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This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category. Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute...
Retirees have already discovered what a national magazine declared this month:  Colorado Springs is a low cost, great place to retire. This month, Colorado Springs was named a top retirement destination by the magazine Where to Retire, which is geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city will...
Even when accounting firms hire them, many women and minorities drop out because of lack of support that prevents accomplishment and advancement, according to a new report by the American Society of Women Accountants. The ASWA 2012 Special Report on Diversity in the Accounting and Finance Fields says that shifting...
Dion’s Pizza, a New Mexico-based chain, will break ground on a pizza shop in the Springs near the corner of Powers and Dublin boulevards next week. The pizza shop, which also sells salads and sub sandwiches, expects to open in November and hire 75 people to operate its store. Dion's...
The Mexican ambassador to the United States is visiting with the Colorado Attorney General John Suthers tomorrow – and visiting the Winter Night Club event at the Broadmoor. Arturo Sarukhán will speak about Mexican and U.S. relations at 7:30 p.m. Sarukhán served as deputy assistant secretary for inter-American affairs and was...
For the past year, a team of nearly 40 people have watched about 300 films made by women and narrowed a select 34 films for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, which begins this weekend in Colorado Springs. The festival, in its 24th year, begins with a gala Nov. 4...
With immigration slowing, babies born in the U.S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population. A new analysis of census data highlights a turning point in Hispanics' rapid U.S. growth. Demographers point to the potential for broader political impact...
A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado's gay marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be headed to the 2012 ballot. A state title board will review language next week to clear the proposal for ballots. If approved, supporters would have to collect...
A state ban on synthetic marijuana is up for a vote in the Colorado Senate. The bill that will be debated today would outlaw several chemicals used to make synthetic cannabinoids. The chemicals are widely available on the Internet and mimic the effects of marijuana in products called "Spice" or...
House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that private talks with President Barack Obama failed to produce a deal to avoid a government shutdown and warned that the House Republicans "will not be put in a box" of accepting options they refuse to endorse. Short of an agreement to cover the...
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs landed twice on the annual rankings list of graduate programs from U.S. News & World Report. The School of Public Affairs - with programs at UCCS and CU Denver - ranked 32nd nationally. Four CU campuses received 37 mentions in the 2012 edition of Best...
Two years after Operation 6035 was launched, a key group is being formed to implement its recommendations. Other than that, there’s little hard evidence of any progress since the initial economic development strategy was published. Phil Lane was appointed to head the operation in February 2010, and he acknowledged the program...