Weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed havoc on the United States, Fort Carson was already preparing for the fallout. Col. Brian Wortinger, garrison commander at Fort Carson, said beginning in early January, post leadership was in daily contact with peers in South Korea about the virus and were cognizant of...
The Space Symposium — which attracts thousands of space industry professionals to Colorado Springs each year, boosting the city’s economy — is back on the calendar for the fall. Typically held in the spring, the 36th Space Symposium was scheduled to begin March 30, but was postponed March 13 due...
As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on businesses across the country, the banking industry has had to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape full of borrowers and clients in crisis.  Many banks are offering relief to customers impacted by the pandemic. And since March 9, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...
For Debbie Karber, moving to downtown Colorado Springs is an exciting new journey. Karber and her husband, Curt, are relocating in April to an apartment at 418 S. Tejon St. in the newly completed Casa Mundi complex — the most recent of several luxury apartment buildings to open in downtown...
Two longtime staples of the Eastside restaurant scene closed within weeks of one another last summer, with Mimi’s Café and Outback Steakhouse shuttering their New Center Point Drive locations. Six months later, Eastside residents lost another dining option when Fox and the Hound sports bar closed its doors in the...
Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofits — without them, many simply would not exist. Companies know that volunteering demonstrates their commitment to working for the good of their communities, so many businesses encourage their employees to volunteer, or sponsor volunteer programs and find that such programs help create a positive...
At its 2010 inception, city officials anticipated the 200-acre Polaris Pointe retail complex in northern Colorado Springs would impact the city’s economy to the tune of $800 million over the next 25 years. In February 2019, the city ratcheted up its estimate to roughly $4.2 billion over a quarter-century, also...
Experts have long touted 5G as a world-changing leap in wireless technology. But even though most major carriers have now launched some version of 5G, that high-speed, ultra-connected future still seems a long way down the road. So what is 5G? How does it work? And when can we expect to...
Colorado legislators have wasted no time in getting started on new laws that could affect businesses. At the one-month mark of the 2020 session, more than 300 bills have been introduced. Many other proposals are being discussed but have not been introduced yet. “Just the sheer volume of legislation has been...
PlanCOS laid out a vision for the future of Colorado Springs. Now RetoolCOS is honing the tools to achieve it. The city’s comprehensive plan, PlanCOS was approved by the Colorado Springs City Council a year ago, after an extensive communitywide process. PlanCOS focuses upon six themes that embody the city’s existing...
Colorado Springs saw near-historic lows in mortgage interest rates last year, and local lenders are predicting more of the same in 2020 — though the presidential election is likely to cause stagnation in the mortgage bond market. Back in November 2018, lenders “were seeing some of the highest interest rates...
Anti-tobacco advocates have hailed a new law raising the minimum age requirement for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 as a victory for public health, but the law’s timing has sparked confusion among retailers. On Dec. 20, President Donald Trump signed legislation prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to...