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,…

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 104: Free My Speech!

In recent weeks and months there have been numerous rallies, protests, events and legal cases that revolve around the idea of what ¬†“freedom of speech” actually is. This week, we dive into what, exactly, freedom of speech means. We review the history of free speech cases from the Supreme Court, and how those cases apply…

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…

Episode 103: News You May Have Missed

It’s time for our semi-monthly roundup of the news items that you might be missing¬†because the world is an insane place led by an even more insane President! Anyway, we have you covered in case you are feeling overwhelmed. This week, we cover:   John Kasich and John Hickenlooper are teaming up to propose a…

Episode 102: Love In the Age of Twitter

Like many couples before them, Jacen and Brenda met via the internet. Except their meet cute moment wasn’t via the use of a “traditional” dating websites such as okCupid or Match.com. Instead, Jacen and Brenda found love via Twitter; a social media site more known for a bombastic President than for its matchmaking abilities. This…

Episode 101: CSPD, Physical Fitness and a Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

  This week we talk about the pursuit of physical fitness and how it resulted in a gender discrimination lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs Police Department. Our guest, attorney Ian Kalmanowitz of the law firm Cornish & Dell’Olio, walks us through the test that the department instituted and how that test drastically altered…