By Jeanne Davant The Westside Avenue Action Plan is going to be a dream come true for Westside businesses along the Manitou-Colorado Avenue corridor. The project envisions a smooth ribbon of pavement with two lanes of traffic, a center turn lane, bike lanes, sidewalks, buried utilities, new lighting and landscaping that will attract more visitors […]
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Call it natural progression. When a city grows in one direction and newer housing takes root, businesses soon follow. Older neighborhoods often see the departure of businesses that seek greener pastures and higher-income residential areas. It’s a city’s version of Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory often referred to as survival of the fittest. It’s also part […]
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The tourism industry in the Pikes Peak region enjoyed a record-setting year in 2016 — and this year might be even better.
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As of the second week in August, El Paso County’s available housing supply in the $150,000 to $200,000 range amounted to a half-month’s inventory, specifically 46 listings. That range qualifies as affordable housing, according to RE/MAX commercial broker Donna Major. While the economy has seen steady improvement since the last recession, the thriving real estate […]
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Woodland Park, the scenic mountain town just a short drive up Ute Pass from Colorado Springs, is thriving in many ways — but also faces a host of challenges. Many of those challenges are unique even for a Colorado mountain town, primarily because U.S. Highway 24 winds smack through the middle of the city. “We’re […]
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Mike League is president and CEO of 5Star Bank, one of the few locally owned and operated banks in Colorado Springs. But 5Star could’ve been sold to an out-of-town buyer in 2015. “If I hadn’t been able to raise $12 million in capital two years ago, there were many — both in-state and out-of-state — […]
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As some of the area’s largest employers, local school districts face many of the same challenges that impact sizable private-sector businesses. And while many school districts jockey for recognition for educational quality, some also strive to stand out when it comes to employee attraction and retention through cultures of wellness. ‘Good consumers of health care’ […]
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Michael Lucero is a restaurant owner who has lived in the fast-growing Falcon area for nine years. His two sons are students in School District 49, but Lucero couldn’t decide if he should support ballot measure 3B, a mill levy override designed to improve those schools — prior to the November 2016 election. It was […]
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By Cameron Moix and Amy Gillentine Sweet While other states still struggle with defining workplace discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning Americans, Colorado’s Legislature settled the issue and made it clear: Gender identification and sexual orientation can’t be considered as reasons to fire — or not hire — Coloradans. But […]
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Starting a business is the dream of many people, but when they consider costs and create that plan to change their life, there is one area that is often overlooked. It’s insurance. “When it comes to insuring a business properly, most people just don’t understand what their needs are,” said Carole Walker, executive director at […]
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Health is often affected by many factors that are independent of the care received in a doctor’s office.
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On June 10 — the 66th anniversary of the Garden of the Gods Club’s opening in 1951 — the resort’s newest owners hosted a grand opening for a 30,000-square-foot facility that is just one piece of the recently rebranded Garden of the Gods Collection. Construction of the new International Health & Wellness Center was completed […]
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