The “Trump Force One” (Donald Trump’s $100-million campaign plane) descended upon a private airstrip in Colorado Springs Saturday night, delivering him to the podium at a Colorado jetCenters hangar just in time for his 7:30 p.m. rally. For half an hour prior to the event, the raucous crowd of Trump supporters milled about the facility […]
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Widening Interstate 25, fixing the entrance into Fort Carson at Gate 19 and the chances for another round of Base Realignment and Closure, as well as opportunities for job creation through cybersecurity topped the list of concerns when members of the Colorado congressional delegation met with the Colorado Springs Impact group during […]
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — For new El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance annual Impact trip to Washington, D.C.,  was about building community ties. “It’s been a fun trip,” he said. “Certainly, there are partnerships that will come out of this trip — with Cisco [Systems] and the [U.S.] Chamber of Commerce. But we’re forging […]
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During his second State of the City address as mayor of Colorado Springs, John Suthers spoke Thursday at The Broadmoor Hotel about the city’s achievements and potential.  “A year ago, in my first State of the City address, I reported that the state of the city was good but the potential of our city was […]
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Mayor John Suthers announced yesterday that Colorado Springs Airport Aviation Director Dan Gallagher will leave the position in early October. Gallagher has taken a job as director of aviation business and finance with the Massachusetts Port Authority. Current Assistant Aviation Director Troy Stover will serve as interim director while a national search is conducted for Gallagher’s […]
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UCCS has gained national attention, thanks to a email by three professors telling students if they are climate change deniers — they can’t attend the Humanities class at the university. The class, which spends a semester discussing a specific topic, was designed to address the effects of climate change — not discuss if climate change […]
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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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Opponents of the Colorado Springs City Council-approved land swap between the city and the Broadmoor Hotel haven’t given up. Thanks to a large cash infusion from an anonymous donor, they’re pursuing a multi-pronged strategy that may delay execution of the swap for years — or even reverse it. The land swap proposal: The city transfers 189 […]
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“Disruption” appears to be one of the most dangerous words in business today. From taxes to transportation; lodging to law, it seems any industry is just an app or outside-the-box thinker away from an existential crisis. For immigration attorneys in Colorado, that threat may have been averted, at least for the time being. In June […]
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Thirty miles into a long weekday ride on my road bike in (I think) 2004, I stopped at a downtown coffee shop for a quick break. I thought I looked pretty cool, even in a splashy spandex U.S. Postal jersey — and there was my friend Shannon, sitting a slender dark-haired woman who looked vaguely […]
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For the past week, people around the globe have been glued to their television sets, watching athletes perform gymnastic feats, break records in the swimming pool, win at rugby — and compete in a thousand other events. And Colorado Springs played no small role in the Olympic success of American athletes. The city is home […]
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Here’s a business model for you, one guaranteed to rake in the bucks. Organize a really fancy, week-long track meet. Invite countries large and small to send teams. Add other sports — swimming, baseball, cycling, soccer, sport climbing, tennis, badminton, sailing … whatever! Persuade cities worldwide to compete for the privilege of hosting the meet, […]
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