Clouds is open for business. According to Brian Fleer, executive director of its Office of Economic and Downtown Development, the Teller County city of about 7,000 has weathered a “catastrophic” national economic downturn, and the rebound is palpable. “The good news is, we’ve come out of the recession.… Continue Reading Positive signs abound in Woodland Park

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Pikes Peak Regional Hospital beats recession

WOODLAND PARK — While much of Teller County still shakes off the effects of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the area’s health care industry, anchored by the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, has proven thus far to be recession-proof. The 15-bed hospital opened its doors in October 2007, a year before the economy… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Regional Hospital beats recession

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