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Teller County Sheriff's Office investigating shots fired at Victor city employee

By: rich laden

An incident in which a Victor employee reported the back window of her road grader cab was shattered by at least one shot as she worked on a dirt road in the small town southeast of Cripple Creek is under...

Colorado Springs' Red Rock Canyon Open Space reopens to enthusiastic hikers

By: rich laden

The parking lot was full, the trails were busy and the hikers were happy.

After damage from record rains forced its closure for more than six weeks, the Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs...

Coroner rules on death of Colorado Springs shooting victim

By: rich laden

A 24-year-old man who was found shot to death Thursday morning at an apartment complex on Colorado Springs' northeast side had committed suicide, the Colorado Springs Police Department said Friday after an El Paso...

Colorado Springs-area homebuilding jumps in June

By: rich laden

The pace of Colorado Springs-area homebuilding rose last month as more people who moved to the area, a better economy and a tight supply of re-sale properties helped propel the new home market.

The Pikes Peak...

Colorado Springs gas prices nearly $1 cheaper than last year as Fourth of July approaches

By: rich laden

Colorado Springs-area residents who are hitting the road for this weekend's Fourth of July holiday will find gas prices are a few cents lower than last week - and about $1 cheaper than a year ago.

Even so,...

Jersey Mike's adding two more locations in Colorado Springs

By: rich laden

One of the city's faster-growing sandwich shops is expanding again.

Jersey Mike's, a popular East Coast chain that has locations nationwide, will open its sixth and seventh local stores this year after...

Developers eye another makeover effort for troubled South Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs

By: rich laden

The South Nevada Avenue corridor, identified years ago by city officials as a depressed, crime-ridden area, is again being targeted for a makeover.

Three real estate developers have revived efforts to...

New report pegs cycling's economic impact at $34 million for Colorado Springs area

By: rich laden

Cycling isn't just a sport; it's a thriving industry that means big bucks for the Pikes Peak region.

A new report commissioned by the nonprofit Trails and Open Space Coalition suggests that cycling pumps...