This ain’t your mama’s bowling alley. Or your daddy’s racetrack, for that matter. In a new generation of uses for formerly bustling sports venues, the medical marijuana business has taken root. Entrepreneurs began repurposing industrial sites into budding grow operations after medical marijuana became legal in Colorado as a result...
If early-season LART tax collections are any measurement, the Pikes Peak region is in for a red hot tourist season. Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax figures show collections year-to-date from this year are 14.46 percent higher than last year, according to the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The most recent Rocky Mountain Lodging Report […]
Johnny Walker was born on a rural ranch in Pueblo County, but was well aware of his neighbors, a force thousands strong, to the north. Walker’s family ranch borders Fort Carson, and he grew up in the presence of its soldiers. His respect for the military was ingrained during his youth and, as an adult, […]
A trip to the MX Spa, which opened June 20 in the basement of the Mining Exchange Hotel, is one that takes its visitors through the rich history of the Pikes Peak region and one of its most storied structures. Bound for the spa’s massage parlor, nail salon or adjacent fitness center, guests pass walls […]
One year ago this weekend the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience opened at El Pomar’s Penrose Heritage Museum. The heritage museum originally opened in 1941, blocks from its newest iteration, which is located just across the street from The Broadmoor Hotel. It exhibits a variety of unusual transit modes, from carriages that were once part […]
The two Colorado Springs women behind Blue Dot Place, a 33-unit apartment complex under construction in south downtown, showed their enthusiasm while hosting public tours of their brainchild development on June 18 and June 23. Kathy Loo and Darsey Nicklasson, two halves of BDP Development LLC, together led a group of around a dozen community […]
Not only does Dan O’Rear have a lively sense of humor, but he’s humble too. The 55-year-old Montana native credits his wife with having “the brains in the family,” and he said he’s had the great fortune of having “really strong people around me” in his career. After working 22 years at Goodwill Industries and […]
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a multi-part series about the growth of Colorado Springs Utilities. Next week, challenges of the large-scale operations, Environmental Protection Agency mandates about coal and political opposition to the Drake Power Plant. There is a company that has been headquartered in Colorado Springs since...
Occupying what was formerly the Black Bear Country Inn of Pikes Peak in Cascade, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center has kept at least one component of the former bed and breakfast. “Serenity,” said STAR-Colorado CEO Bob Holmes. “I wanted to keep that tone. I wanted people to come and feel comfortable.” Located off the […]
Navakai, a lean team of Colorado Springs-based IT consultants, moved into a new office space last Friday — a move short in distance, but great in altitude and cultural identity, according to its founders. After more than a year of searching for the ideal office space for Navakai and its...
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 day, 4,000 troops and 1,100 […]