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USAFA to host character, leadership conference

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USAFA to host character, leadership conference

The 21st Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium will take place from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The National Character and Leadership Symposium brings together distinguished scholars, military leaders, corporate executives, world-class athletes and others to explore a character-related theme. This year’s theme is Character Overcoming Conflict: Individual Stories,… Continue Reading USAFA to host character, leadership conference

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Some years begin with little fanfare or anticipation, just a fresh outlook and a clean plate. But something about the arrival of 2014 feels different. In part, it’s knowing that the year will be automatically eventful, thanks to the scheduled elections in June (party primaries) and November (general). But it’s also based on Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Looking into the crystal ball for 2014

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AFA to appear at bowl games

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AFA to appear at bowl games

An Air Force Academy team will take the field at two bowl games during this college bowl season. Cadets from the Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue parachute demonstration and competition team are giving up their holiday break to dive into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday, and the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.… Continue Reading AFA to appear at bowl games

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Penrose, Academy cadets help stroke victims

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An entrepreneurial collaboration between Air Force Academy cadets and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is creating a new device that will help patients recover their full range of motion after strokes or injuries. Called Neumimic, the project is a partnership between Dr. Glen House, medical director of Penrose’s rehabilitation center, and USAFA cadets in mechanical and… Continue Reading Penrose, Academy cadets help stroke victims

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Palenchar’s spotlight moment

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Anybody who knows Dave Palenchar couldn’t have been surprised at how the word came out this week of his retirement as El Pomar Foundation’s chief operating officer. No hoopla, no media event, no staged announcement. Just a short and simple, four-paragraph news release from El Pomar, saying he was stepping down as COO. Yes, he’s… Continue Reading Palenchar’s spotlight moment

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City for Champions deserves full support

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Mayor Steve Bach’s City for Champions is a big idea that deserves broad-based community support. Colorado Springs is graced by having a number of world-class institutions located in its midst. The City for Champions concept arises from the well-placed belief that Colorado Springs should embrace and incorporate its world-class assets into its public identity, personality… Continue Reading City for Champions deserves full support

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Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

What would Colorado Springs look like without El Pomar Foundation? Cross Walsenburg with Monument, and that would be us. Without El Pomar and the Penrose family, much that we take for granted in today’s vibrant city wouldn’t exist. Colorado College, the Space Foundation, Fine Arts Center, World Arena, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Pikes Peak Center… Continue Reading Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

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Military recalls many, not all

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Military recalls many, not all

The partial shutdown of government functions became temporary Monday, when thousands of federal employees were invited back to work in Colorado Springs and across the nation. Local military bases and the Mountain Post were similarly affected, according to sources who work there. Although no one has yet calculated the economic loss to the city of… Continue Reading Military recalls many, not all

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

A few years ago, a woman was facing the news she would need a double amputation below her knees because the arteries in her legs were diseased and blocked. A snowstorm delayed the surgery, and the woman went on the Internet to explore options for her condition. She found Spectranetics and a few phone calls… Continue Reading Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Creating vision through City for Champions

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As Steven Covey says, “All things are created twice.” First there is the mental creation and then the physical creation. Vision pertains to this first creation. We have to see it before we can shape it into reality. Vision is the bridge between present and future reality. Colorado Springs now is facing a bridge between… Continue Reading Creating vision through City for Champions

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