Episode 144: Beyond Ultra-Running, with Alex Nicols

Alex Nichols is one of the best ultra-runners in world, and he makes his home in Colorado Springs. This week we sit down with Alex to talk about his sport and how he got into it, along with his thoughts on van life, cycling in Colorado Springs and the passions that he pursues outside of…

Episode 141: Ed Roberson

Ed Roberson is a conservationist, podcaster and avid reader. His focus on land in the American West makes him a knowledgeable source for the issues that are currently facing the part of the country we call home. This week we sit down with Ed to discuss his new career in conservation, his podcast Mountain &…

Episode 140: PERA’s Funding Shortfall

PERA is the retirement system for over 560,000 public service employees. It is also very very underfunded. This week we dive into the numbers to examine how the Colorado PERA system has reached such a perilous place and the efforts that the Colorado legislature is undertaking to try and fix the system. We also look…

Episode 139: Switchback Coffee Roasters

The process of pouring a cup of coffee at your favorite local shop seems simple enough. Choose what type of coffee you want, watch the barista foam some milk and pull a shot of espresso and soon you have a wonderful treat to start your morning or to help you continue your day. This week…

Episode 138: Who the F*ck Is On The Primary Ballot?

It’s that treasured time of year when the mail arrives – delivering you the requisite four Bed Bath & Beyond coupons along with a official voting ballot! We know – the ballot often feels like a homework assignment for a class you signed up for on accident. But don’t worry, we have you covered! Join…

COS By the Numbers ||Week of June 4th, 2018

Some big ups and downs in this week’s COS By the Numbers. The economic news for Colorado continues to be great, which seems to be reflected in the State’s continually growing marijuana market. On the “not so great” front – the Supreme Court has decided a case that originated in Colorado and featured a Christian…

Episode 136: You Share, I Share, We All Love Bike Share

Bike share is coming! On June 15th, 2018 Colorado Springs will begin its very own bike share program, featuring 208 bikes and 28 hubs spread throughout the downtown core. To celebrate, and to talk about the bike share industry we sit down with Alex Armani-Munn, the Downtown Partnership‘s Economic Vitality Coordinator and the point person…

COS By the Numbers || Week of May 21st, 2018

As you may have read, the summit between North Korea and the United States has officially been cancelled, as increasing hostility from North Korea has led President Trump to pull out of the talks. Trump cancelled the summit by writing the leader of a country that regularly starves and tortures its citizens a nice letter…