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Visit Colorado Springs President and CEO Doug Price and several other Colorado Springs folks were sitting in the Nashville airport waiting for a flight home in June 2015. Price and the delegation, including newly elected Mayor John Suthers’ wife, Janet, had traveled to Nashville on a chamber of commerce benchmarking trip. “We got to spend […]
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A decommissioned passenger car from the Pikes Peak Cog Railway will reside at the new Switchbacks stadium in downtown Colorado Springs. Manitou Springs City Council accepted the cog management’s offer to keep three of the cars it is getting rid of as it rebuilds and restores the railway and adds new cars — a project that […]
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A dedicated, “boots-on-the-ground” one-year push to improve the lives of the city’s homeless population is already bearing fruit, with 370 low-barrier shelter beds added at Springs Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army. The city of Colorado Springs’ homelessness response action plan — now known as the 2019 Colorado Springs Homelessness Initiative — identified low-barrier shelter […]
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Colorado Springs City Council and the Board of El Paso County Commissioners approved an agreement Jan. 22 to operate a joint office of emergency management. The new agency will be called the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management. The office will be responsible for coordinating and assisting first responders in emergencies as well as […]
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By Pam Zubeck The dreaded “R” word appears only once in the city’s 2019 budget, but fear of a recession might be driving the city’s revenue forecast, which is less optimistic than the previous year’s prediction. The 2018 city budget’s outlook predicted sales and use tax revenue would exceed $207 million in 2023 and noted […]
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Mayor John Suthers is bullish about Colorado Springs in 2019. “There’s going to be a lot of good news,” Suthers said in a year-end interview with the Business Journal. “There are so many things in the pipeline all coming to fruition in 2019. … I’m a little nervous about the national economy but, you know, […]
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Newly elected legislators from El Paso County say the needs of businesses won’t be neglected in the coming session. Democrats captured 41 of the 65 Colorado House seats that were contested in the Nov. 6 general election, increasing their majority while wresting control of the Senate from Republicans and sweeping the top state offices. “There’s […]
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Mayor John Suthers has presented a 2019 budget proposal to Colorado Springs City Council that aims to keep the red-hot local economy percolating. “Our first and primary strategic plan goal remains promoting job creation,” Suthers wrote in his Oct. 1 budget message. “We’ve created 24,000 jobs since June of 2015, an average of 7,300 jobs […]
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Hold that five dollars. Giving to panhandlers can do more harm than good, service providers say, and the new HelpCOS campaign is promoting a better way to give. Launched May 31 by the city of Colorado Springs in partnership with Pikes Peak United Way, HelpCOS recognizes increasing frustration at panhandlers on the streets, doubts over […]
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Nonresidential property owners will start receiving a new monthly bill next month from the city of Colorado Springs. The city will begin collecting stormwater fees July 1 that, for commercial, industrial, municipal and federal properties, will amount to $30 per acre per month. For some property owners, the cost will be substantial. But Mayor John […]
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As recently as a year ago, a developer who wanted to complete a project in El Paso County had to hand-carry an application composed of dozens of documents to the county Planning and Community Development Department. Now, using the department’s Electronic Development Application Review Program, developers, builders, commercial and industrial businesses, and other landowners can […]
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Hundreds of local employees commute to work by bicycle, whether they ride downtown or to other locations. Vicki McCann, marketing supervisor for the city of Colorado Springs Transit Services Division, hopes that number will swell to thousands on June 27, the 25th annual Colorado Bike to Work Day. “An event like this can be fun […]
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