Life was good for Gary Blehm in the 1990s. He’d signed a contract that would allow his art to be sold in chain stores across the country. Jack Caprio, co-producer of comic strip mainstays B.C. and Wizard of Id, personally selected Blehm’s cartoon for syndication. The patriarch of the Sunday...
Greccio Housing Executive Director Lee Patke grew up in Bryan, Texas. During high school, he worked half the day and attended school the other half, saving money for college. Even as a youth, he did volunteer work: “Giving back to the community has always been an integral part of...
A new medical device, under testing now in Colorado Springs, stands to radically improve heart medicine. The medical trial involves a device called a bioresorbable vascular scaffold, or Absorb, placed in the arteries leading to the heart. The Absorb is a small mesh tube designed to open a blocked heart vessel,...
When Dirk Draper was approached about applying for president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, he had only one caveat: It couldn’t be business as usual. “In my career, I’ve looked for three things when I choose a job,” he said. “It has to be challenging; it...
MONUMENT — A.B. Tellez cut his teeth in the restaurant business at a family-owned amusement park in Juarez, Mexico. Tellez, who owns Rosie’s Diner in Monument, grew up in El Paso, Texas, and spent his summers across the border. “The first two years, all I did was chip ice for...
MoodSwings Acoustic Lounge Location: 696 N. Circle Drive Phone: (719) 358-6720 Employees: 2 Craig Tomanini has four daughters and an intimate knowledge of the bar scene around Colorado Springs. As the drummer for local rock band The Nocturnal Tomatoes, he knows about the liquor-soaked patrons, the late hours and the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle....
With a network of approximately 40,000 members in Colorado Springs and more than 61,000 throughout Southern Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Colorado’s largest nonprofit health plan, is weeks away from opening its second ambulatory care building in the city, and its third medical facility in Southern Colorado. Scheduled to begin operations Jan....
Colette Martin started school at Fremont Elementary in Colorado Springs District 11 and graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument. Now 43, Martin earned a degree in English from Colorado State University before earning her MBA from the University of Colorado. Various jobs, some at Memorial Hospital and the University...
MONUMENT — To be transported to a parallel universe in taste, try a truffle from 1492 Chocolates, a new company started by an executive pastry chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Eat it in small bites to elongate the delight. Operated by Courtney Lundin and her parents, 1492 Chocolates has...
Diamonds may be forever, but they’re not necessarily for Valentine’s Day. Big-ticket bling isn’t commonplace in February, area jewelers say. Gentlemen typically rush into stores and snap up some gemstones for their sweethearts the week of the big day. “It’s totally a last-minute holiday,” said Robin Johannes, who owns Johannes Hunter...
Fort Carson officials and soldiers from its 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division met with visitors and reporters Saturday at the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site to celebrate the successful completion of its most expansive training exercise in more than a decade. In the three weeks leading to that...
Ten-year-old Nyah Mester loves Josh & John’s Naturally Homemade Ice Cream, but not just for the yellow cake ice cream. The Buena Vista Elementary School fifth-grader loves to draw on the chalkboard at the shop. “It’s a good place for kids to do their thing because most ice cream shops...