An issue committee has formed to support Mayor John Suthers' ballot measure to keep more revenue than the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights would otherwise allow. Meantime, backers of the "real" Protect Our Parks will try to push their measure despite a lack of funding.
Mayor John Suthers presented the Spirit of the Springs Lifetime Achievement Award to William J. (Bill) Hybl and the Spirit of the Springs Celebration Award to three El Paso County Public Health leaders after his State of the City address Sept. 17.
Colorado Springs Utilities has signed a power purchase agreement with Boulder-based juwi Inc. for a 175-megawatt solar project coupled with a 25 MW, four-hour battery energy storage system.
On Oct. 8, five teams from the Colorado NextCycle program will pitch recycling end-market ideas to compete for the opportunity to meet one-on-one with two eminent leaders in sustainable investing, Closed Loop Partners and the Colorado Impact Fund.
A new mountain bike racing event with a mission to drive economic impact and improve trails and open spaces throughout the Pikes Peak region is ready to roll at Palmer Park Sept. 24.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said Sept. 12 that she would file a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service to try to stop it from sending a mailer to all voters nationwide that contains inaccurate voter information for multiple states, including Colorado.
Much has been written about political polarization in the U.S. and how a heated political climate has drawn a line in the sand between voters.
El Paso County’s Veterans Service Office and the El Paso County Board of Commissioners announced Colonel Nanette Brédé Mueller as the Veteran of the Year at an annual ceremony Sept. 10.
The city of Colorado Springs has extended the deadline to Sept. 18 to participate in the first survey for ConnectCOS, a city-wide visionary transportation study to help meet the evolving needs of this growing community.
More than $32 million of education funding will soon be available for Colorado schools due to Gov. Jared Polis Sept. 9 launch of the Response, Innovation and Student Equity Education fund.
A new mobile learning lab at Pueblo Community College will help Colorado manufacturers analyze materials for instabilities without damaging the material itself.
The El Paso County Board of Health last week approved the purchase of an additional location in southeastern El Paso County to assist with regional COVID-19 response and recovery.
Thousands of low-income students across Colorado will soon have access to free and low-cost internet options for the 2020-21 school year thanks to new partnership between the Colorado Department of Education and T-Mobile.
As the commercial insurance market continues to harden — a time when premiums typically increase — having a trusted advisor to help navigate the waters is even more crucial than ever.
Gov. Jared Polis discussed his administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and visited local organizations supported by the COVID-19 Relief Fund in Colorado Springs and Pueblo on Sept. 1.
El Paso County’s Veterans Service Office announced the finalists for the 4th Annual Veteran of the Year. El Paso Count honors one veteran annually, for his or her efforts defending the country and continued willingness to serve local veterans and the community.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association released an analysis this week on “the economic and human struggle” of the hotel and lodging industry six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, as millions of employees are still furloughed or laid off and travel demand lags behind normal levels. But…
Health care professionals don’t seek the public spotlight, but while serving others in the dangerous front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, their selflessness and courage have been part of the national narrative.
El Paso County Community Development Block Grant Program is announcing an additional application cycle for the release of CDBG-CV funds. The application process opens Tuesday, Sept. 1. The funds are intended to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, Pueblo City-County Library District will return to its pre-COVID-19 business hours and increase patron browsing and computer use to one hour. Additionally, visitors are asked to provide contact information if needed for tracing purposes. Patrons should stay home if…
A new academic year is upon us and we are thrilled to welcome our new and returning students back for the fall semester. Admittedly, this year will look different from most. Classrooms have been arranged to support social distancing, masks are required on campus and most of our otherwise in-…
The city of Colorado Springs Community Development Division awarded over $1.8 million in grants to Colorado Springs nonprofit organizations helping low-income households weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Colorado Municipal League announced that Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers has been named the inaugural recipient of the Sam Mamet Good Governance Award.
For the month of July, the Colorado Springs Airport saw a significant increase in enplanements from the previous month, but is continuing to experience a downturn in numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic.In July, COS enplaned 26,696 passengers representing a 155 percent increase from June’…
Mayor John Suthers shared his thoughts on local current affairs during a webcast Aug. 26 arranged by the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, a neighborhood engagement organization. The mayor discussed the economy, COVID-19, the upcoming tax ballot initiative and answered select questions…
The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs announced the annual Parade of Homes will take place Sept. 11-27. There will be 25 homes by 21 builders, priced from the mid-$300,000s to more than $2.6 million.
The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association today released its “Colorado Auto Outlook,” covering data through the first seven months of 2020. Colorado’s overall new vehicle market declined 17.8% versus the same period in 2019. New vehicle registrations through July 2020 totaled 119,096 versu…
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Aug. 18 that his office has reached a settlement in two precedent-setting lawsuits involving Colorado’s right to enforce its interest rate limits on consumer loans to protect residents from predatory lending practices.
Sept. 7 is the deadline for small businesses and nonprofits to apply for grants in a new local program approved Aug. 18 by the Board of El Paso County Commissioners.
The city of Colorado Springs is seeking public input on the strengths and weakness of its transportation system as part of ConnectCOS, a citywide visionary transportation study to help meet the evolving needs of this growing community.
Technology companies have expanded their real estate footprint by 15 percent in Colorado Springs over the past two years, totaling 3 million square feet, according to a new CBRE report. The real estate company said hardware manufacturing companies have the largest tech presence in the city "…
Back in December 2013, the city of Colorado Springs got word the state was willing to pump $120.5 million of state sales tax into four tourist attractions, collectively dubbed City for Champions. The plan was to have all four open within five years.