Library district breaks ground on expansions

Pikes Peak Library District officials broke ground on renovations Friday at a new facility, slated to open in the summer, at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. More than a hundred community members and library supporters celebrated at a gala event, according to a news release, which marked the beginning of the district’s Tri-Building Project, a renovation of […]

Alumnus donates $3.5 million to USAFA

A longtime U.S. Air Force Academy supporter and alumnus has donated $3.5 million to assist in funding leadership programs and construction of the Center for Character and Leadership Development. Max F. James, who graduated from the Academy in 1964 and serves on the USAFA Endowment Board of Directors, donated $1.5 million to create the CCLD […]

Palenchar retires from El Pomar

Palenchar retires from El Pomar

After 23 years, Dave Palenchar has retired as chief operating officer for El Pomar Foundation. In October of 1990, Palenchar joined the organization. He will remain a Trustee of El Pomar and continue to represent the foundation as chairman of the Colorado Springs Sports Corp, while also working on special projects such as the construction […]

Third-party analysis forces City for Champions revisions

Mayor Steve Bach’s City for Champions proposal didn’t impress Economic and Planning Systems, the third-party analyst hired by the Colorado Economic Development Commission to evaluate the city’s request for state tax increment funding. EPS found that visitor estimates by the city were overly optimistic; financial data was skimpy, insufficient and/or inaccurate; and cost and revenue […]

Springs to host 2014 USA Pro Challenge

America’s Race, the USA Pro Challenge, returns to Colorado Springs for the 2014 tour. The Pro Challenge is an annual multi-day professional road cycling stage race. The Springs will host Stage four of the race. Colorado Springs was a host city in 2011 for the prologue and in 2012 for the penultimate stage of the race. […]

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