If I were Mayor Steve Bach, I’d be mad, mad, mad! And here’s who I’d be mad at: I’m mad at the media! I have a contentious meeting with a few community leaders who volunteered their time to work on a stormwater task force. After the meeting, all hell breaks loose. It appears that I’ve […]
The Democratic National Convention!! Coming to Denver in August!! Aren’t we excited? Not I. I’m certainly glad that it’s not in Colorado Springs, and I feel sorry for friends and relatives in Denver. They’ll have dubious privilege of being part of a bizarre, inconvenient and largely meaningless spectacle.
Made yet another pilgrimage up the pass to Cripple Creek a couple of weekends ago accompanied by a friend who, like me, enjoys playing the quarter slots. After several hours of hopeful play, we were down a few bucks and decided to get a meal in the casino’s steakhouse.
“The kudos keep on coming!” Such was the subscript of a giddy, triumphal e-mail from Dave White at the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp., giving your columnist (and hundreds of other recipients) the good news — Forbes magazine had just ranked Colorado fifth in business climate. Coming on the heels of Money magazine’s No. 1 ranking of our fair city, that’s great news for the EDC folks.
Debt, whether it’s connected to a small business or personal finances, can create stress in our lives. Some people deal with that better than others; some don’t feel the stress at all, comfortable in what may have been a conscious decision to create that debt, and confident in the ability to erase it in a […]
Remember Sarah Connor? In the first “Terminator,” she was the apparently simple-minded young woman who found herself at the center of history, with the fate of all mankind hanging on her courage, intelligence and resourcefulness. And, as all of us who loved the movie know, Sarah came through.
There were few surprises at Thursday night’s mayoral goat rope at UCCS, skillfully emceed by KKTV’s Don Ward and featuring the usual assortment of questions from a media panel, community leaders, UCCS students and Gazette readers. At this point in the campaign, the candidates have responded to every likely question dozens of times, and have […]
Helen Collins is not the first City Councilor to be accused of violating the city’s ethics code, and she’s unlikely to be the last. Since 1994, four members of City Council and one incumbent mayor have been formally accused of unethical and/or criminal conduct. Bill Guman, Tom Gallagher, Tim Leigh and Mayor Lionel Rivera were […]
During the 16 years between 1952 and 1968, the Dow Jones Industrial Average quadrupled. Standing at 250 during 1952, the Dow increased by 50 percent in less than 20 months, moving above 380.33 on Nov. 23, 1954. It was a significant milestone, marking the first time in 25 years that the Dow had reached its 1929 high.
For Debbie Chandler, CEO of Colorado Springs Health Partners, the Regional Business Alliance’s annual trip to Washington, D.C., is a chance to meet the groups that are shaping tomorrow’s health care policy. Chandler spent the day at two health care policy think tanks, learning about the latest innovative, cutting-edge ways to deliver health care in […]
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, […]
“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” “That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes. — Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze Several months ago, the Colorado Springs City Council approved a $75,000 […]