Insight Analytical Labs Current location: 2430 Waynoka Road New location (in May): 11641 Ridgeline Drive Founded: 1993 Employees: 15 Thomas Paquette and his team at Insight Analytical Labs perform autopsies on broken electronics. But don’t call the lab about your busted toaster. Companies from all over the world — from Colorado Springs to California, New...
After adding insulation and replacing light fixtures and HVAC systems, the owners of CityRock are saving almost 60 percent on utility bills — about $11,000 a year. It’s a huge savings, said Joe Groshong, who owns the 17,000-square-foot climbing gym in downtown Colorado Springs with his wife Lara. While they...
Growth in northern El Paso and southern Douglas County has long depended on a single factor — and it’s not roads, drainage infrastructure, government regulation or land costs. It’s water. Without reliable and predictable sources of water to sustain development for the long future, communities can neither grow nor thrive. A...
Seventy years ago, small retailers dominated most markets in Colorado Springs. Food was distributed through scores of small independent grocery stores, each serving its immediate neighborhood. Small hardware stores sold everything from sledgehammers to staples from storefronts in downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Wholesalers supplied shoes,...
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...
The next salvo in the war of words between Neumann Systems Group President Dave Neumann and Colorado Springs City Councilor Tim Leigh won’t be at a public meeting. Neumann asked last week for a special City Council meeting, outlining 16 alleged falsehoods and misstatements made by Leigh about Neumann’s coal-scrubbing...
Ferrari Films Owner: Denise Ferrari Where: 16055 Old Forest Point, Monument Employees: 7 Find them: www.ferrarifilms.com Denise Ferrari and her two-person film and production crew were driving past the giant Discovery Communications headquarters — home to the Discovery Channel — in Silver Spring, Md., and felt the grandeur of the building. “That’s our competition,” she...
It’s a typical construction site scene: guys in hard hats huddled around a makeshift table looking over stacks of blueprints. Each subcontractor on the job has a set of those blueprints and the hundreds of pages of instructions and change orders that accompany them. Now, Bryan Construction is changing the scene....
School District 11 covers the residential heart of Colorado Springs, but in recent years, many of the district’s schools and the neighborhoods around them have been suffering. Whether the ailing schools affected the neighborhoods or vice versa, no one really knows. What is certain, however, is that the downward spiral has...
Was there anything to learn by sitting through two City Council candidate forums? On Monday, more than 100 civic-minded voters braved icy streets to watch candidates strut their stuff in an environmental forum at Stargazers. Twenty-four hours later, a slightly different crowd gathered at the Mining Exchange Hotel for...
Proposed legislation in Colorado to create the legal framework for benefit corporations is opposed by the nonprofit originally responsible for the idea. A benefit corporation — as defined by the 13 other jurisdictions that provide for them — is a business that puts the environment and society ahead of the...
Neumann Systems Group insists rising criticisms are unwarranted It seemed like a good idea at the time. Dave Neumann, a defense contractor with a proven track record, approached Colorado Springs Utilities in 2007 with a pilot project: a clean-coal scrubber using innovative technology that would require less water than dry scrubbers...