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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Colorado Springs bucks statewide trend as foreclosure filings rise in the first quarter

    Published: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    Talk about dubious distinctions: Colorado Springs was the only metropolitan area in the state where foreclosure activity increased during the first quarter of this year, according to a report Wednesday by the Colorado Division of Housing. A Housing Division official and one local real...

  • Foreclosures in Colorado Springs area finally take a dip

    Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    Local foreclosure activity fell in May after having unexpectedly risen during the first few months of 2014, a report from the El Paso County Public Trustee's Office shows. Foreclosure filings, which are the first step in the process that can result in the loss of a home or other...

  • Colorado Springs-area home construction declines in May

    Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area home construction slipped again in May, but one local economist says he's not worried that the recent homebuilding slowdown signals a downward spiral for the industry. Last month, 253 single-family home building permits were issued to builders in El Paso County,...

  • Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs adding clothier Kirk and Hill, Toby Keith restaurant

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Popular women's clothing store Kirk and Hill, a downtown mainstay for nearly 30 years, will move this summer to the Chapel Hills Mall on Colorado Springs' north side. It will join another mall newcomer: Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, a restaurant chain that bears the name of...

  • Deal falls through for purchase of Renaissance hotel in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    The Renaissance hotel in Colorado Springs is back on the market after local real estate company Classic Cos. walked away from its purchase of the property. Classic, which had contracted months ago to buy the partially finished 300-room hotel and conference center, ended its pursuit...

  • Colorado Springs-area Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who served and sacrificed

    Updated: Mon, May 26, 2014

    Rampart High School graduates Avery Austin and Kyle Shiller, both 18, were among the youngest people at the Pikes Peak Veterans Council's annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, attended by about 150 veterans, family members, friends and community leaders. But what Austin and Shiller...

  • Motorcyclist critical after overnight wreck in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, May 26, 2014

    A 23-year-old man was in critical condition Monday after he lost control of his motorcycle, skidded across the road and crashed through a metal fence on the city's south side, Colorado Springs police said. The incident occurred about 12:50 a.m. Monday as the rider, who was alone on...

  • Scooter rider injured, Colorado Springs police seek hit-and-run driver

    Updated: Mon, May 26, 2014

    A motor scooter rider was injured early Monday in a hit-and-run accident when he was struck by another vehicle near South Circle Drive and Monterey Road on Colorado Springs' south side. The rider, described by police only as a male, was heading north in the 1700 block of South Circle...

  • Longtime Colorado Springs business changes its name as it looks toward future

    Updated: Fri, May 23, 2014

    In the nearly 36 years it's been in business, Bircham's Office Products has had a perception problem with customers. The store doesn't sell office products - at least not the paper, pencils, manila envelopes and other items that many people associate with Office Depot, Office Max and...

  • J.C. Penney has shut its doors at the Chapel Hills Mall; who will replace it?

    Updated: Tue, May 20, 2014

    J.C. Penney has closed its store at the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs. The national retailer followed through on its announcement earlier this year and shuttered the store May 3. The closure leaves a 62,000-square-foot, two-level empty space in the mall, at Academy and Briargate...

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