Members of Ent Federal Credit Union will be asked to vote by Oct. 29 to change the institution’s charter from a federal charter to a state charter. “With a state charter, we can serve more people,” said Victoria Selfridge, vice president, corporate communications. “Federal charters are more restrictive.” The move will enable the $4.2 billion […]
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Here’s an advance peek at four design concepts for the new Pikes Peak Summit House. They’ll be formally unveiled this afternoon  (Wednesday) at a public meeting, to be held at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, starting at 4:30. The images are courtesy of the architects, RTA/GWWO. It’s important to note that these are […]
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The Military Affairs Council, part of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, hosted a military speakers forum Wednesday afternoon that featured a discussion with three retired military generals about the complicated nature of today’s military, the effects of federal budget cuts and how those things affect the local community. The forum’s panel was composed of retired Army […]
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The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center is facing a crisis — it could lose a third of its funding if the City Council accepts the recommendation of the Lodging and Automobile Rentals Tax. The organization, which provides assistance and support to local small businesses, received $55,000 a year from the taxes, starting during Mayor […]
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It may be Election Day, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. As Angela Joslyn posted this morning on Facebook: “Sent in my ballot a while back when I got it and understand the ‘voter participation’ reasons for mail in ballots and send mine in early to give my side their count numbers. But I […]
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Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: A majority of the Colorado Springs City Council members are aggressively anti-business. That’s the only conclusion you can draw from Tuesday’s council meeting. Thanks to the Feckless Five (Council President Keith King and Councilors Helen Collins, Don Knight, Joel Miller and Andy Pico), Council stripped away funding […]
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Workforce shortages are not a new concept in the Pikes Peak region, or Colorado or even the U.S. There has been much discussion surrounding skilled trades and the lack of workers to fill them, whether in the manufacturing sector, construction or information technology. Many of those shortages are blamed on a lack of exposure and educational […]
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This week the Business Journal focuses on the Tri-Lakes region, and growth in Monument specifically. The area is experiencing a decent commercial boom, with new shops and restaurants open and under construction. But where the region is really experiencing growth is in its residential development, with hundreds of new homes expected to go online within […]
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After undergoing what essentially has been three first readings, Colorado Springs City Council has yet to clear the haze (is that copyrighted?), it seems, when it comes to further regulating medicinal marijuana operations in Colorado Springs. A six-month moratorium on new MMJ businesses with an under-the-wire amendment passed 6-2 Oct. 27 (Councilor Bill Murray was […]
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As Tolstoy might have written, “Functional political parties are alike, but dysfunctional parties are dysfunctional in their own way.” Democrats have problems with economic reality, while Republicans are strangely devoted to junk science. Say “free medical care” or “free college tuition” to a Democratic elected official, and he/she will salivate like on of Pavlov’s dogs. […]
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What do we want for our city? Do we want to build, as Mayor John Suthers suggests, a city and a society worthy of our setting? Or do we just want to muddle through, do things on the cheap and discourage small businesses and entrepreneurs? Take, for example, the long process of determining a new […]
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The Colorado Springs City Council has a long history of use (and sometimes misuse) of so-called executive sessions. Such meetings within meetings can be held only during regular or special meetings. According to the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, Colorado open records laws require that “the topic must be announced to the public with as […]
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