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As the four-year process of merging the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center with Colorado College moves slowly along, it seems a cultural shift is already well underway. That shift has impacted the Fine Arts Center, but a recently created draft statement of a “museum subcommittee” created as part of the strategic planning process predicts cultural […]
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The proposed land exchange between The Broadmoor and the city of Colorado Springs is one step closer to approval, despite efforts by opponents to delay, modify or kill the deal. The Trails and Open Space Coalition has formally endorsed the swap. It will be considered by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board later this month, […]
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The Art and Facts of Business, a delightful exhibition that opened last week at the Pioneers Museum, brings vivid life to the vanished enterprises that once graced Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. There’s a glowing illuminated sign from the Burns Theater, a saddled, full-size plaster horse that once stood before Bingo’s Saddle Shop […]
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While the city of Colorado Springs stepped forward on City for Champions projects, road work and stormwater improvements this year, El Paso County strove to make the development process easier for businesses. The U.S. Olympic Museum continued to take shape, with construction more than 65 percent completed, and construction of the UCCS William J. Hybl […]
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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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Three-and-a-half years after former Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach submitted the city’s application for state tax increment financing for the City for Champions proposal, one key component of the proposal is virtually dead. “It’s very unlikely that the downtown sports and events center can be built without public funding,” said Mayor John Suthers. “I don’t […]
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By some estimates, Colorado’s infrastructure deficit is increasing at the rate of $1 billion annually, and will continue to do so unless local, state and national governments can work together to successfully find new funding sources. Although there are many theoretically feasible solutions, all have drawbacks. New funding from state and local governments will require […]
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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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On April 1, 1989, the first edition of the Colorado Springs Business Journal rolled off the press. The city has evolved over the past 30 years. Colorado Springs has grown to be one of the 40 largest cities in the country, the economy is booming and people are flocking to live in the Pikes Peak […]
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Beginning with its first issue on April 1, 1989, the Colorado Springs Business Journal often featured bad news. That wasn’t because editor Chuck Shelden was a sour misanthrope looking for tales of woe, but because the city was experiencing a deep and prolonged downturn. In business, politics and citizen engagement, times were tough. On Feb. […]
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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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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...