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...
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...
Manufacturers buffeted by the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration two years ago are now dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, it’s been a one-two punch. In March 2018 President Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent levy on imported...
The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act, signed March 27 by President Trump, contains $2 trillion worth of aid to Americans, including some $500 billion in loans and grants to help small businesses cope with the disruptions caused by COVID-19. The new programs are being administered here by the...
By Pam Zubeck America the Beautiful Park stands to lose 25 mature trees for the sake of the 250-footlong pedestrian bridge from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. One of a pair of fountains at the entrance to the park also will be sacrificed for the $18.7 million bridge project, according...
Global markets have tanked as the novel coronavirus spreads, leaving stock and real estate investors in Colorado Springs scrambling for safety — and answers on what they should do with their money. The sudden bear market has the U.S. and global economies fast approaching a recession, despite the Federal Reserve...
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...
More than 14 months since the search started, there’s still no word on a vendor to operate and manage Colorado Springs’ City Auditorium. City officials acknowledged that the process is taking a long time — the request for proposals went out Oct. 3, 2018 — but said it’s because it...
Colorado legislators have wasted no time in getting started on new laws that could affect businesses. At the one-month mark of the 2020 session, more than 300 bills have been introduced. Many other proposals are being discussed but have not been introduced yet. “Just the sheer volume of legislation has been...
The 2020 Census will determine whether Colorado gets billions more in federal funding and — potentially — an eighth congressional seat. It’s also critical for collecting data for planning and policymaking. The nationwide count of population and households — taken every 10 years in the U.S. and its territories as...
By this summer, Colorado Springs Parking Enterprise Director Scott Lee plans to make parking in downtown Colorado Springs a lot more convenient. The city is working with Milwaukee-based CivicSmart, a vendor of smart parking meters, to replace the current street meters with a product that can interface with a mobile...