For the staff at the Independence Center, it’s all about never seeing their clients again. That’s because their mission is to teach the disabled to be more self-sufficient, preferably completely independent, no matter what their disability might be. In the current economic climate, that effort takes more effort than ever before, and so the group […]
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By Hannah Caproon Brittany Jones has been on top of the Colorado Springs hair salon world for years. Now managing partner and a stylist at Fox & Jane, Jones opened B&Co. Hair and Design in 2014, taking bronze in the Colorado Springs Independent’s (also part of Colorado Publishing House) Best Hair Stylists category and the […]
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Set Family Medical Clinics received a $244,850 grant from the Primary Care Fund. SET received the grant based on its treatment of indigent patients. Last year, the clinic saw 4,053 medically indigent patients. Since more than 91,000 people in El Paso County do not have insurance, the grant will allow SET to provide basic medical […]
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The Colorado Springs Airport is one of 44 airports to receive part of $20.6 million in state aviation fuel tax revenue under the Aviation Discretionary Grant Program. “We have improved public-use airports all across the state by leveraging these grants with local and federal matching funds,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “These airports are critical to […]
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If Colorado Springs is the land of honey, then developers are sticking to it. Circle Square Properties LLC of Brighton, Colo., bought 18.6 acres of land on the southeast corner of Circle Drive and Janitell Road for $2,834,994 from Recreational Investments and Management Inc. in Branson, Mo. The property is part of Harrison Business Park. […]
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Few like the “double dip.” “Seinfeld” brought attention to the chip double-dipper. George dipped a potato chip in dip, took a bite, and then dipped again. He was called for his unsanitary double dip. Then there’s double dipping in government. An individual carries two government titles; or retires, collects a pension and still gets paid […]
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St. Francis Medical Center CEO Nate Olson has announce that he will step down early next year to take another job.
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Colorado Springs Health Partners’ Urgent Care has created a new app that helps people answer the two most common health questions: “What could be wrong?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” iTriage is a free app available from app stores for the iPhone and Android phones and hopes to take advantage of the growing […]
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Andy Merritt started work at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance this week — inheriting the uncertainity surrounding federal defense cuts and the opportunity to help expand the region’s defense-related businesses. Merritt replaces Brian Binn as the Business Alliance’s new chief defense industry officer, a job with a new title and new direction. Binn, now […]
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We have come to a critical juncture in our city and county. After years of tax cuts and budget shortfalls our city and county governments cannot provide the necessary services at a level that residents of the Pikes Peak region deserve.<br> The proponents of lower taxes and less government have had an easy time getting taxes lowered and placing constraints on elected officials.
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Winning your gold

As we watch the amazing feats of athleticism performed by thousands of dedicated Olympic athletes from all over the world, I wonder how many people devote Olympian time, energy, discipline, and focus to their passions, their dreams, or their businesses. What can business leaders learn from Olympic athletes? 1. Get great advice. Listen to smart […]
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Colorado Springs Utilities board members decided yesterday to nix a contract to study selling or leasing its electric power generation. The board unanimously decided not to move forward with a $500,000 study, suggested in 2012 by Mayor Steve Bach in a letter to the board. Board chairman Keith King signaled the direction the board was […]
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