Pikes Peak Community College’s Department of Military & Veterans Programs  announced a new scholarship that ensures active duty military students who use Tuition Assistance funding and enroll in traditional online classes will not have an out-of-pocket tuition expense. 

Colorado Springs combined sales and use tax collections topped $14.845 million in March, an increase of 18.54 percent over revenue collected in February, according to the latest report from the city's finance department.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported April 15 that an estimated 8,927 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending April 10, according to a news release issued by the department, adding were also 2,132 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance initial claims file…

The vaccine rollout in El Paso County is swiftly ramping up, according to a news release issued by the county's Public Health department. As of April 11, one out of every three eligible individuals 16 and older in the county has been vaccinated.   Data through Sunday, April 12:  Total doses …

KRCC, southern Colorado’s NPR station (and part of the Colorado Public Radio network), is celebrating 70 years on the air in 2021. The celebration is coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Colorado Springs' founding. 

For the first time in Colorado Springs professional baseball history, the Rocky Mountain Vibes have entered an agreement with Mexico's Acereros de Monclova of the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol to host some minor league players from the Acereros this season in the Pioneer League. "The Acereros wil…

Lease rates for Class A and B office space in Colorado Springs stood at at $17.01 per square foot in the first quarter of 2021, up for both the fourth quarter of 2020 and year over year, according to MarketView, a quarterly newsletter from Principals Greg Phaneuf and Peter Scoville of Cushma…

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released updates to the COVID-19 dial framework April 5 that, among other things, allows nonhousehold members to sit together in seated indoor events in Levels Green and Blue.

El Paso County, in coordination with the city of Colorado Springs, is working to complete a study of the Briargate Parkway-Stapleton Road corridor between Black Forest and Meridian roads — and now the county is inviting the public to participate in a virtual open house on Friday, April 16."T…

The City of Colorado Springs, as part of its 150th anniversary celebration, has designated this April as “Tree Month.” Among the activities planned are public tree plantings citywide, an Arbor Day celebration, a virtual lecture “Exploring our Urban Forest” presented by the Pioneers Museum an…

In February, the Colorado Springs Airport enplaned 28,118 passengers and a total of 55,914 passengers traveled through the terminal, however COS is down year-over-year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The average load factor in February was 57 percent, down 22.4 percent year-over-year, accordin…

The Myron Stratton Foundation Board of Trustees have identified 13 nonprofits as beneficiaries of the initial 2021 grant cycle for the year, totaling $205,000. Included are long-time beneficiaries, such as Atlas Preparatory School and Centro de la Familia, as well as newer grantees such as B…

Colorado Springs residents can now apply for rent and utilities assistance due to Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 funds. The city, according to a news release, "received $14 million in these Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds to assist qualified…

El Paso County Public Health, the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs and the state are teaming to host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic for restaurant workers Tuesday, March 23 as Phase 1B.4 of the state’s phased vaccine distribution plan rolls out. The clinic will take place from 11 a…

The city’s Planning and Development department will present a digital open house from 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 24 to discuss a draft of portions of RetoolCOS, an update of the zoning and subdivision ordinance.

The nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors announced the launch of the Colorado Springs Solar Co-op "to help area residents go solar," according to a news release.

After a lengthy delay due to a dial-in technology malfunction, the Colorado Springs Planning Commission recommended March 18 that city council approve rezoning 125 acres to allow apartments be built at 2424 Garden of the Gods Road, the gateway area to Mountain Shadows subdivision.

Nonprofit Home Front Military Network and competitive gaming event center, Colorado Community Esports, are holding their second ever charitable video game tournament Saturday, March 20. This event will be hosted by Colorado Community E-sports and all tournament proceeds will go to benefit HF…

Black Hills Energy in Pueblo announced yesterday it has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement for 200-megawatts of utility-scale solar energy to be constructed in Pueblo County as part of its Renewable Advantage plan to lower customer energy costs. Under the terms of the contract, the co…

Colorado Springs combined sales and use tax collections increased 9.61 percent in January, compared with revenue collected in the previous month, according to the February report from the city's finance department.