Pueblo and El Paso counties must rely on  more than conservation when it comes to meeting the region's future water needs. A report, “Filling the Gap: Meeting Future Urban Water Needs in the Arkansas Basin,” by Western Resource Advocates, Trout Unlimited and the Colorado Environmental Coalition projects...
You can’t leave this one up to the voters,” said an individual close to the Colorado Springs strategy for the Regional Tourism Act process, requesting anonymity. “This is too important. The future of the city is on the line, tens of millions in private funds, a chance to build a real downtown where’s there’s nothing […]
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  A group opposing the artist Christo's Over the River project is getting a chance to air objections with the Colorado Transportation Commission.   The group Rags Over the Arkansas River, or ROAR, claims the proposal to suspend huge fabric panels over portions of the Arkansas River along U.S. 50 is too...
Colorado Springs has created a vision to reshape the local cycling infrastructure over the next decade, with a series of four workshops to discuss proposed updates to the city’s Bike Master Plan. “We’re really excited to get this going and to get our vision out there,” said Bike Program Coordinator Brian Shevock. “The city has […]
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Patrick Kerscher once received a Coast Guard Commandant Letter of Commendation Ribbon for rescuing two fishermen. Today he serves as president of El Paso County Search and Rescue and is a member of the Mountain Rescue Association. In October 2007, Kerscher, along with John Egan, founded Southwestern Commercial Properties.
Imagine an “out of the box” certified public accountant firm – entrepreneurial in its approach, yet conservative in its interpretation of ethical standards and good accounting practices. According to Jerry Biggs, Director and CEO of BiggsKofford, LLC, and President-elect of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, (in spite of...
Michael Semmens, president and CEO of Imprimis and chairman of the Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance, says education today is narrowly focused. If the first rule of business is location, location, location, the first rule of high tech is education, education, education. A panel of Colorado Springs technology experts and moderator Gary Markle, president and CEO […]
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Oct. 2 Encore Entrepreneur Day The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP will host National Encore Entrepreneur Day from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, 1445 Market Street, 5th floor, for baby boomers interested in opening a small business. The event will help connect encore entrepreneurs with...
Can you have newspapers or magazines without advertising? Every editor longs for such a perfect world, one shielded from the clamorous demands of commerce. Imagine: no powerful advertisers who might pull their ads if displeased by an editorial, no imperious publishers who drive revenue by cutting newsroom staff, no fighting to get your great investigative […]
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Colorado’s regulators have closed Earth Medicine a medical marijuana company that is being investigated by the federal government for illegally operating a black-market marijuana growing facility. Earth Medicine had not applied for a state license, and the federal government raided it last month. The state says the dispensary was in “non-compliance,” according to the Denver […]
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Transportation certainly plays a major role in opportunity for residential and commercial real estate development. It sounds like El Paso County will finally receive several improved and expanded interchanges to handle population growth and additional lanes to keep traffic moving between Denver and Colorado Springs. That could mean numerous...
In an unexpected move, Winters Industrial Park LLC has purchased a 3.6-acre industrial parcel at the corner of Winters Drive and North Nevada Avenue. Just two months ago, development plans for the location were announced by Hammers Construction and Grubb & Ellis Quantum Commercial Real Estate broker John Rodgers. They planned to sell five buildings and land packages on the site for between $525,000 and $900,000. Sellout was anticipated by early 2007.