Broomfield bans marijuana dispensaries

Broomfield has become the latest city to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The City Council voted 8-2 yesterday for an ordinance prohibiting businesses that sell or...

Business district now admits Scheels sales figure “was wrong”

By Pam Zubeck, Colorado Springs Independent An estimate of annual sales expected from the proposed Scheels All Sports store in north Colorado Springs, "was wrong,"...

TheatreWorks founder Murray Ross dead at 74

TheatreWorks founder Murray Ross died yesterday at 74. As hundreds of posts on social media attest, his impact on the Colorado Springs arts, theater and...

CSPD requests $11.7 million in stimulus funds

The Colorado Springs Police Department said this morning that it has requested $11.7 million in federal funding related to the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Most of the money would be used to support additional personnel, including $5.8 million to hire 28 new police officers and pay their salaries for three years. Other money would be used to hire administrative personnel, to replace bulletproof vests and to address other departmental needs.

Udall seeks to fund Colo. cyber defense program

  U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is trying to round up funding for cyber-defense training programs at the U.S. Air Force Academy.   Udall said Monday computer hackers threaten the United States and could cripple the electrical grid, water supplies and computers used by the military.   Earlier this year, Udall got an amendment to the […]
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Business Personal Property Tax bill dies, study takes its place

A proposal to phase out the state's 133-year-old business personal property tax has died at the hands of its sponsor.The Senate assigned the bill...

Annual dinner champions conservation

Registration for Palmer Land Trust’s fifth annual Southern Colorado Conservation Awards (SCCA) is open. Register online at palmerlandtrust.org. The event features a farm-to-table dinner and a film highlighting the work of this year’s winners. The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. Each […]
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Instacart launches one-hour grocery delivery

Instacart has arrived in the Pikes Peak region and is available to deliver groceries and other items to front doors all over the area. Instacart...

124,000 Coloradans signed up under ACA

Connect for Health Colorado announced Monday that 124,000 Coloradans signed up for private health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Of those, 9.2 percent,...

Foreclosures: Freeze could undermine housing market

Karl Case, the co-creator of a widely watched housing market index, was upbeat three weeks ago. Mulling the economy while at a meeting at...

NRF: Winter weather affects retail spending

Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country. According to the National Retail Federation – the world largest retail trade association – January retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased […]
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Police get grants to catch car thieves

Front Range police departments have received $2 million in grants from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority to help catch car thieves. Eight awards were...