Episode 165: Special Tax Districts

In this episode we sit down with Sarah Humbargar, formally of the Downtown Partnership (and now with Living City Ventures) to discuss what special tax districts are and how they work to direct tax dollars to infrastructure development. We dive into some of the more well known special districts around town and talk about the…

Episode 105: Investing, Community, Small Business and Gin

With Jeff out of town Darcie brings on DC Jim and Russ Ware to discuss Russ’s new venture Good Neighbors Meeting House. Russ and his partner, Yemi Mobolade, currently run the Wild Goose Meeting House. An opportunity arose for them to expand the Wild Goose concept into the Old North End Neighborhood in Colorado Springs,…

Episode 87: State of Downtown 2017

This week we sit down with Sarah Humbargar from the City of Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership to talk about this year’s State of the Downtown report. Sarah updates us on the new apartments, restaurants, businesses and things that are coming downtown Colorado Springs in 2017 and beyond. We also talk about what makes a great downtown,…

Episode 85: Quality of Life In COS

The Quality of Life Indicators Report for the Pikes Peak region has been released! The report is meant to gauge and provide a status report on a wide variety of factors that both measure and impact our economic, societal, educational and cultural health in the Pikes Peak Region. The report is a data nerds dream;…

Episode 67: City Councilwoman Jill Gaebler

City Councilwoman Jill Gaebler joins us to talk about local Colorado Springs politics. Gaebler just announced her run for re-election for District 5 (downtown area). Tune in to hear what local concerns are on her mind, and what we can expect in the future. In this episode we talk about global warming, land use, infill…

Episode 54: World Class Athlete Sally Roberts

We brought an awesome woman into the studio for this week’s show! Tune in because you won’t want to miss this episode with Sally Roberts, national and world ranked female wrestler, founder of the non-profit Wrestle Like A Girl, and all around interesting and inspiring chic! In this episode we talk about Olympic training, the…

Episode 38: Can You Brand a City?

Colorado Springs leaders are soft-launching our new branding of Olympic City USA. Is that a good idea? Did the powers-that-be make good decisions? Can we all get behind this thing? Branding a city isn’t easy. There are long processes involved, research and marketing know-how. What happens when the city doesn’t go through those steps? Well, see…

Episode 31: The Future of Downtown

The Downtown Partnership recently hosted its first annual State of Downtown report, full of stats and facts and other economic data about where the downtown core is going. In this episode we bring Sarah Harris, the Downtown Partnership’s Director of Business Development and Economic Vitality, in to the studio to talk about the report, the highlights…

Episode 20: Building Colorado Springs

For our last show of 2015 we sit down to talk with Russ Ware and Yemi Mobolade. In a free ranging conversation we touch on Liquor Board hearings, how the downtown core is developing and where Russ and Yemi see Colorado Springs going in 2016. We also hear about a great new coffee spot currently…

Want more info on City for Champions?

We pulled a lot of data into our What’s Up with City for Champions? episode. Here are some the important links for more information: Official City for Champions website The Gazette: A Closer Look at City for Champions, Part 1 City for Champions Supporters Tout Benefits of Downtown Colorado Springs Sports Venue The Independent: City…