What started as a project at Zac Chapman’s alma matter, Colorado College, is now a small (but growing) movement to create equity in the city’s food system. Originally from Scotch Plains, N.J., “your standard suburb,” Chapman is the executive director of the nonprofit Colorado Springs Food Rescue. The philosophy major moved to Colorado Springs in […]
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A community center can mean a lot of things to a neighborhood. It can create opportunities for its users and spur economic development. And that’s the objective behind an effort to revitalize the Mission Trace Shopping Center, turning it into a “community hub” in Southeast Colorado Springs, said Benjamin Anderson, executive director of Solid Rock Community […]
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In October CSU-Pueblo announced its new vision: “To establish Colorado State University-Pueblo as the people’s university of the Southwest United States by 2028.” Helping to conceive that vision is Provost Mohammed Abdelrahman.
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In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Lakewood baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But the court based its decision on the way the state of Colorado treated Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop and not so much the major issues at stake in the […]
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was accused of using Joe Camel, a cartoon dromedary who wore sunglasses, to attract young people to its cigarettes in the late ’80s and early ’90s. For decades, R.J. Reynolds and other cigarette companies, marketed their products via radio, television and movies, leading to a federal government crackdown on tobacco advertising, […]
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One of the biggest worries of patients going into the hospital is how much it’s going to cost them. UCHealth has created a new price estimator tool that not only includes the price of the procedure but also connects in real time to the patient’s insurance company and estimates the amount the patient will pay […]
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Scott Lee might stop you in the street to talk about parking. “Especially if I see someone staring at a parking meter or looking at a parking garage, I just ask them what they think about it, to get their assessment — they don’t know who I am — just to see what they think […]
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Cory Arcarese’s brother Abelardo passed away from complications of diabetes in 2012. “He pretty much fell through the primary care cracks in Texas,” Arcarese said. On the road a lot as a delivery driver for Walmart, he had a hard time making and keeping medical appointments and wasn’t able to get the consistent care and […]
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A pilot program launched this spring by The Independence Center aims to disrupt the hospital-to-nursing-home pipeline while also reducing hospital readmission rates. “We’ve set out to prove we can transition people with disabilities out of the hospital to home after an acute episode rather than a nursing home,” said Patricia Yeager, CEO of The Independence […]
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Colorado Springs and its private partners in the City for Champions suite of projects have received a one-year extension to show substantial progress on some of its components. The five-year period for beginning substantial work on two downtown sports facilities and the Gateway Visitor Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy was due to expire […]
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Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller had the fourth-most jersey sales at DICK’s Sporting Goods during a week in June. This past week — even after the team’s recent three-game winning streak — Miller’s jersey had fallen 19 spots to No. 23, according to the nationwide ranking of the best-selling player jerseys at the athletic retailer. […]
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Erica Shafer’s always had a fierce work ethic, but she knows sometimes hard work alone just isn’t enough. Shafer, associate director of financial aid at Colorado College, is driven by the example of her great-grandfather, an Italian immigrant who worked the mines in Cañon City, her mother, a teacher, and her father, who was a […]
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