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.
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
Mayor Suthers is seeking applications to fill the remaining one year and four months of a four-year term on the Colorado Springs Housing Authority Board, appointment to be confirmed by the Colorado Springs City Council. This volunteer position would be a partial term as a member of a citizen board... Read more
"I’d like to thank the voters for overwhelmingly passing Ballot Measure 2A, which will considerably speed up our city’s economic recovery and return us to the trajectory of positive growth that we were experiencing prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The voters’ support means that we can move more... Read more
In response to increases in COVID-19 case rates, test positivity, and hospitalizations, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment notified El Paso County that El Paso County must move to Safer at Home Level 2: Concern in the state’s dial framework by 5 p.m. on Nov. 4. CDPHE also... Read more
We have two special guests on this episode who have recently been recognized with a the Mayor’s Young Leader Award! What is that, you ask? Tune in to find out about this awesome program, who it highlights and why. It’s more important than ever to celebrate those positively contributing to our... Read more
At 217 cases per 100,000, El Paso County is at more than double the number of incidents it should be at the current level of openness. If we don’t turn around our COVID-19 numbers in seven days we will likely move to a more restrictive level in the State’s dial framework, which would make it... Read more
During Thursday’s seventh annual Mayor’s Young Leader Awards, Mayor John Suthers recognized six individuals for making extraordinary efforts in their field while having a positive impact in the Colorado Springs community. The 2020 winners were selected from 30 finalists across six categories.
Colorado’s small airport is growing in size as Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announces its intention to serve the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) during the first half of 2021. Flight information and destinations will be announced soon.
The American Planning Association of Colorado named Tejon Street as the “Great Streets” 2020 winner of the Great Places Colorado program. Winners in the program represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement and a vision... Read more
Mayor John Suthers presented a balanced 2021 City Budget to Colorado Springs City Council. The 2021 General Fund budget is $348.9 million, which is $17.6 million or 5.3% more than the 2020 budget. The increase is largely due to re-budgeting $20 million of expenditure savings generated by the... Read more
Mayor John Suthers is seeking applicants to fill a vacant position on the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board. This volunteer position will be a four and a half year term commitment, effective from November 1, 2020 – April 1, 2025. Applications are due Oct. 16.