When Colorado College’s Century Chest was opened in 2001, it contained hundreds of letters, photographs and documents placed there by city residents 100 years earlier. Without exception, they believed that the city would grow and thrive during the 20th century. It had done so, growing steadi…

Studio 809 Podcasts launched the new podcast, Making Democracy Work, on July 21. The first three episodes are a series about election security, with a focus on election audits and other election security issues in El Paso County and Colorado. 

Lee Spirits Co. began selling gin in 2015, adding Brooklyn’s on Boulder Street in 2016. Just ahead of the 2020 pandemic shutdown, the company also opened a manufacturing facility and second taproom in Monument. Now, ushering in a new era, they have been acquired by Sonder Libations Company, …

Sales tax collections reveal a substantial increase in business in the lodging and restaurant industries, as well as a continuing recovery in the city’s economy, according to the June report from the city’s finance department.

Eligible Colorado families with children will begin receiving their first monthly payment under the recently expanded federal Child Tax Credit on July 15.  Gov. Jared Polis declared in a proclamation that today is Child Tax Credit Day in Colorado. According to a state-issued news release, ab…

The deadline for grant applications for the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund is 5 p.m. on July 16. Business-owners can apply for grants of up to $20,000 at the Colorado Enterprise Fund website. The second round of grant funding is part of the $1.1 billion given to Colorado counti…

United States Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman announced the closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund program on July 7. The program was signed into law by President Joe Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan and provided much needed economic aid to restauran…

The National Institute for Social Impact (NI4SI), formerly the Colorado Institute for Social Impact (CI4SI), and co-presenter Vectra Bank, have announced this year's PRISM Awards finalists. The 5th Annual PRISM Awards — a celebration of social impact businesses and social entrepreneurs — wil…

El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker announced the senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemption was funded for the tax year 2021, payable in 2022.According to the assessor's office, "The Colorado Constitution allows property tax exemptions for the primary residence of qualif…

Pueblo Community College announced last week that there will be no tuition increase for PCC students during the 2021-22 school year. PCC is part of the Colorado Community College System, governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. The SBCCOE voted in April …