Colorado Springs

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado Springs has big plans for its downtown. But first the city must deal with the Martin Drake Power Plant.

The success of the city’s redevelopment plans -- including a U.S. Olympic museum and a downtown sports stadium -- depend on powering down the massive coal-fired electric plant, Colorado Springs' leaders say

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Cities across Colorado saw how gentrification impacted Denver. They’re trying to avoid the same pitfalls.

Hot real estate markets put the state's city planners on alert to avoid displacing vulnerable populations, but with unique local factors in play

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

What’s behind Colorado’s new suicide prevention campaign? Real teen voices

A local, youth-led effort to promote a suicide text line was so successful, the state is copying it

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s booming pronghorn population is running horns-first into newly built neighborhoods

The state's 85,000 pronghorns are a wildlife management success story, but development on the prairie is conflicting with natural patterns

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, one of the state’s top Republicans, on what’s ahead for the GOP, his city and his future

John Suthers is ruling out a future bid for Colorado governor and he won’t say how close to becoming a part of the Trump administration he came. But he will say that he thinks Colorado Springs is on solid ground -- and that he’s glad to be its mayor.

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

How the cul-de-sac has turned Colorado Springs into a transit desert

Mountain Metropolitan Transit ridership is up, but customers who live in far-flung neighborhoods find themselves cut off from work, health care and grocery stores

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Restaurants, job training and low(er) home prices: A dive into why Colorado Springs’ economy is booming

The city leads the state for employment growth in 2018 and 2019, thanks to diversity in business, age, health care, cybersecurity.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

El Paso County sheriff can’t hold people for immigration authorities, judge rules

Courts in several states have ruled that sheriffs cannot hold people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without violating the 4th Amendment