The proposed 2017 city budget makes interesting reading — all 639 pages of it. Most of it is dry and predictable, but some sections stand out because they illustrate budget tendencies or anomalies that deserve examination. Here are five takeaways from this year’s proposed budget for Colorado Springs. CITY DEBT In an era when many […]
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Kaiser Permanente Colorado plans to expand services and health plan offerings in Southern Colorado. In the next few years, Kaiser Permanente will begin offering specialty services at its medical offices in Southern Colorado, while also opening its Briargate Medical Offices to all ages, instead of the current 55 and older age restriction. In addition, the […]
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More than a month after Colorado Springs City Council voted in favor of a plan that would double the scope of the city’s community solar garden program, 10 contractors expressed interest in doing business in the local market. During a mandatory pre-proposal conference held by Colorado Springs Utilities last week, the 10 companies — half […]
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Big Lots, a discount store that carries everything from clothes to home furnishings and electronics, signed a lease for a new location in the First & Main Town Center off Powers Boulevard. The retailer is completing $227,000 in tenant improvements to its new storefront at 2975 New Center Pt., according to Pikes Peak Regional Building […]
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About six months ago, local entrepreneur Rick Young came up with a concept for a pizzeria called Delish Pizza. He then sold two of his Copy It copy centers, keeping one location downtown, in order to open two shops in the Springs. And while he may not have a background in the restaurant business, he said he does eat pizza.
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For the fifth time since the start of the economic downturn, El Pomar Foundation is distributing emergency funds to Colorado nonprofit organizations helping those who continue to struggle meeting basic needs. Throughout the state more than 150 nonprofit organizations that focus on direct human service support will receive grants totaling $1 million over the next […]
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Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking public comment for its 2011 natural gas integrated resource plan. The plant is posted at the CSU web site. As a local distribution company, Colorado Springs Utilities manages the natural gas supply and the distribution system required to physically deliver natural gas to customers. The updated plan is intended to […]
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Four months ago, when the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance began looking for a new president and CEO, the group’s leaders promised a thorough search that would focus on finding the best candidate — preferably someone already in our midst. That, plus the RBA setting up a selection committee to come up with possible options, […]
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Nine years of planning, development, cooperation and construction culminated in the opening of the major department store anchor tenant at University Village Colorado this week. Kohl’s became the latest retailer to open its doors at the mid-town shopping center, which was once a site dominated by run-down motels, vacant, dilapidated buildings and other blighted parcels. […]
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But Springs isn’t active part of regional work on unified business-seeking effort The goals for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and the state’s new Colorado Blueprint are pretty much the same for creating business growth in the Pikes Peak region — but the state is working without the full support and cooperation of the […]
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It’s four months into the fiscal year, and Congress has not passed the defense budget. That inaction has CEOs of the major defense companies, many of which have offices and employees in Colorado Springs, a little nervous. The Department of Defense is operating at 2010 budget levels, which bans starting new programs and limits production […]
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Colorado State University grew its annual research spending nearly 10 percent his year, the fourth year that expenditures topped $300 million. The university has spent $2330.8 million during the current fiscal year, a record high for CSU, one of the top research universities in the nation. Research spending at CSU has increased 24 percent, even […]
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