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Drake panel still looks at possible closure

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

Bach announces new airport task force

Speaking from a makeshift media facility on the second level of the Colorado Springs Airport terminal, Mayor Steve Bach announced the creation Tuesday morning of the Airport Air Service Task Force. Given that the city and its enterprises already benefit from the advice of scores of such citizen advisory panels, such an announcement wouldn’t ordinarily… Continue Reading Bach announces new airport task force

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Last January, Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed an 18-member task force on wildfire insurance and forest health, as well as a 17-member wildland and prescribed fire advisory committee. Noting that 25 percent of Colorado’s population lives in the wildland-urban interface, Hickenlooper said that the two groups would prepare recommendations that would “reduce the risk of loss… Continue Reading Area has just one rep on state fire-response panels

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Task force meets to ease transition for veterans

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The first workshop to help veterans gain access to services, licenses and credentials to ease their transition from military to civilian employment was held earlier this month. The task force is charged with making Colorado the most military friendly state in the nation. “In the service of our country, these men and women have developed… Continue Reading Task force meets to ease transition for veterans

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As the Colorado Springs City Council-led task force ends one phase of the process to determine Memorial Health System’s future, controversy is still plaguing the process. Continue Reading Martin offers insight into task force’s work

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Michael Anthony of McDermott, Will and Emery will lead the request for proposals process that will eventually determine the future of Memorial Health System. McDermott Will and Emery is one of the largest national health care practices in the nation, and has a strong reputation, according to the city’s press release announcing Anthony’s hire. Anthony… Continue Reading Task Force chooses Chicago attorney to lead RFP process

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Mayor Steve Bach and the three members of the Regional Leadership Forum weren’t officially appointed to the Memorial Task Force, and can meet privately to discuss the hospital’s future and the request for proposals to lease the hospital. That’s the decision from this morning’s task force meeting. Acting only as ex-officio members allows the four… Continue Reading Bach dodges open meetings act

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Mayor joins Memorial task force

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Mayor Steve Bach will take part in ongoing discussions about the future of Memorial Health System. The mayor’s office, which under the new strong mayor regulations in the city charter, has no statutory authority over the municipal hospital, chose to participate after city council voted to allow the mayor and the Regional Leadership Forum to… Continue Reading Mayor joins Memorial task force

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On Friday, two Memorial Health System board members were asked to leave the hospital ownership task force and were replaced by members of the Regional Leadership Forum. During a commission meeting this morning, Memorial board chairwoman Arlene Stein and trustee Vic Andrews were asked to give up their task force duties and sit in the… Continue Reading Memorial representatives kicked off ownership task force

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PVHS CEO to meet with Memorial task force

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Memorial is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Poudre Valley Health Systems and become a nonprofit – but it isn’t yet ready to say whether that would include a merger with another nonprofit. Poudre Valley’s CEO, Rulon Stacey, will speak tomorrow at 8 a.m. at City Hall to the Memorial Task Force. Stacey has… Continue Reading PVHS CEO to meet with Memorial task force

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