Here are the general fund highlights of the mayor’s proposed 2017 budget, taken from a city press release: Nearly $600,000 in increased funding to Mountain Metro Transit — boosting its bankroll from $5.1 million to $5.7 million, which for the first time since the Great Recession brings the city to the $5.7 million Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority […]
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Every four years, the Colorado Springs city clerk is required by law to redraw the six city council district boundaries. Here’s how it works, according to a city press release. Only complete El Paso County voting precincts will be moved from one district to another. The preliminary district report will be released on Sept. 28. […]
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Colorado Springs attorney Greg Givens has practiced law for 16 years and moved to Colorado Springs in 2010. A California native and Darmouth College graduate, Givens represents employees and employers in areas such as wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour and unemployment insurance appeals. This week Givens spoke with the Business Journal on the perks […]
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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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By the year 2030, 20 percent of the nation’s population will be age 65 or older. That translates to a slew of societal impacts, including the rapid growth of an enormous and highly desirable consumer demographic. In March, Colorado Springs received the Age-Friendly City designation from AARP Colorado and the World Health Organization. Inspired by […]
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In recent years, “startup” has become among the most frequently used terms in the business world — but along with its ubiquity has come some confusion as to its definition. British venture capitalist Paul Graham defined a startup company as simply one that is built for scalability. “Being newly founded does not in itself make […]
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During his second State of the City address as mayor of Colorado Springs, John Suthers spoke at The Broadmoor hotel on Sept. 8 about the city’s progress and potential — painting an optimistic picture of health and prosperity. “A year ago, in my first State of the City address, I reported that the state of […]
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New opportunities and aid for local veterans, service members and their families are now available, as partnerships and efforts to empower and provide high-quality care to the military community expand in the Pikes Peak region. El Paso County’s 80,000 veterans and 40,000 active duty personnel and their spouses can utilize free financial, legal and behavioral […]
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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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Amid high attendance and pleasant weather, tourists and locals alike gathered for three morning liftoffs during Colorado Springs’ annual hot air balloon show. Now in its 40th year, the Labor Day Lift Off included hot air balloon rides, food trucks, live music, ultimate disc competitions, as well as skydiving and wakeboarding demonstrations on Prospect Lake, […]
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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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