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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Competitors don't sweat opening of Trader Joe's in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    When Trader Joe's opens its first Colorado Springs store this week, don't expect local and national groceries to suddenly offer a flurry of specials, ramp up their advertising or take other steps to counter the chain's buzz. "Nothing to kind of trump them," Greg Kreger, a floor...

  • Colorado Springs home sales soar in September

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Home sales and prices rose again last month in the Colorado Springs area, as the local resale housing market continued its recent hot streak, according to a report by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors. Sales totaled 1,026 in September - a nearly 24 percent jump from the same...

  • Top 5 favorite Trader Joe's products

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    This week, thousands of Colorado Springs-area residents are expected to line up in advance of Friday's opening of Trader Joe's at the University Village Colorado shopping center, which will be the chain's first Colorado Springs location. "Usually, grocery shopping is a chore," said...

  • Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after woman found dead

    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter Saturday morning after a woman with a gunshot wound was found dead in a central Colorado Springs neighborhood, police said. Erik Dean Dlouhy of Colorado Springs was taken into custody, Colorado Springs police said. Police...

  • Colorado Springs developer accused of stealing nearly $1 million from elderly man

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Bankrupt Colorado Springs real estate developer Jannie Richardson was arrested this week after she allegedly stole from an elderly, confused associate by persuading him to write checks on her behalf totaling nearly $1 million, court documents show. Richardson was held Friday at the El...

  • Homebuilding in Colorado Springs jumps nearly 10 percent in September

    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area home construction jumped almost 10 percent last month, reversing a six-month decline in building activity, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Single-family building permits totaled 173 in September, up 9.8...

  • Colorado Springs foreclosure activity continued to slow in September

    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area foreclosures continued to head in the right direction last month - down. Foreclosure starts totaled just 112 in September, one more than in August and a decline of 18.8 percent from the same month in 2013, according to a report Wednesday by the El Paso County...

  • Several upgrades underway at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    New signs inside and out, roomier entrances to interior gathering places and upgrades to bars and other facilities are underway at The Broadmoor World Arena - the result of deals the venue's nonprofit ownership inked this year with The Broadmoor hotel and Anschutz Entertainment Group....

  • Colorado Springs Airport to offer free parking for holiday travel

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    The calendar just turned to October, but here's your first gift of the holiday season. Colorado Springs Airport officials said Tuesday that they'll provide free long-term and short-term parking from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 as they seek to show appreciation to the community and...

  • Far fewer Colorado Springs residents are under water on their homes

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Here's another sign that the Colorado Springs-area housing market is on the mend from the recession: The number of local residents who are upside down on their homes has shrunk dramatically from a few years ago. In the second quarter of this year, 5.4 percent - or 8,377 - of all...