By Pam Zubeck The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the city of Colorado Springs to shave $20 million from its budget this year. But despite that cutback, cone zones are likely to remain as prolific as ever. That’s because 2C, the voter-approved road funding sales tax, has yielded more revenue than expected...
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges for students at higher education institutions across the country, and the nation’s aspiring doctors have been anything but immune.  With campuses closed and hospitals becoming front lines in the fight against the novel coronavirus, students like those at University of Colorado School of...
The sprawling facility that houses the National Cybersecurity Center, Space ISAC and Exponential Impact is set for a huge injection of cash and a 31,000-square-foot buildout, thanks to a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant of almost $3 million. UCCS and the NCC developed the proposal together (with UCCS as the...
For 17 years, Mike Luoma has enjoyed a spectacular view from his townhome in a neighborhood called Fairways at Springs Ranch. The neighborhood gets its name from the Springs Ranch Golf Course. Luoma’s backyard abuts the course, and he can gaze across the fairway to Pikes Peak. He won’t be able...
Numerous resources are available for small businesses as they plan to reopen and work to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a comprehensive list of organizations that can provide information and funding and help you get back on your feet. Pikes Peak Workforce Center Help for employers: PPWFC helps companies...
Weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed havoc on the United States, Fort Carson was already preparing for the fallout. Col. Brian Wortinger, garrison commander at Fort Carson, said beginning in early January, post leadership was in daily contact with peers in South Korea about the virus and were cognizant of...
For years, marketing experts have been urging small businesses to establish and maintain social media accounts to reach their customers. Now, it’s just about the only way. “Whenever anyone complains that sales are low, I always like to say, ‘Wonderful — that’s a great opportunity for marketing. It doesn’t have to...
The threat of COVID-19 looms over wedding plans like a black cloud, forcing couples to cancel their ceremonies and wedding venues and vendors to shut their doors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially recommended that mass gatherings such as weddings be canceled through May 15 under certain circumstances,...
By Faith Miller On this hot April day, a few dozen Manitou Springs residents line up outside St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. They stand in spaces marked off with sidewalk chalk to ensure 6 feet of physical separation, some wearing medical masks, homemade face coverings or bandanas.  Some, including those experiencing homelessness,...
The Space Symposium — which attracts thousands of space industry professionals to Colorado Springs each year, boosting the city’s economy — is back on the calendar for the fall. Typically held in the spring, the 36th Space Symposium was scheduled to begin March 30, but was postponed March 13 due...
Robin Roberts, president and CEO of Pikes Peak National Bank, worked all weekend after the Small Business Administration opened up the new paycheck protection program loans for applications. These loans are designed to incentivize small businesses to keep their workers on their payrolls, but the money also can be used...
Cybersecurity experts warn the scramble to stay afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving businesses open to cyber attacks that could cost them everything. The crisis has unleashed a wave of cyber attacks, with hackers and scammers taking advantage of widespread chaos, anxiety and the sudden mass migration to remote...