Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on trade tariffs. Goldman Sachs economists last week warned the Trump administration’s trade war is damaging U.S. economic growth and raising consumer prices, and J.P. Morgan economists estimate the latest round of tariffs will cost American households up to $1,000...
Live music is every bit as vital to Axe and the Oak Whiskey House’s business model as its signature malted liquor. Mondays and Tuesdays are for acoustic music, with a house DJ on Wednesdays, said Lauren Reece, Axe and the Oak’s marketing director. Thursday through Saturday is when the more...
For Jay and Sam Frost, the Frost Livestock ranch is work, and home, the heart and soul of their family — and worth every hour poured into it by four generations. It’s also an endless challenge and a source of sudden heartache. They’ve been squeezed by rising costs, shrinking margins...
Rising health care costs and disappearing pensions have led to nationwide unease about retirement savings, and while local experts say the Pikes Peak region is in better shape than some parts of the country, Colorado residents are not immune to those concerns. According to AARP’s Colorado Retirement Security Survey, released...
Scores of galleries, retail stores and nonprofits in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs will be open late on April 5 for the inaugural First Friday event of the 2019 season. First Friday ArtWalk spans what’s coming to be known as the Creative Corridor, which links the...
Business Briefs Ent opens applications for 2019 YES Grant Ent Credit Union has opened the application process for its 2019 Youth Endowment Series grant program. Local nonprofits in the Denver, Pikes Peak and Pueblo areas may apply for the YES grant, which supports the efforts of organizations benefiting youths in the...
In the 17th century, farmers in the American Colonies were required by law to grow hemp, a valuable raw material used to make rope, cloth and parchment. Hempseed oil fueled lamps in colonists’ homes. According to historians, Thomas Jefferson wrote a draft of the Declaration of Independence on hemp...
Colorado Springs Fire Marshal Brett Lacey has seen it happen, time and time again, after a business owner finds a location he or she likes and signs a lease or buys it. “Then they start doing the process,” Lacey said. “They have to go to Regional Building and...
Bibliophiles may dream of opening a bookstore, oenophiles may hope to leave the rat race and start a vineyard on the Western Slope — but art collectors and artists imagine what it would be like to open an art gallery. Imagine your very own gallery. You’d sell your creations, or...
Community theater companies have proliferated in Colorado Springs in the past several years. “If you wanted to, you could probably see a live show just about every weekend,” said Emory John Collinson, vice president of the Springs Ensemble Theatre. The biggest companies, the Fine Arts Center Theatre and Theatreworks, dominate the...
Attendees of the upcoming UCCS Economic Forum will hear a slightly different presentation compared to the past few years. “The national economist and myself will be talking about the next U.S. economic downturn,” said Tatiana Bailey, executive director of the UCCS Economic Forum. “Colorado Springs and the state have been...