August will mark major milestones in Colorado Springs’ transformation into a “Gig City,” as companies building fiber internet infrastructure begin their work and some complete portions of their projects.

After months of wrangling, Colorado Springs City Council gave the go-ahead for a 24-hour Kum & Go gas station in the Ivywild neighborhood — and Janelle Walters says it’s a decision that might drive her out of the city.

Colorado Springs School District 11’s sprint to fill 129 teacher vacancies and address a critical need for educational support staff before the 2022-2023 school year starts seems to be paying off, according to the district.

Jaymen Johnson opened one of the first cannabis social club in Colorado Springs — and the state — in April 2013. More than 15 cannabis entrepreneurs followed suit in the next couple of years. 

UCCS is offering monetary settlements to students who participated in its Colorado Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program after it ultimately failed to match students with apprenticeships, according to multiple students who enrolled in the program.

Dave Namesnik just started his seventh week as general manager of the Broadmoor World Arena and the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, but he’s already working hard on his No. 1 goal: to bring more A-list entertainment to Colorado Springs.

Lawrence Wagner spent his summer mornings last week at a technology education camp run by the nonprofit Parents Challenge, introducing a room full of low-income middle schoolers to cybersecurity concepts and the array of tech-focused career paths available to them.

Under federal banking regulations, banks must serve community needs through their lending and investment practices. But many banks and credit unions go far beyond what’s required to make an impact in their communities through charitable giving.

Two of School District 49’s three chief executives resigned this month, saying they could no longer work under a Board of Education that perpetuates mistrust of staff members and focuses on political point-scoring.

Colorado’s cannabis industry is facing the worst downturn in its short history, a slump in sales that has already caused layoffs and will threaten the existence of small marijuana businesses, said Truman Bradley, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group. 

While Dr. John Frost was working as an adjunct chemistry professor at the Community College of Denver in early 2020, his dean approached faculty members and “asked if anybody knew anything about cannabis,” he recalls.

An uptick in COVID cases and hospitalizations has resulted in El Paso County moving up a level on the state’s COVID monitoring system, and public health officials are urging employers to keep a close eye on the statistics so they can react if necessary.

Because adequate, affordable childcare is so important to Colorado’s economy, Gov. Jared Polis has made addressing early childhood education and childcare a central issue of his administration — and the state is providing resources that employers and families can tap.

With summer in full swing and several upcoming festivals making a return this year after pandemic hiatuses, Andy Vick’s advice to business owners is to get involved, spread the word and help drive tourism in Colorado Springs.

Michael Gaal, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and former administrator in large, urban school districts, will be Colorado Springs School District 11’s next superintendent, the D11 school board announced during a special meeting on June 3.

Even with all the recent development on South Nevada Avenue, there’s still a lot of urban blight in the area. Jariah Walker, executive director of the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority, recalls when things were a lot worse.

Local Realtors warn of an increased presence of national corporations in Colorado Springs’ home-buying market, which they say has had a noticeable impact on the rising price and limited inventory of single-family homes available for purchase in the area.