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Businesses shift in downtown Manitou

Businesses shift in downtown Manitou

Walking around downtown Manitou Springs, you wouldn’t necessarily know that disaster struck just six months ago. The clues are there. Sandbags poised plump and ready behind the Manitou Spa building. Heavy equipment dredging Fountain Creek behind Cañon Avenue. “For Rent” signs scattered among empty storefronts around town. Many businesses uprooted as a result of the… Continue Reading Businesses shift in downtown Manitou

Colorado ranks high in catastrophic claims

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Colorado ranks high in catastrophic claims

As a result of wildfires and hailstorms, Colorado has found itself in the top 10 states in the nation for filing catastrophic insurance claims. A catastrophe is defined as a natural disaster that produces more than $25 million in insured damage. “We are seeing homeowners insurance premiums rising across the country and here in Colorado,”… Continue Reading Colorado ranks high in catastrophic claims

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Local real estate forecast healthy for 2014

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Local real estate forecast healthy for 2014

A key indicator of economic vitality in any metropolitan area is the health of its real estate market, and Colorado Springs is no different. The incoming year, while as unpredictable as any, is shaping up to be positive in that regard, according to commercial and residential real estate experts. Every prediction, forecast or outlook is… Continue Reading Local real estate forecast healthy for 2014

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Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

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Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

Caregivers may experience compassion fatigue when they are continually exposed to traumatic injuries, often seen during war, and also inside hospital emergency rooms. Memorial Hospital Nurse Kathleen Flarity also works as a commissioned colonel in the Air Force Reserves. She has studied compassion fatigue since being deployed to Afghanistan. “I just finished 33 years in… Continue Reading Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

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The faces that shaped 2011

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From business to politics, the military to athletes, below are some of the Colorado Springs faces who shaped the year… Continue Reading The faces that shaped 2011

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Where do Colorado Springs jobs come from? It’s true that the city relies heavily on its public sector, employers such as Fort Carson and Memorial Hospital, for roughly 40 percent of the city’s workforce. But it’s the private sector that’s the real backbone of the economy, providing the other 60 percent. Here’s a look at… Continue Reading A look at some of Colo. Springs’ top private employers

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Judgment day is fast approaching for Neumann Systems Group and its technology, which purports to clean sulfur dioxide emissions in coal-fired power plants. Next month, Colorado Springs Utilities will make a final recommendation — a “go or no go” — on whether to move forward with the technology, said Drew Rankin, general manager of energy… Continue Reading Neumann Systems’ emissions tech awaits green light

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If there’s a simple truth about money for major Colorado transportation projects, it’s this: There isn’t much of it. “It’s the worst it’s ever been,” said Craig Casper, the chief transportation engineer for the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments. “And I have records going back to 1967.” PPACG is the region’s metropolitan planning organization.… Continue Reading Bumpy road ahead for road construction projects

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