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Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers makes a to-do list every year. He said he checked off most of his tasks for 2019. But one item didn’t get done — and it became a top priority on this year’s list. The city is still trying to resolve litigation over stormwater runoff. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]
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It’s back to the drawing board for leaders of Calhan School District and Lewis-Palmer School District 38 after bond requests to address growth, program and capital needs were rejected by voters in November. Calhan School District had requested $15.8 million for school safety and security upgrades, expansion of the Career, Technical and Innovation Center, addition […]
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With more than 600,000 people projected to call Colorado Springs home by 2040, and El Paso County’s population expected to swell to nearly 1 million, 2020 is a pivotal year for the region’s dynamic health care landscape. “Our city, our region and our state are growing and seeing development and expansion and success like never […]
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Cybersecurity is shifting up a gear in 2020, with the National Cybersecurity Center and UCCS tapping funding and momentum to spur growth. UCCS is pushing to expand cybersecurity programs; providing cybersecurity training and artificial intelligence for law enforcement; applying for a $1.2 million Minerva grant; and consulting with the NCC on plans for a cyber […]
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In 2020, Colorado Springs Airport is anticipating the final phases of its terminal rebuild and modernization, more development in Peak Innovation Park, and the unfolding impact of the newly created U.S. Space Force. Major construction to rehabilitate and modernize the airport terminal — the need for which was exacerbated by an accidental rooftop fire in […]
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The story of Liz Kettle’s love for textiles isn’t a long one. “I was born,” Kettle, founding executive director of Textiles West, said. “I was that kid that my mom couldn’t take shopping because I was always in the middle of the clothes rack. … I have been a stitcher my whole life.” Home economics […]
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Passenger numbers dipped in 2019, but with construction taking off in and around Colorado Springs Airport, Director of Aviation Greg Phillips sees it as a good year. Overall enplanement numbers will likely be down about 1.5-2 percent when final numbers are tallied at year’s end, about 25,000-30,000 fewer than in 2018. But following years of […]
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Last December, Vance Brown looked back on what he called a year of “incredible momentum” for cybersecurity in Colorado Springs, and for the National Cybersecurity Center itself. Now, taking stock of 2019, the NCC’s CEO says he had no idea where that momentum would lead. “I’m an optimist, so when I say, ‘We’re gaining momentum,’ […]
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The Colorado Springs real estate market consistently ranked among the nation’s hottest metro areas in 2019, and experts say it shows few signs of cooling. In a December report, the National Association of Realtors identified Colorado Springs as one of 10 markets expected to outperform nationally in the next three to five years. NAR identified […]
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The unprecedented growth seen during the last few years in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region — indeed, the entire state — showed no signs of slowing in 2019, and neither did its health care industry. “We are so committed to … growing with our city, not for the sake of growth, but for […]
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Two local colleges took steps this year to make it easier for students to afford higher education. In August, Colorado College announced a pilot program called the Colorado Pledge to boost access for students from low- and middle-income families. Beginning in 2020, fees for tuition, room and board will be waived for students from Colorado […]
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A year ago, Mayor John Suthers was worried about the progress of the City for Champions suite of projects, which he views as a tourism and development boost for the city. Although the state had granted $120.5 million in sales tax increment funding through the Regional Tourism Act, the city was under pressure to meet […]
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