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Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

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Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

As president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, Mark Rohlena is responsible for the organization that seeks to help the region’s poorest people. Based at the western edge of downtown at Platte and Cascade avenues, Rohlena leads the umbrella organization for several efforts to assist the unfortunate, though he says those people are… Continue Reading Rohlena, Catholic Charities focus on poor

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How Utilities maneuvers the numbers to beat renewable standards

What’s renewable energy — and what isn’t? Those two questions became critically important to senior officials of Colorado Springs Utilities when a voter-approved initiative in 2004 required that electric utilities derive a certain percentage of their retail electricity sales from renewable sources. Currently, municipally owned electric utilities in Colorado serving more than 40,000 customers must… Continue Reading How Utilities maneuvers the numbers to beat renewable standards

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City checks German fire detection sensors

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City checks German fire detection sensors

Technology created to protect the ancient Black Forest in Germany from wildfires could soon be put to use in Colorado Springs — but only if jurisdictional, financial and other concerns are sorted out. City Council might take up the FireWatch program in a few weeks, said Councilor Joel Miller, who had his first look at… Continue Reading City checks German fire detection sensors

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Manitou digs out from flood, mud

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Manitou digs out from flood, mud

Tuesday should have been the pinnacle of 12 years of hard work for Manitou Springs artist Charles Rockey. It was to have been his last day preparing a book including more than 300 pieces of his artwork — with stories to accompany them. For more than a decade he’s been working on the book, titled… Continue Reading Manitou digs out from flood, mud

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Drake panel still looks at possible closure

The Drake task force is about one-third of the way through its process of studying the future of the city-owned, coal-fired power plant, and it is conducting a public hearing tonight  to keep people informed of what’s at stake. “We’ve met twice, and we’ve hired a consultant to examine the scenarios about the plant,” said… Continue Reading Drake panel still looks at possible closure

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Jennings prepares for real estate transition

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Jennings prepares for real estate transition

Longtime Colorado Springs-area residents might remember Sylvia Jennings from her news-delivering days, when she and her husband Wayne worked as KKTV 11 News anchors. But now, many newcomers to the Springs who are looking for a home might know her in her Realtor role, as co-owner of Prudential Rocky Mountain at 216 N. Tejon St.… Continue Reading Jennings prepares for real estate transition

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Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

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Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

In a time of shifting military operations, breaches in governmental secrecy and federal sequestration, one local defense contractor is working to bolster America’s bottom line. Intecon, a Colorado Springs-based information technology company that provides networks, cyber support and security as well as other related services for the military, has found its niche as a veteran-owned… Continue Reading Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

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Providers battle elderly’s psychiatric needs

About once a week, an elderly person is stuck in the emergency room with a mental-health problem that went undiagnosed and untreated for too long. Caregivers at home, in assisted living or at the hospital are unable to help, worried about the safety of other staff and residents. But the person might not qualify for… Continue Reading Providers battle elderly’s psychiatric needs

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Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

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Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

Nearly a year after voters approved leasing Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health, followed by months of new hires and additional equipment, the hospital announced its biggest project yet. Memorial will seek Level One trauma certification, a designation given only to four hospitals in the state so far, none of them outside Denver.… Continue Reading Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

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Alley arts project making leap from plan to progress

A couple of years ago, a few downtowners got together and started talking about renovating the alleys of the city’s core, making them more pedestrian-friendly with new pavement, paint and lighting, transforming them from stinky backstreet vagabond thoroughfares into bright, artistic retail and dining corridors. They made a plan, which began like a lot of… Continue Reading Alley arts project making leap from plan to progress

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