• Built for speed: Indoor electric go-kart facility coming to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    A new entertainment project is on the fast track at a north-side Colorado Springs retail center. Overdrive Raceway, a two-story, indoor electric go-kart complex, has been proposed for Polaris Pointe, southeast of Interstate 25 and Northgate Boulevard. The 68,000-square-foot...

  • Staycation in your summer plans? Here are some Colorado Springs area options

    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    If you're taking paid time off this year and want a staycation, here are a few local attractions to consider - including some that have undergone major upgrades or added new features and major upgrades. For a more complete list, go to visitcos.com: - Royal Gorge Bridge & Park,...

  • New apartments planned for west edge of downtown Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    It's not the biggest apartment project planned in Colorado Springs these days. But a local investment group hopes that, at 46 units, its new project will help fill a desperate need for more downtown housing. All Pro Capital Inc., which focuses on investment and real estate projects...

  • 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-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 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 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...

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