“I’ve been through booms and I’ve been through busts,” said Paul Paradis, the owner of Paradise Firearms on West Colorado Avenue, “and I don’t like either one. I prefer things to be steady and predictable.” For established gun shop owners such as Paradis, who has sold firearms from his Westside storefront for more than 25 […]
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The St. Francis Medical Center of the future could become a dominant presence in northern Colorado Springs, even replacing Penrose Hospital as the main campus for Centura Health in the city. Unexpected growth at St. Francis, on the southeast side of the Powers Boulevard and Woodmen Road interchange, and demand for new services have led […]
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Urban Steam Coffee Bar 1025 S. Sierra Madre St. 473-7382 www.urbansteamcoffee.com Owner: Kelly Bubach Employees: One full-time, two part-time Kelly Bubach is a former IT professional who left his job to turn his love of java into a warehouse coffee bar in a southern corner of downtown. The neighborhood, southwest of Tejon and Las Vegas […]
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With 38 banks clawing for market share, banking competition in El Paso County is fierce, and bankers do whatever it takes to gain an edge. They steal competition. They restructure rates. They renovate branches, renew relationships and in some cases resist change to gain a reputation of consistency. And though their battle plans differ, their […]
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Ten years ago, cyber attacks were public displays of power, mischievous and destructive ploys designed to wreak network havoc and interrupt services. Not anymore. Today’s cyber criminals are stealthy, clever and ruthless — thieves who slip in the back door unnoticed to steal information and money. The fight against cyber crime has evolved, and the […]
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Discover Goodwill will participate in the 2013 Checkoff Colorado campaign Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado is one of 15 nonprofits selected by the state Legislature to participate in 2013’s Checkoff Colorado, a public-awareness campaign promoting voluntary contributions to designated charitable organizations. Coloradans preparing 2012 state income taxes have the opportunity to contribute a portion […]
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UCCS student Chuck Furgeson faced off against four sharks this week and lived to tell about it. He was the first to make a five-minute pitch about his invention during Peak Venture Group’s version of the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank” on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. The network program features budding […]
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A hot dry summer followed by low snowpack in the mountains this winter and higher-than-expected demand has created a water crisis for Colorado Springs Utilities. Trying to refill reservoirs that are at 48 percent of capacity, the city-owned utility is suggesting Stage 2 water restrictions for customers starting in April. That means that outdoor watering […]
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Civic activists, El Paso County elected officials and the business team of the Regional Stormwater Task Force rolled out the heavy artillery at Monday’s informal City Council meeting, but their target was absent. Mayor Steve Bach was in Scottsdale, Ariz., taking a week off to celebrate both his 70th birthday and, with his spouse Suzi, […]
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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 Jewelers at University Village. […]
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As aging members of the Silent Generation struggle to pack up their memories and move into smaller houses and assisted-living centers, Baby Boomers are still buying real estate. “There’s no easy way to define what a senior is,” said Adrian Reed, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Properties. “I certainly can’t say. I think AARP […]
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Wilhelm Monument Co. http://www.wilhelmmonuments.com/ Employees: six full-time, four part-time 806 S. Hancock Ave. 719-633-8681 A granite memorial to the people who lost their lives during the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, stands on the grounds of the Air Force Academy. It’s striking both for its simplicity and its elegance — the two granite towers […]
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