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Military equipment finds new life locally

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Military equipment finds new life locally

According to Lt. Catherine Buckley, public information officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department, it’s the ultimate recycling program. “We’re taking stuff we can actually use,” Buckley said of the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program, which makes available free surplus or unused equipment to state and local governments, including the Colorado Springs Police Department, the… Continue Reading Military equipment finds new life locally

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Anarde moves from ICBM to global security

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Anarde moves from ICBM to global security

Russ Anarde spent 28 years in the Air Force, retiring as a brigadier general. During a varied career, he worked in operations and maintenance of intercontinental ballistic missiles. He describes himself as a STEM dropout, referring to science, technology engineering and math, because he changed majors from math to business while he was in college.… Continue Reading Anarde moves from ICBM to global security

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Academy, CTI research projects together

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Academy, CTI research projects together

Inks that change colors when the temperature changes — like that on Coors beer cans — are helping chemistry students learn at the U.S. Air Force Academy. At the same time, cadets and their professors are helping CTI Inks, the Colorado Springs-based company that provides the thermochromic inks to Coors. In August, the Academy and… Continue Reading Academy, CTI research projects together

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Kudos! – November 7, 2014

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Kudos! – November 7, 2014

Bryan Construction wins award Bryan Construction received the ENR Mountain States Magazine award for 2014 Best Project – Manufacturing for the Bal Seal Engineering plant in Colorado Springs. A panel of eight judges from the construction industry selected the winners. Bryan also won the 2014 Bluebeam eXtreme award for industrial/energy projects for its use of… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 7, 2014

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The Home Front Cares new to Give! campaign

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The Home Front Cares new to Give! campaign

The Home Front Cares has seen the need for its services increase significantly since its founding in 2003. Started by Vietnam veterans Bob Carlone and Joe Henjum, the Colorado Springs nonprofit that provides emergency funds to pay essential life expenses including rent, utilities and car repairs, will be participating in the Give! campaign for the… Continue Reading The Home Front Cares new to Give! campaign

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BivySak brings adventure to front door

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BivySak brings adventure to front door

Having just launched a business catering to the Colorado lifestyle, friends Eric Liebold, Joe Thomas and Conaire Hallisy are about to celebrate their company’s one-week anniversary. “We are a true startup,” said Liebold, who also holds the position of COO for Chief Petroleum Co. BivySak, an online subscription service based in Colorado Springs, creates and… Continue Reading BivySak brings adventure to front door

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West Bijou attracting investment, businesses

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West Bijou attracting investment, businesses

The new 80-room Holiday Inn Express at 105 N. Spruce St. is still selling out months after peak tourist season, according to Tadz Jarosz, assistant general manager. The hotel’s grand opening was in May, marking what could be a precursor of additional commercial development around West Bijou Street just off Interstate 25. Holly Trinidad, a… Continue Reading West Bijou attracting investment, businesses

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Feffer’s seen decades of change here

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Feffer’s seen decades of change here

After graduating from the University of Arizona with a marketing degree, Gary Feffer began working at Goldwater’s Department Store, pursuing his dream of being a haberdasher. After comparing his life with that of his friends, he moved north to pursue commercial real estate. He is married and has four children: Sophie, Army, Davis and River.… Continue Reading Feffer’s seen decades of change here

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Marijuana grow operations affect vacancies

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Marijuana grow operations affect vacancies

Vacancy rates in the industrial sector of commercial real estate in Colorado Springs continue to decline, due in part to marijuana grow operations here, say Realtors familiar with the issue. “Because of the medical marijuana and the need for space to grow plants, that has continued to cause a lower vacancy rate, both for opportunities… Continue Reading Marijuana grow operations affect vacancies

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South Academy: still lots of contrasts

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South Academy: still lots of contrasts

For a corridor stuck in a quagmire, South Academy Boulevard has been attracting plenty of attention. Studies conducted by the city don’t paint a pretty picture of the residential and commercial areas bordering Hancock Expressway and Academy Boulevard. According to the corridor’s Great Streets plan published in May 2011, “shopping center vacancy rates for second… Continue Reading South Academy: still lots of contrasts

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