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Rich Laden

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  • Retail center coming to north side

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Another major retail center is planned for Colorado Springs' far north side, this time on the southwest corner of InterQuest and Voyager parkways. Stores, sit-down and fast-food restaurants, a bank and possibly a hotel are envisioned on the nearly 23-acre site, which was purchased in...

  • Wal-Mart grocery store coming to northeast Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Wal-Mart plans to build a fifth Neighborhood Market in Colorado Springs, this time on the city's fast-growing northeast side. Wal-Mart representatives have submitted plans to the city's Land Use Review Division that propose development of a 41,117-square-foot Neighborhood Market...

  • Small businesses in Colorado Springs area have chance to weigh in with SBA

    Published: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    A top Small Business Administration official will be in Colorado Springs next week to solicit testimony from small businesses about federal regulations, government enforcement actions and other issues. The regional hearing with SBA National Ombudsman Brian Castro will take place from...

  • Colorado Springs-area home prices rise for third straight month

    Published: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    A recent upswing in Colorado Springs-area home prices continued in July, according to a report this week by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors. The median price, or midpoint, of homes that sold last month rose to $230,000, up 1.9 percent from July of last year, the report showed....

  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum showcases hands-on history to mark state's birthday

    Updated: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    History is always on display at the downtown Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, but museum officials Saturday put a special focus on the state's 138th birthday. The museum traditionally sets aside the first Saturday in August to celebrate Colorado Day, which recognizes the day...

  • 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...