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El Paso County Public Health is perhaps best known as a place where flu shots are given and as an agency that inspects restaurants. But the department also provides a broad spectrum of services and works with a range of businesses to address safety issues and keep the workforce healthy. Governed by a volunteer board […]
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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series with nine local stakeholders discussing their industries and how they’re preparing for the next economic downturn.  It’s an interesting time to live in Colorado Springs, let alone to run a business. Though the city’s booming economy might encourage increased investment, many fear the next economic […]
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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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The local health care industry saw a change in leadership at one of the city’s largest hospitals along with the nurse shortage and two epidemics — opioid and teen vaping — topping headlines in 2018. Shifting roles In early August, the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Board of Directors unanimously selected the interim chief executive officer […]
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The challenges presented by a lack of affordable housing, along with the continued commercial development downtown and to the north, dominated area real estate news in 2018. The Colorado Springs housing market is predicted to be the hottest in the nation next year, according to Realtor.com. Median house prices across Colorado, including in Colorado Springs, […]
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In the Nov. 6 general election, Colorado voters soundly defeated Amendment 73, a complex proposal that would have increased state income taxes on high-earning individuals and the tax rate on C corporations to raise $1.6 billion for the state’s schools. Many voters apparently preferred to help their schools by voting for local issues. In El […]
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The cyber landscape shifted again in 2018. Colorado Senate Bill 18-086 injected much-needed public funding for cybersecurity, the National Cybersecurity Center launched an array of training programs and research initiatives, and c-Watch kicked off its first official cohort. Blockchain bill When Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 086 into law at the end of May, […]
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For the Colorado Springs Airport, 2018 has been “a whirlwind,” Director of Aviation Greg Phillips will tell you. “We feel like a team of Tasmanian devils out here, spinning as fast as we can,” he said. There’s been plenty to set them spinning. The good: Planning and promotion at the 900-acre master-planned Peak Innovation Park […]
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New York City has its Fifth Avenue and Broadway; Los Angeles its Rodeo Drive; and Denver its 16th Street. They’re signature streets that epitomize the cities in which they’re located — places where a visit is a unique experience. Colorado Springs doesn’t have a Rodeo Drive, but it does have Tejon Street and Colorado Avenue […]
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A community center can mean a lot of things to a neighborhood. It can create opportunities for its users and spur economic development. And that’s the objective behind an effort to revitalize the Mission Trace Shopping Center, turning it into a “community hub” in Southeast Colorado Springs, said Benjamin Anderson, executive director of Solid Rock Community […]
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was accused of using Joe Camel, a cartoon dromedary who wore sunglasses, to attract young people to its cigarettes in the late ’80s and early ’90s. For decades, R.J. Reynolds and other cigarette companies, marketed their products via radio, television and movies, leading to a federal government crackdown on tobacco advertising, […]
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One of the biggest worries of patients going into the hospital is how much it’s going to cost them. UCHealth has created a new price estimator tool that not only includes the price of the procedure but also connects in real time to the patient’s insurance company and estimates the amount the patient will pay […]
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