Purple mountains, silver screen Despite the undeniable beauty of the Pikes Peak region, Colorado Springs was long overlooked by production companies looking to film their movies in the mountains — but local and state officials say that’s beginning to change. For years, filmmakers were uninterested in making movies in Colorado because of the state’s failure […]
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Developers and apartment complex owners are taking advantage of high occupancy rates, more costly rents and older apartments in Colorado Springs. And they’re finally catching up after a decade of sluggish apartment construction in the region, said Brian Bahr, founder of All Pro Capital and Challenger Homes. Currently, there are a total of 1,086 apartment […]
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On Tuesday, Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved a resolution that will allow the Colorado Springs Airport to sell a 27.31-acre parcel of vacant city land to a company planning to develop the property for FedEx Corporation. Under the resolution, the city will sell the property — located just west of Peterson Air Force Base […]
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For people who steal credit card information and use it to fatten their wallets, their careers are about to get tougher. The United States has started using the same credit- and debit-card transaction method as Europe and most of the globe, with a computer chip embedded in every card and with each cardholder using a […]
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It’s been nearly four years since an unknown source sparked one of the costliest wildfires in Colorado history. Waldo Canyon fire insurance claims totaled more than $350 million — almost $1 million for every home lost. That fire’s infelicitous record would stand less than a year, when insurance claims on the Black Forest fire climbed […]
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A perfect storm is brewing, and it could spell the beginning of the end for the Affordable Care Act. Conditions include a Republican-controlled House, Senate and White House, combined with President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Georgia Congressman Tom Price as secretary of Health and Human Services. Price, a six-term congressman and...
Regional health care looks to ride a wave of momentum into 2016. For starters, this year should see an official announcement by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services regarding the location of its newest hospital campus. The health system was granted a variance by City Council for what could be a 200-foot-tall structure near the intersection of […]
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Loans from the Small Business Administration enable business owners to have more money to inject into their businesses. That’s because the SBA requires less money as a down payment. SBA loans can be easy to obtain, said a lender who’s spent decades helping small businesses obtain financing.  While one local SBA lender reports his SBA […]
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Train stations once were among the world’s epicenters of connectivity and vitality. They represented the worth of a community as well as its future economic potential. That’s an ethos the O’Neil Group Company wishes to recreate at its Catalyst Campus, a collaborative work and education environment slated to open next summer in downtown Colorado Springs. […]
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Retail giant Walmart is suing the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority and the Colorado Department of Revenue because the company doesn’t think it should be required to collect transportation taxes for the new Walmart and Sam’s Club in Fountain. The lawsuit is set for bench trial in Denver District Court starting Sept. 9. PPRTA collects […]
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Despite apparently stalled fundraising efforts, backers of the proposed downtown U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame remain optimistic. “We’re inching along,” said former Colorado College President/Ohio Governor Dick Celeste, who has headed the project since its inception. “It’s not as fast as we’d like, but we’ll get there. We hope to transfer land by […]
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Just over three years ago, Memorial Health System was lumbering along as a city-owned and -operated asset, a system hindered by bureaucracy. It was also a multi-million-dollar, high-liability risk to taxpayers. But in 2012 Colorado Springs voters overwhelmingly agreed to a 40-year lease of the system to UCHealth, a relatively new conglomeration of University of […]
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