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Colorado Springs eye practice delivers 'a game changer' — 1st in Colorado with new treatment

Colorado Springs practice is the first in Colorado to perform a new treatment for glaucoma patients. → Read More

Colorado Springs' Rocky Mountain Bee Supply an advocate for the bees

Rocky Mountain Bee Supply in Colorado Springs sells bees, hives, protective gear, tools and more; it also provides classes and services such as swarm removal and honey extraction — basically, → Read More

Order up: Colorado Springs restaurants juggle the challenge of new dining room regulations

Restaurants were made for social gatherings, not social distancing: casual lunches among friends; family dinners to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and graduations; and romantic meals for couples on a date. → Read More

Unique passive-solar home a joy for homeowners east of Colorado Springs

Jim Gagnepain calls it “the little bermed house on the prairie.” → Read More

Colorado state parks close to camping amid coronavirus pandemic

Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Thursday announced an end to camping at state parks for now as a result of Gov. Jared Polis’ stay-at-home order and on the advice of → Read More

Is coronavirus your 'zombie'? Colorado Springs shop believes in being prepared

Colorado Zombie Outpost, on the west side of Colorado Springs, sells survivalist gear and books. "Zombie" is a euphemism for whatever might be a threat to you. And these days, → Read More

Flower power: Business continues to bloom at Skyway Creations in Colorado Springs

Skyway Creations Flower Shop in Colorado Springs has thrived for 50 years, weathering economic downturns and changes in consumer tastes. → Read More

Inventive minds: Colorado Springs residents work to bring their ideas to market

Every day, dreamers and tinkerers across the country work to transform their ideas into reality. In Colorado Springs, Air Force. Lt. Col. Jeremy Gordon and his partners have brought their → Read More

Six winners named at Mayor's Young Leader Awards in Colorado Springs

Six people were recognized for their contributions to their fields and to the Colorado Springs community Monday at the annual Mayor’s Young Leader Awards. → Read More

Colorado Springs native sells her 'backyard' to media, tourists around the globe

Chelsy Offutt, a Colorado Springs native, gets to sell her "own backyard" as she works to bring tourists here in her role as director of communications for Visit Colorado Springs, → Read More

Remembering the epic October blizzard of '97

For longtimers in the area, talk of a strong El Niño and its possible effects on the weather may have stirred memories of the epic blizzard of October 1997 - → Read More

After 90 years, Colorado Springs saddle shop has no plans to ride off into the sunset

Over 90 years, Bingo's D&S Saddle Shop in Colorado Springs has survived several moves and multiple ownership changes. But the latest challenge it faces — one shared by many retailers → Read More

Arts and more: Urban engagement director promotes downtown Colorado Springs

Claire Swinford can speak the language of the artist because she is one — a valuable skill in her role as director of urban engagement for the Colorado Springs Downtown → Read More

'Made in America' hits home in Colorado Springs with a wealth of manufacturers

To mark Labor Day, we're honoring those workers who make "Made in America" a reality.Actually, though, we're looking a little closer to home: Made in Colorado Springs.The Colorado Springs Chamber → Read More

Milestones for Growth in Colorado Springs extends idea of coworking space to manufacturing

Milestones for Growth in Colorado Springs extends the concept of coworking spaces to manufacturing. The mission is to "attract and grow light manufacturing businesses in a shared space, fostering community → Read More

'Made in America' hits home in Colorado Springs with a wealth of manufacturers

To mark Labor Day, we're honoring those workers who make "Made in America" a reality.Actually, though, we're looking a little closer to home: Made in Colorado Springs.The Colorado Springs Chamber → Read More

On target: One-armed Colorado Springs girl finds success in trap shooting

Sophia Bultema, now 15, went from an orphanage in China to a loving family in Colorado Springs at age 6. The next chapter in her story? If she stays on target, she could be competing in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo as a one-armed trap shooter. → Read More

Fourth of July holiday a prime time for longtime Colorado Springs-area business

For 30 years, Affordable Flags & Fireworks, just south of Colorado Springs, has been the go-to place for merchandise to display one's patriotic fervor. And, in more recent years, a place for sports memorabilia to honor your favorite NFL team. → Read More

Father's Day reflections: Colorado Springs business people thank dads for lessons learned

In honor of Father's Day, Colorado Springs-area business people share the lessons their fathers taught them. → Read More

Colorado Springs woman seeks to lift shroud of shame covering mental illness

Mental illness, Chaundra Rush says, “is not a casserole illness.” → Read More