Eric Austin Attard has been the executive director of the Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center since May. He’s also busy working on a master’s in marriage and family counseling. The Springs has a reputation for being intolerant. What’s your take? I think where you immerse yourself is vital to that question. A lot […]
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Retirees have already discovered what a national magazine declared this month:  Colorado Springs is a low cost, great place to retire. This month, Colorado Springs was named a top retirement destination by the magazine Where to Retire, which is geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city will...
Women-owned small businesses will have greater access to federal contracting opportunities as a result of changes included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. Changes were made to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, which include removing the anticipated award price of the contract thresholds for women-owned small businesses […]
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A state ban on synthetic marijuana is up for a vote in the Colorado Senate. The bill that will be debated today would outlaw several chemicals used to make synthetic cannabinoids. The chemicals are widely available on the Internet and mimic the effects of marijuana in products called "Spice" or...
This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category. Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, announced […]
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In the first of its kind in the area, an adapted home exhibit at the Independence Center will showcase the tools and products that help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes. The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 at the Freedom Financial Services Expo […]
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Two years after Operation 6035 was launched, a key group is being formed to implement its recommendations. Other than that, there’s little hard evidence of any progress since the initial economic development strategy was published. Phil Lane was appointed to head the operation in February 2010, and he acknowledged the program hasn’t unfolded as swiftly […]
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Even when accounting firms hire them, many women and minorities drop out because of lack of support that prevents accomplishment and advancement, according to a new report by the American Society of Women Accountants. The ASWA 2012 Special Report on Diversity in the Accounting and Finance Fields says that shifting demographics in the U.S. demonstrate […]
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For the past year, a team of nearly 40 people have watched about 300 films made by women and narrowed a select 34 films for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, which begins this weekend in Colorado Springs. The festival, in its 24th year, begins with a gala Nov. 4 and continues throughout the weekend […]
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Immigrant-rights advocates welcomed a federal judge’s decision last month to temporarily block Arizona’s immigration law. But the ruling appears to have only strengthened the resolve of anti-immigration forces to pass similar legislation in Colorado and elsewhere. The legislation, blocked by the judge before it could go into effect, would have...
Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation has appointed C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College assistant professor of sociology, to its newly created research advisory board. The board is made up of seven scholars from a variety of disciplines who will advise the foundation based on “sound theory and research,” according to an announcement from the foundation.  The […]
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By Dennis Huspeni To anyone else, the huge pile of old computers stacked at Blue Star Recyclers looks like trash. But Bill Morris sees something else in that jumbled pile — jobs. And the bigger Morris can make that pile, the more jobs Blue Star can create. “That’s our mission statement,” said Morris,...