In the northeastern stretches of the city, a new neighborhood is going up on Odin Drive. A house sits on muddy, rain-soaked ground with workers crawling in and out of every opening. It’s like an anthill with hardhats.
Aaron Ewton moved to Colorado Springs from Claremore, Oklahoma — the birthplace and hometown of Will Rogers, “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son.” In Claremore, there’s a memorial museum dedicated to the entertainer, actor, cowboy, columnist and humorist.
Leona Abdullah-Ward dreamed of having her own dance studio for more than a decade. She’d taught fitness classes at Hillside Community Center after retiring in 2000 from the Army, but she’d never had a place of her own.
As we brace ourselves for the city’s sesquicentennial hoo-ha on July 31 (Fireworks! Parades! Vendors! Tens of thousands of Downtown celebrants, spectators, vendors, politicians and assorted scoundrels!), here’s a story about another 150th anniversary.
Ready for a paradigm shift? Not since the invention of the horseless carriage and the electric light bulb have Americans faced such radical changes in how they travel or power their homes. In years to come, skyrocketing gasoline prices could pressure citizens to either buy electric cars or u…
Greg Thompson kept finding himself hitting the ceiling and feeling boxed in professionally, but eventually he punched up and through — finding success and personal fulfillment in massage therapy.
How many artists have called Colorado Springs home since our city was founded 150 years ago? Many thousands. How many left a legacy of some kind? Thousands. And of them all, which were the best?
The title of executive chef for Weidner Field — home of Switchbacks FC — could seem unusual at first blush. But sports fans who think stadium food is all hamburgers and nachos are forgetting that corporate boxes and special events call for a more sophisticated hand.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought many changes in the workplace. It has decimated some businesses while increasing the demand for others’ goods and services. It has highlighted weaknesses and inequalities and forced the adoption of new business models.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, retail experts were saying that the end was near for traditional indoor malls like The Citadel and Chapel Hills. Online sales were gaining popularity, anchor tenants were folding — and the pandemic was expected to deliver the death blow.
SeaChange Capital Partners, an organization that helps nonprofits with complex challenges, warned a year ago that nonprofits would have to take decisive action to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
To the uninitiated, it might seem unusual that a Colorado Springs Utilities employee won Partner of the Year, awarded by the Colorado State Forest Service. But Eric Howell’s dual titles of forest program manager for the Watershed Planning Section, and deputy administrator of the Colorado Spr…
A small subset of Americans suffers from a psychological condition known as latrophobia, or a fear of going to the doctor, but many more people during the pandemic have been forgoing needed medical care because they believe medical facilities might expose them to the novel coronavirus. Other…
When George Nehme, a Realtor in Colorado Springs for 27 years, sits down with clients to discuss the homebuying process, he now has to prepare them for the city’s wild market. He doesn’t sugarcoat it.
A few days ago two back-to-back emails popped up on my screen — the first from the Denver Art Museum and the second from the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.
Colorado Springs educator, musician and innovator Linda Weise is walking in the footsteps of the late Fred Rogers with her Rocky Mountain PBS television show, Simple Gift Series.
Katrina “Kat” Miller-Stevens spent her young life moving frequently, as the daughter of a political science professor who taught at colleges and universities in Arkansas, Illinois, Wyoming and Utah. Following in her father’s footsteps, Miller-Stevens is an associate professor with Colorado C…
Two of the five City for Champions venues — the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame and the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine & Performance Center — are open for business and beginning to fulfill their purpose of attracting visitors to the Pikes Peak region.
Adopted at birth by a white family in Minnesota, Brittany Nash struggled to find her roots in Black culture for much of her young life. She describes her childhood as one colored by loss of identity and a yearning to belong.
Sheena Remtema has lived in Fountain for 26 years and in the greater Fountain Valley area since 1969, when her father served in the military. As Fountain’s population grew, Remtema, a librarian with Pikes Peak Library District, said something she believes a lot of Fountain residents think: “…
Whither goeth the Colorado Republican Party? That’s a difficult question. Lauren Boebert tossed five-term Republican Congressman Scott Tipton to the curb last year while Kristi Burton Brown recently took down former Secretary of State Scott Gessler to become Republican Party chairwoman. Boeb…