Microsoft partners with Colorado DOL

Microsoft is partnering with the state's workforce centers to provide free training with its Elevate America program. The program is a public-private venture that will...

Colorado’s economy ranks 5th in nation

Colorado economy
Colorado has the nation’s fifth-best state economy, tying for first in lowest unemployment rate and ranking second in highest GDP growth, according to a...

State receiving $1.2 million to launch DNA-based exoneration program

Colorado has received nearly $1.2 million in federal grant money to start a program that will allow some people previously convicted of felonies to apply...

Sassower’s military critique baseless

I am in general agreement with Raphael Sassower’s recent opinion piece on “looking outside the military for a brand,” but his gratuitous comments about...

Local leaders feel hopeful about prospects for year to come

Mayor Steve Bach Colorado Springs As Mayor Steve Bach looks to the new year, he’s optimistic about job creation in the Springs and he’s not backing down from his goal of 6,000 more civilians employed in the coming year. In August, Bach asked Summit Economics to determine how many jobs would be necessary to get […]
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Homeownership a smaller part of retirement planning

Dramatic drops in homeownership levels might indicate changing attitudes about the importance a house plays in retirement planning, local financial advisers say.
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Foreclosure starts spike in October

El Paso County is having the busiest month for foreclosure starts since April, according to Public Trustee Tom Mowle. “Going up one month is not really...

Voters urged to drop off ballots early

early voting Colorado Springs
The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is urging voters to return their ballots before the Nov. 6 deadline. “It is tremendously helpful for...

Denver Post reports on USOC building debacle

The Denver Post is reporting today on a story Springs residents are all too familiar with - the fight to finish the U.S. Olympic...

Analysis: Proposals would create presidential primaries in Colorado

Propositions 107 and 108 would establish taxpayer-funded quadrennial presidential primaries during March of every presidential year. At a cost of approximately $5.3 million, Colorado could...

Aviation brigade confirms Fort Carson plans

Sen. Mark Udall's office confirmed yesterday that a 120-helicopter, 2,800-soldier aviation brigade will move to Fort Carson. The news will mean that the Mountain Post's...

Bennet, Udall say end gay blood donor ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Colorado Sens Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are two of 18 senators who say the time has come to change a policy...