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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Mayor John Suthers has presented a 2019 budget proposal to Colorado Springs City Council that aims to keep the red-hot local economy percolating. “Our first and primary strategic plan goal remains promoting job creation,” Suthers wrote in his Oct. 1 budget message. “We’ve created 24,000 jobs since June of 2015, an average of 7,300 jobs […]
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Vinnie Persichetti grew up in “a very close, very tight Italian family” in small-town Pennsylvania. He’s the second-youngest of seven kids — three sisters, three brothers — and the only one to join the military. “My dad was an electrician so he made decent money, but we did not grow up well-to-do,” he said. “And […]
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Fall is when leaves change color, football season kicks off, and for many Coloradans, it’s when they pick their upcoming year’s benefits plan. “One of the things that is absolutely key is to think about how [employers and their] human resources team communicate open enrollment to their employees,” said Vincent Plymell, communications manager for the […]
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Robert Houston II, aka Black Pegasus, achieved success as a rapper when he was still in his teens. By age 23, after placing second in a rap battle in Cincinnati, he had forged a solid national presence in the hip-hop world. Today, at 38, he still performs, but he also is an entrepreneur who owns […]
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Colorado Springs is now home to the nation’s first cybersecurity CTSO, thanks to a grassroots push by local cyber educators and students. A CTSO is a Career and Technical Student Organization (prominent examples include DECA and Future Business Leaders of America) and this new CTSO is designed to get kids on to academic and career […]
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The world’s largest collection of Olympic torches and medals reside behind locked doors at U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs. Only donors, sponsors and Team USA members currently are allowed to view them. But when the U.S. Olympic Museum opens in the spring of 2020, these remarkable artifacts will be on display for […]
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Handprints of art class graduates fill a corner of Studio 101’s ceiling. Some of those students have gone on to study art in college and are now adult artists, said Rebecca Baum, the studio director. “There have actually been students who came here when they were only 3 that have now graduated high school,” she […]
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