The Palmer Lake Sanitation District has stopped issuing new commercial and residential sewer taps due to concerns about the main outflow line’s capacity and age. The tap moratorium is limiting development within the district to lots already approved for a connection. The sewage outflow line was built in the early 1970s, according to Becky Orcutt, […]
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Chatbots can offer businesses different ways to communicate with customers and staff, not merely replace human workers. “A common question is, ‘Are chatbots coming for your job?’ or, ‘Is [artificial intelligence] coming for your job?’ and I would say very much not,” said Josh Turpen, vice president of engineering at Cherwell Software in Colorado Springs. […]
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Incarcerated veterans and other veterans at risk of homelessness are being recruited for a new safety net program — a partnership between Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, El Pomar Foundation, Pikes Peak Community College and the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. The Mt. Carmel-led program, Veterans Climb, aims to help participants become self-sufficient by giving them […]
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Adventurist Backpack Co. turned out its first line in September 2017. Since then, the social enterprise is committed and on course to provide a total of about 65,000 meals to people in need. Co-founder Kelly Belknap is a Monument native and Lewis-Palmer High School graduate who created the company with his Swedish wife, Matilda Sandström. […]
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Some of best advice newly elected Mayor Nick Gradisar has received came from the man at the helm in Colorado Springs. “Mayor [John] Suthers told me to make a strong effort to develop that cooperative, collaborative relationship with the city council as this new system of government takes off,” he said. “I think it’s important […]
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A dedicated, “boots-on-the-ground” one-year push to improve the lives of the city’s homeless population is already bearing fruit, with 370 low-barrier shelter beds added at Springs Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army. The city of Colorado Springs’ homelessness response action plan — now known as the 2019 Colorado Springs Homelessness Initiative — identified low-barrier shelter […]
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The Ivywild School development was envisioned as a gathering place in a historic neighborhood where people could sip a handcrafted beer, enjoy a meal or snack, buy locally grown food, go to a concert or attend a meeting. Since it opened in the summer of 2013, Ivywild, at 1604 S. Cascade Ave., has promoted redevelopment, […]
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A shortage of entry-level homes in the Colorado Springs market is making it harder for Millennials to fulfill their American Dream. “I believe there are more young people that would be buying homes now, if there was more affordable inventory available to do so,” said Tony Rose, broker and owner of Rose Real Estate LLC. […]
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Colorado legislators are working their way through a wide variety of bills that would affect businesses. Among the top issues they’re talking about are simplification of the state sales and use tax system, paid family and medical leave, retirement savings and regulations concerning the cannabis industry. The Business Journal asked several business advocacy organizations and […]
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Aidan Ryan’s career path has taken some interesting twists. One: She took a job as a sales rep with an adventure travel company in New Zealand after discovering she’d already been the “face of the company” for a year and a half. Another: She was just four months into her role as marketing and communications […]
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See someone skiing on Tejon Street? It might be a Mountain Chalet employee on the way to work. Like most employers, the store’s owners want employees to get to work when it snows, if they can. But most also put safety first. Your employees should know what’s expected of them when it snows, human resources […]
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  PlanCOS has won official approval, but the hard work of implementing it has just begun. As the plan goes into effect, the city will continue to seek input from business owners, employees and residents. Led by a blue-ribbon steering committee, thousands of residents, business owners and employees and representatives of the city’s nonprofits helped […]
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