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Collins blends his architecture with history

Collins blends his architecture with history

Architect Mike Collins loves to laugh. He tells stories with brilliant color, emotion and animation that can only be described as atypical. He relates well to people of all backgrounds, from a publishing leader to the board of Fountain Valley School, whence he graduated in 1956. Spend an hour or so with Collins, 77, and… Continue Reading Collins blends his architecture with history

Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

Colorado Springs was founded in 1871, 12 years after its western neighbor, Colorado City. The first buildings here were log cabins and thrown-together structures described in a contemporary account as “miserable shacks.” They soon were replaced by substantial creations in wood, brick and stone as cities arose on the once-pristine lands at the base of… Continue Reading Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

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Community celebrates Incline’s reopening

Following three months of closure and $1.5 million in repairs and upgrading, the Manitou Incline opened to an eager crowd Dec. 5. Officials involved in the project spoke to the crowd before the first hikers made their way to the Incline’s peak. Speakers included Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder; Krithika Prashant, senior communications specialist for… Continue Reading Community celebrates Incline’s reopening

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Ormao brings dance into local spotlight

By Rhonda Van Pelt Jan Johnson has a confession: She dropped out of her first ballet class. And she didn’t tell her mother. At the time, she was 8 years old and didn’t want to stand in regimented rows and wave her arms. She wanted to move her whole body, to channel her energy. She… Continue Reading Ormao brings dance into local spotlight

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Henley’s has stayed on key 69 years

Homer Henley started Henley’s Key Service Inc. in 1945 from his basement. Locksmithing was a hobby for the late Henley, who had been a schoolteacher on the East Coast until the beginning World War II. “The country needed people to work on airplanes more than it needed schoolteachers,” said Paul Henley, Homer’s son and now… Continue Reading Henley’s has stayed on key 69 years

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Canada, U.S. share values, trade, military

The United States should maintain leadership in world affairs, according to Canada’s top military officer. Gen. Tom Lawson, Canada’s chief of defence staff, feels the world needs a strong voice throughout the globe. “There’s very little, moral, ethical and legal highbrow that I’ve seen over decades, so I think you need to take those reins… Continue Reading Canada, U.S. share values, trade, military

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City welcomes new food options, faces

While Colorado Springs has welcomed a new gastropub and the first manager of a popular downtown food-truck market, a project to create the state’s first dog-friendly restaurant is one step closer to reality for the city’s Westside. Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to amend the zoning on a .41-acre property at 2207 and… Continue Reading City welcomes new food options, faces

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Pop Up Shops fill storefront vacancies

Shoppers familiar with downtown may come across some unfamiliar businesses this holiday season. Pop Up Shops, a program facilitated by the Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Partnership, provides an opportunity for budding small business owners to test the water without daunting commitments. “It provides an option for potential new retailers to test the market,” said… Continue Reading Pop Up Shops fill storefront vacancies

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Congress’ discord may delay tax filers

Accountants are keeping an eye on Congress as the year wanes, watching to see if lawmakers can come to terms on tax laws pertinent to the 2014 tax season. The laws target around 70 tax provisions that expired in 2013, items including education credits, accelerated depreciation of capital expenditures and others, said Eric Morgan, CPA… Continue Reading Congress’ discord may delay tax filers

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Harley’s Hope offers safety net for pets

By Rhonda Van Pelt If you’re an animal lover, you know that every time you give your heart to a pet, it’s likely that grief is in your future. Cynthia and David Bullock had grieved for pets before, but losing Harley, their Rottweiler-heeler mix, to cancer in 2010 hit especially hard. So they turned that… Continue Reading Harley’s Hope offers safety net for pets

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