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CSBJ farewell to Scialdone

Nearly two years ago, Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs was facing a threatened future, to say the least. The city-operated enterprise endured the ugly departure of its CEO, Dr. Larry McEvoy, whose highly controversial $1.15 million buyout left behind hard feelings, damaged morale and an alarming deterioration of Memorial’s strength in the local health care… Continue Reading CSBJ farewell to Scialdone

Not too late for resolutions

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Two weeks into 2014, we haven’t had a chance to talk about resolutions. Obviously it’s not too late, especially offering ideas that might make Colorado Springs a better place to live and do business. So we have some suggestions, followed by one from a reader intended for a specific portion of the readership. 1. Be… Continue Reading Not too late for resolutions

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After a year of crises, one wish

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Another year has come and gone, bringing us another cascade of surprises mixed with shocks, more of both than hardly any city and metro area of our size should expect in any given 12 months. Who could have dreamed we would be struck by another deadly fire for the second consecutive June, this one causing… Continue Reading After a year of crises, one wish

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Surely you remember last Thursday, Dec. 5, when the temperature was hovering around zero at noon. Most public schools were closed, the wind was nasty and some military installations were requiring only essential personnel to work. Yet, amid all that, more than 100 curious local people ventured to the Colorado Springs Marriott for the Business… Continue Reading Facing the needs of higher ed

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When the word came of yet another idea for “experts” from across the country to help jump-start the process of revitalizing downtown Colorado Springs, our first reaction was an impatient shrug. Really? One more study to produce one more batch of input, costing $125,000 for those who will pay for it? What difference could this… Continue Reading Editorial: Don’t flinch at downtown evaluation

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Summer is arriving in the Pikes Peak region, and with it comes the usual hordes vacationing masses — literally numbering in the hundreds of thousands — driving their way to or through Colorado on vacation. We know many plan to stop in the Colorado Springs area, even if this isn’t their primary destination. Most likely… Continue Reading Editorial: We must make room for good ideas

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