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FEMA releases new flood maps

Effective Jan. 17, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a new map of the floodplains affecting Manitou Springs, FEMA announced this week. In general, base flood elevations for properties along Fountain, Ruxton and Sutherland Creeks were lowered, which should positively impact flood insurance rates within the city. In Early 2013, the City of Manitou Springs… Continue Reading FEMA releases new flood maps

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Area nonprofits score with ANB and Sky Sox

Last baseball season, ANB Bank and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox teamed up to raise money for four local nonprofits in the Home Run Hits program. The program was a hit and is returning for its second season. The Sky Sox’s home season is broken into four quarters. Each nonprofit will receive $50 for each… Continue Reading Area nonprofits score with ANB and Sky Sox

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Companies search for employees at job fair

For its Spring Job Fair, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center has lined up more than 100 companies, all of which say they are hiring for open positions. The Center estimates some 2,500 jobs are available. The job fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 24 at the Hotel Eleganté Conference and… Continue Reading Companies search for employees at job fair

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Epicentral to move, Parsons to leave

Epicentral Coworking in downtown Colorado Springs is going through some changes, which its owners announced Monday in a blog post on the company’s website. The post announced that the business will soon move from its current location at 409 N. Tejon St. to 415 N. Tejon St., a property that was purchased by co-owner Lisa… Continue Reading Epicentral to move, Parsons to leave

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Children’s Hospital at Memorial names leader

Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) announced Monday that William “Bill” Hardin, Jr., M.D., has been selected as associate chief medical officer of Children’s Colorado at Memorial Hospital and Southern Colorado. He assumed the role March 24. Hardin is responsible for physician oversight and medical staff operations as well as for graduate medical education and research… Continue Reading Children’s Hospital at Memorial names leader

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City Council to reconsider utilities’ CEO compensation

After initial discussions in February, the Colorado Springs City Council will consider a revised proposal for a reduced pay adjustment phased in over three years for Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte. A decision will be made at the April 8 Council meeting. A raise would eliminate the CEO’s performance incentive and increase the base… Continue Reading City Council to reconsider utilities’ CEO compensation

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SCORE seeks business volunteers

SCORE Colorado and the U.S. Small Business Administration Region VIII launched an initiative to attract more volunteer mentors with business experience to expand small business counseling and training throughout Colorado. For 50 years, SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers have shared their expertise with up-and-coming small business people across the country. In partnership with… Continue Reading SCORE seeks business volunteers

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Sky Sox owner Dave Elmore to be inducted into PCL Hall of Fame

The Pacific Coast League announced Thursday that Sky Sox owner Dave Elmore will be inducted into the PCL Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2014. Joining him in the class are former players Lou Almada, Dave Barbee and Wally Hood. Elmore becomes the 11th executive to be inducted into the PCL… Continue Reading Sky Sox owner Dave Elmore to be inducted into PCL Hall of Fame

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Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin this week announced it has been awarded more than $245 million in contract options to produce the next two iterations of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System. Lockheed, which has a significant Colorado Springs presence, stated in a news release Tuesday the company is now under contract to complete the… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

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Veteran journalists take over Bulletin

Is there a need for residents of Manitou Springs and its surrounding areas to continue having their own community newspaper, which has existed in some form for 130-plus years? If so, what do residents want to read about in their Pikes Peak Bulletin? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What is its potential? The answers… Continue Reading Veteran journalists take over Bulletin

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