As a huge fan of live music, I was thrilled when I first heard about the Sunset, a planned 8,000-seat amphitheater going up on the Northside of Colorado Springs. Local businessman J.W. Roth, who’s also responsible for the 1,000-seat indoor Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers music venue, is t…

Ernest Chamblee has treated community service as a fundamental part of who he is, just as much as his real-estate businesses and two related LLCs. He was a Mayor’s Civic Leaders Fellow in 2021 and is involved in the City Investment Advisory Committee, the Boots to Suits program through Veter…

When Fernando Gonzalez confronts aggression in dogs in his work with Two Tails Training, he sees it as reflective of the changes he’s made in his own life. He’s proud of going to therapy and making intentional changes in himself to influence those around him. 

When Joseph Shelton spoke out against transphobia and for the LGBTQ+ community at Colorado Springs School District 11’s Feb. 24 board meeting, he took the podium in a rainbow-colored jacket and made an impression. But he’s been on this mission for years. 

Stephen Martin spent eight years in the United States Army. In that time, he rarely sat behind a computer and hardly ever looked through the lens of a camera. 

There are great combinations that everyone knows, like peanut butter and jelly. And then there are pairings that are less well known, but still worthy of exploration, like poetry and philosophy, or artistry and incarceration.

Daniel Campaña got a very early start as an entrepreneur and leader. At 19, he started a nonprofit focused on encouraging students to leave the confines of church walls and volunteer in inner city communities. That communitarianism also motivated him to help found FOCUS several years later, …

Colorado Springs native DeLovell Earls grew up in Southeast, and attended The Colorado Springs School. As a senior, he was named to the Denver Post’s all-Colorado basketball team, while also excelling academically. A comment he made to the Denver Post about starring for his class 2A team is …

After graduating in 2005 from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in economics and government, Alex Lugo searched for a job that aligned with his values.

According to data compiled by Americans for the Arts, almost 60,000 Colorado artists and creative workers have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19, and creative industry businesses across the state have suffered an estimated $2.4 billion dollars in lost revenue over the last year as a re…