Sean Hemingway, the police chief for the town of Monument, and Town Manager Mike Foreman were investigated over the summer for their conduct at a restaurant that involved Hemingway confronting a patron and allegedly using “Hiroshima” as a racial epithet — an allegation Hemingway isn’t denying, according to documents obtained by the Colorado Times Recorder.

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In light of the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs on Nov. 19, the Business Journal has compiled a short list of ways you can help the victims of this tragedy, as well as the LGBTQ+ community as a whole.

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Colorado Springs School District 11 students can now apply to HBCUs for free,  thanks to a new partnership between D11 and the Common Black College Application (CBCA), announced today.

When the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) started tracking Santa in 1955, "The Mickey Mouse Club" was in its first year on television, Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was declared safe and effective, "Autumn Leaves" was climbing the charts and Ford's Thunderbird made its debut.In Colorado Springs, the local newspaper misprinted a phone number for Santa that actually rang to NORAD, then located at the Olympic Training Center site. A NORAD official who picked up the call played along, and the long tradition was born.It makes sense that NORAD, which monitors and defends North American airspace 24/7/365, would surveil the additional space craft piloted by Santa Claus, which NORAD says in a release it's "proud to continue each year."Tracking, which can be viewed here, launches today, Dec. 1, and features Santa’s North Pole Village, a holiday countdown, games, movie theater, holiday music, webstore, and more, the release said.The website is available in eight languages — English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese — because kids worldwide want to keep track of their favorite jolly old elf.You can also track NORAD's holiday mission through the Santa app found in the Apple App and Google Play stores. Santa's journey also will be documented through social media on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, as well as on partner platforms: Bing, Amazon Alexa and OnStar.Starting at 2 a.m. on Dec. 24, website visitors can see updates as Santa makes preparations for his flight. At 4 a.m., trackers worldwide can call to inquire as to Santa’s whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) where they will either speak with a live phone operator or hear a recorded update."NORAD Tracks Santa is truly a global experience, delighting generations of families everywhere," the release said. "This is due, in large part, to the efforts and services of numerous program contributors."

Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell faces a federal lawsuit filed by his former commander that alleges a litany of missteps, including hiring an officer who had shot three people in 10 months while at another agency; promoting a "bully;" ignoring evidence of a forgery, and misusing public funds by assigning sheriff's employees to work for his private company, iXeros, on county time.

Not so many years ago, Colorado Springs was the go-to destination for smart, capable people fleeing the chaos and dysfunction of California, New York and the once-mighty industrial cities of the Midwest. We had affordable real estate, amazing weather, easy access to the mountains on uncrowde…

State Sen. Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs, who's served as a representative and senator in the State Legislature since 2010, issued a statement today, Nov. 23, to constituents and supporters, reflecting on his time in office and conveyed sympathy to the victims of the Nov. 20 Club Q shooting.

Colorado Springs has been stunned by the mass shooting at Club Q. The Colorado Springs Independent, the Business Journal's sister publication, has coverage of the investigation and the suspect, comments LGBTQ and gun safety advocates and from around the web, and a list of contact information…

A last-minute ordinance that would block flagpole annexations in Colorado Springs got another airing on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Utilities Board meeting, revealing a standoff among developers — those who control land within the city limits and those who want to develop property outside the city.

Good news — the midterm elections are over! Bad news — some of my friends are mad, some are delighted, and none are looking forward to 2024. So let’s forget politics for a while, and focus on… billionaires.

When the Indy profiled Henry Allen Jr. a decade ago after he was elected to head the Colorado Springs branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), we quoted him saying, "As long as you believe in the civil rights of all people, you can be a part of the NAACP. It's not based on what the color of your skin is; it's what your belief is."

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Life is getting more expensive for everyone. But that’s about to be especially true for small business owners. From fuel to food, we’re already seeing the highest inflation in a generation. On top of that, small businesses have had to contend with worker shortages and supply chain disruption…

Might as well admit it — I’m addicted to print. I subscribe to a couple of print magazines (The New Yorker, Old House Journal) and three daily newspapers (The Gazette, the Denver Post and The New York Times). I have thousands of books, stacks of old magazines and filing cabinets full of stuf…

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University of Colorado campuses had a $8.7 billion economic footprint across the state during the 2021-2022 fiscal year, including $440 million generated by UCCS, according to a new business research study from the university.