Financial adviser Allan Roth received several letters from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment in mid-January stating that two people claiming to be former employees of his business, Wealth Logic, had filed for unemployment insurance.

Barry Brown never intended his window coverings franchise to be a test bed for a UCCS business mentoring program. In fact, he never meant to be a franchise owner in the home design world at all. Brown, a UCCS graduate and Army veteran, ran Barry Brown Photography in Colorado Springs for a de…

A recent white paper by the Health Action Council and UnitedHealthcare finds companies that build deliberate strategies around their employees’ most common chronic health conditions may improve overall employee health and achieve cost savings over the long term.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has been flooded with fraudulent claims for unemployment insurance — more than 1.1 million claims have been flagged as possibly fraudulent since the start of 2020. 

It’s our sesquicentennial year, one that should be full of cheerful events, boring speeches, tedious histories and drinks for all — especially if the pandemic exits stage right! And even if we have to make do with virtual events, we can lift a glass or two at home and thank those who precede…

If you’re a white American, to whom among your fellow citizens and residents do you owe reparations for past injustices? Sixty-five years ago, a teacher at Fountain Valley School suggested to his all-white, all-male 11th grade history class that our country’s past wasn’t what we imagined it to be.

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and District 4 City Councilor Yolanda Avila attended a March 18 groundbreaking for the new multi-family housing development Mosaica. Suthers and Avila noted that the development is one of the many projects reaffirming the city’s commitment to developing mo…

Gone are the days when offering strong health care benefits, a generous match on a retirement plan, or a fun work/life balance experience (think: standing desks, work from home flexibility) are enough to convince top talent to join and stay at an organization. Those are table stakes now. 

After traveling across four continents to 11 countries in 11 months, Jennifer Denman is certain of one truth: Food is the throughline that connects people of different cultures and backgrounds. On a mission trip in 2009, Denman traveled from Switzerland to South Africa to the Dominican Repub…

Running a $1.1-billion enterprise requires knowledge, technical know-how and a certain level of business acumen. So thought a group of citizens some years ago in their push to create a separate Colorado Springs Utilities Board schooled in the business world. They argued that City Council isn…

A gymnast as a child, Grant Jones visited Colorado Springs frequently to train at the United States Olympic Training Center. As an adult, he found the allure of those five rings and the city he loved as a youngster irresistible. So he moved here to continue to be part of the city’s Olympic t…

As a young woman in Southeast Colorado Springs, Latrina Ollie looked around and saw all the problems many others see when they visit her corner of town: higher rates of crime and poverty than most other parts of the city, a lack of economic development, and too few opportunities for young pe…

If you’ve ever ventured into the artificial caves beneath CityROCK climbing gym or tried a CaveSim mobile cave at a school or science event, you’ve had a glimpse into the mind of inventor, entrepreneur and CaveSim LLC creator and founder Dave Jackson.

When Keeley Griego graduated in 2018 from the women’s and ethnic studies program at UCCS, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. She took a chance and signed up for Leadership Pikes Peak’s LeadershipNow! program.

As a child, Regina Lewis experienced poverty. She faced challenges as a young, single woman raising a son. But as a student at Pikes Peak Community College, she learned that she was capable and competent.

Before working for Ent Credit Union, Amber Lundy was immersed in an endeavor she’s still passionate about: the care and upbringing of children.

Ashley Cornelius came to Colorado Springs from Flint, Michigan as a 3-year-old. She had been diagnosed with severe, even life-threatening asthma, and her mother decided that moving here might save her daughter’s life. Ashley has survived and thrived, forging an exceptional life and career — …

Alicia Klausmeier is prescient, fortunate or really smart — and maybe all three.  In February 2019 she opened her home-based business, Dream Accounting Solutions. She calls it a “virtual bookkeeping service.” She doesn’t come to your business, sort through your scraps of paper and misfiled b…

Creating a culture of compassion, kindness and connection is the core focus of Alex Baker’s leadership and student engagement philosophy at UCCS. Baker, who serves as the case manager for the Office of the Dean of Students, says he didn’t experience that type of inclusiveness very often grow…

Dr. Jake Cripe, 40, hopped around a bit before landing in Colorado Springs in late 2018. He’d spent some time in Hawaii, where his mom is from, and Louisiana, where his dad is from, but a good chunk of his life played out in Texas. 

As a young man, Diego Lujan bounced back and forth between the dusty San Luis Valley and the urban neighborhoods of Colorado Springs. The men in his family laid concrete and built roofs. Meanwhile, Lujan “ran the streets,” as he puts it. He had no desire or expectation of one day working lon…