In recognition of the contributions of Colorado’s workers with disabilities, Gov. Jared Polis signed a proclamation earlier this month declaring October Disability Employment Awareness Month, whose 2021 theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”
County offices and departments presented their needs to Board of El Paso County Commissioners during scheduled hearings this month relating to the 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget. Commissioners and the public had an opportunity to hear more about the individual budgets and critical needs ou…
With flu season officially underway, El Paso County Public Health is launching a new influenza data dashboard to enhance its standard weekly flu reporting with new data visualizations.
Pikes Peak United Way, in partnership with Harrison School District 2, announced plans to open a "first of its kind" family success center in Southeast Colorado Springs. According to a PPUW-issued news release, the center will be housed at what is now Pikes Peak Elementary, (1520 Verde Driv…
Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado announced the recipients of the 2021 Excellence in Customer Service award at the newly reopened Flying W Ranch Oct. 21 during the BBB's 27th Annual A Night of Excellence gala.The event drew hundreds of attendees both online and in-person from the b…
A new report titled Archaeology for a Changing Colorado, created by History Colorado, a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, explores the state's archaeological work and its economic impact. The report says heritage tourism generated $10.5 billion in direct spending in Co…
Ed and Renee Behr are fixtures of the Colorado Springs real estate industry. Ed is a partner of The Platinum Group, which is the city’s number one independent real estate company, with the highest per-agent production of any company in Colorado Springs. Under the umbrella of The Platinum Gro…
Pueblo Community College received nearly $5 million in funding from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education in the United States Department of Education to help Hispanic and low-income students achieve degrees in science, technology, engineering and math.
The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative has awarded $4.6 million in grants to Pikes Peak Community College and PPCC Foundation to provide scholarships to people who faced profound financial challenges during the pandemic.
The city is conducting a town hall regarding its proposed 2022 annual budget. The public is invited to provide feedback at city council's chambers, 107 N. Nevada Ave., from 5:30-7 p.m on Monday, Oct. 25. Or, join virtually by calling 720-617-3426/Conference ID: 775 376 349#.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers highlighted the city’s infrastructure improvements, economic success and recovery from COVID-19 during his seventh State of the City Address at The Broadmoor hotel on Oct. 15. The event was hosted by the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.
Ntiva Inc., a provider of managed IT services, strategic consulting, cybersecurity services, cloud services and telecom solutions, has acquired Colorado Springs IT services and support company Navakai.
The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments' Board of Directors is asking for public comment on its draft fiscal year 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program. Public comments are being accepted through Nov. 12. The TIP draft can be found at ppacg.org/transportation/transportation-improve…
Mayor John Suthers is seeking applicants for a four-year term on the Colorado Springs Housing Authority Board. This volunteer position will be effective from Jan. 11, 2022–Jan. 11, 2026 as a member of a citizen board of commissioners with a time commitment of about four hours per month, acco…
Colorado Springs City Councilor and former Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has been appointed by a judge to run the Nov. 2 election in Mesa County after that county's clerk and recorder, Tina Peters, was removed as the designated election official by a judge on Oct. 13.
The proposed 2022 budget for El Paso County calls for spending $512 million, including $15 million it’s asking to keep in excess revenue above Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights limits to spend on roads and parks projects. The county will refund $7.1 million in TABOR money to taxpayers.
Tenant activity for Colorado Springs office space users requiring 5,000 square feet or less remained relatively strong in the third quarter of 2021, according to a report from commercial real estate brokers Cushman & Wakefield.
The Colorado Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission approved a final state house plan Oct. 11 that counsel will submit to the Colorado Supreme Court on Oct. 15. The Colorado Supreme Court will issue an opinion no later than Nov. 15. The adopted plan can be viewed at bit.ly/3FGbEZM.
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center received $1.8 million in funding to pay for credentials or certificates that can be completed in 12 months or less.
The Pikes Peak Musicians Association has reached a three-year agreement with management of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic that will bring the orchestra back to the stage again.
The city of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services department is seeking responses from qualified entities for the use and operation of the Westside Community Center, according to a news release. The city will be holding a public information session at 5:30 p.m. at the W…
For 27 years, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Southern Colorado has recognized and celebrated businesses with the Excellence In Customer Service (EICS) Award. The award is a chance for BBB accredited businesses to showcase their customer service best practices.
The city wants to use $4.2 million in TOPS money to buy 343 acres west of Broadmoor Bluffs known as Fisher Canyon, city council will be told during its Oct. 11 work session.
The Copper Ridge Metropolitan District (Polaris Pointe) held a ceremonial ribbon cutting event Oct. 7 to celebrate the completion of the Interstate 25 and Powers Boulevard (Colorado Highway 21) interchange.
Colorado Springs City Council will celebrate the grand reopening of its council chambers at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in Colorado Springs City Hall. The chambers have been under renovation since April.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is now accepting applications for the Advanced Industries Business Accelerator Grant.
According to iSeeCars' newest study, used car prices came down slightly in August from July, but they are still significantly higher than they were a year ago as the microchip shortage continues to impact the new and used car marketplace.
Wildcat Construction will begin the city’s $18 million overhaul of 30th Street from Fontanero Street to Mesa Road this fall in a project expected to span two years but not impede access to Garden of the Gods.
Mayor John Suthers presented a balanced 2022 city budget to Colorado Springs City Council this week. The 2022 General Fund budget is $400.6 million, which is $56 million or 16.26 percent more than the 2021 budget, according to a city-issued news release.
The Colorado Springs Airport is relaunching its holiday parking promotion, offering $4 daily long-term parking from Nov. 22-29 and Dec. 20 to Jan. 3, 2022. Travelers can redeem the savings on long-term parking over the course of two periods of time.
With 17 years of experience in real estate, Colorado Springs mortgage specialist Kevin Guttman is committed to ensuring the needs of the senior community are met.
Nine community members and organizations were awarded Spirit of the Springs Celebration awards for their leadership in celebrating Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, in 2021.
Lynne Telford, the CEO of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, spent the first 20 years of her career working in finance. In 2000, with her children grown and out of the home, she and her husband decided to take stock of their lives. “He always wanted to be retired, so he is,” she…
Mayor John Suthers will deliver his seventh State of the City address from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at The Broadmoor's Hall B.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds Business Confidence Index reports business leaders "have curbed their optimism about the state economy."
Five Colorado Springs organizations are among 19 recipients of grants from the inaugural Health Equity & Advancement Fund through the kickoff of its annual $1 million community grant program.
The Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission approved a final plan Sept. 28 that will be submitted to the Colorado Supreme Court on Oct. 1. The Colorado Supreme Court will issue an opinion no later than Nov. 1, according to a news release issued by the commission. The fina…