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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Previous owner of Lowell project in Colorado Springs returns with development in mind

    Updated: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    Developer Earl Robertson, who four years ago gave up his 50 percent stake in the redevelopment project around the former Lowell Elementary School, recently assumed full ownership of the project. Two limited liability companies controlled by Robertson purchased 11 undeveloped acres in...

  • Laden: "I believed in Don Zimmer"

    Updated: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    This is a true story and one of my proudest moments as a Chicago Cubs fan. From 1986-1988, veteran left-handed relief pitcher Frank DiPino pitched for the Cubs. In 1989, DiPino went to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals. At the start of that 1989 season, DiPino declared that, "as...

  • Homes sales, prices, rise in Colorado Springs area, but market's far from stellar

    Published: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area home prices and sales rose slightly last month, reversing recent trends in the local market, according to a Pikes Peak Association of Realtors report released Wednesday. Sales of single-family homes totaled 1,124 in May, up 0.9 percent from the same month last...

  • Colorado Springs bucks statewide trend as foreclosure filings rise in the first quarter

    Published: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    Talk about dubious distinctions: Colorado Springs was the only metropolitan area in the state where foreclosure activity increased during the first quarter of this year, according to a report Wednesday by the Colorado Division of Housing. A Housing Division official and one local real...

  • Foreclosures in Colorado Springs area finally take a dip

    Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    Local foreclosure activity fell in May after having unexpectedly risen during the first few months of 2014, a report from the El Paso County Public Trustee's Office shows. Foreclosure filings, which are the first step in the process that can result in the loss of a home or other...

  • Colorado Springs-area home construction declines in May

    Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area home construction slipped again in May, but one local economist says he's not worried that the recent homebuilding slowdown signals a downward spiral for the industry. Last month, 253 single-family home building permits were issued to builders in El Paso County,...

  • Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs adding clothier Kirk and Hill, Toby Keith restaurant

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Popular women's clothing store Kirk and Hill, a downtown mainstay for nearly 30 years, will move this summer to the Chapel Hills Mall on Colorado Springs' north side. It will join another mall newcomer: Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, a restaurant chain that bears the name of...

  • Deal falls through for purchase of Renaissance hotel in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    The Renaissance hotel in Colorado Springs is back on the market after local real estate company Classic Cos. walked away from its purchase of the property. Classic, which had contracted months ago to buy the partially finished 300-room hotel and conference center, ended its pursuit...

  • Colorado Springs-area Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who served and sacrificed

    Updated: Mon, May 26, 2014

    Rampart High School graduates Avery Austin and Kyle Shiller, both 18, were among the youngest people at the Pikes Peak Veterans Council's annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, attended by about 150 veterans, family members, friends and community leaders. But what Austin and Shiller...

  • Motorcyclist critical after overnight wreck in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, May 26, 2014

    A 23-year-old man was in critical condition Monday after he lost control of his motorcycle, skidded across the road and crashed through a metal fence on the city's south side, Colorado Springs police said. The incident occurred about 12:50 a.m. Monday as the rider, who was alone on...

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