In May, a drone landed on the White House lawn; last year, another one landed in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she was speaking at an outdoor event. And drones are now used to film concerts, by Realtors showcasing neighborhoods and they have even been considered as the vehicle of the future to […]
The region’s educational landscape is undergoing purposeful change, and those changes could mean a better-prepared workforce. In a growing number of communities, to include Colorado Springs, nontraditional educational opportunities have expanded conventional learning, which has been criticized for turning out students with a vast array of basic knowledge but few applicable, real-world skills. Some experts […]
Since becoming part of the local lexicon in 2013, the City for Champions project has seemed — to many critics — more theory than certainty. Progress appeared to have slowed to a crawl and one project’s future remains in doubt. The four-facility undertaking is expected to include a new visitors center at the U.S. Air […]
“Forty percent of film festivals last for only one year,” said Linda Broker, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute. But that’s not the case with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, slated for its annual run Nov. 13-15. Founded in 1987, the festival is the longest continuously running women’s film festival in […]
The s**t has hit the fan – Warren Zevon “Lawyers, Guns and Money,” 1978. You’d never expect the Colorado Springs City Council to so perfectly conform its meeting agenda to Warren Zevon’s great song, but just take a look at the agenda for Monday’s Council work session. Item 8E (lawyers). A resolution of the City […]
Perry Sanders doesn’t do things in a small way, and he doesn’t do things halfway. With his latest project, he’s not only going big on style, he’s aiming high — as in a new high-rise, downtown apartment building. Tuesday afternoon, in the resplendent lobby of the Mining Exchange hotel, Sanders unveiled...
Did City Council actually decide to close the downtown Drake Power Plant, as the Gazette reported Thursday morning? Or did Council, acting as the Utility Board, simply adopt a feel-good statement of intent? City Councilor Tom Strand gave an impassioned speech from the dais (or, more accurately, from his seat at the semicircular table set […]
Doing good is business as usual For Mike Mazzola, $72,000 was a good start, but it wasn’t enough. In the three years Mazzola has operated Mountain Equipment Recyclers on South Tejon Street, he has returned that amount of money to the community, often through donations supporting programs with ties to...
In the world of tech startups and entrepreneurialism, business practices are often closely guarded secrets. Except, that is, in the case of Colorado Springs Startup Week — a time in Southern Colorado when the barriers come down and professionals provide tips and tricks about how to bolster their businesses. The series,...
“We can so do this!” said Amanda Miller last Saturday as we waited to start the Copper Triangle, a 78-mile bike ride through the mountains. We’d be riding from Copper Mountain resort up Fremont Pass and down to Leadville on Colorado 91, up U.S. 24 to Tennessee Pass, Battle Mountain and Minturn, then the long […]
According to one expert in identity theft, it’s only a matter of time before my identity is stolen. It happens for many reasons — medical, educational, professional and ultimately for financial reasons. Not that I have a mountain of money to steal … It’s easy during this wireless Internet age, to gather information about people. […]