In a recent Associated Press article, it was reported that Colorado ranks No. 41 in the United States for charitable giving practices, according to the Catalogue for Philanthropy 2002 Generosity Index, which based its figures on itemized charitable donations reported on 2001 federal income tax returns. New Hampshire was at the bottom rung of the […]
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Editor’s Note: First in a two-part series. Individuals or groups who have an idea they’d like to turn into a business have a lot of decisions to make. One of the most important decisions a new company must make is what form the business will take. For tax and legal reasons, companies have to choose […]
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When people see horses in movies or television programs, professional cowboys often ride them at top speed. However, riders and horses at the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center (PPTRC) rarely get above a slow trot, but the results make a difference for many people. Therapeutic horseback riding is an experiential and learning tool for people […]
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The game of Clue has inspired a number of spin-offs – but none more entertaining than the murder-mystery thrillers created by a Colorado Springs-based theater production company, now in its seventeenth year. Red Herring Productions, specialists in corporate and private murder-mystery entertainment, goes far beyond tracking down Professor Plum in the conservatory with a lead […]
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The Design Specialties, Inc. story includes lights on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine, a McDonald’s restaurant in midtown Manhattan and an animated gecko at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari that slurps up a bug. It’s about lights – moving, alternating, chaselights like those on the marquee at Tinseltown or in a Vegas casino. […]
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What are the odds? Owners of Triple Crown Casinos believe they are good – so good they’re spending several million dollars to build a 476-stall parking garage featuring covered walkways into the three casinos the group owns. The garage will funnel bettors into J.P. McGill’s, Midnight Rose, and the Brass Ass casinos. It is the […]
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The Small Business Administration says its new SBAExpress loan program will make loan applications easier to complete and faster to implement. The pilot loan program will also significantly expand the number of lenders participating in the program and increase access to capital for small businesses. In particular, the SBA has implemented program modifications to allow […]
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Spring has melted the ice off most the lakes in Colorado and the fishing season is about to reach full throttle. Colorado boasts over 18,000 miles of rivers and streams as well as approximately 275,000 surface acres of lakes. These waters range from cold water mountain lakes and raging rivers to warm water reservoirs and […]
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Brett Vickers isn’t giving up. He wants to see a basketball expansion franchise in Colorado Springs by the fall of 2001. And as president of the United States Basketball League, he’s helping make that dream come true. Vickers spent about three weeks in Colorado Springs last October, talking to community leaders, potential sponsors and Colorado […]
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