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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While the city of Colorado Springs stepped forward on City for Champions projects, road work and stormwater improvements this year, El Paso County strove to make the development process easier for businesses. The U.S. Olympic Museum continued to take shape, with construction more than 65 percent completed, and construction of the UCCS William J. Hybl […]
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Jeff Hatten said he’s always had an entrepreneurial spirit, even selling used books from his home to neighborhood kids while growing up in Colorado Springs. The Air Academy High School graduate left for Greeley where he found work in newspaper sales at the Greeley Tribune. Hatten parlayed that experience into a software sales job before […]
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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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The Pueblo Community College Foundation has announced three new members to be inducted into the Pueblo Hall of Fame in February. Dr. Carl Bartecchi, Renee Carson and Andrew Trainor will be honored Feb. 16 at the 29th Pueblo Hall of Fame dinner, according to a new release from the foundation. The dinner will begin at […]
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What started as a project at Zac Chapman’s alma matter, Colorado College, is now a small (but growing) movement to create equity in the city’s food system. Originally from Scotch Plains, N.J., “your standard suburb,” Chapman is the executive director of the nonprofit Colorado Springs Food Rescue. The philosophy major moved to Colorado Springs in […]
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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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In October CSU-Pueblo announced its new vision: “To establish Colorado State University-Pueblo as the people’s university of the Southwest United States by 2028.” Helping to conceive that vision is Provost Mohammed Abdelrahman.
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In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Lakewood baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But the court based its decision on the way the state of Colorado treated Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop and not so much the major issues at stake in the […]
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