Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton (left), co-chair for the No on 69 campaign, came to Colorado Springs to speak to the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance at the Antlers Hotel on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Local businessmen Matt Coleman and Sam Nunn (back, left to right) spoke during a press conference about how the Amendment would hurt businesses in Colorado. photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Finding a home to rent in certain price ranges can be very difficult. photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
A Walmart Neighborhood Market has gone in where Cub Foods and Grocery Warehouse used to be on Austin Bluffs Blvd. Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The Great Wolf Lodge is projected to open on December 26. Tours were given of the water park in progress. photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
A construction worker is dwarfed by a watersides and a six-story funnel slide at the Great Wolf Lodge, a water park resort off of Interquest Pkwy. The resort is going to have their opening day on December 26 of this year. The resort is still under construction, but a progress tour was given to local media and dignitaries on Thursday, August 11, 2016. photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette