• Colorado Springs home prices and sales soar to record highs in May

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    The Colorado Springs-area housing market went through the roof last month. The median price - or mid-point - for single-family homes that sold in May increased to $243,000, a 12.4 percent jump when compared with the same month last year, according to a Realtors Association report...

  • Colorado Springs homebuilding picks up the pace in May

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Local homebuilding is on a roll. Single-family homebuilding permits issued to Colorado Springs-area builders totaled 259 in May, a 2.4 percent increase over the same month last year, according to a report released Monday by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. It was the...

  • Colorado Springs-area foreclosure activity declines in May

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    The number of Colorado Springs-area properties that fell into foreclosure dropped slightly in May, while foreclosure activity for the year continues to decline, according to a report Monday from the El Paso County Trustee's Office. Foreclosure filings in El Paso County, which are the...

  • Colorado Springs tourism officials say 'take it off, take it all off' - vacation time, that is

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Summer's almost here. Do you know where your paid vacation days are? If you haven't taken off time this year, or don't have vacation days scheduled, it's a mistake that can hurt both you and your employer, according to human resources experts and tourism industry officials. A...

  • Colorado Springs' 80-year-old rainfall record holds - for now

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Get the ark ready: Colorado Springs moved closer Thursday evening to setting a record for the most rainfall in a month. A system that moved through the area around 8 p.m. boosted May's rainfall total measured at the Colorado Springs Airport to 7.89 inches, said Pamela Stevenson, a...

  • Colorado Springs-area woman accused of animal cruelty defends treatment of horses

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    A woman accused of multiple counts of animal cruelty after the remains of 14 horses were found in a barn where she kept the animals testified Thursday that she believed she gave adequate care to her horses. Sherri Brunzell, 63, was cited after the animals were found in September on...

  • Animal causes Colorado Springs power outage affects 5,600

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A raccoon or other animal that got into a transformer caused a power outage Thursday night that affected about 5,600 customers on Colorado Springs' south side, according to Colorado Springs Utilities spokeswoman Patrice Lehermeier. The first calls received about the outage came in at...

  • Eastbound Manitou Avenue reopened to traffic in Manitou Springs

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The eastbound lanes of Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs, from U.S. 24 to Serpentine Drive, were reopened to traffic Thursday afternoon after the Colorado Department of Transportation removed rocks that fell onto the road on Memorial Day, according to CDOT. However, a half-mile...

  • Colorado Springs small business owners get their turn to sound off

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Small-business people can't resolve their problems in a brief sit-down with politicians, but they can enlighten elected officials about what's on their mind. During a 45-minute roundtable discussion Tuesday in Colorado Springs, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Mayor-elect John...

  • Study: As Colorado Springs home prices soar, so does its ranking among 275 U.S. cities

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    In another sign of an improving local housing market, Colorado Springs moved into the top one-third among the nation's cities for the biggest increases in home prices during the first quarter, according to a federal study released Tuesday. Colorado Springs prices rose 6 percent from...

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