Colorado Springs

Aerial view of COlorado Springs, Colorado at dusk

Colorado Springs Updates Transportation Plan

The city made the first revisions to its transportation plan in twenty years, acknowledging the changing transportation needs of the region’s growing population.

November 29, 2022 - Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Springs, Colorado skyline

Fire-Prone Communities Fight New Development

New development in small Colorado towns threatens to overwhelm fire evacuation resources, raising alarm among local residents.

December 6, 2021 - Colorado Sun

Hot air balloons rise over Downtown Boise with the State Capitol building visible amidst the high rises.

The 'Mountain Lion' Cities Rising in the U.S. West

An economist identifies the growth in nine U.S. cities—scattered from Utah to Texas, Arizona, Washington, and Idaho—as similar to the economic power generated in parts of Asia.

August 31, 2021 - Full Stack Economics

Colorado Springs, Colorado skyline

Colorado Springs Drafts New Regional Annexation Plan

A regional planning proposal in El Paso County, Colorado calls for uniform standards for unincorporated developments, which would make it easier to receive city services if annexed in the future.

March 30, 2021 - The Gazette (Colorado Springs)

Long-Haul Bus

As Colorado Grows, Buses Become More Important for Regional Transportation

Bustang regional bus service is growing fast as people look to navigate a growing state.

September 4, 2019 - The Denver Post

Long-Haul Bus

Demand Begets Supply of Long-Haul Buses in Colorado

New long-haul bus routes will connect cities located in the Arkansas Valley in Colorado starting early in 2018. More new lines will be added later in the year.

December 29, 2017 - The Denver Post

Erosion and Stormwater

Colorado Springs to Spend $500,000 to Study Large Landslide

Building on the edge of natural areas comes with risks, including wildfires and landslides. Colorado Springs will try to discover the extent of the risk from the latter at the western edge of the city.

September 26, 2017 - Colorado Springs Gazette

Wilderness Trails

No Dogs Allowed at One Colorado State Park

A state park in the Colorado Springs area tried allowing dogs on trails over the summer, but too many people complained about the impact of the canines on the wilderness experience.

September 22, 2017 - The Denver Post

Denver Region

Suburban Poverty in the Denver Region Compares Favorably to National Averages

A more nuanced understanding of suburban poverty is available from an examination of the Denver region.

July 15, 2017 - The Denver Post

God Rides BART

Colorado Springs Transit Agency in Hot Water for Censoring Religious Advertisements

This might be a cautionary tale for some other transit agencies out there.

July 2, 2016 - The Gazette


Commuting to Denver from Colorado Springs Gets Easier

Thanks to Bustang, an interregional bus service that began July 13, commuters can relax in reclining, high-back chairs or choose to plug their devices into outlets and utilize wifi for the 69-mile trip between Colorado's two largest cities.

January 4, 2016 - The Gazette (Colorado Springs)

Can A City Function on Low Taxes?

Colorado Springs, Colorado has some of the lowest property taxes in the nation, and its heavily right-wing residents like it that way. But with the recession, the lack of tax income is causing some heavy cuts to city services.

September 8, 2010 - Governing Magazine

Drastic Service Cuts in Colorado Springs Redefines "Basic Services"

Voters in Colorado Springs, Colorado voted against an increase in property taxes in November. Now they're getting a lesson in what taxes pay for, as city services cut back on water, electricity and maintenance.

February 5, 2010 - Denver Post

CO Springs to Bring Downtown Back to Life

Colorado Springs planners have put two ambitious plans on the table: The first, a brand new Master Plan for its downtown, and the second, a form-based code.

April 10, 2009 - Colorado Springs Gazette

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