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  • Head of Colorado health insurance exchange leaving for job with Cigna

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    The head of Colorado's health insurance exchange will leave in August to take a job with Cigna. Patty Fontneau, who helped create Connect for Health Colorado and who oversaw the exchange's opening on Oct. 1, 2013, will become the presidnet of private exchange business for the massive...

  • Colorado Springs teen treated for rabies after exposure to rabid bat

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    A teenager must undergo treatment for exposure to rabies after a rabid bat was found in west Colorado Springs. The case marks the third time a child needed the painful shots in less than a month, according to El Paso County Public Health. Two children underwent treatment in late June...

  • Unlike others in Colorado, El Paso County not planning to house immigrant children

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Unlike elsewhere in the state, El Paso County officials have no plans to start housing unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border, a county spokeswoman said Friday. A shelter for those children is being considered by Denver Human Services, which might repurpose a 54-bed...

  • UCCS Aging Center gets more than $500,000 in grants

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Michael Kenny prefers to focus less on patients' lifespans than on their "healthspans." To do that, people need great food, fitness and mental health. "You've got that three-legged stool that if you address all those things, you're really promoting wellness," said Kenny, director...

  • Woodland Park mayor resigns amid 'false allegations'

    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Woodland Park's mayor resigned Monday amid accusations he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy while in a hot tub. David Turley, who was re-elected to a second term in April, maintained his innocence in a statement released Monday, noting that he will fight the allegations in court....

  • Pikes Peak United Way director wants to create success from 'cradle to career'

    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    What does it take to ensure someone lives a fulfilling and successful life from cradle to career? For the Pikes Peak United Way, it boils down to three things: Education, health and a person's ability to be self-sufficient with a fair income. The nonprofit has begun to shift its...

  • Empty Stocking Fund boosts number of nonprofits it will help

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Five more nonprofit organizations can expect to receive a boost from the Pikes Peak region's largest holiday fundraiser this year. The Gazette/El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund has increased the number of nonprofits in its annual campaign, bringing to 20 the number of organizations whose...

  • B.J. Scott, longtime leader in Colorado Springs health care, to retire

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    One of the leading people to influence health care across the Pikes Peak region plans to retire at the end of the year. B.J. Scott, former chief executive of the Peak Vista Community Health Centers, plans to retire on Dec. 31 from her post a head of the nonprofit's foundation, Scott...

  • St. Francis med center unveils glitzy joint and spine center

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    St. Francis Medical Center unveiled a glitzy 33-bed center dedicated to hip, knee and shoulder replacements. The hospital's new Total Joint & Spine Center is expected to begin hosting patients in late July, filling out St. Francis Medical Center's last undeveloped space with...

  • Colorado Springs food policy council looks to fight obesity through sustainability

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Every inch of Kellie Dodson's back yard has a purpose. Twenty-four types of vegetables sprout from her property just east of downtown, even hanging from gutters nailed to her fence. She tends two chicken coops and a greenhouse, while beehives buzz in her front yard. Call it...