It’s the dawn of a new year, and the Martin Drake Power Plant is still billowing pollutants over downtown from its aged “cloud machine.” We still don’t have a solution to the Environmental Protection Agency’s lawsuit against the city for failing — for years — to meet our clean water...
As we wrap up 2018, it’s clear there have been a ton of successes: the Olympic Museum taking shape in downtown Colorado Springs, the positive developments at the National Cybersecurity Center, the Exponential Impact launch, higher wages, new apartments in the city’s core, new businesses, new residents. It all...
It was an interesting year in Colorado politics, if slightly less so in Colorado Springs. Once the fons et origo of disruptive politics in Colorado and nationally (think Douglas Bruce and the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, Dr. James Dobson and Amendment 2), the Springs has been a comparative island...
Let’s consider power plants, the state lottery and the vagaries of local politics.
Hospitals and primary care clinics are following more than just the brand-new rooftops of El Paso County’s fast-growing northeastern suburbs. They’re following health insurance.

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Yobel Market’s T-shirts say, “Charity doesn’t end poverty, business does.” And we agree. Create jobs and you’ll create a path out of poverty. Create jobs and companies, you’ll create philanthropists. Just look at the great work Jim Johnson, CEO of GE Johnson Construction, does through the foundation created by his company....
Like so many midsize cities stuck in the orbit of a much larger metropolis, Colorado Springs has always suffered from a certain existential angst. St. Paul can’t compete with Minneapolis; Dallas dwarfs Fort Worth; and Denver will always disrespect Colorado Springs. Indeed, Denver can be compared with a black hole,...
From the publisher: Based in Austin, Jim Hightower is no stranger to controversy. He’s a political pundit who leans solidly to the left. But for the first time, Creators Syndicate refused to distribute his weekly column (which we’re printing below) to their member newspapers. While the editor said she liked...
There are lots of amazing professionals who work on website design, social media marketing and search engine optimization. On the other side though, are the outliers of my industry who often require cleaning up after. This column is to warn you about those companies. So here are the big...
Colorado Springs has gone to the dogs, as has the rest of the country. More than 60 million U.S. households have a total of 89.7 million dogs, and the “dog economy” is an important component of regional GDP. Americans spent nearly $70 billion on their pets in 2017, according to...
Editor’s note: The Business Journal first reported in May that Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was reassessing the plan to build a new hospital on its Fillmore Street site, and kicking off a new strategic plan. In this opinion piece, CEO Brian Erling discusses the strategic plan and Penrose-St. Francis’ goals...
Did you know that Americans today average about 4.4 years in a job? For younger generations, that job duration tightens to a mere 2.5 years. This data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and represents a dramatic departure from yesteryear’s 25 to 30 years in a job....