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“Our taste in architecture runs too much to the bizarre and picturesque,” wrote Colorado Springs resident Dr. Samuel Le Nord Caldwell in a letter deposited in Colorado College’s century chest in 1900. “Towers, verandas and gables too often appear as excrescences rather than parts of a harmonious design, but our standard of taste in artistic […]
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On Aug. 25, 2016, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College announced “an historic alliance between the two institutions that signals the re-envisioning and redefining of both organizations’ contributions to the arts in the region.” The alliance formalized the end of the FAC as an independent entity. It would no longer have a […]
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Dutch Bros. Coffee staffs its locations with employees who have good energy and a passion for people. For a lot of young workers, drive-thru coffee shops are their introduction to the workforce. “Dutch Bros. is often a first job for many people,” said Angi Veek, a company spokesperson, via email. “The younger generation fuels our […]
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Some teenagers aspire to be the next Aaron Rodgers or Kim Kardashian. However, others set their sights on becoming more like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. “My dad was an entrepreneur and my uncle is, so I have a lot of entrepreneurship in my family,” said Adrian Dixon, a junior at Launch High School. “A […]
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Historic preservation in Colorado has never been easy or permanent. One generation’s precious historic structure can quickly become another era’s white elephant, a dreary old pile of bricks that needs to be torn down or gutted. Along the Front Range, skyrocketing real estate prices fueled by an influx of new core city residents has challenged […]
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At 7 a.m. on a bright, sunshiny Monday, more than 100 civic leaders boarded Gray Line buses and headed for the summit of Pikes Peak to witness the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex. It was a slow trip, as the buses labored up almost 8,000 feet of altitude gain, carefully negotiating […]
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For more than three years, Transit Mix Concrete Company has sought to open a rock aggregate quarry on the Hitch Rack Ranch south of the city. The controversial project was passionately opposed by nearby residents and landowners while drawing support from Colorado Springs business interests as well as elected officials. The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation […]
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There is no individual, business or health care provider that is going to deliver a cure-all for the opioid epidemic. “The abuse of opioids is now a leading cause of death in the United States and recently was identified as a cause for the decrease in life expectancy in the country,” said José Esquibel, director […]
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Halfway through Dr. Sean Donahue’s shift in the emergency room, another call comes in for an opioid overdose. It’s the third of the night for the UCHealth Memorial Hospital emergency medicine physician. “It was all those overdoses and car wrecks with victims caused by drivers using narcotics, like almost two or...
The issue: Small businesses provide jobs, economic development and a sense of place in the community. What we think: Honor small businesses more than just once a year — make a point to shop local whenever possible. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. Owning a small business is risky — […]
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“It’s really ugly,” Hoff & Leigh principal Holly Trinidad said cheerfully, standing outside 25 Spruce St. on a recent sunny afternoon. “But wait till we finish our renovation. You won’t recognize it.” The commercial real estate agency has begun the renovation of the Spruce Street property, which is already about 50 percent leased, and Trinidad […]
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