Category Archives: Business

Winter ready

Energy Resource Center provides clients with free weatherization services By Faith Miller The Southeast Express When Venus Cenedella called Energy Resource Center to help her insulate her house, “it was like Christmas on steroids in the weatherization department,” she said in a client testimonial video

Community not sold on hemp-product plant

Pueblo grower withdrawals request for oil extraction following neighborhood outcry The large, white building at 1225 Aeroplaza Drive is an unassuming place. It sits atop a low grassy knoll with a parking lot to the south, and is separated by a berm from the Boys

A heart for Southeast

Pastor Ben Anderson, CDC on community-focused mission By Erinn Callahan Special to the Southeast Express Pastor Ben Anderson’s personal and professional philosophy is best summed up by a quote plastered on the Solid Rock Christian Center meeting room. “Some of you will rebuild the ancient

Comcast expands low-income program

A program aimed at connecting thousands of Colorado homes to low-cost internet has grown.  In August, telecommunications giant Comcast rolled out sweeping changes to its access initiative Internet Essentials. The program, which offers qualifying households high-speed broadband for $9.95 per month and internet-ready, refurbished computers

Opportunities for growth

Federally designated zones could lead to Southeast revitalization, officials hope The now-shuttered Sam’s Club at 714 S. Academy Blvd. was once a thriving part of Southeast commerce. Now, it’s a huge, vacant building with a parking lot to match set on prime commercial real estate. 

Coyote’s howl

Concrete Couch undergoes new (green) beginning By Lily Reavis The Southeast Express The lot at 1100 S. Royer St. in Southeast Colorado Springs sat undeveloped for years. The combination of a busy train track as the primary neighbor, lack of an on-site water source and

Mission-driven medicine

Meet the doctors behind Southeast’s growing Matthews-Vu clinic Dr. Richard Vu’s mission in life is driven by three things: His family, his practice and his faith.  “We have two priorities,” said Vu, a soft-spoken physician with just the slightest hint of an accent. “Our first