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Art in Storefronts featured in five downtown locations

The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) announced the 2014 Art in Storefronts program. Now in its third year, Art in Storefronts is designed to help reanimate downtown Colorado Springs by inserting non-commercial art installations, art works and interactive art displays into vacant storefront windows. This year’s program is sponsored by Kirkpatrick Bank.… Continue Reading Art in Storefronts featured in five downtown locations

Health fair this weekend, next

Two upcoming health fairs stand to help hundreds of people in Manitou Springs and the Tri-Lakes area at Monument. The Manitou Springs Southern Colorado Health Fair will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave. There, a 31-component blood analysis will be available for $30, and a… Continue Reading Health fair this weekend, next

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Manitou Springs URA funds Adam’s Mountain Café

The Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority (MSURA) awarded funding assistance to a project on the east end of Manitou Avenue. At its April 18 meeting, the MSURA voted unanimously to approve $47,692 for a redevelopment project at the new location of Adam’s Mountain Café, 26 Manitou Avenue. The funded project, resulting in exterior rehabilitation of… Continue Reading Manitou Springs URA funds Adam’s Mountain Café

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Pre-check process lands at Colorado Springs airport

The Transportation Security Administration opened an application site in Colorado Springs for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program. The new process allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on bag. The TSA Pre✓™ application process allows U.S.… Continue Reading Pre-check process lands at Colorado Springs airport

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Biden to speak at AFA graduation

Vice President Joe Biden will be the guest speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy. This will be his second visit to the Academy, as he was also the commencement speaker for the Class of 2009′s graduation ceremony. Graduation for the approximately 1,000 members of the Academy’s Class of 2014… Continue Reading Biden to speak at AFA graduation

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SBA export grants available for small business

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that for the third year, states will be able to apply for grants from the SBA to support efforts to increase exporting by small businesses. The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program was appropriated $8 million to award grants by Sept. 30. Grants will be awarded on… Continue Reading SBA export grants available for small business

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Wildfire neighborhood meeting

To increase wildfire awareness and emergency preparedness, the city of Colorado Springs will hold a meeting. The neighborhood gathering will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Cheyenne Mountain High School Auditorium, 1200 Cresta Road. Members of the Colorado Springs Fire Department, police department and the Office of Emergency Management will discuss emergency preparedness, evacuation… Continue Reading Wildfire neighborhood meeting

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YMCA names Boyd Williams as president/CEO

Boyd Williams has been named president and CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, it announced Friday. Williams had served as the nonprofit’s interim president and CEO since February, when former head Dan Dummermuth accepted the same position at YMCA of Middle Tennessee. For three years prior, Williams worked as the organization’s chief… Continue Reading YMCA names Boyd Williams as president/CEO

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Colorado jobs increase from February – March

Colorado nonfarm payroll jobs increased 3,300 over the month from February to March to 2,423,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 600. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one tenth of a percentage point in March to 6.2 percent. The… Continue Reading Colorado jobs increase from February – March

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Six area convenience gas stations for sale here

NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, LLC announced this week the firm has been hired to sell four convenience stores and gas stations in Colorado Springs. Sealed bids will be taken for the stores June 17. Evan Gladstone, executive managing director, said the company did not release any offering prices, but the owners, CST Brands Inc.,… Continue Reading Six area convenience gas stations for sale here

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