Ritter to head CSU’s New Energy Economy

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will become director of Colorado State University's Center for the New Energy Economy on Feb. 1. His term as governor ends Jan. 11. The...

City issues RFP for stormwater consultant

Mayor Steve Bach is asking for a second opinion after clashing with a residents’ task force estimated that regional stormwater improvements would cost about...

Poch brings Celtic pride to his events business

Joseph Poch, a Colorado Springs native, grew up celebrating his Celtic heritage at festivals all over the country. Eventually, he started helping to organize them and now owns a full-service event planning business. Most of the 24-year-old’s business takes him away from Colorado Springs. So, when the city made a request for proposals for a […]
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Southern Delivery System backers celebrate

Officials in four towns are celebrating the start of construction on one of the largest water projects in Colorado in years. The Southern Delivery System...

Study looks at feasibility of Front Range passenger rail

By Pam Zubeck, Colorado Springs Independent  As the population on the Front Range grows, it's time to find a way to move people without making...

Waldo Fire puts Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on hold

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is postponed because of the Waldo Canyon fire and ongoing safety concerns in the area of Pikes Peak Highway. The 90th run of the famous auto and motorcycle race, which was scheduled for July 8, will be revived later in the summer, race officials said. They expect to set […]
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Yellow books to be distributed this week

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will begin distributing more than 22,000 copies of the Yellow Book, the 2010-2011 Senior Information and Assistance...

Wages, salaries and benefits equal $29.90 in West

Employer costs for compensation for workers across the nation varied from a low of $25.88 an hour in the south to $32.85 in the...

Aspen looking to ban plastic bottles

Aspen city officials are looking into a possible ban on bottled water in plastic, disposable containers. The City Council has directed staffers to investigate options...

IHOP giving away pancakes for charity

Today is National Pancake Day. IHOP  will serve millions of free pancakes to celebrate and hopes to raise $1.75 million for Children’s Miracle Network, an...

Customers dodging new banking fees

Banks might have increased their fees, but consumers aren't paying them. A majority of consumers have managed to avoid paying fees, according to the American...

A piece-by-piece guide to financial overhaul law

Two years after the global financial system nearly collapsed, a vast revamping of regulation has been signed into law. The measure targets the risky...