The issue: A proposed ballot initiative wants to limit new home construction to 1 percent a year of current stock along the Front Range. What we think: Consequences of limiting construction harms jobs, home prices and economic development. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. A proposed ballot initiative...
As the sun rose on that Tuesday morning of March 13, nobody in Manitou Springs had reason to suspect an imminent shock to the city’s collective psyche, actually its entire local business scene. Yes, there were ongoing concerns, such as the constant irritations spurred by torn-up streets from so many...
On April 9, Colorado Springs City Council will meet in a 1 p.m. work session to consider the “Banning-Lewis Ranch annexation amendment and restatement presentation and proposed code amendments.” Members of the unwashed, uninformed and (let’s face it!) unwelcome public won’t be able to comment — they’ll have to hold...
The issue: With more than 1 billion users, social media giant Facebook is using personal information for business gain. What we think: Social media platforms should be open about what information is collected and should do a better job at policing organizations that use private information to influence politics and inflame...
At a time when newspapers are on the front lines in the fight against fake news and election tampering, the U.S. Commerce Department is taking action that could threaten profit margins and create job losses at hundreds of media outlets nationwide. After a preliminary investigation, the Commerce Department said Canadian...
A few weeks ago, a portion of the picturesque 1899 stone wall that borders my somewhat rundown 1899 house on the Westside collapsed on the sidewalk. Maintaining our beloved relic of a house is difficult enough as is, with or without historic stone walls to repair. Such a task is...
The death notice was brief and to the point. “After 126 years of operation, The Pikes Peak Cog Railway has decided not to reopen this spring for the 2018 season, or for the forseeable future,” said the press release from The Broadmoor. “Over the past several months, the railroad...
The issue: Congestion on Interstate 25 is hampering commerce between Denver and Colorado Springs. What we think: Toll lanes could provide much-needed funding to expand the interstate between Monument and Castle Rock. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. Anyone who routinely commutes to Denver knows the frustration...
Sorry to have to point this out, but the 2018 gubernatorial election is just more than eight months away. And while we won’t suffer the despairing chaos of a presidential contest, the governor’s race is important. In the past 25 years, business interests have had a remarkable run in the...
The issue: Demographics are changing across El Paso County, the state of Colorado and the nation. What we think: It’s time to take the necessary steps to truly include everyone in the state’s thriving economy. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. Demographics in the United States —...
During a recent update by Tatiana Bailey, the UCCS Economic Forum’s executive director, there was good news: Unemployment is at record lows. And there was bad news: Housing prices are still on the rise. The upward push means Colorado now ranks among the most expensive states in the Western region...
So what are we to make of Denver’s nascent scheme to host the Winter Olympics in 2030? Using the simplest and least complicated lens available, let’s ask ourselves one question: Is it good for Colorado Springs? On the plus side, businesses in the Pikes Peak region would get a hefty...