The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners could soon decide whether to impose a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. It might also opt to leave the question to voters. The commissioners would be better off tabling any notion of a ban and instead thinking harder about how best to...
Riding up the Santa Fe Trail to the north boundary of the Air Force Academy on a recent sunny weekday afternoon, I expected to have the trail to myself. It was late October in the middle of the workday, so most of my fellow cyclists would be stuck in their cubicles. In fact, there were plenty of riders on the trail. They were fit, lycra-clad, fast-moving … geezers!
Retired Maj. Gen. Irv Halter, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Doug Lamborn’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives has got so many things going for him that it’s possible to imagine that (gasp! choke!) he might actually win. In the past, Democrats have tried to appeal to El Paso County voters by nominating retired […]
In small groups, meetings and conversations across Colorado Springs, deep discussions have been ongoing about what ballot issue (or issues) should go before local voters in the November election. The suspense won’t last much longer. By the end of July, El Paso County’s commissioners must decide as required by state law what countywide questions to […]
Ignore the snow and the cold. Even though it’s only February, the hope of spring is upon us. That is, the hope that comes with Major League Baseball’s Spring Training. It’s been a long three-plus months since the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers in the World Series. But pitchers and catchers are reporting […]
(Editor’s note: This is a revised version of a story that was posted Monday with updated information. The proposal at the end is unchanged.) “Colorado Springs Forward” is a relative newcomer to a long list of action-oriented community nonpartisan groups, but it may become a formidable player nonetheless. During the past several months, it has […]
Nolette said that you should always negotiate from a position of strength, which comes from information. Find out what is motivating the other side by starting a dialogue. People love to talk about their businesses. By asking simple questions you can learn a great deal and strengthen your negotiating position. Ask about the competition, the customer base, vendor relationships and contracts with key suppliers, margins, key personnel, etc.
CMAS? TCAP? PARCC? If you’re a parent, a student or a teacher, you know exactly what those abbreviations mean — standardized tests. Thanks to the allure of federal grants, and the antics of busybodies in the Colorado Legislature, the words of Bob Dylan’s iconic song could be altered from “everybody must get stoned” to “every […]
When Colorado Springs voters go to the polls to elect a new mayor next April — only about 140 days from now — there will be at least three well-qualified candidates to choose from, four if incumbent Mayor Steve Bach chooses to run for a second four-year term. Bach, Amy Lathen, Mary Lou Makepeace, John […]
Even as the state of Colorado mulls transportation needs, education shortfalls and a backlog of infrastructure repairs, some property owners in Colorado Springs will see a decrease in property taxes next year. But while residential property owners could see as much as an 18 percent decrease in their tax...