COS By The Numbers ||October 13th, 2017

We are in the midst of ballot season here at LLS Headquarters so short COS by the numbers today. We hope everyone is having a happy Friday, and don’t forget to start keeping an eye out on those ballots! Your COS by the numbers: 4 The number of candidates currently vying for the prestigious progressive evolving bat shit…

Episode 110: WTF Is On The Ballot – Money

This week we continue our October ballot series with a dive into the underlying structural components of the state constitution that provide context to the ballot issues up for a vote. Sounds boring, right? We try to make it fun! First we look into ballot issue 1A which asks voters if El Paso County will…

Episode 109: WTF Is On The Ballot – District 11 Schools

This month we kick off the 2017 election cycle with our semi-annual WTF Is On The Ballot episodes. First up; the mill levy override that will benefit District 11 schools. In this episode we sit down with Lauren Hug and Anthony Carlson from Friends of D11 to discuss why funding for the city’s largest school…

Episode 108: Who Needs Healthcare Anyway

In the wake of yet another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act we sit down with Rebecca and Randy from Peak Vista Community Health Centers. We take a quick history tour of the how Medicare came about and then we focus in on some of the issues surrounding the program. Randy and Rebecca walk us…

Episode 107: Return Of The Barbershop

Join us this week as we sit down with barbershop mastermind Jason Crampton, owner of Lincoln St. Barbers. Jason walks us through how he went about creating a barbershop from his days as a woman’s hairdresser. We also talk about the history of barbershops and the reemergence of artisan approaches to person services. A great…

COS By The Numbers || September 29, 2017

There is a lot of development news in this version of COS By The Numbers – including details on the new bike share program launching in 2018! However, before you dive in, I would like to direct your attention to this amazing letter by State Senator Michael Merrifield in response to a recent Gazette editorial…

Episode 106: Countdown to Arts Month

In anticipation of Arts Month (October!!) we sit down with Andy Vick, the Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR). COPPeR is responsible for promoting the arts by connecting citizens to the events, activities and artists that make up the cultural makeup of the Pikes Peak Region. Andy talks about…