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Rich Laden

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  • Colorado Springs' Red Noland Auto Group purchased by its top executives

    Updated: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    One of Colorado Springs' oldest and most recognizable auto dealership groups has changed hands - but won't change its familiar name. The Red Noland Auto Group, which N.B. "Red" Noland founded in 1974, has been purchased by Mike Jorgensen and Thom Buckley, the auto group's top...

  • Colorado Springs-area home construction declines again in February

    Updated: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    The recent slowdown in local homebuilding continued last month, as permits issued for the construction of single-family homes tumbled by nearly one-fourth when compared with a year earlier, according to a Pikes Peak Regional Building Department report released Monday. Single-family...

  • Colorado Springs apartment rents rise in fourth quarter, although not as dramatically as in the past

    Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Apartment rents continued to rise in the Colorado Springs area late last year, although not quite as fast as they have of late, according to a Colorado Division of Housing report released Friday. Rents averaged $799.67 a month in the fourth quarter of 2013, a nearly $9 or 1.1 percent...

  • City for Champions has potential, architect for national firm says

    Updated: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    The Landscape blog - a look at retail and real estate in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region What do outsiders think of Colorado Springs’ City for Champions tourism proposal? Kristopher Takacs, an architect and urban designer in the New York office of Skidmore, Owings...

  • Aurora residents sue to block hotel and conference center

    Published: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    Two Aurora residents filed suit against that city and its urban renewal authority Tuesday, alleging they skirted the state's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights when they approved tax subsidies to fund a proposed $824 million, 1,500-room hotel and conference center. It's the second suit seeking...

  • Science Olympiad in Colorado Springs draws 800 students

    Updated: Sun, Feb 23, 2014

    It's a robot that moves slowly along the floor, sort of like those small automated vacuums used in homes and offices. This robot, however, is made of Legos, small wheels, rechargeable batteries and crab-like claws used for grabbing. And it's operated remotely from an iPad. Cordell...

  • 2 women flown to hospital after rollover crash on Highway 94

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    Two women were flown by helicopter to Memorial Hospital after being injured in a rollover crash about 6 p.m. Saturday that closed the eastbound lane of Colorado Highway 94, near Peyton Highway, east of Colorado Springs, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Both the driver and the...

  • Colorado Springs maker of dog training products partners with Illinois company

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    Ray Allen Manufacturing, a 66-year-old Colorado Springs-area company that makes dog training products for law enforcement agencies and the military, has purchased the assets of J&J Dog Supplies, a Midwest manufacturer of professional dog training equipment. Steve Cates, president...

  • Colorado Springs business takes on new hot-air balloon event for Canon City

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Here's one way to potentially lift a local economy, along with the spirits of a community: hot-air balloons. Fremont County, whose tourism industry was rocked by last summer's fire that destroyed about 90 percent of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Ca?n City, will hold a...

  • Colorado Springs business group mimics chamber but operates for profit

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    It will operate like a chamber of commerce - offering networking events, providing educational opportunities and advocating for small businesses. It will have membership fees like a chamber of commerce. It will even have "chamber" in its name. But the new Business Chamber of Southern...

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