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The story of Liz Kettle’s love for textiles isn’t a long one. “I was born,” Kettle, founding executive director of Textiles West, said. “I was that kid that my mom couldn’t take shopping because I was always in the middle of the clothes rack. … I have been a stitcher my whole life.” Home economics […]
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Passenger numbers dipped in 2019, but with construction taking off in and around Colorado Springs Airport, Director of Aviation Greg Phillips sees it as a good year. Overall enplanement numbers will likely be down about 1.5-2 percent when final numbers are tallied at year’s end, about 25,000-30,000 fewer than in 2018. But following years of […]
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Last December, Vance Brown looked back on what he called a year of “incredible momentum” for cybersecurity in Colorado Springs, and for the National Cybersecurity Center itself. Now, taking stock of 2019, the NCC’s CEO says he had no idea where that momentum would lead. “I’m an optimist, so when I say, ‘We’re gaining momentum,’ […]
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The Colorado Springs real estate market consistently ranked among the nation’s hottest metro areas in 2019, and experts say it shows few signs of cooling. In a December report, the National Association of Realtors identified Colorado Springs as one of 10 markets expected to outperform nationally in the next three to five years. NAR identified […]
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The unprecedented growth seen during the last few years in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region — indeed, the entire state — showed no signs of slowing in 2019, and neither did its health care industry. “We are so committed to … growing with our city, not for the sake of growth, but for […]
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Two local colleges took steps this year to make it easier for students to afford higher education. In August, Colorado College announced a pilot program called the Colorado Pledge to boost access for students from low- and middle-income families. Beginning in 2020, fees for tuition, room and board will be waived for students from Colorado […]
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A year ago, Mayor John Suthers was worried about the progress of the City for Champions suite of projects, which he views as a tourism and development boost for the city. Although the state had granted $120.5 million in sales tax increment funding through the Regional Tourism Act, the city was under pressure to meet […]
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For 125 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Our House is their house. They’re enrolled in the day and residential programs run by the nonprofit, which helps them achieve personal growth and develop the skills they need to live safely and independently. “We work with individuals 18 and up,” said Carol Fischer, Our House Inc.’s […]
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The ghosts of historic buildings Colorado Springs has lost haunt Mayor John Suthers. He sees the outlines of the 1912 Burns Theater, which occupied a space on the south side of Pikes Peak Avenue between Cascade Avenue and Tejon Street. Reputed to be one of the finest venues west of the Mississippi, the elegant theater […]
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Service accounts might be the biggest cyber risk you’ve never heard of. Hackers and cybersecurity professionals alike named service accounts as the most vulnerable targets in Thycotic’s new “Hackers and Security Professionals at Black Hat” report — but for most small and mid-sized businesses they’re not on the radar. “A lot of smaller businesses who […]
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In 1976, the organization that would become Rocky Mountain Health Care Services set up shop in a small downtown Colorado Springs office it shared with Grace Episcopal Services. The nonprofit’s employees had one goal in mind: helping frail, elderly and disabled residents meet their basic needs while remaining independent in their own homes. While RMHCS […]
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After months of contentious discussions with Colorado Springs property owners, City Council has finally created new regulations to govern the operation of short-term rental properties, commonly offered through online booking platforms like VRBO and Airbnb. A divided Council voted 5-4 on Dec. 5 to approve new provisions as recommended by the City Planning Commission, which […]
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