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Was General William Jackson Palmer really a teetotaler, or did he like a drink or two? Check the whiskey bottles in his trash. People tend to think Palmer didn’t drink because he famously established Colorado Springs as a dry community, Matt Mayberry says, but his trash tells a different story. “There were wine bottles, whiskey […]
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No one’s touting Silicon Mountain anymore. And while “Cyber Mountain” might be more accurate today, it doesn’t have the same ring to it. The Silicon Mountain nickname had its moment in the Springs in the 1980s, as tech firms made manufacturing footprints across the city. They included Springs-headquartered companies like Simtek Corporation, an early leader […]
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Despite having called Colorado Springs home for just 3½ years, Daniel Sexton has been at the forefront of both preserving the city’s past and shaping its future. Sexton, a principal planner with the city of Colorado Springs, served as project manager for HistoricCOS, an update to the city’s original historic planning preservation plan created in […]
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College opened up a previously inaccessible world for Megan Bell. Now, she has made a career of bringing that access to students much like herself. “I just love the college experience and making it possible for students to go to college and be successful here,” said Bell, who is UCCS’ executive director of community learning […]
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On a recent visit to Colorado Springs, Gov. Jared Polis praised School District 11 and Pikes Peak Community College for innovations that will improve educational achievement and help fill workforce gaps. Polis, who has made education a cornerstone of his administration, attended a D-11 kick-off event and toured PPCC’s new Center for Healthcare Education & […]
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Studies have shown that proximity to boutique and high-end grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods can be a boon for home values. However, El Paso County officials say that living near one of these stores is not directly related to increased property values. A study released this month by ATTOM Data Solutions, […]
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The Colorado Springs community is collaborative, blessed with natural advantages to attract new businesses and is a leader in workforce development. Those were among the positive impressions that eight site selection consultants from across the country are taking home with them after a weeklong familiarization tour hosted by the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC. There […]
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From phony iPhones preloaded with malware to election meddling and the rules of cyberwar, Black Hat USA 2019 wrapped up in Nevada last week with something for everyone to lie awake worrying about. Unlike most of us, Shawn Murray was there, with about 17,000 other infosec professionals. He’s a cybersecurity consultant with the Pikes Peak […]
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Mei Li Zuber was 6 when her mother decided to adopt her, and 7 when they discovered she couldn’t read.  Nancy Zuber, a high school guidance counselor, was a volunteer at the then Children’s Home-Chambliss Shelter in Chattanooga, Tenn., when Mei Li was placed there after being removed from a neglectful and abusive home. It […]
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During his work as a search-and-rescue team leader in Virginia, Matt Sargent encountered many people who got into trouble because they weren’t prepared to handle unexpected events in the wilderness. Mountain Marrow, the company Sargent founded with his wife, Alex Braha, and Colorado native Aaron Hutchings, is designed to teach hikers, campers and backwoods adventurers […]
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Major roadwork is in full swing at the south end of Nevada Avenue, town- homes have sprung up and sold out around Ivywild, new retailers and restaurants are thriving, and the southernmost part of the avenue is about to “come alive” with new development. At the other end of Nevada, the struggling Kmart at Fillmore […]
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Street posts across downtown Colorado Springs bear a frank message: “Handouts don’t help.” The sentiment is the crux of the HelpCOS campaign, launched in May 2018 by the city of Colorado Springs in partnership with Pikes Peak United Way as part of an ongoing effort to redirect well-intentioned people toward more effective means of helping […]
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