Panhandling ban might spur more thorny issues

Many Colorado Springs City Councilors indicated last week they didn’t believe a proposed ordinance to stem panhandling downtown goes far enough, but free speech advocates question its constitutionality. Council will have a first reading Tuesday and conduct a hearing on the proposed amendment to its city-wide ordinance against aggressive panhandling. The change would outlaw begging […]

Want to serve on a public board? Pick your poison

Thinking of applying for a position on one of the many volunteer-staffed boards and commissions that advise (and, in some cases, direct) state and local governments? Interested in using your particular expertise to make government function more effectively? Or maybe you’re unhappy with the actions of a particular board, and would like to be part […]

PERA suit claims city owes $220 million for Memorial

Update: The city and PERA have reached an agreement to remove UCH from the lawsuit, to drop both suits and to allow the city to refile its case in Denver District Court. Read more here. The Public Employees’ Retirement Association has filed a lawsuit of its own in an ongoing legal battle with the city […]

UCCS, El Pomar set out on epic business adventures

UCCS professor Tom Duening stood before a crowd of about 100 business leaders this week for the annual El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization report to the community. Duening, the El Pomar Endowed Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship, said he was surprised that so many people were interested in his work. He shouldn’t be. […]

People on the Move – September 7, 2012

RE/MAX Properties hired four broker associates: Andrea Owen was born in Brazil. She moved to the United States in 2003. She started in real estate as an investor. She is working out of the south office at 2630 Tenderfoot Hill St. Mike Ryan obtained his real estate license in 1992 while living in Boulder and […]

Kudos! – September 7, 2012

The Mining Exchange named official hotel of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic The Colorado Springs Philharmonic entered into a three-year agreement with The Mining Exchange to be the official hotel for the orchestra. The arrangement provides housing to accommodate artists performing with the orchestra. “This partnership means so much, not only to the Philharmonic, but also to […]

On the Horizon – September 7, 2012

Sept. 10 Minding Your Business Learn how to research starting or growing a business. This class, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Penrose Library, covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to help find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials and more. Sept. 11 Chamber University The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC hosts Chamber […]