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Fort Carson to begin prescribed burns 

Fort Carson to begin prescribed burns 

Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services and Directorate of Public Works environmental staff is planning to commence prescribed burns this fall. Depending on the weather conditions, burning could start as soon as Saturday and continue through December. There are 21 areas planned for prescribed burning. These areas total approximately 7,000 acres and are comprised of… Continue Reading Fort Carson to begin prescribed burns 

ANB Bank opens new Academy location

ANB Bank has announced that its new Academy Banking Center opened this morning in central Colorado Springs. The bank, located at Flintridge and Academy Boulevards, officially started serving customers at 9 a.m., prior to tomorrow’s grand opening event (Oct. 21), according to a news release. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting attended by dignitaries… Continue Reading ANB Bank opens new Academy location

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Mayor vows to end veteran homelessness

In support of the Homeless Veteran Stand Down Thursday, Oct. 16, Mayor Steve Bach announced he will accept the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, a call to action to mayors across the country to make a commitment to ending veteran homelessness in their cities in 2015. “We have seen a significant decline in the… Continue Reading Mayor vows to end veteran homelessness

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Venetucci Pumpkin Patch coming downtown

The first Downtown Venetucci Pumpkin Patch will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Acacia Park. The pumpkin patch is sponsored by ANB Bank and Bryan Construction and will coincide with the regular Downtown Sunday Market. All pumpkins will cost $6, with all proceeds going to Venetucci Farm, and initiative of the… Continue Reading Venetucci Pumpkin Patch coming downtown

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Arapahoe Basin resort in Summit County announced today, Oct. 16, that it will open Friday for the first day of the 2014-15 season. This makes A-Basin the first skiing and snowboarding resort to open this year. The attraction’s Black Mountain Express lift will open at 9 a.m. and provide access to the intermediate High Noon Run,… Continue Reading A-Basin first Colorado ski resort to open

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Economic perspectives on stormwater

By Tom Binnings Senior Partner at Summit Economics   As an economist who is seriously concerned about the trajectory of our local economy, I was pleased to hear Tom Zwirlein of UCCS advocate for passing the Stormwater 1B initiative at the Southern Colorado Economic Forum last week. While I was greatly enthused with Dr. Zwirlein’s… Continue Reading Economic perspectives on stormwater

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Governor debate to stream live

The fifth debate between Colorado governor candidates, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez, tonight, Oct. 15, at the Gallogly Events Center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus, will be streamed live on pbs.org/newshour/rundown/colorado-governors-debate/. The debate begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees must have tickets. The tickets are… Continue Reading Governor debate to stream live

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After Hours at Springs Orleans Thursday

The Business Chamber of Southern Colorado will have its After Hours with the Chamber event Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Springs Orleans, 123 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Entrepreneur and author Barry Farah will speak. First-time guests are free, members will pay $10 and nonmembers pay $15. The chamber is also having its fall educational event,… Continue Reading After Hours at Springs Orleans Thursday

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One in six children in El Paso County lives in poverty, according to the U.S. Census, and Colorado has one of the fastest-growing poverty rates in the country. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson launched Project Head Start, and 100,000 children were enrolled throughout the U.S. In Colorado Springs, the late Sidney H. Berg directed the… Continue Reading CPCD breakfast to help poverty-stricken children

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Conflict resolution conference Thursday

The ninth Annual Colorado Conflict Resolution Conference at Colorado Technical University will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4435 N. Chestnut St. The conference is part of an international effort celebrating October as Conflict Resolution Month. The event, hosted by Phoenix Strategies, Inc., a Colorado provider of conflict resolution services and training,… Continue Reading Conflict resolution conference Thursday

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