It’s no secret that Colorado’s rural areas lack medical services. According to the Colorado Rural Health Center, an Aurora-based nonprofit organization that serves as Colorado’s state office of rural health, 13 Colorado counties do not have a hospital, and two counties do not have a clinic or even a single doctor. While Pikes Peak Regional […]
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In the past two weeks, two stunning announcements about sports stadium development have been made in southern Colorado. Visions for the projects in Colorado Springs and Pueblo were much the same: stimulate economic development by bringing sports teams downtown to play in multipurpose venues. Both plans featured public-private partnerships, and both had lodging properties as […]
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The average cost of apartment rent in Colorado Springs continues to rise as more high-end units enter the market. “Part of this most recent increase really isn’t a rise in rents as much as the product that is coming online and being included are higher-end properties,” said Laura Nelson, the executive director of the Apartment […]
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The internet is full of stories about people who have lost their jobs over social media posts. A few examples: • A PR executive for a racist tweet sent just before she boarded a flight to South Africa. Among the responses she got upon landing was a notification from her manager informing her she’d been […]
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Colorado’s low unemployment rate has generated more demand for foreign workers in order to fill voids in the workforce. “Oftentimes, the reason [businesses] are hiring foreign workers is because they have looked and searched for an American worker and haven’t been able to find someone interested or qualified,” said Petula McShiras, an immigration attorney with […]
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Christine Maynard, a third-generation Alaskan, moved to Colorado Springs five years ago. Raised in Fairbanks, the 26-year-old ventured to the Lower 48 after studying psychology and business, entering the residential real estate industry three years ago. One year ago she transitioned to commercial real estate as an independent contractor for RE/MAX’s commercial division. There she […]
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Three framed pictures of fighter jets hang on the wall of Grinders Sandwich Company along with a large, wood-carved American flag and silhouetted service members. The restaurant’s chairs used to be filled with airmen from Peterson Air Force Base stopping in for their midday meal. Now those seats, along with others at nearby restaurants, sit […]
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Michael Thomas is the new superintendent for Colorado Springs School District 11. The job has brought him all the way  from Minnesota to the Front Range, but the road is longer than that. It stretches back 27 years — and it starts with a boy named Reggie. When they met, Thomas was a pre-veterinary medicine […]
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Matthew Hexter loves craft beer. But as careers go, he doesn’t think the industry has much room left for him. So the founder of and vintner for Evergood Elixirs stepped away from his passion and followed a path less traveled. Based in Palmer Lake, Evergood Elixirs produces the citrus “adventure wines” Skier Pee (lemon citrus […]
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Manitou Springs City Council has rejected a citizens’ petition to force reconsideration of the city’s 50-year tax incentive agreement with the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Mayor Ken Jaray, however, is seeking to address some of the concerns about the agreement expressed at a July 18 town hall meeting at the Briarhurst Manor, hosted by The […]
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There is a single mortgage lending document that comes with 1,000 pages of instructions banks are required to follow. “Banks are the most heavily regulated industry in the nation,” said Amanda Averch, director of communication for The Colorado Bankers Association. “[The association] is aware that the cost of compliance has become a much heavier burden […]
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Colorado Springs’ diverse demographics and growing population are luring restaurants to open throughout the city. “We started looking down there to open up an additional location about 2½ years ago because of the demographics and the amount of younger people relocating there,” said Drew Shader, the owner of Denver-based Atomic Provisions. “We just think it’s […]
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