• SudSisters: Beer judging is no simple task

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    In the world of craft beer, it's easy to be judgy. You like a beer or you don't. But in the world of beer judging, there is nothing easy about it. David Lytton, of Pueblo, is a Grand Master I beer judge. It took him six years of study and exams to be so. It should be noted that...

  • Colorado Springs hands Jones Park to El Paso County

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    The Colorado Springs City Council signed over a 1,191-acre swath of forestland known as Jones Park to El Paso County, which promises to keep the land open to the public. The council voted 7-2 on Tuesday to give the city-owned land in Pike National Forest to the county's park system....

  • Blog: Urban Renewal Board looking for a volunteer, group has big part in C4C

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    The City of Colorado Springs is accepting applications to fill a position on the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board – the group that has a big say in the City for Champions project. The volunteer position is a five-year term that begins April 1, 2015. David Neville is...

  • Colorado Springs spokeswoman to join United Way

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Colorado Springs' chief communication officer Cindy Aubrey has been named the Pikes Peak United Way senior vice president of marketing. She begins her new job Feb. 2. Aubrey has been the city's spokeswoman since July 2011. The 2014 salary range for her position is from $102,000 to...

  • Blog: Is posing in a photo with Douglas Bruce "guilt by association?"

    Updated: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    Colorado Springs Government Watch wants to know if the father of Colorado’s tax limitation movement Douglas Bruce is the man behind Colorado Springs City Council member Helen Collins’ proposed policies. Collins did pose recently with Bruce in a photo looking friendly. But, so did the...

  • Blog: Iron Bird brewery has a double IPA to warm you up

    Updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    It’s cold. Iron Bird Brewing Co. has just the thing to warm your insides: a double IPA, being released today. In fact, says head brewer and co-owner Mike Centanne, it’s more than a double. “We used 30 pounds of hops in a 7-barrel batch,” he said. That’s about 3 times as many...

  • Final, complicated tunnel for Colorado Springs water pipeline nears completion

    Updated: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    A giant teeth-gnashing machine is boring its way 85 feet under Interstate 25, two sets of railroad tracks and Fountain Creek. The machine is cutting a 1-mile long tunnel about 20 miles south of downtown Colorado Springs for a section of a massive pipeline project that will carry...

  • SDS work spawned business opportunity

    Updated: Sat, Dec 27, 2014

    Brenda Hofer saw the cranes, trucks and crew members setting up shop off Marksheffel Road to build a football-size water treatment tank and she had an idea. She had worked in the construction industry and knew she could fill a niche - a hunger niche. Three months ago, she opened...

  • Pipe company among the beneficiaries of SDS project

    Updated: Sat, Dec 27, 2014

    At the start of the economic recession in 2008-09 work slowed at the Northwest Pipe company, which manufactures pipe in Denver. Then in 2010, the contracts for the massive $841 million Southern Delivery System project started dropping, said John Moore, Northwest Pipe operations...

  • Small business sees boom in boomers and their needs

    Updated: Sat, Dec 27, 2014

    Local businessman Patrick McCombie studied the numbers. In 2010, there were 62,051 people older than 65 living in El Paso County, which is aging faster than most Colorado counties, according to a 2011 Innovations in Aging report. The report projects that 82,546 locals will be in that...

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