The region’s educational landscape is undergoing purposeful change, and those changes could mean a better-prepared workforce. In a growing number of communities, to include Colorado Springs, nontraditional educational opportunities have expanded conventional learning, which has been criticized for turning out students with a vast array of basic knowledge but few applicable, real-world skills. Some experts […]
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The Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo took place Oct. 6-7 in Colorado Springs. Dozens of businesspeople discussed the impact of manufacturing in the region.
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“Forty percent of film festivals last for only one year,” said Linda Broker, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute. But that’s not the case with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, slated for its annual run Nov. 13-15. Founded in 1987, the festival is the longest continuously running women’s film festival in […]
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Perry Sanders doesn’t do things in a small way, and he doesn’t do things halfway. With his latest project, he’s not only going big on style, he’s aiming high — as in a new high-rise, downtown apartment building. Tuesday afternoon, in the resplendent lobby of the Mining Exchange hotel, Sanders unveiled...
Doing good is business as usual For Mike Mazzola, $72,000 was a good start, but it wasn’t enough. In the three years Mazzola has operated Mountain Equipment Recyclers on South Tejon Street, he has returned that amount of money to the community, often through donations supporting programs with ties to...
In the world of tech startups and entrepreneurialism, business practices are often closely guarded secrets. Except, that is, in the case of Colorado Springs Startup Week — a time in Southern Colorado when the barriers come down and professionals provide tips and tricks about how to bolster their businesses. The series,...
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” […]
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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 […]
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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...
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...
Eventually, Powers Boulevard will extend to Interstate 25 from Colorado 83, a paper corridor now home to native grasses and antelope. Classic Homes donated the right of way for one mile of the four-mile extension corridor to be built north of 83 to move traffic west to eventually hook to the interstate. The focus of […]
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