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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This little ad in the classified section of Wednesday’s Independent caught my eye. Investment Properties 7 Income Properties. Good condition. East. West. Central. Owner carry. 20 percent down. The phone number listed was a familiar one. It belongs to Douglas Bruce. Is the Dougster finally pulling up stakes and taking his act on the road? […]
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Here’s a suggestion for a new City Council motto: Opacity is Us! And no, I’m not talking about Council’s stumbling attempts to delegitimize/criminalize/effectively ban the demon weed from Colorado Springs. Nor am I fuming over the sit/lie/Po’ People Get Out Of Town ordinance. Instead, let’s consider Council’s decision at yesterday’s meeting to give a fat […]
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Back in 1988, the city negotiated a special deal with the people who then owned Banning Lewis Ranch. Ever since then, new owners have tried to undo the agreement — which requires developers to pay for all infrastructure costs associated with the 17,760-acre property. The cost: $12,000 an acre. Secret negotiations to undo the agreement […]
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You might be forgiven for supposing that Councilmember Don Knight has been solely focused on efforts to expand Council’s powers (or reclaim them from Mayor Bach!), while valiantly fighting against any local public funding for the “City for Champions” proposal. Not so! The Knight of Sorrowful Mien has been busy at work behind the scenes, […]
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Throughout David Welker’s life, he’s been open to different possibilities and ventured off course to explore new opportunities. After living in multiple cities during his youth, Welker craved new challenges and experiences, visiting different countries, serving in the military and crafting drinks at Ivywild. He now works in commercial real estate for Hoff & Leigh […]
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This year’s city council elections have been epically nasty. Scorched-earth political tacticians have targeted Richard Skorman, Jill Gaebler and Yolanda Avila. It seems that Richard, Jill and Yolanda are weak-minded, sanctuary-cities loving, Sierra Club-supporting, big-spending, city-bankrupting liberals who deserve to go down to defeat! Fun accusations for sure — does it matter if they’re false? […]
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Ladyfingers Letterpress prepared custom wedding invitations for Saturday Night Live alum John Mulaney and other work for fashion designer Tory Burch, IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond and others. The owners, Morgan Calderini and her wife Arley-Rose Torsone, moved the business’ headquarters from Rhode Island to Colorado Springs two years ago, but just recently opened a retail […]
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In politics there’s one simple rule: Never make enemies that you don’t have to make. Clever politicians refrain from engaging potential foes who might otherwise stay neutral, or from staking out policy positions that will unnecessarily energize your opponents. It’s hard to understand why Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush took up the issue of federal […]
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“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 […]
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Crews worked throughout Wednesday to prepare historic Steam Locomotive #168 for transport to its new home on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. The railroad company, which runs a line between Antonio, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico, will lease the 1883 train for up to 45 years while it is restored to operating condition. It […]
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There are many business deals percolating downtown that will drive the economy in a positive direction, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers told a group of Middle Market Entrepreneurs last week. Suthers joined City Council President Merv Bennett and Al Wenstrand, chief business development officer with the Regional Business Alliance, at the MME breakfast to talk […]
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