• Teller County Sheriff's Office investigating shots fired at Victor city employee

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    An incident in which a Victor employee reported the back window of her road grader cab was shattered by at least one shot as she worked on a dirt road in the small town southeast of Cripple Creek is under investigation, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Toni Tomei told...

  • Colorado Springs' Red Rock Canyon Open Space reopens to enthusiastic hikers

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The parking lot was full, the trails were busy and the hikers were happy. After damage from record rains forced its closure for more than six weeks, the Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs reopened Friday to eager visitors who trekked up and down its winding trails and...

  • Coroner rules on death of Colorado Springs shooting victim

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    A 24-year-old man who was found shot to death Thursday morning at an apartment complex on Colorado Springs' northeast side had committed suicide, the Colorado Springs Police Department said Friday after an El Paso County Coroner's Office autopsy. The man was identified as Daniel Pate...

  • Colorado Springs-area homebuilding jumps in June

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    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...

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