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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
How much would you be willing to pay to use something you’ve already bought? It’s a strange question, but Colorado Springs and El Paso County officials are betting the answer is, “not much.” The Business Journal believes in the importance of open records, that goes without saying. People need to know...