• Colorado Springs gas prices have been climbing for weeks. Is a slowdown coming?

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Rising gas prices over the last six weeks in Colorado Springs might be slowing and could even be poised for a decline. Prices averaged $2.336 for a gallon of regular unleaded Monday in the Springs - the highest price this year, according to GasBuddy.com, the online service that...

  • Colorado Springs Health Foundation OKs almost $1.4 million in grants

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs Health Foundation recently approved nearly $1.4 million in grants for 35 organizations in the Pikes Peak region, the foundation's third round of grants over two years that assist the work of public health programs in the area. "It's an amazing honor to be able to...

  • Housing demand in Colorado Springs is fast and furious

    Yesterday

    Something is missing from front lawns across Colorado Springs: for sale signs. Actually, the signs are out there, but there are far fewer around these days. With the first quarter of 2017 in the books, the resale side of the Springs-area single-family housing market continues to...

  • Texas doughnut chain expanding into Colorado Springs with as many as four locations

    Yesterday

    Shipley Do-Nuts, a popular family-owned chain based in Texas, is coming to Colorado Springs as soon as this year or in 2018. The company said this week that 58 franchised locations are planned around Colorado, starting in Denver this year. Shipley, founded in 1936 and now headed by...

  • 7 Eleven closing in downtown Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    "Oh, thank Heaven for Carlie's Convenience." It doesn't quite have the same ring to it as "oh, thank Heaven for 7 Eleven." No matter. Downtown Colorado Springs' busy 7 Eleven convenience store, at Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street, is set to close April 26, according to signs...

  • What's WhirlyBall? Colorado Springs is about to find out

    Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    WhirlyBall is giving Colorado Springs a whirl. A family-run, Chicago-based company is developing a 30,000-square-foot entertainment center on the Springs' east side that will be home to WhirlyBall - a game that mixes elements of basketball, hockey and lacrosse and whose players ride...

  • Colorado Springs civic leader, businessman John Cassiani has died

    Updated: Wed, Apr 19, 2017

    John Cassiani wore many hats during nearly 40 years in Colorado Springs: Real estate developer, economic development executive, civic leader, school board member and volunteer for numerous nonprofits, among others. No matter what his role, however, Cassiani gained a reputation as an...

  • Gordmans to close 1 of 2 stores in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Apr 18, 2017

    The Gordmans store at the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs is closing after opening just seven months ago. The closing comes a few weeks after the Omaha, Neb.-based discount clothier and department store chain filed for bankruptcy in mid-March. Since then, Texas-based Stage...

  • Longtime U.S. Olympic Committee official named Athena Award winner in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Apr 14, 2017

    Individual accolades aren't new for Alicia McConnell. A Brooklyn, N.Y., native, she was a star squash player - a sport somewhat similar to racquetball - in the 1980s, winning numerous national titles and championships. Her prowess led to her inductions into the U.S. Squash Hall of...

  • Colorado Springs sales tax collections up again in March

    Updated: Thu, Apr 13, 2017

    Local shopping, dining and business purchases are showing no signs of a slowdown, according to a Colorado Springs Finance Department report released Thursday. Colorado Springs sales tax collections - driven by the city's levy on retail spending - totaled almost $11 million in March,...

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