Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Anschutz book examines early western leaders

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Philip Anschutz, honored Monday as the National Western Stock Show's 2015 Citizen of the West, is now an author. "Out Where the West Begins - Profiles, Visions & Strategies of Early Western Business Leaders," is Anschutz's 392-page look at the lives of 50 "innovators,...

  • Anschutz honored as 2015 Citizen of the West at National Western Stock Show

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    DENVER - The largest crowd in the 37-year history of the National Western Stock Show's Citizen of the West dinner - just over 1,000 people - gathered Monday at the Stock Show's events center to honor 2015 recipient Philip Anschutz, the Denver businessman who was recognized for his...

  • Gazette, Broadmoor owner Philip Anschutz recognized as 2015 Citizen of the West

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Denver businessman Philip Anschutz prefers to let his actions do his talking. The low-key, publicity-shy Anschutz - whose Colorado Springs holdings include The Broadmoor hotel, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Seven Falls and The Gazette - has built a reputation over many years for...

  • Denver developer moving ahead on Banning Lewis Ranch in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    When Nor'wood Development Group bought 18,000 acres of the sprawling Banning Lewis Ranch in November, the acquisition overshadowed a 2,600-acre portion of the ranch bought nearly three years ago by Denver-based Oakwood Homes. While Nor'wood said it will take up to two years to decide...

  • New spa, expanded fitness center coming to Colorado Springs country club

    Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    The Country Club of Colorado on Colorado Springs' southwest side is getting a $3 million makeover that will expand its fitness center and add a six-room spa. The upgrades are intended to broaden the club's appeal and grow its membership of 1,100 people, Curtis Bova, the resort's sales...

  • Colorado Springs apartment complex sells for about $50 million

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    A Colorado Springs apartment complex sold this week for nearly $50 million, another sign that the local multifamily market remains 
red-hot. Griffis Residential, a Denver-based apartment investment and management firm, sold the 314-unit Sagebrook Apartments on the Springs' north side...

  • Colorado Springs home sales soared to an 8-year high in 2014

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Colorado Springs-area home sales finished 2014 at an eight-year high, while prices remained strong toward year's end, according to a Pikes Peak Association of Realtors report for December. "It was a good year," said Cherri Fischer, a broker with ERA Shields Real Estate and the...

  • Pet spas? Coffee bars? Colorado Springs apartment complexes take amenities to new levels

    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    When Amber and Lyle Drones were looking for a new apartment last summer, they wanted a pet-friendly place to accommodate Zarra, their 18-month-old Boston terrier-pug mix. After they scouted about 50 apartment complexes, the couple - both stationed at Fort Carson - settled on the Mesa...

  • Colorado Springs-area foreclosures dip slightly in 2014

    Updated: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    The Pikes Peak region's foreclosure picture improved again in 2014, but only slightly over the previous year, according to a report Friday from the El Paso County Public Trustee's Office. New foreclosure filings totaled 1,825 last year in El Paso County - a 1.9 percent decline from...

  • Colorado Springs homebuilding dips in 2014

    Updated: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    The pace of Colorado Springs-area homebuilding declined in 2014, yet still showed a marked improvement from the recession, according to a report released Friday by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Single-family homebuilding permits issued by Regional Building - a yardstick...