It looks like there won’t be an increase to the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax in 2017. During a meeting with business professionals discussing Colorado Springs’ strengths and weaknesses in the tourism industry, Doug Price, CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the city will not include­ the initiative to increase Colorado Springs’ tax […]
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Imagine waking up one morning and discovering there’s no money in the bank. Picture going to work to learn that every computer on the company network has nothing but a frozen screen and a message demanding a ransom payment within 12 hours. Imagine the Colorado Springs government paralyzed by a severe denial-of-service attack that renders […]
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Several Realtors have sold commercial property in the Colorado Springs area recently, according to press releases. The Quantum Commercial Group announced the sale of the 10,228-square-foot office and retail space at 2514 W. Colorado Ave. The property sold for $1.1 million, and Mary Frances Cowan was the broker. The seller was 2514 LLC, and the […]
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When news of a financial scandal at Wells Fargo was made public last month, the implications seemed negative, but not dire. But ongoing investigations and lawsuits against the company are beginning to paint a picture of the San Francisco-based bank as a company that fostered a culture of unethical — and sometimes illegal — activity. […]
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Three local school districts are asking voters to approve ballot issues to make up for state funding shortfalls that have left schools struggling to make ends meet. Academy District 20 is seeking bond funding that will see no increase in property taxes, and District 49, which covers the eastern side of El Paso County from […]
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On April 20, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station celebrated its 49th birthday. Hoping for champagne and cake, I managed to attach myself to a semi-VIP tour Tuesday of the vast manmade cavern on the eastern slope of Cheyenne Mountain. We arrived in separate cars, assembling in a parking lot adjacent to a security gate about […]
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Centura Health opened its second regional ambulatory Health Neighborhood today. The public opening followed a sneak peek last week, providing local dignitaries and health care officials a preview of the facility. Located at 1263 Lake Plaza Drive, the 35,645-square-foot location will offer urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, occupational medicine, behavioral health, lab and orthopedic services and PENRAD […]
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While a general manager for an ACE Hardware store, Steve Frederick worked with a receiving manager who took more than $200,000 worth of merchandise while working at the store. “When we caught him, he had his garage set up like a hardware store,” Frederick said. “He was selling stuff on the weekends out of his […]
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When Cabela’s opens the doors of its two new Denver-area stores this August, Colorado Springs residents will be able to trim 200 miles from their trek to the retail chain’s closest outposts. The outdoors merchandiser announced last year the implementation of a different business model for the pair of new locations — a 110,000 square-foot […]
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Downtown’s vagrant presence has reached such proportions, business owners are digging into their own pockets to hire extra security. Also, an effort by a cadre of women business owners has led to police placing more emphasis on the problem. Downtown business owner and investor Kevin O’Neil says he’ll commit $20,000 to hire around-the-clock security to […]
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The Craftwood Inn, a longtime staple of the Manitou Springs community, closed suddenly Sunday after more than 70 years in business. Owner Dave Symonds, who purchased the eatery at 404 El Paso Blvd. in 2003, was noticeably distraught Tuesday after shutting the Craftwood’s doors for what might be the last time. “It’s a real shame,” […]
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This year at the Air Force Academy, CyberWorx has taken a new approach to strengthening military and industry ties in the cybersecurity domain. In August, 16 cadets from different degree programs began collaborating with technology industry professionals to develop cybersecurity solutions through design thinking and broad perspectives. Through a formal agreement with the Center for […]
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