Have you ever wanted to buy a house, but didn’t want to get off the couch? While lenders and real estate brokers may request such transactions be done in person, those in the market for a new home can at least tour potential abodes — without getting off the couch. Conceived in Silicon Valley in […]
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By Tom Binnings Summit Economics Colorado Springs has reached a critical moment in its economic history. This moment is similar in profile to the city’s founding in the 1870s, the Gold Rush around 1900, then World War II followed by the Cold War, and finally the growth of high-tech manufacturing and information technology in the […]
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“The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of […]
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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center tapped David Dahlin, 55, as its new CEO and executive director earlier this year. Three months into the job, the father of two spent time with CSBJ to discuss his transition from working at Compassion International for 19 years to the nonprofit world of arts and business. How did […]
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Colorado Springs and the city’s associated enterprises own a lot of real estate — that much is clear. Just how much is a mystery. Enter “Colorado Springs, City Of” into the El Paso County assessor’s public-record real estate property search, and the website returns 300 lines — the maximum it...
There is great bicycling in Colorado Springs, cycling enthusiasts almost universally agree. But is it enough to maintain the city’s Bicycle-Friendly Community silver status? Internationally, there are diamond cities. The highest ranking in the United States so far is platinum, followed by gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention. “Communities have been downgraded before,” said Steve […]
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Jerry Rutledge will greet you with a warm handshake and a smile. The downtown retailer has reason to be happy. His men’s apparel shop, Rutledge’s, has been on Tejon Street (first at the corner of Tejon and Pikes Peak Avenue, more recently at the corner of Tejon and Kiowa streets) for nearly a half-century, and […]
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Caroline Bilodeau went into The Speedtrap coffee shop one day, asked the owner if he would sell the Palmer Lake business to her, and he said, “Yes.” “A week later, I came back with a check, and it was done,” Bilodeau said. “It was a very quick and simple sale.” Not all business sales are […]
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On the Westside of Colorado Springs exists a portal into the minds of others. The Chavez Gallery is a curious place filled with nostalgic glimpses into the combined psyche — memories, curiosities and ideals — of married couple Kris and Liese Chavez. Kris, primarily an enamel jewelry-maker, and Liese, a painter, opened the 500-square-foot gallery […]
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Lana Currance started in the health care field as a nurse — working in critical care, emergency rooms and flight nursing. But six years ago, she discovered a new passion that changed her career completely: behavioral health. The new CEO at Peak View Behavioral Health, a mental health facility that includes both inpatient and outpatient […]
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Leacia Brilliant hails from Sugarland, Texas, just outside the Houston area, and when she started her Colorado Springs commercial construction company with her father, Wayne Burke, she wanted to make sure she didn’t forget her roots. “We’re Brazos Builders, and that refers to the Brazos River in Texas,” Brilliant said of her company’s name. Brilliant, […]
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When the Pikes Peak Library District opens its new branch near the city’s northern edge in June, Colorado Springs will welcome a facility that administrators say is unlike any other in the region. “It’s not just a building,” said PPLD Executive Director Paula Miller. “We’re changing the way we deliver public library service in several […]
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