Subzero temperatures saw Colorado Springs Fire Department crews responding to fire sprinkler system ruptures at three local hospitals on Feb. 15.
An average of 38 million gallons of wastewater flow into Colorado Springs Utilities wastewater treatment plants every single day, but that doesn’t mean anything can be flushed down the drain.
For the millions of Americans who’ve seen their finances upended by the pandemic, federal stimulus payments, enhanced unemployment benefits and the slew of moratoria placed on debts might have seemed like a godsend when they were first announced. But what happens when those programs expire?
With so many people making use of city parkland over the past year to escape the doldrums of the pandemic, it comes as no surprise that some members of Colorado Springs City Council are taking heat this month after approving an ordinance that allows developers to dedicate less land for it in…
As Colorado expands its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, more employers may be wondering whether they can require their employees to be inoculated against the disease.
Farley McDonough is proud that her restaurant, Adam’s Mountain Café in Manitou Springs, was among the first businesses to get certified under El Paso County’s new 5 Star program.
Before the pandemic hit in 2020, the Silicon Valley-inspired offices of Exponential Impact on North Nevada Avenue were often filled with activity: Founders of new companies would meet with business partners, bounce ideas off mentors, deliver presentations to potential investors and chat over…
At least three government agencies and six “large firms” in El Paso County are among a minimum of 18,000 organizations worldwide impacted by the massive breach at IT vendor SolarWinds, according to cybersecurity expert Shawn Murray.
In the spring of 2017, Rodrigo Masferrer was working as an asbestos remover for companies in Colorado Springs and Denver — work he resented from the start. He would get up early in the morning, drive to a job site and spend all day in a stifling coverall and respirator, breaking off chunks o…
To fill the pipeline for urgently needed cybersecurity professionals, it’s vital to get students interested long before they’re ready to enter the job market.
After irregular business practices of Ithaka Land trust came to light, a group of citizens is proposing that the nonprofit — which was created to provide housing for the poor — recapture ownership of one of the 10 properties it sold to a developer in the last year.
Move over, Millennials. Your younger brothers and sisters are becoming a force to be reckoned with in their workplaces and their communities.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on restaurants, it hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs like Mitch Yellen and Jason Wallenta from proceeding with plans for innovative food and beverage ventures in downtown Colorado Springs.
Initially delayed due to the bond market crisis as the pandemic took root a year ago, financing for the Air Force Academy Visitor Center project is now queuing up.
The Union Printers Home, a 25-acre estate located on Union Boulevard, has been around for almost as long as Colorado has been a state. Built in 1892, it first served as a sanatorium for those in the International Typographical Union with tuberculosis. It most recently housed an assisted livi…
It may be inconvenient for people to stay home. It may be annoying not to be able to dine out at restaurants. But for homeless people, the COVID-19 pandemic is life-threatening.
Colorado’s vaccine distribution plan has entered Phase 1B as vaccine providers such as Peak Vista Community Health Centers began inoculating people age 70 and older, the next-highest priority after frontline health care workers (1A). Phase 1 (which is broken into two parts) is anticipated to…
An urban renewal project launched in 2015 has created more than a few reasons for residents and visitors in Colorado Springs to stop and dine or even to relocate to the once blighted and crime-ridden neighborhoods along South Nevada Avenue.
Last year was one of Bonnie Kent’s most successful ever working as a Realtor in Colorado Springs — so when she found a letter in her mailbox in December notifying her that state unemployment benefits had been approved under her name, the irony wasn’t lost on her.
Yemi Mobolade and Russ Ware founded Wild Goose Meeting House and Good Neighbors Meeting House with an eye toward doing something different in the restaurant business. Now, after facing criticism from employees over their tip-sharing model, they’ve adapted in a way that, again, bucks convention.
A growing number of employers are changing their hiring practices to focus on the skill sets a company needs for particular positions rather than on traditional requirements such as education.
On Jan. 4, only 341 single family detached homes in all price categories were for sale in El Paso County. Also listed that day were eight patio homes, 34 townhomes and 16 condos.
In a year in which state revenue dropped significantly, legislators managed to find funds to help small businesses, and they intend to continue the efforts they made in 2020’s special session when this year’s regular session convenes.
On Feb. 1, Mayor John Suthers plans to start growing a beard for the city’s sesquicentennial. By July 31 — 150 years after Colorado Springs’ founders drove the first stake to mark the city — Suthers said he’ll be ready to party like it’s 1871.
Mayor John Suthers has a good track record of achieving the goals on his annual to-do list. But one item has moved from list to list for the past couple of years.
Where ballot petitions are allowed to be circulated could be shaped by a lawsuit filed by retail giant Costco against the city of Colorado Springs and a local political consultant.
While riding their bikes in Monument Valley Park one day in 2016, Joe Johnson and his wife stopped to watch a pickleball game and were invited to try the sport.
Gov. Jared Polis signed a landmark bill affecting the cannabis industry on June 29 in front of Simply Pure in Denver. The dispensary was the first in the nation owned by a Black couple.
A proposed rezoning at 2424 Garden of the Gods Road has generated consternation among those living in the nearby Mountain Shadows neighborhood. Residents and members of the Mountain Shadows Community Association have raised concerns about increased population density and its potential impact…
Don Knox, executive director of the Home Care & Hospice Association of Colorado, wrote a letter to Gov. Jared Polis on Dec. 7 supporting top priority status in COVID-19 vaccine access for home health care and hospice providers.