• Colorado Springs foreclosures rise in April, but big-picture look tells brighter story

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Colorado Springs-area foreclosure filings increased in April when compared with the previous month, but the overall pace of foreclosure activity is at a 14-year low, according to a report Monday from the El Paso County Public Trustee's Office. Foreclosure filings, which are the start...

  • Colorado Springs home prices and sales jump again in April

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Colorado Springs-area home sales and prices rose again last month, as buyer demand showed no signs of slowing, according to a Pikes Peak Association of Realtors report. Sales of single-family homes totaled 1,124 in April, a nearly 22 percent increase over the same month last year, the...

  • Longtime Colorado Springs restaurant favorite Paninos expanding

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    With locations downtown and southwest, Paninos has been one of the more recognizable and successful local restaurants in Colorado Springs for roughly 40 years. But will Paninos play on Powers? Its owners are eager to find out. Paninos Italian Restaurant, which has locations at 604...

  • G.E. Johnson of Colorado Springs partners with Pueblo general contractor

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    In an unusual deal between two of southern Colorado's largest and oldest general contractors, G.E. Johnson Construction Co. of Colorado Springs and H.W. Houston Construction of Pueblo have partnered to create a company to succeed H.W. Houston, whose owners are retiring. The deal is...

  • Colorado Springs-area homebuilding jumps again in April

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    A recent upswing in Colorado Springs-area home construction continued last month. Builders were issued 285 permits in April for the construction of single- family homes in El Paso County, a nearly 11 percent increase over the same month last year, according to a report released Friday...

  • Colorado Springs must refund excess tax money it collected — or ask voters to keep it

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Colorado Springs collected an estimated $2.1 million last year above revenue limits, so city officials must refund the money to taxpayers or ask their permission to spend it, chief financial officer Kara Skinner said Wednesday. It's the first time in five years the city has had...

  • Foreclosure picture continues to brighten in Colorado Springs, report shows

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The foreclosure picture in Colorado Springs continues to improve, according to a report released Wednesday by CoreLogic, a California-based national housing data firm. The area's foreclosure rate - measured by the percentage of local loans in some stage of foreclosure - fell to 0.68...

  • 2015 Athena Award goes to Colorado Springs nonprofit executive

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Lynne Telford believes everyone in the Pikes Peak region can make a difference. For the past 15 years as an executive of several local nonprofits, she's led by example. Since March 2011, Telford has served as president and CEO of the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado,...

  • Broadmoor hotel postponing plans for equestrian center, Bear Creek horseback riding

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    The Broadmoor hotel has called a time out on its planned equestrian center near Bear Creek Regional Park, a project that drew vocal opposition from some residents in the neighborhood. But Broadmoor President Jack Damioli said Monday that the decision to delay the project isn't related...

  • Wal-Mart reducing hours at some Colorado Springs-area stores

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Night-owl shoppers will have to get used to shorter hours at some of Wal-Mart's Colorado Springs-area stores. Beginning May 2, Wal-Mart Supercenters at 707 S. 8th St. and 3201 E. Platte Ave. will reduce their hours and operate from 6 a.m. to midnight. They had been open 24 hours a...

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