When John Weiss bought the Business Journal in 2012, there was some worry, some consternation and a lot of phone calls about the future of the paper. Would there be marijuana ads? No. Would we suddenly take on a more liberal bent? No. Would the paper become a pale...
What do developers and urban bureaucrats have in common? Developers like to acquire land and build things, while urban bureaucrats may enjoy ripping down old stuff and “reactivating” publicly owned spaces. The latest example: the city’s nascent scheme to tear down the 1914 Thomas Barber-designed band shell in Acacia Park...
Given these months of bad news, the past several days could have been worse. In fact, recent defense news in the Pikes Peak region has been pretty darn good. For the win: Peterson Air Force Base will be home to the U.S. Space Command for at least the next six years.  “This is...
In early January I came across a story buried deep in the print edition of The New York Times about a new disease that had appeared in Wuhan, a then-obscure Chinese metropolis. For some reason it seemed threatening, and I told my spouse that we should stock up on canned food...
Colorado is slowly getting back to work. Whether we  agree with the decision or not, Gov. Jared Polis on April 27 eased the state’s stay-at-home order into a more relaxed safer-at-home order. That means some so-called “nonessential” businesses, like salons and retail stores, can get back to work and clients...
You can’t always get what you need. But if you try, sometimes you find you get what you want. This lyrical scramble is an appropriately backward lens through which to view our current situation. Just 29 percent of 1,000 Coloradans surveyed by Magellan Strategies in mid-April were ready to reopen...
It was nice to hear Gov. Jared Polis’ comforting remarks on Tuesday as he announced the gradual loosening of the Colorado’s shelter-in-place regulations. For the first time in many weeks, a return to normalcy seemed possible. Maybe at last I could pick up my long-stranded dry cleaning, meet my...
How about a riddle to break up your day?  When are you a business that is essential, but not an essential business? When you’re the United States Postal Service, of course! It’s not especially clever — the riddle or the idea of allowing the USPS to fail. The Postal Service has long walked...
If the $2.2 trillion in stimulus money doesn’t save the national economy by buoying the businesses and people who need it most, it will be the most egregious waste of taxpayer-funded emergency relief in U.S. history. The independent inspector general who leads the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee is critical to ensuring...
As COVID19 forces us all to “shelter in place” (one of the many irritating neologisms that the pandemic has spawned), our lives have changed dramatically. As a couple whose kids left the nest decades ago, we’re lucky to be comfortably sheltering in our Westside Victorian. No more commuting to work, going...
The issue: We are at war with the COVID-19 pandemic. What we think: Those sheltering in place are on active duty. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. It’s spring: Have you planted your victory garden? We’re not talking veggies, of course — this is about pitching in to...
Aren’t you tired of reading about COVID-19? I am too, so let’s take a break and focus on regional news from 200 years ago. Who was the first person to climb Pikes Peak? That’s unknown and unknowable. Given the great peak’s visibility, accessibility and seductive appeal, the first climber likely...