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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...
“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...
To call the building that once housed Peyton’s junior high and high schools unassuming might be an overstatement. The drab, functional structure sits in the heart of the eastern plains community’s “downtown,” and had been underutilized for quite some time. But now that building could provide an unlikely spark —...
The Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo took place Oct. 6-7 in Colorado Springs. Dozens of businesspeople discussed the impact of manufacturing in the region.
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“We have to keep them, because they’re Van Briggle tiles,” said Kevin O’Neil, showing off the historic tile adorning part of the 1917 Santa Fe Railway Station, which O’Neil is repurposing as a collaborative workspace called Catalyst Campus. Clumsily renovated into office space during the early 1980s, the station badly...