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Incarcerated veterans and other veterans at risk of homelessness are being recruited for a new safety net program — a partnership between Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, El Pomar Foundation, Pikes Peak Community College and the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. The Mt. Carmel-led program, Veterans Climb, aims to help participants become self-sufficient by giving them […]
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When Yemi Mobolade moved to Colorado Springs eight years ago, the narrative he’d hear about his new city wasn’t always positive. “I’ve been told that we were our own worst enemy when it came to storytelling,” he said. Fast-forward nearly a decade and those tales have substantially changed. Mobolade is heavily involved in crafting the […]
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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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The Ivywild School development was envisioned as a gathering place in a historic neighborhood where people could sip a handcrafted beer, enjoy a meal or snack, buy locally grown food, go to a concert or attend a meeting. Since it opened in the summer of 2013, Ivywild, at 1604 S. Cascade Ave., has promoted redevelopment, […]
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A shortage of entry-level homes in the Colorado Springs market is making it harder for Millennials to fulfill their American Dream. “I believe there are more young people that would be buying homes now, if there was more affordable inventory available to do so,” said Tony Rose, broker and owner of Rose Real Estate LLC. […]
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Colorado legislators are working their way through a wide variety of bills that would affect businesses. Among the top issues they’re talking about are simplification of the state sales and use tax system, paid family and medical leave, retirement savings and regulations concerning the cannabis industry. The Business Journal asked several business advocacy organizations and […]
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See someone skiing on Tejon Street? It might be a Mountain Chalet employee on the way to work. Like most employers, the store’s owners want employees to get to work when it snows, if they can. But most also put safety first. Your employees should know what’s expected of them when it snows, human resources […]
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  PlanCOS has won official approval, but the hard work of implementing it has just begun. As the plan goes into effect, the city will continue to seek input from business owners, employees and residents. Led by a blue-ribbon steering committee, thousands of residents, business owners and employees and representatives of the city’s nonprofits helped […]
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Jenny and Tyler Sherman first met at the Mining Exchange in the 2000s — Tyler was the general manager tasked by owner Perry Sanders with opening the hotel. Jenny was the general manager of the hotel’s restaurant, Springs Orleans. The couple has since moved on from working for others in the hospitality industry, opening not […]
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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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Furloughed federal employees are feeling the pain of missing two paychecks during the lingering government shutdown, but for most local businesses, the effects appear to be minimal — at least so far. Local businesspeople and officials say they are concerned, however, that the impacts will worsen if the shutdown stretches on much longer. According to […]
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