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Startup Weekend means business for brave ideas

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It wouldn’t be a wild notion to think that — in 54 hours — a group of entrepreneurs, who may or may not know each other, could pitch, develop and launch a startup company. In fact, that is the goal, says local entrepreneur Nick Lee. Lee and his brother Ian Lee are organizing Startup Weekend… Continue Reading Startup Weekend means business for brave ideas

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Arts could boost downtown development

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Arts could boost downtown development

Fresh out of college in 1973, Maryo Gard Ewell worked with New Haven, Conn. city leaders to try to create an arts district in a sullen and deserted part of the city that fell victim to 1960s urban renewal policies that replaced historic buildings with parking lots. She was a bit ahead of her time,… Continue Reading Arts could boost downtown development

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On Valentine’s Day, newly seated Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace wrote a letter to Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, expressing concerns over the increased danger of catastrophic flooding along Fountain Creek. That danger, Pace pointed out, is a direct consequence of Colorado Springs’ inability and/or unwillingness to fund its backlog of stormwater infrastructure maintenance and… Continue Reading Pace picks up on Pueblo’s stormwater, SDS concerns

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UCH invests in Memorial, plans to grow south

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UCH invests in Memorial, plans to grow south

University of Colorado Health is pouring millions into Memorial Hospital — capital projects, new hires, new technology. It’s a necessary expense, leaders say, because they have plans for the local hospital system to become the southern flagship as UCH pushes into New Mexico and Kansas. That’s good news for Colorado Springs as the money poured… Continue Reading UCH invests in Memorial, plans to grow south

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As our community faces tough questions about how we will choose to regulate the marijuana industry post-Amendment 64, it is important that we are aware of the little- discussed, long-term social costs that will impact us all. One of the greatest concerns is availability to adolescent users. Proponents of legalization frequently state that recreational use… Continue Reading With marijuana, the grass isn’t always greener

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Identities and labels can reshape our city

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As a new resident of Colorado Springs, I’m frequently asked by friends and family to describe my first impressions. My responses tend to include an item-by-item evaluation of experiences since moving here (for example, “I’ve enjoyed accessing the mountains without having to deal with I-70” or “…discovering a vibrant community of local artists,” etc.). What… Continue Reading Identities and labels can reshape our city

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Worthy of the region’s applause

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Almost every weekend of the year — and more than a few weeknights along the way — hundreds of area residents at a time flock to fundraising events for local nonprofits. Everyone knows the drill: There’s a reception, a meal, a program and/or special theme, and attendees have various opportunities to open their checkbooks or… Continue Reading Worthy of the region’s applause

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Behind the numbers: When it comes to female CPAs, statistics are not black and white

At first blush the numbers seem alarming: 40 percent of all CPAs are women, but only 21 percent make it to the level of partner in their firms. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance both stress the importance of firms having more women shareholders and partners. But… Continue Reading Behind the numbers: When it comes to female CPAs, statistics are not black and white

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Internet station finding place in universe

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Internet station finding place in universe

Cosmic Broadcasting Founded — November 2012 Owner — Stacey Kline Employees — two www.cosmicbroadcasting.com Stacey Kline loves to talk. In a five-minute conversation, she covers gardening, weather, chickens and homeowners associations. She has a real enthusiasm in her voice that makes people want to listen. In November, Kline launched an Internet radio station, Cosmic Broadcasting,… Continue Reading Internet station finding place in universe

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Downtowners to discuss arts, culture

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In keeping with national trends, Colorado Springs could utilize its arts, culture and creative class to build a stronger sense of community and — along with it — a stronger economy downtown. Downtown, arts and area leaders will discuss creative place-making and using arts and culture to develop a stronger downtown economy in a special… Continue Reading Downtowners to discuss arts, culture

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