As the state’s top lawyer, Attorney General Phil Weiser, 51, runs the state’s largest law firm, with more than 270 attorneys. He is both Colorado’s chief legal adviser and top law enforcement official. His office prosecutes violations of state law, represents Colorado in legal disputes and issues advice to agencies...
Owners who are thinking of selling their businesses have picked a great time to do it. “This is probably the best market that I have ever seen,” said Ron Chernak, president of FBB Group Ltd., whose firm has been selling businesses in Colorado Springs for 37 years. Thanks to the strong...
In 2007, Holly Trinidad traded the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles for her hometown of Colorado Springs, fully expecting to return to a city that was — at least décor-wise — suspended in the past. “We were moving from a really cool part of Los Angeles, so it was...
No one’s touting Silicon Mountain anymore. And while “Cyber Mountain” might be more accurate today, it doesn’t have the same ring to it. The Silicon Mountain nickname had its moment in the Springs in the 1980s, as tech firms made manufacturing footprints across the city. They included Springs-headquartered companies like...
On a recent visit to Colorado Springs, Gov. Jared Polis praised School District 11 and Pikes Peak Community College for innovations that will improve educational achievement and help fill workforce gaps. Polis, who has made education a cornerstone of his administration, attended a D-11 kick-off event and toured PPCC’s new...
Studies have shown that proximity to boutique and high-end grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods can be a boon for home values. However, El Paso County officials say that living near one of these stores is not directly related to increased property values. A study released this...
The Colorado Springs community is collaborative, blessed with natural advantages to attract new businesses and is a leader in workforce development. Those were among the positive impressions that eight site selection consultants from across the country are taking home with them after a weeklong familiarization tour hosted by the Colorado...
From phony iPhones preloaded with malware to election meddling and the rules of cyberwar, Black Hat USA 2019 wrapped up in Nevada last week with something for everyone to lie awake worrying about. Unlike most of us, Shawn Murray was there, with about 17,000 other infosec professionals. He’s a cybersecurity...
Major roadwork is in full swing at the south end of Nevada Avenue, town- homes have sprung up and sold out around Ivywild, new retailers and restaurants are thriving, and the southernmost part of the avenue is about to “come alive” with new development. At the other end of Nevada, the...
Street posts across downtown Colorado Springs bear a frank message: “Handouts don’t help.” The sentiment is the crux of the HelpCOS campaign, launched in May 2018 by the city of Colorado Springs in partnership with Pikes Peak United Way as part of an ongoing effort to redirect well-intentioned people toward...
Even in the face of mounting student debt and rising tuition costs, a college degree is still worth the price of admission — but that value is not without its caveats, according to a report prepared by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The inaugural “return on investment report,” an...
Data breaches cost more than ever, and the fallout lasts even longer than previously thought, IBM has revealed in a new study. Colorado Springs cybersecurity expert Terry Bradley knows this firsthand. “My company, PLEX, worked a ransomware data breach case starting back in February of this year,” he said, “and we...