As COVID-19 spreads across the nation, Colorado Springs businesses are laying out plans and bracing for economic impacts. Many employers are actively encouraging employees to take more precautions to avoid contracting the virus, such as washing hands, staying home if sick, cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces, and covering their noses...
Lessons learned from the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest wildfires are helping the city and county fight the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. “Every time we have a major event like that, we go back and we look at it and say, ‘How can we do things better?’” said...
Development is shifting in the South Nevada Urban Renewal Area, with newly empty blocks signaling progress on the much-anticipated Creekwalk shopping center, now expected to open this winter. Other milestones include a new hotel coming to 1619 S. Tejon St. and a Maverik gas station — and construction is about to start on more residential, […]
The Union Printers Home will close its doors when the last residents of the assisted living and skilled nursing facility have moved out — around the end of this month — but after that, the future of the landmark building is uncertain. “We know very little,” said Tim Boddington, president of the Historic Preservation Alliance […]
The Department of Defense released the highly anticipated final version of its cyber certification framework Jan. 31, finally solidifying the compliance efforts military contractors will have to tackle if they want to keep doing business with the government. In this final version (dubbed Version 1.0) of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, the DoD filled gaps […]
Two longtime staples of the Eastside restaurant scene closed within weeks of one another last summer, with Mimi’s Café and Outback Steakhouse shuttering their New Center Point Drive locations. Six months later, Eastside residents lost another dining option when Fox and the Hound sports bar closed its doors in the First & Main Town Center […]
Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC officials joined a near-capacity crowd at the Broadmoor World Arena for President Donald Trump’s Feb. 20 re-election campaign rally, handing out red T-shirts branded with the message “#usspaceCOm.” That hashtag, part of a large-scale public relations effort launched Feb. 18 by the chamber, was meant to drive home the message […]
Superintendents from eight school districts are taking a regional approach to workforce development by partnering with businesses and other districts through the Pikes Peak Business & Education Alliance. Most of the districts represented at the Feb. 20 superintendents panel discussion at The Pinery at the Hill are associated with the alliance, which helps business fill […]
Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofits — without them, many simply would not exist. Companies know that volunteering demonstrates their commitment to working for the good of their communities, so many businesses encourage their employees to volunteer, or sponsor volunteer programs and find that such programs help create a positive company culture. Volunteers know they’re […]
WENDY BIRHANZEL, HARRISON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 What percentage of your students graduate on time with a traditional high school diploma? 83.3 percent What percentage graduate with a GED or an alternative diploma? 1.5 percent How many do not graduate? 2.9 percent How many high school or middle school students have vaped in the past year? […]
Amazon’s Feb. 13 announcement that it plans to open a 4 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Colorado Springs has stirred excitement in the economic development community. The project has broken ground and the facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2021. It’s expected to bring more than 1,000 new full-time jobs starting at $15 […]
The United States’ physician shortage is growing more critical every year. The main reason, health care leaders say, is a lack of residency programs. While enrollment in medical schools has increased, the number of residency slots has not kept pace. In the Pikes Peak region, Peak Vista Community Health Centers has created a family medicine […]