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…

In 2019, city council voted to extend its first and largest direct subsidy to a corporation when it approved $16.2 million in sales tax breaks over 25 years for Scheels All Sports, a retailer that built a superstore on the city’s Northside.