The issue: Big cutbacks across Minor League Baseball could take away Colorado Springs’ franchise a year from now, with no apparent recourse for the city. What we think: Too many people took baseball’s presence for granted and now it’s too late to do anything about it. Tell us what you think: Send us an...
Minneapolis-based Artspace may soon begin construction of an affordable live/work complex for artists on a roughly 1-acre site at 315 E. Costilla. The existing building, which once housed the Gill Center for Public Media, has been acquired for $1.8 million by the Colorado Springs Downtown Development Authority (managed by...
This year has seen a lot of growth and new businesses starting all across Colorado. This is good news, but for many in established businesses it means contending with more competitors than they started the year off with. Luckily, there is a relatively new technology that can help you stand out from your competitors, and […]
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The first thing anyone noticed about Becky Hurley was her warm, wonderful, welcoming smile. And for me, a transplant to the Springs and a single mom with two kids in tow, that smile was like an embrace in my new career, my new home. Becky was already working at the...
Here are questions that small business owners must deal with just to survive, stay in business and grow. What’s coming in today, and what’s going out? What’s the rest of the week/month/year look like? How do we need to change? Does our plan for the future make sense? Do we...
Writing in The New York Times last Sunday, economist Austan Goolsbee warned that “sharp cuts in immigration threaten U.S. economy.” That’s true, he explained, for two reasons. “The first reason is the simplest,” he wrote. “The growth rate of the economy comes from two parts; income growth per capita and...
The issue: Should the state be allowed to direct excess tax money to transportation and education? That’s the ballot measure before voters. What we think: It’s time to loosen TABOR’s stranglehold on Colorado’s budget to help ease traffic congestion and educate the state’s future workforce. Tell us what you think: Send us an email...
Resilience seems to be the theme of the national economy this past year. Other developed nations are experiencing slowing growth rates or even contractions causing global trade and manufacturing to decline. Inevitably, the global slowdown will seep into our national economy because global markets have never been as intricately...
If I’m still around in November 2020 I’ll celebrate my 80th birthday, which will also be the anniversary of the arrival of my forebears in America. Like many immigrants, they didn’t know much about the country they were bound for. They loved their homeland, but war, crime, religious clashes and...
The Denver Art Museum will open “Claude Monet: the Truth of Nature” on Oct. 21. Co-created by the DAM and the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, Denver will be only American museum to host the show. It will be, according to the DAM, “The most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two […]
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The issue: The arts are vital, but often require sacrifice. What we think: Support regional artists in any way you can. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. Close your eyes for just a moment. That music floating in the background or blasting into your earbuds? That’s art. Now take a moment...
A company’s intention in a job interview is to find the person who best fits a particular position. But recent research has shown that quite often, the candidate who was hired failed, and usually their exit was related to attitude issues that weren’t revealed in the interview. That raises the question:...