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Hardin leads Arts Council in ‘serious business’

Nora Hardin, the new executive director of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, moved last month into the top spot of the organization that’s been supporting the local arts since 1968. Prior to becoming executive director, Hardin served as board vice president. She also held a number of diverse positions in manufacturing, publishing, film and video… Continue Reading Hardin leads Arts Council in ‘serious business’

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Bridges don’t parallel the city’s evolution

In 2007, Colorado Springs made an interesting trade with the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT took over control of Powers Boulevard, and the city assumed responsibility for Nevada Avenue, once the principal state-supervised highway through the city. While the trade had many advantages, giving the city control over a key route through the community’s historic… Continue Reading Bridges don’t parallel the city’s evolution

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Year in review: 2013

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Year in review: 2013

The year of 2013 was an interesting, exciting and in many ways positive year for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. The economy continued crawling toward stability, showing positive trends in both the commercial and residential real estate and potential for sustained job growth. The aerospace and defense sectors are at a crossroads, with… Continue Reading Year in review: 2013

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Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

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Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

The newest hamburger shop in town doesn’t serve fast food. At Jake’s Wayback Burgers, you’ll have to wait patiently for your hamburgers and shakes. When your order is ready, there’s no calling your name. And there’s no calling a number. They remember you from when you ordered, and they’ll bring your food to you. From… Continue Reading Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

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Mellado brings global background to Compassion

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Mellado brings global background to Compassion

Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, president and CEO of Compassion International, was born in El Salvador and raised in seven different countries. As a result, Mellado has experienced the powerful impact that local churches can have on their communities, especially in under-resourced environments. Prior to joining Compassion in June, Mellado was president of the Willow Creek Association… Continue Reading Mellado brings global background to Compassion

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Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

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Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

Caregivers may experience compassion fatigue when they are continually exposed to traumatic injuries, often seen during war, and also inside hospital emergency rooms. Memorial Hospital Nurse Kathleen Flarity also works as a commissioned colonel in the Air Force Reserves. She has studied compassion fatigue since being deployed to Afghanistan. “I just finished 33 years in… Continue Reading Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

Individuals and employers alike are navigating a complex health care system these days. In Colorado Springs, Kaiser Permanente is working to address this complexity head-on as it incorporates technology, evidence-based research and collaborative care teams to provide high-quality, coordinated patient care. Kaiser Permanente is unique in that it is both an insurance company and a… Continue Reading Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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‘Make the call, don’t miss a beat!’

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‘Make the call, don’t miss a beat!’

Pager and text message alerts beep and buzz in unison across the Penrose Hospital campus. “STEMI ALERT TO PH ER (10 MIN OUT) 59 YR MALE,” reads the message. With efficiency patterned after race-car pit crews, the medical team springs into action. A 59-year-old man is experiencing a “STEMI” — the most dangerous and time-sensitive… Continue Reading ‘Make the call, don’t miss a beat!’

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Working to end cancer, aided by technology and screening

By Dr. Robert J. Hoyer Few words evoke as much dread or fear as “cancer.” New research and cutting-edge care are redefining what a cancer diagnosis means. Cancer specialists now have more options in customizing a person’s care than ever before. While cancer is never a diagnosis anyone wants to receive, these medical advances are… Continue Reading Working to end cancer, aided by technology and screening

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Years later, Garman still creates character(s)

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Years later, Garman still creates character(s)

Walking through Magic Town, one finds guests transported back to a day, place and time in the life of the artist who created it, sculptor Michael Garman. Guests see the joyful faces of the guys at the bar, the hopeful face of a child wanting popcorn at the movies, the solemn face of a priest… Continue Reading Years later, Garman still creates character(s)

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