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El Paso County residents are highly educated, younger than many expect and paid lower wages than peers in competitive regions throughout the state. Those were a few of the takeaways during Vectra Bank’s annual Pikes Peak Economic Forecast Breakfast, which took place April 18 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Despite some...
Unmanned aircraft, a federal courthouse and a beer college are all issues El Paso County residents might be hearing more about in the year to come. Stan VanderWerf, new District 3 county commissioner, explained those initiatives to a crowd during the Tri-Lakes area’s State of the Region address on Feb....
Colorado Springs is one step closer to redeveloping a segment of the North Nevada Avenue corridor that has long been seen as a struggling transition between the city’s thriving north and its bustling downtown. The city unveiled the draft of the North Nevada Avenue Plan during an open house Tuesday...
During his second State of the City address as mayor of Colorado Springs, John Suthers spoke at The Broadmoor hotel on Sept. 8 about the city’s progress and potential — painting an optimistic picture of health and prosperity. “A year ago, in my first State of the City address, I...
In an attempt to make lemonade out of particularly sour lemons, Pueblo County Commissioners put an ambitious “De-Brucing” measure on the November ballot last week. If voters approve, the county will be able to retain revenue that would otherwise be refunded to voters, and use them to fund multiple...
The city of Colorado Springs has embarked upon a two-year, $500,000 process to update its comprehensive plan. Why bother? Isn’t the existing comprehensive plan sufficient to the city’s needs? “Since the plan was last updated, our city’s needs and priorities have changed,” said Planning Director Peter Wysocki last week. “There are...
It looks like there won't be an increase to the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax in 2017. During a meeting with business professionals discussing Colorado Springs’ strengths and weaknesses in the tourism industry, Doug Price, CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the city will not include­ the initiative...
Look at “more bang for the buck” from a new angle. Buying local is a powerful way to make your dollar work harder — creating jobs, increasing wealth, helping the environment and strengthening the community. “There’s no argument. When you spend locally, more of it stays in the local economy,” said...
This week the National Cyber Intelligence Center's board of directors changed the center’s name and announced its nationally searching for the center’s CEO to reveal by the fall, according to city officials. The board voted July 5 to change the name from the National Cyber Intelligence Center to the National Cybersecurity...
Following Walmart’s 2013 commitment to hire U.S. veterans, the organization announced May 25 they have employed 3,278 veterans in Colorado and 130,828 nationwide. Three years ago on Memorial Day, the multinational retail corporation announced its Welcome Home Commitment, guaranteeing job offers to honorably discharged veterans within 12 months of active...
By the end of 2016, Monument’s Pikes Peak Brewing Company expects to be the top-producing craft brewery in the county — and one of the top 20 in the state. Not bad for owner Chris Wright, who was only home brewing beer five years ago. This month, Wright announced plans for...
(Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series on the reconstruction of the South Nevada Avenue corridor.) Colorado Springs residents and visitors will be able to live, shop and eat at a variety of new businesses and infrastructure along South Tejon Street and South Nevada Avenue once the...