• Four-year building spree totals more than $600 million in downtown Colorado Springs

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Downtown Colorado Springs has had a good couple of years, and its leading advocacy group expects conditions to get even better. A second-annual state of downtown report released Thursday by the Downtown Partnership estimates the area saw just over $601 million in mostly new...

  • Colorado Springs Olympic Museum project nearing final hurdles

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Faced with an end-of-the-month deadline to complete fundraising for their $75 million project and still short of donations, U.S. Olympic Museum officials say they've obtained financial help from major contributors and expect to start site work in the next two weeks. The museum,...

  • Blue Bell ice cream returning to Colorado Springs next week

    Updated: Tue, Mar 21, 2017

    Get your favorite ice cream bowls ready: Blue Bell is returning to Colorado Springs. Blue Bell ice cream, gone from Springs-area retailers for nearly two years because of a listeria outbreak, will be back on store shelves March 27, the Texas-based ice cream maker announced Monday....

  • Colorado Springs sales tax revenues remain strong in February

    Updated: Tue, Mar 21, 2017

    There was no post-holiday letdown for Colorado Springs' economy as consumers and businesses kicked off 2017 with robust purchases of motor vehicles, building materials, appliances and other items, a new report shows. City government sales tax collections, which are driven by retail...

  • Epic Colorado Springs hailstorm helps push Colorado near the top for hail damage in 2016

    Updated: Sat, Mar 18, 2017

    Colorado ranked No. 2 in the nation last year for most hail damage claims, according to State Farm Insurance - no surprise to Colorado Springs residents whose homes and cars were pummeled during the city's epic hailstorm of July 28. In 2016, Texas held onto its ranking as the...

  • Olympic Museum backers in Colorado Springs move closer to funding for their project

    Updated: Thu, Mar 16, 2017

    U.S. Olympic Museum organizers cleared another hurdle Thursday when a state panel approved details of a multimillion-dollar loan for the downtown Colorado Springs project and how that money would be spent. Meeting in Denver, the Colorado Economic Development Commission adopted a...

  • FDA accuses Colorado Springs dietary supplement maker of improper drug claims

    Updated: Thu, Mar 16, 2017

    A Colorado Springs manufacturer and distributor of dietary supplements has agreed to cease operations after being accused by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of marketing products as drugs without the agency's approval. Michael Floren, the owner of EonNutra LLC, CDSM LLC and...

  • Sprouts begins hiring 100 for newest Colorado Springs grocery

    Updated: Wed, Mar 15, 2017

    Sprouts Farmers Market will open its newest grocery May 31 on Colorado Springs' northeast side, and has begun hiring more than 100 full- and part-time employees to staff the store. Jobs to be filled include department managers and assistants, clerks for various departments, cashiers...

  • South Powers corridor in Colorado Springs poised for more development

    Updated: Sun, Mar 12, 2017

    South Powers Boulevard isn't just the quickest way for air travelers to reach the Colorado Springs Airport from most parts of town; it's a busy office and industrial corridor where some of the nation's more recognizable names have set up shop. Coca-Cola, Ace Hardware, Taylor Farms,...

  • Fewer Colorado Springs homeowners falling into negative equity

    Updated: Thu, Mar 9, 2017

    Fewer Colorado Springs homeowners are underwater on their mortgages, thanks to a stronger economy and improved housing market, a report released Thursday shows. During the fourth quarter of last year, 3,034 - or 1.9 percent - of residential properties with a mortgage in the Springs...

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