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Despite federal funding cuts that spurred a 10 percent reduction in its workforce, Pikes Peak Workforce Center officials say that consumers will see no changes in the quantity or quality of service. “It is not going to affect any of the services or any of the outreach that we do in the community,” said Traci […]
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Live music is every bit as vital to Axe and the Oak Whiskey House’s business model as its signature malted liquor. Mondays and Tuesdays are for acoustic music, with a house DJ on Wednesdays, said Lauren Reece, Axe and the Oak’s marketing director. Thursday through Saturday is when the more established bands, many of them […]
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In space — the field, not the place — there are startups developing disruptive technologies, and there are government and DoD organizations that need them. It’s tough for those entities to find each other. “If you’re somebody coming out of the university or commercial world, this is intimidating — maneuvering the [Federal Acquisition Regulation] and […]
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Since 1997, residents of Springs Ranch have enjoyed living within sight of a golf course that provides soothing green space and allows their neighborhoods to breathe. Homes there are desirable, said Lou Morales, who has lived in Springs Ranch for 22 years and now owns a home that overlooks the golf course’s 13th hole. “Realtor.com […]
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Nestaseyah Baadani remembers vividly the time before she worked in coffee — feeling that she was sleepwalking through life, that she didn’t measure up, that she had no idea what to do. The people who mentored her over a decade working as a barista changed the way she saw herself, she says, and that changed […]
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For Jay and Sam Frost, the Frost Livestock ranch is work, and home, the heart and soul of their family — and worth every hour poured into it by four generations. It’s also an endless challenge and a source of sudden heartache. They’ve been squeezed by rising costs, shrinking margins and aging infrastructure. They’ve risen […]
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos brought her message about school choice to a group of 400 supporters on June 26 at James Irwin Charter School in Colorado Springs. DeVos, speaking at Parents Challenge’s 20th anniversary celebration, urged parents and choice advocates to support a scholarship program that has been proposed in Congress, which she […]
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Victoria Mann took on lots of responsibility and a big learning curve in her first full-time job after college. But the 23-year-old quickly got her feet under her as project coordinator at the Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization — or C-TRAC — a nonprofit organization that brings together government, education and industry partners to […]
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Almost any online user saw the chilling story unfold in late May. Suddenly, a now-notorious faked video spread across the cyber world at lightning speed, showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing to be drunk and slurring her words while addressing an audience. Immediately, the video was exposed as fraudulent, and it was removed from social […]
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Chris Wright spent more than five years developing his business plan for Pikes Peak Brewing Company. “Usually people don’t take that long, but I wanted to think through every possible scenario,” Wright said. That time paid off. Since the day it opened in 2011, “the Tri-Lakes community has embraced us,” he said. Wright sought to […]
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Standing among solar arrays at the Jefferson County Community Solar Garden in Arvada, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced May 30 that he was signing into law a suite of 11 clean energy bills. Seven of the bills make big changes in mandates for the state departments that deal with energy, in accordance with Polis’ “Roadmap […]
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For the nearly 1.4 million Coloradans who are enrolled in Medicaid, a salary increase can mean the loss of critical health insurance. Sometimes this fear can keep participants from pursuing employment, or even force them to limit their weekly hours to stay below the income threshold. However, Jaime Harrell, independent living program manager at The […]
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