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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the local impact of tariffs, and an extended version of the story that appeared in the Sept. 13 print edition. Steven Cedre owns the city’s smallest full-service bicycle shop, and he’s watching the latest Trump tariffs take a huge bite out of his business.  […]
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As the state’s top lawyer, Attorney General Phil Weiser, 51, runs the state’s largest law firm, with more than 270 attorneys. He is both Colorado’s chief legal adviser and top law enforcement official. His office prosecutes violations of state law, represents Colorado in legal disputes and issues advice to agencies and the General Assembly. His […]
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They may sometimes have their differences, but the mayors of seven jurisdictions from Monument to Pueblo agree that many of the issues they face require cooperative, regional solutions. “I’m very aware as the mayor of Colorado Springs that what happens in Colorado Springs, particularly in terms of economic development, impacts our surrounding communities,” Mayor John […]
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By J. Adrian Stanley and Pam Zubeck, Colorado Springs Independent  The El Paso County Assessor’s Office announced plans last week to tax short-term rentals, often referred to by the brand name Airbnb, as commercial properties. The change opens a can of worms regarding how those properties are handled by city and county officials, insurance companies […]
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El Paso County is asking business owners to weigh in on a new master plan that will map out the county’s growth for the next 30-50 years. Businesses and citizens will have multiple opportunities to provide input during the planning process, including public meetings and an online survey. The county’s existing plan is a compilation […]
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While the U.S. Olympic Museum and UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center are well under way, the construction of two downtown sports facilities and a new visitor center at the U.S. Air Force Academy — remaining components of the City for Champions suite of projects — has yet to begin. But although […]
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Standing among solar arrays at the Jefferson County Community Solar Garden in Arvada, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced May 30 that he was signing into law a suite of 11 clean energy bills. Seven of the bills make big changes in mandates for the state departments that deal with energy, in accordance with Polis’ “Roadmap […]
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Local cannabis advocates are hailing Colorado’s 2019 legislative session as a milestone for the burgeoning industry, but the specifics of the 13 cannabis-related bills that passed still remain murky. “By far this was the most productive year for cannabis, not only for the industry, but also the patients and caregivers,” Jason Warf, executive director of […]
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Colorado Springs City Council, acting as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, approved at its June 17 meeting a new energy vision that will serve as the guiding principle for planning for the city’s future needs. The energy vision states that the utility will “provide resilient, reliable and cost-effective energy that is environmentally sustainable, reduces our […]
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The Colorado legislature passed and sent to Gov. Jared Polis more than 450 bills during the session that ended May 3. It will take weeks for Polis and his staff to review and decide whether to sign all of those bills, many of which were passed in the last few days of the session. Scores […]
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The state of Colorado is working with local jurisdictions to tackle issues from transportation to cybersecurity, Gov. Jared Polis said at a town hall May 4 at Sierra High School. Polis spoke about projects he’s working on and answered questions at the event, sponsored by the Business Journal and sister publications the Colorado Springs Independent […]
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Employee stock ownership plans offer tax advantages to business owners and incentivize employees to help their company prosper. But in Colorado Springs, ESOPs are little known and seldom used. According to the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, there are only about 150 employee-owned firms in the state. Gov. Jared Polis aims to change that. On […]
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