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Blowing off steam

Dozens of citizens made impassioned pleas on both sides of the argument surrounding the coal-fired Martin Drake Power Plant that looms southwest of downtown at Monday’s Colorado Springs Utilities board meeting, but the board delayed a decision about when the plant might close. The Utilities board, composed of city council...
The Sourdough Boulangerie Established: 2014 Employees: 4 Located: 6453 Omaha Blvd. Contact: 719-645-2905; shawnofthebread@gmail.com; thesourdoughboulangerie on Facebook Shawn Saunders is on the second go-round of owning his dream business, and this time he figures it will last. The 44-year-old baker opened The Sourdough Boulangerie in January 2014 and has seen substantial growth during the last year. Saunders...
Editor’s note: Changes were made to the online version of the story to clarify the names of the boards Julia Sands de Melendez is a part of.  When she was 8 years old, Julia Sands de Melendez visited Pikes Peak for the first time and said she dreamed of living in Colorado. Her dream became […]
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Justin Stokes, 36, is from Indianola, Iowa — a city with a population of approximately 15,000. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand View University in De Moines, and later a doctorate degree in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa – graduating summa cum laude. Having spent his educational career in the […]
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It was early summer of 2016 when UCCS approached Kirkpatrick Bank about partnering in its Workplace Wellness Program through its Center for Active Living, located in the university’s Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. The university and the bank had collaborated on past projects and Kirkpatrick’s Vice President of...
Bill Hardin, who is currently one of only two pediatric surgeons in Colorado Springs, has a passion for treating kids and helping families. He performs surgeries at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, and follows up with patients at the Children’s Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care clinic in Briargate. He has lived in Colorado Springs since 2014, and […]
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The GOP tax plan has Colorado universities worried about a range of issues, from the future of graduate students and philanthropy to building projects and workforce development. The proposal that’s raised the most vocal opposition from students and universities is a plan to tax tuition waivers, which appears in the...
Children from around the world can track Santa throughout the year thanks to a locally-owned company, the Globelink Foreign Language Center, which is the official translator for NORAD Tracks Santa. The Colorado Springs-based private company was started by Fadia Zaki-Gnoske, a former language professor who is fluent in five languages. She translates the popular Christmas […]
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When Rim Technologies CEO Sara Kinney lit up the historic Michelle sign over 122 N. Tejon St. in the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 27 — a decade after its 248 bulbs went dark — it symbolized a dream come true. Now she’s helping inventors and entrepreneurs realize dreams of...
Change is often difficult, and that’s why Colorado Springs Sky Sox General Manager Tony Ensor has started marketing the team for 2019 — thanks to changes that could affect attendance and perceptions about the team. Ensor knows how hard it is to market a minor league baseball team, and perhaps...
A specialty ski and snowboard shop in Colorado Springs is celebrating 65 years in business. The Ski Shop opened in a barn by Colorado College in 1952, and was sold to Wolf and Julie Uhl in 1981, and then to Wolf’s son, Rick Uhl, in 2000. The shop has been located in the south end […]
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John Brazie started his career in food service in high school, and hasn’t ever steered away from the industry. After working as the executive chef at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, a luxury hotel in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston for almost 20 years, Brazie relocated to Colorado Springs in August for his love of […]
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