• Colorado Springs-area homebuilding jumps in June

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    The pace of Colorado Springs-area homebuilding rose last month as more people who moved to the area, a better economy and a tight supply of re-sale properties helped propel the new home market. The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department in June issued 285 single-family home permits...

  • Colorado Springs gas prices nearly $1 cheaper than last year as Fourth of July approaches

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Colorado Springs-area residents who are hitting the road for this weekend's Fourth of July holiday will find gas prices are a few cents lower than last week - and about $1 cheaper than a year ago. Even so, lower fuel prices apparently won't influence their travel plans; AAA Colorado...

  • Jersey Mike's adding two more locations in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    One of the city's faster-growing sandwich shops is expanding again. Jersey Mike's, a popular East Coast chain that has locations nationwide, will open its sixth and seventh local stores this year after entering the Pikes Peak region in 2013. Tim Holliday, the chain's El Paso County...

  • Developers eye another makeover effort for troubled South Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    The South Nevada Avenue corridor, identified years ago by city officials as a depressed, crime-ridden area, is again being targeted for a makeover. Three real estate developers have revived efforts to transform the corridor from a tired collection of motels, used-car lots and...

  • New report pegs cycling's economic impact at $34 million for Colorado Springs area

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Cycling isn't just a sport; it's a thriving industry that means big bucks for the Pikes Peak region. A new report commissioned by the nonprofit Trails and Open Space Coalition suggests that cycling pumps nearly $34 million a year into the local economy, a figure driven in large part...

  • Colorado Springs City Council sets stage for Gold Hill Mesa commercial development

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    A second urban renewal site has been created as part of the Gold Hill Mesa development on Colorado Springs' west side, which backers say will help spur the addition of stores, restaurants and other commercial uses on the property. Gold Hill Mesa, more than 200 acres southeast of U.S....

  • Colorado Springs furniture store closing up shop after nearly 40 years

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Bill Rhue's passion for woodworking has been on display across the Pikes Peak region for nearly 40 years. In 1978, Bill and his wife, Bonnie, started a small furniture and cabinet-making shop in the basement of their Colorado Springs home. Today - years after they expanded the...

  • Colorado Springs' only off-track betting parlor set to reopen in July

    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    The Post Time off-track betting parlor, which closed March 1 while its owner worked out a new lease, is set to reopen next month. Donny Talton, general manager and managing member of Sky Play LLC, which owns the betting facility at 3570 N. Academy Blvd., said Thursday that it will...

  • Report: Fewer Colorado Springs homeowners are underwater on their mortgages

    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    The number of Colorado Springs-area homeowners who are upside down on their mortgages continues to decline, thanks to an improved economy and stronger single-family housing market, according to a report this week by CoreLogic, a California-based housing data firm. In the first quarter...

  • Colorado Springs' lower home prices lure frustrated Denver buyers

    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    The heat from Denver's red-hot housing market is being felt in the Pikes Peak region. Soaring prices and an exceptionally tight supply of homes for sale in metro Denver, Parker and Castle Rock are driving some buyers to turn to El Paso County and Colorado Springs, where they can save...

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