City leaders are looking to the historic City Auditorium to star in the revitalization of  downtown. But in order to play that role, City Aud, as it’s commonly called, needs major repairs, upgrades and some fresh ideas. The city issued a request for proposals Oct. 3, seeking a company to professionally manage and maintain the […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles on school ballot measures. Colorado’s statewide Amendment 73 would increase funding for local school districts. But local districts aren’t counting on its passage and are asking voters in the Nov. 6 general election to support them through bond issues and tax increases. In all, five Pikes […]
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Rising interest rates might mean it’s time to consider refinancing — at least certain loans. “If you have an interest rate on a piece of equipment or building for your company, it’s a good time to check when your loan matures,” said Jason Doyle, president of UMB Bank in Colorado Springs. “If it’s next year […]
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At first blush, it might seem that biochemistry and baking wouldn’t combine well. But Nick Adkins, owner of Manitou French Pastries, finds that his experience in a lab coat makes him a better chef as he prepares macarons, croissants, galettes, quiches and other delicacies. Adkins spent seven years as a postdoctoral fellow in molecular medicine […]
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Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles on school ballot measures. Next week, the Business Journal will review ballot measures for Harrison School District 2 and Manitou Springs School District 14, as well as the statewide Amendment 73 proposal. Five El Paso County school districts are presenting a total of six measures on […]
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Patrick Alldredge still has about a year left at UCCS, but already he’s helping families plan and save for their children’s college education. At 21, he’s balancing a full-time course load with his position as college financial representative at Northwestern Mutual. “Parents saving for their kids to go to college is a big thing — […]
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Most businesses hope their customers leave happy. However, at Hellscream Entertainment’s two haunted houses, workers want guests to depart feeling terrified. The Haunted Mines, a nonprofit haunted house, closed after its 2016 season at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, but earlier this year, Hellscream resurrected the brand. The new 28,000-square-foot location is at […]
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Soon Colorado Springs residents will be able to pick up their next pair of hiking boots and ride a 65-foot Ferris wheel in the same building. SCHEELS, an employee-owned, all-sports retailer, will open its second Colorado location in Colorado Springs in April 2021, according to a company news release. The 222,000-square-foot building is going in […]
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Lately, Denver Broncos fans’ heads have hung much like New Mexico Hatch chiles grow — toward the ground. Perhaps the team’s outlook would be a little brighter had it chosen Pueblo chiles, which grow upwards, for its concession fare at Mile High Stadium. In late May, the Broncos announced a deal with Albuquerque, N.M.-based 505 […]
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A Monument-based startup’s founder and CEO believes the company’s success can help transform the state’s startup environment. “Startups like Quantum [Metric] are innovating and leading a startup revolution in Colorado,” Mario Ciabarra said about his business services software company. “It’s exciting to be part of this transformation and driving huge success in Colorado.” In Colorado, […]
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A report produced for Manitou Springs strongly recommends that the city come to terms with the owners of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway to rebuild and reopen the 127-year-old attraction. “We believe allowing the cog to stop operating for an extended period is a grave mistake,” the report by Summit Economics states. The report, called […]
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  It’s time to take hacking personally, John Sileo says. Whether you’re a victim because Equifax lost your entire credit profile, or because Russians hacked your data from Facebook, the way to start securing your life and your business against cybercrime is to take it personally. Sileo knows this from bitter experience. Sixteen years ago […]
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