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Palmer Land Trust preserving the past

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Palmer Land Trust preserving the past

By Rhonda Van Pelt It’s appropriate that the Palmer Land Trust’s name pays homage to the visionary who founded Colorado Springs. Gen. William Jackson Palmer would be proud of the work the trust does to enhance life in the Pikes Peak region and beyond. Modern-day visionaries founded the trust in 1977; they started by purchasing… Continue Reading Palmer Land Trust preserving the past

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Stargazers rocks on as Springs icon

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Stargazers rocks on as Springs icon

When John and Cindy Hooton purchased the venue that became Stargazers Theatre and Event Center in April 2008, they saw it as an extension of the hospitality industry they knew so well. Throughout the past 20 years the couple has owned and operated lodging and dining establishments on the city’s Westside, including the Timber Lodge… Continue Reading Stargazers rocks on as Springs icon

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Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

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Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

With a network of approximately 40,000 members in Colorado Springs and more than 61,000 throughout Southern Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Colorado’s largest nonprofit health plan, is weeks away from opening its second ambulatory care building in the city, and its third medical facility in Southern Colorado. Scheduled to begin operations Jan. 2 at 215 Parkside Drive,… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

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Nonprofit to occupy former hospital

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Nonprofit to occupy former hospital

The now-vacant former Doctors Hospital and Eisenhower Hospital at 2502 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in Colorado Springs will start a new life in health care after renovations by Rocky Mountain Health Care Services. RMHCS has programs to help elderly and persons of all ages with brain injuries. A 38-year-old nonprofit, RMHCS bought the building in… Continue Reading Nonprofit to occupy former hospital

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Success story: Colorado Springs Cardiology keeps pace in local market

Patients today might not believe that Colorado Springs Cardiology began with three doctors in 1974. Over the ensuing four decades, it has morphed into a practice of 90 employees, including 18 physicians who deliver care via a central office at Penrose Hospital and an eastern office at the Sisters Grove Pavilion adjacent to St. Francis… Continue Reading Success story: Colorado Springs Cardiology keeps pace in local market

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The Arc: Far more than thrift stores

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The Arc: Far more than thrift stores

By Rhonda Van Pelt editorial@csbj.com The calendar features iconic actors, singers and athletes, even the Dalai Lama. But take a closer look — each month’s “model” is someone served by The Arc Pikes Peak Region. On the cover, an updated Rosie the Riveter promises, “We Can Do It!” Most pages include a quote from the… Continue Reading The Arc: Far more than thrift stores

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Whitford moves from Philharmonic to Peak Vista

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Whitford moves from Philharmonic to Peak Vista

Nancy Whitford, Peak Vista Community Health Centers’ newly appointed chief development officer and executive director of the Peak Vista Foundation, will begin her duties Dec. 29, moving from the position of development director at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in advertising from San Jose State University. Whitford, 50, enjoys… Continue Reading Whitford moves from Philharmonic to Peak Vista

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Water’s limitations about to haunt us

‘People love Colorado. Our population ballooned from 1 million in 1930, to over 5 million today, and is projected to grow even faster in the future. So how do we ensure that this population growth doesn’t change what we know and love about our state? When it comes to our water, this plan has answers.”… Continue Reading Water’s limitations about to haunt us

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Collins blends his architecture with history

Architect Mike Collins loves to laugh. He tells stories with brilliant color, emotion and animation that can only be described as atypical. He relates well to people of all backgrounds, from a publishing leader to the board of Fountain Valley School, whence he graduated in 1956. Spend an hour or so with Collins, 77, and… Continue Reading Collins blends his architecture with history

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Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

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Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

Colorado Springs was founded in 1871, 12 years after its western neighbor, Colorado City. The first buildings here were log cabins and thrown-together structures described in a contemporary account as “miserable shacks.” They soon were replaced by substantial creations in wood, brick and stone as cities arose on the once-pristine lands at the base of… Continue Reading Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

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