It’s been interesting to watch the Cascade Avenue bike lanes war meander along, especially as the battle lines seem so clear. It’s Millennials versus Boomers, cyclists versus giant SUVs and monster pickups, urban tanks versus two-wheeled lane snatchers, liberal snowflakes versus conservative realists, deep state schemers versus plain folks...
The issue: City council is debating a zoning change that would loosen restrictions on accessory dwelling units. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. What we think: Let’s see what ADUs can do. Colorado Springs has a housing crisis on its hands. It’s the lack of affordable housing —...
When former Gov. John Hickenlooper attended the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame’s groundbreaking in June 2017, he was quoted as saying “Topophilia is the love of place. All of Colorado has it, but it is particularly evident in Colorado Springs.” Those who live here often extol the amenities...
Colorado Springs is on the verge of “something great.” That’s what you hear all over the city, and not just from politicians and developers. Everyone seems to feel the new energy engulfing the city as we grow and diversify our business base. Well, almost everyone. There’s a part of the city...
Now that the municipal elections are history we can turn our attention elsewhere and consider tangible achievements rather than empty words, futile campaigns and frustrated dreams. Let’s start with the long-frustrated dream of building the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame somewhere in Colorado Springs. First proposed almost 40...
Earlier this month, the nation marked another pitiful Equal Pay Day. This year, it was April 2, which calculated (confetti and drum roll, please) how far into 2019 women had to work to earn what the average male got paid in 2018. It’s a painful reminder of a ridiculous system:...
It was a spirited and amiable crowd that assembled on April 16 to hear John Suthers, Bill Murray, Tom Strand and Wayne Williams take the oath of office on the south steps of the Pioneers Museum. About 500 people were there to enjoy the show, which included prayers, music,...
Let’s see — how many reasonably qualified Democrats are running for president? So many that President Trump hasn’t even bothered to give most of them derogatory nicknames, a particularly irritating (and effective!) campaign strategy in 2016. Once the frontrunners manage to sort themselves out, they can expect to be honored...
On Easter Sunday, I knew that Grace and St. Stephen’s would be crowded with worshippers, that parking would be a problem, that the pews would be uncomfortable, that my knees would be creaky and that I couldn’t check my phone during the sermon. So I wafted kind thoughts to...
Twenty years ago I moved from a big house near downtown to a smaller spread on the Westside. It was still a good-sized place, an 1899 Victorian on a big lot. I loved its turn-of-the-century charm, never suspecting that underneath that elegant exterior was an extortionist constantly in need...
The issue: While efforts are underway to clean up our environment, we need to do more. What we think: Colorado Springs should borrow best practices from other communities, and citizens need to step up. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. As we bid adieu to yet another...
The issue: A work visa program may end, putting the jobs of thousands at risk. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. What we think: Our elected officials should fight to allow H-4 EAD visa holders the right to work. Imagine your car has broken down and all...