Pikes Peak Community College packs a $323 million economic punch to El Paso County, and that's just a portion of the $3 billion annual economic impact that community colleges bring to Colorado.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it has $1.7 million in matching grants available to support projects that would benefit fishing, shooting ranges or motorized boating. Parks and wildlife officials are accepting applications from individuals, organizations and local governments for some of that money. The Fishing is Fun grant program has $900,000 available to distribute for […]
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While Colorado Springs is still undecided about retail marijuana, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners seems to be set to do something immediately. The group will vote on two marijuana-related items tomorrow at its regular meeting: a resolution that will ban the possession, consumption, use or display of marijuana on county property and the […]
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During the past 25 years or so, the price-earnings ratio of Standard & Poor’s 500 companies has averaged in the low 20s, said Rod Thirion, business administration faculty member at Pikes Peak Community College. (A price-earnings ratio is a stock’s current price per share divided by the annual earnings per share. Thus, a $100 share, with a $5 EPS, has a P.E. ratio of 20.)
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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services will sell the former Penrose Community Hospital at 3205 N. Academy Blvd. to Peak Vista Community Health Centers. Peak Vista received a $1.5 million discount on the fair market value of the building, as part of a capital donation from Penrose. “The addition of this new property allows us a wonderful […]
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Delivering women’s and children’s health care is typically more expensive, raising concerns among doctors who work with Memorial Health System that a sale of the system will mean fewer services for those groups. Memorial has three distinct hospitals on two campuses, including Memorial Hospital for Children. A number of pediatricians and other physicians turned out […]
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As recently as a year ago, a developer who wanted to complete a project in El Paso County had to hand-carry an application composed of dozens of documents to the county Planning and Community Development Department. Now, using the department’s Electronic Development Application Review Program, developers, builders, commercial and industrial businesses, and other landowners can […]
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While nearly every industry has switched to electronic record keeping and payments, the health care industry is lagging behind — and it is costing the country $22 billion in health care expenses every year. Celent, a research and advisory firm, says that electronic processing is present in most steps of the health care revenue cycle […]
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ITT Exelis, in Colorado Springs, received a $160 million U.S. Army contract to provide information technology support and IT services to the U.S. Army in Europe, U.S. European Command  and U.S. Africa Command. The operations, maintenance and supply in Europe was awarded by the U.S. Army contracting Command in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and includes the […]
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The Colorado Springs City Council task force now charged with deciding the future of Memorial Health System has taken a turn – to leasing the assets of the hospital to a newly created, independent nonprofit system. The move is a compromise between keeping it under city control and a total transfer of the assets to […]
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When RadioShack Corp. closed 480 stores, the company’s plan was to freshen its merchandise offerings. Part of the new look will include a return to selling televisions, flat-panel TVs, that is. Televisions were phased out of RadioShack’s in 2002 to make room for smaller items. And the electronics retailer has no illusions about how long it might take to lure in its new target market.
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Heavy-hitters in the Colorado Springs commercial real estate community gathered Wednesday night to celebrate their successes selling and leasing commercial property in the region. At their first formal gathering since forming last year, nearly 100 members of the Southern Colorado Commercial Brokers met to distribute “Deal Maker Awards 2015” as the organization’s inaugural event. The SCCB […]
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