• Forbes ranks Colorado Springs as one of the nation's most affordable cities

    Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Maybe it doesn't always seem like it when you pay the mortgage, fill up the gas tank or shop for groceries, but Colorado Springs is one of the nation's most affordable metropolitan areas in which to live, according to Forbes magazine. Colorado Springs ranked 11th in Forbes' 2015...

  • Colorado Springs should spend more - and hike taxes - to promote tourism, study says

    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    The Pikes Peak region spends too little to woo visitors to its hotels and attractions and should consider increasing its lodging tax, taxing attractions and creating a three-county, tax-supported marketing district to generate more money for tourism promotion, according to a...

  • Two national retailers coming to upscale Colorado Springs shopping center

    Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Two popular national retailers are coming to the Promenade Shops at Briargate in Colorado Springs, replacing two other well-known stores that had been part of the north-side shopping center since it opened in 2003. Anthropologie, a Pennsylvania-based clothing, accessories, gifts and...

  • Colorado Springs homebuilding increases in February

    Updated: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

  • Condo deal creates big questions for Colorado Springs councilwoman, anti-tax activist

    Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    The sale of a small residential condominium on Colorado Springs' southwest side has created big questions for City Councilwoman Helen Collins and anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce. The political allies, who once ran together as a slate for the City Council, have found themselves drawn...

  • Complaint: Councilwoman Helen Collins 'appears' to have violated city's ethics code

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins, already the target of a recall election, is now facing an ethics complaint that alleges she participated in a real estate deal with tax-limitation author and convicted felon Douglas Bruce, which helped him avoid payment of a nearly...

  • Leadership change takes place at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Jack Damioli takes over today from Steve Bartolin as only the seventh president and CEO in the nearly 97-year history of The Broadmoor hotel. But Damioli isn't just following in Bartolin's footsteps; he has practically been wearing the same shoes as Bartolin for much of his life....

  • Waste Management closing public recycling site in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Waste Management is closing the public drop-off portion of its Colorado Springs recycling center, citing the cost of cleaning up blowing litter and problems with contaminated items left at the site. The center, at 604 4th St. in a mostly industrial area northeast of Nevada Avenue and...

  • My close encounter with Mr. Spock

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    My encounter with Mr. Spock: In spring 1979, I was the managing editor for the Northern Star, the student newspaper at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Leonard Nimoy was touring in the one-man show “Vincent,” about the life of Vincent van Gough, and he was doing a...

  • A second hotel and water park project planned for Colorado Springs' north side

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Dueling hotel and water park projects - just 2 miles apart - might be on tap for Colorado Springs. According to a proposal submitted Tuesday to city planners, a Wisconsin-based water park owner and operator plans to complete the partially finished Renaissance Hotel - a hulking,...

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