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Anti-tobacco advocates have hailed a new law raising the minimum age requirement for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 as a victory for public health, but the law’s timing has sparked confusion among retailers. On Dec. 20, President Donald Trump signed legislation prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than 21, giving […]
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Special-needs students at Holmes Middle School are finding it easier to learn in a remodeled classroom, courtesy of a team of businesses and volunteers. And teachers at Monterey Elementary School are enjoying a bright, new lounge where they can relax and recharge. These projects came about through a nonprofit, COSILoveYou (pronounced “Cause I Love You”), […]
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Manya Whitaker isn’t interested in hearing what her students think. “The statement that most reflects how I approach teaching and learning is, ‘I don’t care what you think. I care why you think it,’” said Whitaker, an associate professor of education at Colorado College. “I’m not here to tell you what to believe. What I care […]
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Rachel Beisel has always been fascinated with how things are made, and she knows from experience that life itself is often what you make it. The 35-year-old entrepreneur and senior vice president for CableLabs — a nonprofit research and development company that serves the cable industry — is a self-made woman whose path to success […]
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Josh Andrews has seen firsthand how important financial planning can be for military members — especially when they suddenly find themselves with more money in their bank accounts. After graduating from the Air Force Academy as an officer, Andrews said he received three pay raises, as well as a promotion, but realized he’d only been saving […]
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Colorado Springs-based Bytable has a lot on its plate, thanks in part to a $437,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The startup operates an online marketplace where customers can purchase food produced with regenerative agricultural practices — a step above “sustainable” —  from small- to medium-sized farms and ranches. It also uses blockchain […]
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When Jason and Molly Smith adopted their first puppy in 2009, a miniature schnauzer named Jaeger, they fed her Hill Science Diet pet food on a veterinarian’s recommendation. “We didn’t do a whole lot of research,” Jason Smith said. That changed when Jaeger began exhibiting signs of “innumerable” health issues, Jason said. “Molly started doing […]
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By this summer, Colorado Springs Parking Enterprise Director Scott Lee plans to make parking in downtown Colorado Springs a lot more convenient. The city is working with Milwaukee-based CivicSmart, a vendor of smart parking meters, to replace the current street meters with a product that can interface with a mobile app. Lee also plans to […]
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Done properly, professional sports complexes are the first domino to fall in a city’s revitalization process. Minor League Baseball stadiums in Durham and Winston-Salem, both in North Carolina, and other midsize cities have drawn people back to downtown and set off a cascade of new attractions, including restaurants, shops, hotels, nightlife and residential development. Colorado […]
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Covered Treasures owner Tommie Plank pauses her conversation during a lull on a January afternoon to ring up a customer at the Monument bookstore. The two women make idle chat during the transaction, and the conversation ends on a familiar note for Plank: “It’s my dream some day to own a bookstore like this,” the […]
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Boutique fitness studios — specializing in small classes and one or two areas of fitness — are a major trend for 2020. Sales of high-end, high-tech home fitness equipment like Peloton bikes and The Mirror personal training system are growing. But the traditional gym isn’t going anywhere, fitness experts say. “The evidence … suggests that […]
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When Cynthia Anderson opened Fitness Machine Technicians last fall, she found that her 22-year career in the U.S. Air Force was, in some respects, a good foundation for being a small-business owner. From her work as a cyber officer at Peterson Air Force Base and later as an outreach officer at the U.S. Air Force […]
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