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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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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When Adam and Shawna Shapiro set up a booth selling locally produced mead and wine at last weekend’s Black Forest Festival, they told their volunteer salesperson he didn’t have to explain each of the products to potential customers. “Tell them about the family and the products will come through,” she said of one winery. “Tell […]
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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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The Colorado Springs City Council has a long history of use (and sometimes misuse) of so-called executive sessions. Such meetings within meetings can be held only during regular or special meetings. According to the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, Colorado open records laws require that “the topic must be announced to the public with as […]
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