PacifiCare Health Systems is announcing the reduction of its work force by about 550 people nationally, representing about 6 percent of its total. Of that, 27 are Colorado staff members. Five of the 27 are based in Colorado Springs. <br> <br> "We have announced to 27 employees in Colorado that their positions...
Peak Mobility 21 may have thought the wheels were set in motion last week for its proposed Rural Transit Authority. But at least one of the plan’s intended partners — the town of Monument — has been left out of the loop. Last week, in the second of two required...
<SUBHEAD>Hotel occupancy leaves room for improvement</SUBHEAD> A report detailing the financial performance of Colorado’s hospitality industry shows Colorado Springs with the poorest hotel occupancy levels in the state. Terry Sullivan, president of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said that’s because Colorado Springs’ significant growth in the past several...
The Fort Carson Division of Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE) Incorporated has been recommended for ISO 9002 certification, an international standard of quality, after a team of auditors inspected the company’s operations last week. PAE handles operations and maintenance for the Army base and is believed to be the first...
With more than 60 million individual investors in the United States, trying to figure out which major stock market to use can be confusing. A prospective investor must understand the two largest U.S. markets - the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quota (NASDAQ) and the New York Stock...
Start with a secret ingredient, add a pinch of entrepreneurial spirit, center the idea around making the perfect cookie, and you get a recipe for success. Tim Howell, owner of the Trattoria DeAngelo Italian restaurant at 123 E. Pikes Peak Ave., has mastered the recipe of success in the cookie...
Answers. Salespeople want answers. Here are a few of the answers to questions I get in the mail (fax, e, and snail). The purpose of this column is twofold: First, to give you a sampling of what people ask, and some answers you can use to succeed-and second, to...
One area college campus contributed more than $100 million in gross state product to Colorado’s economy in the 1998-99 fiscal year, according to a study released in March. The “Economic Impact Study,” completed on the University of Colorado campuses by CU’s System Office of Information and Analysis, quantified the...

Health Care

<SUBHEAD>IHS back in state’s, HCFA’s good graces</SUBHEAD> IHS at Cheyenne Mountain, which the state health department had previously recommended lose its Medicare funding from the federal government, is “back in substantial compliance,” said Jeanne-Marie Ragan, a state health department spokeswoman. The nursing home will keep its Medicare funding and remain...
It’s strictly business for Internet Communications Corp. in Colorado Springs. Its brand-new, high-speed digital subscriber line is, at least. The company will begin marketing the service this month, and the service will only be going to business customers — not residential ones. “When you try to do both, you...
On Wednesday, the Colorado Springs City Council lost a voting member and the business community lost a visible small-business owner who, since last May, led an important role in shaping the city’s future. Joanne Colt formally announced her resignation from the Council and asked for forgiveness from the community....