As a young girl, Martha Barton followed her father, a physician, as he went on house calls in Minnesota. The relationships formed inside his medical practice made an impact on Barton, who is planning to retire this summer from her position as president of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, an operation she has led […]
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Today’s print edition of the Business Journal includes a story about the proposed American Health Care Act, the Republican-backed challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which the House was initially supposed to vote on yesterday. The story went to press Wednesday, while the vote was still planned for Thursday. A lot can happen in two […]
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The Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership released Thursday its second-annual “State of Downtown” report, which broadly outlined just how good of a year 2016 was for the city’s core. The 19-page document — billed as “economic snapshot and performance indicators” — opens with a turn of phrase for all those who have long heralded Colorado Springs […]
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As the four-year process of merging the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center with Colorado College moves slowly along, it seems a cultural shift is already well underway. That shift has impacted the Fine Arts Center, but a recently created draft statement of a “museum subcommittee” created as part of the strategic planning process predicts cultural […]
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How does a community create an identity of its own? A little public art doesn’t hurt. The Downtown Partnership will present the third chapter in its four-part City Center Series, titled Placemaking and Public Art. The March 7 presentation will include a slide show, panel discussion and a documentary (discussion begins at 6 p.m.) at […]
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Although the philosophy of “New Urbanism” is more than 30 years old, the concept continues to gain relevance in cities like Colorado Springs — where an upcoming film festival will address the topic. “New urbanism is not just about architecture or urban planning — it’s about making places livable,” said Susan Edmondson, president and CEO […]
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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments hosted a public meeting Feb. 23 at Library 21c to collect feedback on drafted strategies for land use and development issues. A year ago the PPACG began a Joint Land Use Study, gathering research and forming working groups to analyze the interaction between local...
Problem: I was recently promoted to lead an already successful team and I’m beginning to understand how to manage the employees. However, many of them are content with the way things are, and they’re resistant to change. How do I convince them to welcome change and work toward new...
Jenifer Furda, publisher of the Colorado Springs Business Journal, will become the chief operating officer at the National Cybersecurity Center, effective Feb. 24. Furda was named associate publisher of the Business Journal in 2012, when John Weiss purchased the paper from The Dolan Co. She became publisher in 2015, when...
If you ask the mayor, the city’s stormwater infrastructure issues and its understaffed police force are inextricably linked. Mayor John Suthers said the Colorado Springs Police Department, while highly educated and well-qualified, is facing sizable financial stresses. Those, he said, can be attributed largely to the funds diverted for stormwater...
Colorado Springs-based political group, Liberty First, will host a community forum Jan. 17 at 6:45 p.m. in the meeting room at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. The hour-and-a-half open discussion will allow citizens and media the opportunity to ask city councilors questions pertaining to city-related topics and issues. In light of upcoming city elections, the […]
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Online mattress company Leesa donated 70 full-size and 30 twin-size foam mattresses this week to Homeward Pikes Peak to help the homeless in its programs get a good night’s sleep. The new mattresses were delivered to the nonprofit Dec. 15 and will be utilized by homeless individuals and families struggling with mental illness, substance abuse and […]
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