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Rich Laden

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  • Colorado Springs police arrest man on assault and burglary after alleged fight with his girlfriend and another man

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    A 50-year-old man was arrested Saturday evening on suspicion of third-degree assault and burglary after he allegedly broke into an apartment and assaulted his girlfriend and another man. According to a Colorado Springs Police Department report: At about 6:25 p.m. Saturday, police...

  • Colorado Springs-area homebuilding plunges in July

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The pace of homebuilding tumbled last month in the Colorado Springs area, continuing this year's downward trend in residential construction, according to a report Friday by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Single-family homebuilding permits issued by the department totaled...

  • July statistics continue to cloud Colorado Springs area's foreclosure picture

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The recent improvement in Colorado Springs' foreclosure picture appeared to take a step backward last month, according to a report Friday by the El Paso County Public Trustee's Office. The report showed: - Foreclosure notices totaled 117 in July, a roughly one-quarter increase from...

  • French Fry Heaven, a fries-only eatery, opens in downtown Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    You can eat a hamburger without french fries, but can you eat fries as a stand-alone snack? Maybe more important, can a business succeed selling just fries? The founder of fries-only eatery French Fry Heaven and the chain's local franchisee believe so - on both counts. "A pretzel...

  • Colorado PTAC moving from downtown to El Paso County Citizens Service Center

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center is moving this month from 6 S. Tejon St. in downtown to new offices and training facilities at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road on Colorado Springs' northwest side. The Procurement Technical...

  • TGI Friday's closure in Colorado Springs could open door to Arizona-based restaurant

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Casual restaurant chain TGI Friday's has closed its longtime northern Colorado Springs location, and Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery might be waiting in the wings to take over the space and enter the local market. Friday's, whose parent company is headquartered in suburban Dallas,...

  • Colorado Springs-area shooting centers gaining in popularity

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Ryan and Brenda are the reason that two indoor shooting ranges are under construction in the Pikes Peak region, and an outdoor range will open next month - demographically speaking, that is. Ryan, who asked that the couple's last name not be used, remembers a news story a few years...

  • 60th annual Colorado Springs-area Parade of Homes starts Aug. 1

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs' Parade of Homes will mark its 60th year next week - a period over which homebuilding has changed almost as much as the community. Sixty years ago, smaller, ranch-style homes of roughly 1,000 square feet dominated many post-World War II neighborhoods in Colorado...

  • Proposed Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets a boost from new agreement with USOC

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Supporters of a proposed downtown U.S. Olympic Museum have signed a 30-year agreement with the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Olympic Committee that will allow the venue to showcase Olympic artifacts and displays, the two organizations announced Thursday. The agreement is crucial because...

  • Colorado Springs commercial real estate activity slips in the second quarter

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region's commercial real estate market backpedaled in the second quarter after showing signs of life in 2013, according to a report issued Wednesday by Turner Commercial Research of Colorado Springs. The combined vacancy rate for offices, industrial buildings and...