During the summer of 1901, Colorado Springs Mayor John Robinson composed a 17-page “letter to the citizens of Colorado Springs in the twenty-first century.” In the letter, placed in Colorado College’s “Century Chest,” Robinson noted that two significant civic buildings were under construction — City Hall and the El Paso County Courthouse. More than a […]
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Residents near the intersection of Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard are imagining a structure the size of downtown’s FirstBank building near their homes. They’re not happy about it.  And they hope that if and when Penrose-St. Francis Health Services buys the property and submits plans to build a hospital at the site, the city will […]
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Before the Thanksgiving leftovers are finished, business owners should consult their accountants to check for changes in tax laws for 2015. Certified public accountants and financial planners say it’s a good time to take stock of tax requirements before the year’s end — and to act now to increase deductions and tax credits. The big […]
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The commercial real estate industry will continue its fast pace into 2016, according to Colorado Springs Realtors, who attribute the quicker pace of transactions to the local favorable political climate locally. New residential properties are on the rise as well, according to figures from the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Construction permits rose from 2,590 […]
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Those familiar with the rich photographic history of the Pikes Peak region know all about the works of William Henry Jackson, Laura Gilpin and Myron Wood. They came to Colorado Springs for a variety of reasons, and their work here lives on even after their deaths. But other photographers followed in their footsteps — and […]
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  Peterson Air Force Base is a single step away from adding 200 acres to its lease with Colorado Springs that would allow the base to bring aboard new missions. After the potential expansion was announced in 2015 during the annual State of the Wing address, the city did its part in solidifying the agreement […]
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  For political junkies and lazy journalists, 2016 promises to be a banner year. There will be local, state and national races to contemplate, as well as the usual unpredictable sideshows that come along every four years. The once-colorful City Council has metamorphosed into a modestly competent group of concerned citizens, anxious to do their […]
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Colorado Springs-based nonprofit Mount Carmel Center of Excellence has been selected as one of three veteran-serving organizations to receive the Call of Duty Endowment’s 2015 Seal of Distinction. The award, which also comes with a $30,000 unrestricted grant and an opportunity to apply for additional funding, recognizes the top U.S. performers in the veterans employment […]
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Nearly 1,000 service members transition out of the military each month to join the Colorado Springs civilian community. Although local military installations and area nonprofits have programs and policies in place to help these veterans return to the civilian workforce, many are set adrift without prospects for future employment. “I spent 31 years in the […]
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Jan Weiland sits in her western-facing office on the 12th floor of the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Colorado Springs. The executive vice president of investments with Cascade Investment Group has worked her entire career in a field once dominated by men, especially in executive positions. Weiland recollects canceled interviews when potential employers found out […]
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Real estate development in northern Colorado Springs — driven primarily by hotspots at Northgate Boulevard and Interquest and Briargate parkways — continues to outstrip both residential and commercial activity throughout the rest of the city, according to city officials. “We do have some great development happening downtown, but this is just on a very different […]
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Eventually, Powers Boulevard will extend to Interstate 25 from Colorado 83, a paper corridor now home to native grasses and antelope. Classic Homes donated the right of way for one mile of the four-mile extension corridor to be built north of 83 to move traffic west to eventually hook to the interstate. The focus of […]
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