The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) announced the 2020 EDIE award recipients, recognizing economic development excellence. The City of Colorado Springs was named Large Community of the Year and the Colorado Springs Airport received the award for Economic Development Partnership.
The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) board awarded a $340,000 grant to the City of Colorado Springs to employ seasonal staff to complete critical stewardship projects in local parks and open spaces experiencing significant visitation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cintas Corporation named the TikTok-famous restroom in Bancroft Park the winner of its 2020 America’s Best Restroom® contest. As the winner, the City of Colorado Springs received a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom cleaning or... Read more
As the fifth and final season of 2C paving comes to a close, 1,074 total lane miles have been repaved citywide.This work was made possible by the temporary five-year 2C ballot measure passed by voters in 2015 that imposed a 0.62 percent sales tax dedicated exclusively to roadway repairs. The 2C... Read more
The U.S. Air Force announced that Colorado Springs is a finalist in the process of naming the permanent host of U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM). The announcement follows several months of evaluating criteria submitted by 40 contending communities. The final decision is anticipated in early 2021.
Construction has begun to replace the eastbound and westbound bridges on Platte Avenue over Sand Creek to improve safety between Wooten Road and the Powers Boulevard Interchange. The public can expect eastbound Platte Avenue to be reduced to one-lane beginning Monday, Nov. 30 for approximately six... Read more
Colorado Springs, CO – For the month of October, the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) saw an increase in enplanements from the previous month, but is continuing to experience a downturn in numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic. In October, COS enplaned 35,830 passengers and a total of 71,739... Read more
Governor Polis just announced the addition of a new status, Level Purple: Extreme Risk, to the state's dial framework this week. Level Purple: Extreme Risk includes Stay-at-Home restrictions and guidelines. As of today, El Paso County remains at Level Orange: High Risk with a 25% capacity for most... Read more
Mental health is a big topic right now in the midst of the pandemic. But here in Colorado Springs, we’ve had a unique and effective approach to helping people in crisis for years. It’s called the Community Response Team or CRT. We hear from CRT leaders at the Colorado Springs Police Department,... Read more
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler, but there are plenty of ways to nurture your physical and mental wellbeing here in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. There is adventure all around us! Starting Nov. 12, there are 50 days until 2021. How many of these... Read more
City Council District 6 City Councilmember Andres Pico ran for and was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives. He will vacate the office of City Councilmember prior to taking the Oath of Office on January 13, 2021 for the House of Representative Seat.