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Black Forest businesses deal with losses

A month after the Black Forest fire blackened thousands of acres of forest lands, sending businesses and homes alike up in flames, charred trees and ash-covered ground somberly fill the landscape, and the sound of backhoes and chainsaws fills the air. For some, it’s business as usual, or maybe even a little busier than usual.… Continue Reading Black Forest businesses deal with losses

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Tough adjustment: Health care providers having trouble with TriCare referrals

Three months ago, UnitedHealthcare took over the TriCare contract from TriWest Healthcare Alliance for the 21-state western region. But after that change took effect April 1, few providers were prepared for what happened next: lack of referrals, slow payments, new billing codes, new requirements and reduced services. In Colorado Springs, Alpine Autism Center says UHC… Continue Reading Tough adjustment: Health care providers having trouble with TriCare referrals

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City still must provide more detail for plans

Colorado Springs’ application for state funding of four projects under the provisions of the Colorado Regional Tourism Act was duly filed this week with the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, finally going public with details that had been kept secret for months. Officials thought to be involved in the process had repeatedly claimed… Continue Reading City still must provide more detail for plans

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Tech trailblazer: Local company ISS pushes university research, technology transfer

Most small business innovation research never sees commercial use — ending up in what technology experts call the “valley of death, where good research goes to die.” The problem: Federal funding gives small businesses the help needed to take the new technology from the idea stage to reality. But lack of capital investment in the… Continue Reading Tech trailblazer: Local company ISS pushes university research, technology transfer

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Helping customers drives Springs Hosting

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Helping customers drives Springs Hosting

Springs Hosting www.springshosting.com 1205 Shasta Drive, 393-9266 Employees: 23, 12 full-time Years in business: Seven The business model of Springs Hosting is simple, and customer service is the key. It’s clear that the local web-based startup is doing something right in an effort to provide Colorado residents and businesses with technological support that the company… Continue Reading Helping customers drives Springs Hosting

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Hagel’s visit highlights defense budget’s uncertainty

As the U.S. Army prepares to cut 80,000 military members — a 14 percent reduction in active-duty personnel — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel came to Fort Carson last week and assured soldiers that the cuts are an opportunity for a more nimble fighting force. Fort Carson will lose the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, part… Continue Reading Hagel’s visit highlights defense budget’s uncertainty

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Damaging or smart, gun laws still reality

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Damaging or smart, gun laws still reality

Some say that July 1 marked the dawn of a new era in Colorado gun-control policy, but one local gun shop owner says it amounts to a business setback. “What we did is create a useless law that hurts Colorado business and has no effect whatsoever on the crime rate,” said Paul Paradis, who owns… Continue Reading Damaging or smart, gun laws still reality

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Merger will re-name Bank at Broadmoor

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Merger will re-name Bank at Broadmoor

Once The Bank at Broadmoor merges with Colorado Community Bank, the combined bank will also have a new name: Northstar Bank of Colorado. “It can be tough to lose such a valued name in The Bank at Broadmoor, but there are many positive things coming out of this,” said Mark White, bank president. “Northstar Bank… Continue Reading Merger will re-name Bank at Broadmoor

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One on One: Smith brings plans to new role at Penrose

Jameson “Jamie” Smith has a specific philosophy in mind as he leads hospital operations for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services’ two local campuses: a culture of caring. Smith has been at Penrose-St. Francis for more than five years, and started as its chief operating officer. Today, he’s the senior vice president and chief administrative officer, a… Continue Reading One on One: Smith brings plans to new role at Penrose

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City rolls four projects into tourism proposal

Before an umbrella-toting crowd of about 50 community leaders, downtown advocates and media representatives, Mayor Steve Bach formally revealed a few details Monday of the city’s forthcoming application for up to $82 million in funds from the Colorado Regional Tourism Act. In partnership with El Pomar Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority and the Anschutz Foundation,… Continue Reading City rolls four projects into tourism proposal

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