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Trudy Hodges appointed CEO of PP Community Foundation

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Pikes Peak Region announced today, Monday, Jan. 5, that Executive Director Trudy Strewler Hodges will leave her position March 31 to begin as CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Since 1989, Hodges has overseen core functions of CASA, the nonprofit agency that trains and supports volunteers to represent the best… Continue Reading Trudy Hodges appointed CEO of PP Community Foundation

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Private sector jobs fall in October

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Private sector jobs fall in October

Nonfarm payroll jobs decreased 2,500 over the month from October to November to just over 2.4 million jobs, according to a Colorado Department of Labor and Employment survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 3,700 and government increased 1,200 over the month. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two… Continue Reading Private sector jobs fall in October

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Agencies team for safer holidays

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Agencies team for safer holidays

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires each year due to Christmas tree fires. In order to keep Coloradans safe, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s READYColorado will share holiday lighting and decoration safety tips at READYColorado.com and through social media sites… Continue Reading Agencies team for safer holidays

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Real estate deals here total $4.8 million

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Real estate deals here total $4.8 million

The Kameron Family Partnership sold its 34,182-square-foot shopping center at 750 Garden of the Gods Road for $2.9 million. Michael Helwege of Colorado Springs Commercial was the sales broker. The new owner is Vieux Carre Holding Company, a firm founded in May this year with an address in Castle Pines and a registered agent named… Continue Reading Real estate deals here total $4.8 million

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Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

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Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

Colorado’s Transportation Commission approved $19.55 million in supplemental funds Dec. 18 to bridge a budget shortfall for reconstruction of the I-25/Cimarron Interchange, allowing the project to start in 2015. Additional funding sources include: $5 million Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships contingency funds; $12.5 million Regional Priority Projects funds; and $2.05 million City of Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

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New Tech event Thursday

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New Tech event Thursday

The next New Tech event in Colorado Springs will feature an alternative to credit cards, Locagram and a website that single people can meet men with beards. The event takes place Thursday at 5:30 at Epicentral Coworking Space, 409 N. Tejon. Nick Lee is the host of the event. Based in Denver, Raspberry.us is a new… Continue Reading New Tech event Thursday

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On the Horizon – December 12, 2014

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Dec. 13 New Goodwill store Ribbon-cutting at 9:45 a.m. for the new Discover Goodwill retail center at 4158 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Holiday open house Open house, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. For information, cpw.state.co.us and click on Places to Go. Dec. 15 Orientation Pikes Peak Workforce Center orientation, from 10 a.m.-noon,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – December 12, 2014

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King charter school purchases real estate

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King charter school purchases real estate

Three charter schools affiliated with Colorado Early Colleges are purchasing their buildings this week for $17.3 million, said Administrator Keith King. The three schools are in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Parker. Colorado Springs Early Colleges is in its eighth year of helping students receive associates degrees for free while still in high school, King… Continue Reading King charter school purchases real estate

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USOC names 2015 cycling team

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U.S. Paralympics announced Thursday its 2015 national cycling team lineup, which includes two riders from Colorado Springs. The division of the United States Olympic Committee announced it has composed its national A, B and developmental teams, which include seven reigning world champions, according to a news release. That list includes A-team rider Allison Jones and… Continue Reading USOC names 2015 cycling team

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The calendar tells us December has arrived, which often means winding down to end the year, worrying more about the next holiday open house or the annual office party. But it’s a different story for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, which just said goodbye to departing President and CEO Joe Raso. Now the RBA… Continue Reading RBA options: Interim or not?

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