Bluebird skies, fresh powder, ski lifts taking thousands of visitors to mountain peaks. All that soft snow creates a winter adventure that attracted 11.4 million vistors during the 2014-2015 season. But skiing is a very serious business in Colorado. Before snowboarders can catch air in the terrain park, before skiers bomb down the mountain and […]
The s**t has hit the fan – Warren Zevon “Lawyers, Guns and Money,” 1978. You’d never expect the Colorado Springs City Council to so perfectly conform its meeting agenda to Warren Zevon’s great song, but just take a look at the agenda for Monday’s Council work session. Item 8E (lawyers). A resolution of the City […]
Gamblers, as anyone who has spent time in a casino knows, are superstitious. They may know that slot machine payouts are governed by the chilly indifference of a computer chip, and that a random-number generator determines when jackpots are paid. But that knowledge seldom is internalized. Many players seem to believe certain machines are “looser” […]
Leon Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance refers to “the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values.” Many Colorado Springs homeowners may experience such a state when their monthly Utilities bill arrives. One of them, Mike Graham, reacted by sending us […]
Those familiar with the rich photographic history of the Pikes Peak region know all about the works of William Henry Jackson, Laura Gilpin and Myron Wood. They came to Colorado Springs for a variety of reasons, and their work here lives on even after their deaths. But other photographers followed in their footsteps — and […]
Three years after a deadly wildfire ripped through the Mountain Shadows subdivision, some homeowners still are fighting insurance companies to cover what they say are reasonable expenses. While some homeowners say they’re pleased with fast response and customer service, others claim insurance companies employed “bullying tactics” to avoid paying for...
Colorado Springs’ scattering of cannabis clubs might soon be required to obtain a new type of cannabis license — and some illegally providing marijuana could close — as part of a proposed state law that will be introduced during the next session of the Colorado General Assembly. “The license...
Members of Ent Federal Credit Union will be asked to vote by Oct. 29 to change the institution’s charter from a federal charter to a state charter. “With a state charter, we can serve more people,” said Victoria Selfridge, vice president, corporate communications. “Federal charters are more restrictive.” The move will enable the $4.2 billion […]
Leaders of the Scott Hall Field of Dreams organization have selected GE Johnson Construction Co. as their general contractor and HB&A as the architectural firm for one of Colorado’s largest youth sports complexes, set to break ground in summer 2016. The Scott Hall Field of Dreams foundation is a 501(c)3...
Here’s an advance peek at four design concepts for the new Pikes Peak Summit House. They’ll be formally unveiled this afternoon (Wednesday) at a public meeting, to be held at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, starting at 4:30. The images are courtesy of the architects, RTA/GWWO. It’s important to note that these are […]
Colorado Springs will likely be the home of a National Cybersecurity Intelligence Center, a planned national resource which, according to Gov. John Hickenlooper during his State of the State Address, will be “the country’s foremost authority on cybersecurity research and development, training and education.” “The vision for the center will be advanced through collaboration between […]
Colorado Springs’ first indoor water park and family resort will open at the end of next month and needs hundreds of new employees. Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs will host two information sessions on its 500 new part-time and full-time opportunities from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 15 at The Pro Rodeo Hall of […]