When Colorado College’s Century Chest was opened in 2001, it contained hundreds of letters, photographs and documents placed there by city residents 100 years earlier. Without exception, they believed that the city would grow and thrive during the 20th century. It had done so, growing steadi…

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Since 2017, the Colorado nonprofit Transforming Safety has been offering former prison inmates a new start through entrepreneurship training and business loans. The aim was to reduce recidivism — Colorado has the nation’s fourth-worst rate, at 50 percent — and build businesses in underserved areas.

On July 11, Terri Hayes hit a major milestone: serving 10 years as the president and CEO of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Corp. & Visitor Center. Hayes moved to Black Forest from Ely, England, about 14 miles northeast of Cambridge, in 2007 after her husband’s dea…

Jeresneyka Rose always has wanted to be identified as an artist first, the creator of colorful caricatures and social-activism portraits that have garnered her a bevy of customers and enthusiastic reviews on her Art by Rizzo website. But it is Rose’s community activism in feeding and housing…

In October, the owners of The Wild Goose Meeting House and Good Neighbors Meeting House faced the biggest challenge of their eight years in business, and not just because of pandemic disruption.

Electronic scooters are coming to Colorado Springs. Scooter share programs have become popular in cities across the nation, and if all goes as planned, Colorado Springs will join the e-scooter club by the end of the summer. Scooter share programs, and bike shares like PikeRide, which has bee…

As digitization swept across libraries in the late 20th century, hard-copy newspaper archives slowly disappeared. Bound volumes dating from the 19th century were cut to expedite scanning, digitized and discarded. Believing that physical papers were nothing more than primitive information sto…

Logan Powell is a Colorado Springs native working as a certified public accountant for R.S. Powell, Inc. — his father’s accounting firm, established in 1986. Powell’s father went to Colorado Springs School District 11’s Coronado High School and his mother went to Air Academy High School, whe…

The “F.I.R.E.” (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement has gained serious momentum over the last few years as the younger generation targets early retirement. F.I.R.E.’s tenets are very pragmatic: Plan for the future, save and invest a meaningful portion of your current income, caref…

When you’ve managed to grow a dermatology and skin-care practice to six regional clinics in 12 years, with three more planned in 2021, a little pride might be in order. When you’ve also managed to publish a memoir about a boat escape from Vietnam, which received accolades in 2014, a touch of…

Christine Costa is an architect from 9-to-5 and a woodcarver after sundown. She works in the Downtown office of RTA Architects on Tejon Street, and prior to her arriving in Colorado Springs, she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Lawrence Technological Unive…

Raised in Tompkins County, New York, in the Finger Lakes region, Ashley Klein eventually made her way to Colorado Springs, where she now lives and works in real estate as a new-build sales consultant. Klein is the daughter of a taxidermist who owned an archery shop for 15 years. Her mother w…

The last year and a half has forced chambers of commerce in southern Colorado to adapt to survive. Networking events, often the cornerstone for any chamber, went virtual in 2020 and chamber resources had to be leveraged in new ways to retain and benefit members.

For the past 150 years, Colorado Springs has had the same mantra: Live here and enjoy life! We’ll all be prosperous and happy, so rock on! Here’s to another 150 years of growth and development ... but maybe there’s an unexpected reckoning on the horizon. One ingredient vital to growth in the…

Take a look at Antonio Rosendo’s résumé and you’ll likely notice his commitment to multiple community boards: Colorado College, Atlas Preparatory School, Downtown Development Authority, and Pikes Peak Community Foundation, among many others. Rosendo, who is founder and partner at Spur Philan…