COS By The Numbers || September 13, 2017

This week’s COS By the Numbers is very heavy on the “wow, tourism really adds a lot to our economy!” vibe. I’m sure city leaders will see these numbers, think long and hard about what they mean and how tourism contributes to our economic health…and then offer some tax breaks to another defense contractor. However,…

COS By The Numbers || August 30, 2017

Hello COS! We are back with the COS By The Numbers; your semi-weekly (monthly?) roundup of interesting numbers around Colorado Springs, Colorado and beyond. This week we have some jail problems, some parks problems and the preview of a November ballot. We don’t have any Hurricane Harvey numbers in the column this week – too…

COS By The Numbers || March 24, 2017

Happy Friday! Some election funding action, poor electoral turnout and Utah craziness to brighten your last day of the work week. Enjoy! $56,700.00 The amount the most well funded candidate in the race for City Council has amassed so far. The leader? Richard Motherf’in Skorman. Fundraising is a big issue in the COS council elections…

COS By the Numbers || March 17th, 2017

Hello my friends! My apologies, it has been many moon since I’ve bombarded you with the latest and greatest in numbers oriented things happening in COS, Colorado and beyond. Has much changed in the last month or so? The days are getting a little bit longer. We recorded yet another taste test that somehow involved some of…

COS By the Numbers || January 27, 2017

A random hodgepodge of numbers for you in this edition of COS By the Numbers. Pay close attention to the salary of COS City Council members. It is low. When compared to similar size cities it is really low. Why does this matter? It results in a non-representative city council. Our candidate pool is composed…

COS By the Numbers || January 10, 2017

I know, I know. It’s been a while. What can I say? The Holidays were a bit more intense than anticipated. Also, I might have had the plague. The blood work is still out. Our episode this week focuses on the Colorado Springs Airport, hence my sudden interest in the number of passengers that fly in…

COS By the Numbers || December 8th

One of the best parts of writing this column is finding random tidbits of information that lend insight into our city, state and country in pretty interesting ways. For instance, we have a fun number below that seems to be a positive side effect of our country imprisoning more people than any other developed country…