Don’t sweat the bulge, you might live longer

Those few extra pounds you’ve been meaning to lose? Think again. They might be unsightly, but they could add to your longevity. That’s according to a 12-year study that will be published in Obesity, an online health journal. Underweight people and those who are extremely obese are at increased risk of dying, but carrying a […]
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UCHealth announces northern El Paso County location

University of Colorado Health announced expansion of its services into northern El Paso County with the opening of a primary care office in Monument. “Dr. Melissa Voutsalath accepts patients of all ages and has a special interest in women’s health, adolescent health, manipulative medicine and dermatology,” a press release from UCHealth reads. The office is […]
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Pro Cycling Challenge coming back to Springs

Colorado Springs is among the 12 cities that will host next year’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the Denver Post is reporting. Next year’s race, scheduled for Aug. 20 through Aug. 26, will begin in Durango and end in Denver with the fifth leg of the race ending in Colorado Springs. The Denver Post posted the […]
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Workers’ moods are grim, survey says

Most employees say their job is unrewarding and saps their energy, according to a new survey by a talent and career management service. Only one...

Prairie dogs plague positive

Prairie dogs in southeast Colorado Springs have tested positive for plague. The El Paso County Department of Health and Environment collected plague-positive fleas from prairie dogs near Fontaine Boulevard and Goldfield Drive, south of the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. Plague is a bacterial disease of rodents transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected […]
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Creator of ‘snap tags’ to speak at PVG breakfast meeting

Peak Venture Group kicks off its breakfast series with the creator of SnapTags –a branded mobile bar code that enables marketers to use meaningful logos and icons as interactive marketing tools. Nicole Skogg, founder of Denver-based SpyderLynk, will talk about her experience leading a high-tech startup. She founded SpyderLynk in 2006 with the goal of […]
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Space Foundation board elects new chairman

Stakes vary among local nonprofits when it comes to cyber vulnerabilities. Breaches could mean significant impacts to mission and contributions.
Retired Air Force General William Shelton has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the board of directors of the Space Foundation. Shelton...

US News: Springs fifth best place to live in country

The U.S. News & World Report Wednesday listed Colorado Springs as the fifth best place to live in the United States. The magazine ranked the...

CVB plans to beef up marketing in ’11

Targeting tourists, conventioneers After struggling through deep budget cuts last year, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau has put its marketing efforts into high gear. To pull it off, the CVB increased its marketing budget by 32 percent, from $895,606 to $1.18 million. It was able to do so because its share of the […]
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Health care providers, businesses to compete for innovation challenge grants

The federal government is offering challenge grants for innovative projects that test creative ways to deliver high-quality medical care while saving money – and it’s focusing on projects that hire, train and deploy medical health care workers. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet said the grants could serve as amodel to improve care at a reduce cost […]
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National retailers see billion-dollar boost from Father’s Day

Spending for Father's Day on June 21 is expected to reach $12.7 billion for golf lessons, home improvement tools, ties, coffee mugs and other...

Anschutz Corp. buys The Gazette

Anschutz named Ryan McKibben, CEO of Clarity Media Group , as chairman of The Gazette.