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Being involved in your community pays dividends

Playing a role in our community can be good for business. In a competitive business environment, many potential customers tend to do business with those companies that demonstrate social responsibility. Also, people look to be employed by companies who care. Here are a few ideas we have learned from our community engagement that you can… Continue Reading Being involved in your community pays dividends

Solar gardens project draws competition

More than a month after Colorado Springs City Council voted in favor of a plan that would double the scope of the city’s community solar garden program, 10 contractors expressed interest in doing business in the local market. During a mandatory pre-proposal conference held by Colorado Springs Utilities last week, the 10 companies — half… Continue Reading Solar gardens project draws competition

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UCCS graduates 1st healthcare-management class

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The first participants in a new healthcare management program coordinated by the University of Colorado at Colorado Spring School of business graduated Thursday. The UCCS school of business collaborated with local healthcare organizations and businesses to design a certificate program of five courses over two months designed to prepare healthcare professionals new supervisory and management… Continue Reading UCCS graduates 1st healthcare-management class

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While the Pikes Peak region didn’t make the Forbes.com “Best Places to Get Ahead” top 10 this week, it fared better than most Colorado cities. Based on data collected by the online giant’s researchers, small and large metropolitan areas were ranked on three separate criteria tracked from 2000 to today. They included: cost of doing… Continue Reading Colorado Springs fares well on “get ahead” list

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Cimarron Street Bridge is still a work in progress, and now the public is invited to gaze upon its girders tomorrow as crews start a major milestone in the project.The public can view the placement of 48 concrete girders from the south end of America the Beautiful Park. The city has placed bleachers at the… Continue Reading Cimarron Bridge invites public to become girder gazers

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Midwest ends Kansas City service

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Midwest Airlines announced today that it will discontinue service between Colorado Springs and Kansas City on April 5. Midwest said its withdrawal from Colorado Springs is because of rising fuel prices and competition with other carriers. Midwest has provided two daily flights using 50-seat regional jets since July 2007. The flights are operated by SkyWest… Continue Reading Midwest ends Kansas City service

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As a city, we’ve got rock-hard abs, glutes of steel, not to mention speed, endurance and maximal oxygen uptake. How do we know? Because Men’s Fitness Magazine just named Colorado Springs “the fittest city in America.” We beat out all of those nacho-munchin’, beer-guzzling, fast-food gobbling couch potatoes in every other city in America, including… Continue Reading Colorado Springs named ‘fittest city in America’

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COPPeR, Experience Springs win state grant

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Two Colorado Springs organizations that promote tourism earned a matching grant of $15,000 from the Colorado Tourism Office. Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the convention and visitors’ bureau, and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, or COPPeR, will use the shared grant money to enhance PeakRadar.com, a cultural activities calendar for the… Continue Reading COPPeR, Experience Springs win state grant

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O’Connell leaving Penrose-St. Francis

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Rick O’Connell, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, resigned today citing “personal reasons.” O’CONNELL O’Connell will continue to act as a consultant for the hospital system’s special projects, including the grand opening of the new St. Francis Medical Center. The $207 million full-service hospital will open in August. Phil Shaw has been named… Continue Reading O’Connell leaving Penrose-St. Francis

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Peak Vista opening new facility Monday

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On Monday, Peak Vista will open its new Family Health Center at 225 S. Union. The 34,000-square-foot facility has been completely renovated and will have 48 exam rooms that will support 16 doctors. Peak Vista’s pharmacy, lab, registration and health education centers will also be moved to the new location. The facility is close to… Continue Reading Peak Vista opening new facility Monday

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