According to a news release sent by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, an ongoing health and wellness partnership with the health system “resulted in astounding savings of approximately $1.9 million for Colorado Springs School District 11 in 2014.” That data came from the district’s most recent health management overview, the release stated. In 2012, BEST Health Plan […]
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In last week’s Business Journal, state Rep. Pete Lee asked business leaders to send him ideas for legislation for the next session of the General Assembly. In the article,  Lee asked business leaders to contact him with any ideas for legislation to help improve the state and local economy. “If there’s a regulation that you […]
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Nora Hardin, the new executive director of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, moved last month into the top spot of the organization that’s been supporting the local arts since 1968. Prior to becoming executive director, Hardin served as board vice president. She also held a number of diverse positions in manufacturing, publishing, film and video […]
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Contrary to popular belief, they’re not painfully slow nor do they need to be plugged in. Those are only two of the reasons that explain why hybrid vehicles are rapidly gaining popularity across the nation, including here in Colorado Springs. The Toyota Prius and Honda Civic hybrid have been racing off the lots according to […]
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Two upcoming health fairs stand to help hundreds of people in Manitou Springs and the Tri-Lakes area at Monument. The Manitou Springs Southern Colorado Health Fair will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave. There, a 31-component blood analysis will be available for $30, and a […]
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Four environmental groups say a judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging Colorado’s renewable energy standard. Environment Colorado, the Colorado Environmental Coalition, the Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society argue in court documents that the plaintiffs don’t have standing to sue. A judge hasn’t ruled yet on their motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Businessman Rod Lueck, […]
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The economic indicators for Colorado were a mixed bag in October, according to the business conditions index from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. While the state’s economy continues to grow, telecommunications companies are cutting jobs, and manufacturing for durable goods have slowed, said Dr. Ernie Goss, director of the institute. “Non-durable goods producers are […]
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The owner of a Gold Hill Mesa home filed suit this month against the builder, saying the home is not as energy-efficient as the builder purported. Further, the builder knew the home wasn’t as energy-efficient during the sales process, said homeowners Hannah Polmer and William Robert Rudge in their lawsuit against Hi-Point Home Builders LLC, […]
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The role of a journalist is to tell the stories of one’s community, Abigail Beckman says. “It’s really rewarding and important to me that I help people in my community stay well-informed,” she said. “To be able to provide that service and answer questions about things people might not know or even realize are going […]
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“Global domination.” Or at least close, said hot sauce and marinade entrepreneur Patrick Tolbert of his fledgling company’s mission statement. “We want to be the No. 2 hot sauce in the world,” he explained, conceding to Tabasco’s monster market share. “Everybody says they want to be the best. We’ll take No. 2.” Tolbert, with his […]
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In the past, long-term financial strategy used to encompass keeping a broad-based portfolio to garner moderate risk and moderate returns, said Kevin P. Sullivan, financial adviser with Sullivan & Associates. But much has changed in the economy, and Sullivan & Associates now uses a modified core satellite strategy. “There are risks out there that cannot […]
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El Paso County’s economy has reached a standoff between good and bad forces — and those in the business of making predictions cannot say which will win the showdown.
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