Sexual harassment and sexual assault have been kept quiet in the workplace for decades, but recent allegations of assault and harassment against movie producer Harvey Weinstein have re-sparked a movement in the U.S. and throughout the world. The reports led to a social media campaign called #MeToo, a hashtag used to illustrate those women who […]
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There are plenty of takeaways from Tuesday’s election, but here’s the most hopeful, encouraging and reassuring one — and no, it’s not entirely about Mayor John Suthers’ wise leadership. The Mayor can persuade, cajole, campaign and plead — but like the rest of us, he only has one vote. As far as I know, not […]
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Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry is a booming sector that directly creates 229,000 jobs and attracts $28 billion in annual consumer spending. With the nation’s largest outdoor trade show moving to Denver beginning in January, officials from the Pikes Peak region hope to cash in on some of the increased revenue that will flow into the state.
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The arts are an important component in the continuing revival and renovation of the city’s historic core.
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Women have been prime movers in the city’s arts scene for decades. It’s now thriving, egalitarian, accessible and becoming more so. Women have senior leadership positions in almost every major arts-focused nonprofit in the city, including the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS and the […]
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Arts advocates locally and nationally frequently point to the economic, social and community benefits that come to cities where the arts thrive. Economic analyses, such as that recently commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), have quantified the impact of the arts. “We recognize that a lively arts community contributes significantly […]
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Thuylien Lampe, who is active duty Air Force, transferred to Schriever Air Force Base seven years ago with the goal of retiring in Colorado Springs with her husband. Today, after serving in the Air Force for more than 20 years, Lampe is working on two ideas to launch future...
Entertainment districts are likely to become part of the Colorado Springs landscape, said City Councilor Don Knight, but in what form they’ll be approved is still up for discussion. The Colorado Springs Liquor and Beer Licensing Board unanimously voted Aug. 18 to pass proposed amendments to the City Liquor Code, and city council had its […]
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Donielle Gonzales fondly remembers the days when, as an ambassador for the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, she attended ribbon cuttings and other ceremonies wearing a scarf, necklace and earrings adorned with the likenesses of Pueblo chiles. Now she’s the chamber’s tourism director and also executive director of the Pueblo Chile Growers Association. “From a chamber […]
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This year, the J.M. Smucker Co. considered El Paso County as a potential site for a warehouse, but in May it was announced that the company had instead purchased land in Longmont for its $340 million plant. Smucker’s passed over the Pikes Peak region because it lacked industrial railway access...
The giant chess set and oversized Connect 4 that showed up in Acacia Park this summer are among many efforts underway — by citizens and the city — to energize and revitalize Colorado Springs parks. It’s not just about games; parks mean business in the Springs. The 2017 Economic...
Despite being within about an hour’s drive of each other, some issues facing the Tri-Lakes region, Colorado Springs, western and southern El Paso County, Teller County and Pueblo can seem worlds apart. Barriers were broken down last week, however, as leaders from those communities gathered for the Colorado Springs Business...