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When Mandalyn King’s husband deployed to Afghanistan with the Army nine years ago, she found herself searching for an outlet to keep her hands busy and her mind away from worry. The daughter of an avid gardener, King spent much of her childhood watching and helping her mother tend the family patch, so when her […]
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By itself, a basketball is little more than an inflatable rubber bladder, wrapped in fibers and covered in leather to be bounced, passed, shot or dunked into an 18-inch-diameter hoop. But in the hands of a disadvantaged kid, a basketball can be much more. That was the thought behind Hillside Connection,...
Developers associated with the Gold Hill Mesa neighborhood are exploring legal action against the Colorado Springs Gazette in light of its recent three-part series about the Westside subdivision it reported is sitting atop shifting soils. The newspaper’s first installment, published Aug. 25, said that city planners and regional building staff allowed development at Gold Hill […]
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Colorado Springs’ first co-working space for light manufacturing is ready for three new tenants. They’ll be the vanguard in spurring development of the North Nevada Avenue manufacturing corridor and encouraging young people to pursue manufacturing careers. Milestones for Growth is the brainchild of Mary and Tony Fagnant, owners of Qualtek Manufacturing. The Fagnants bought the […]
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Something clicked in young Tarikh Brown’s brain when he opened his first “Luke Cage” comic book, a gift from his aunt. Cage’s initial appearance in 1972’s “Hero for Hire” marked the first black superhero to feature as the protagonist and title character of a comic book. When Brown opened that comic more than a decade […]
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Artist Rebecca Baum found that she works best in a comfortable, inspiring space. So when she bought the art education business that became Pikes Peak Artist Collective, she created a place where artists can feel at home. The studio on West Colorado Avenue is warmed by a double-sided fireplace. Large windows in the front open […]
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If a couple of neighborhood organizations get their way, residents of Southeast Colorado Springs could someday have the opportunity to invest directly in their community. There are not many opportunities out there for so-called “small investors,” or people who have between $10 and $100 a month to put toward acquiring equity. A Portland, Oregon-based global […]
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From the time he was about 6 years old, Colorado Springs military and community advocate Terrance McWilliams knew he wanted to spend his life serving his country. And despite retiring in 2007 from a 31-year career in the Army that saw him ascend to the rank of Command Sergeant Major at Fort Carson, McWilliams continues […]
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More than 185,500 ballots have so far been returned statewide for the Nov. 5 coordinated election, and the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office released a list of common mistakes seen this election cycle. Corrections for the most common errors are as follows. 1. You must sign your own ballot envelope: Verify your name and […]
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This year has seen a lot of growth and new businesses starting all across Colorado. This is good news, but for many in established businesses it means contending with more competitors than they started the year off with. Luckily, there is a relatively new technology that can help you stand out from your competitors, and […]
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By Pam Zubeck It’s hard not to miss the progress made on the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame at Vermijo and Sierra Madre streets. Officials have previously said it will open in early 2020. Now, the pedestrian bridge that will link the museum with America the Beautiful Park is about to […]
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Statewide nonprofit Mental Health Colorado’s leadership has shuffled around a bit in the past year, but its mission remains the same: “promoting mental health, ending stigma, and ensuring equitable access to mental health and substance use services.” The shake-ups started when former CEO Andrew Romanoff resigned from his role at Mental Health Colorado early this […]
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