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Stay open or close for good? Decisions weigh heavily on Colorado Springs restaurants and retailers

Restaurants and stores already faced their share of worries before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. → Read More

Colorado Springs home prices and sales soar, record high set

After two months of slowing sales, the Colorado Springs-area housing market rebounded in June with one of its best sales months and prices that set or tied records. → Read More

Police respond to barricaded suspect in southeast Colorado Springs; residents asked to remain in homes

Residents in the area of 200 Vehr Drive on Colorado Springs' southeast side are being asked to remain in their homes as police respond to a barricaded suspect. The area → Read More

4th of July in Colorado Springs: Here's what to know about this weekend's celebrations

This Fourth of July will be unlike any other in the Pikes Peak region's recent past. → Read More

The 4th of July show will go on in Colorado Springs — just differently

This Fourth of July will be unlike any other in the Pikes Peak region's recent past. → Read More

End of an era in downtown Colorado Springs for men's clothing store

Bill Kurtz opened his Willam Kurtz Ltd. men's clothing store a quarter century ago at 10 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in downtown Colorado Springs, carrying on a tradition that began → Read More

Colorado Springs gas prices on the rise as motorists head out for the 4th of July

Gas costs in Colorado Springs have climbed to a five-month high heading into the July Fourth weekend, though pump prices are likely to ride a roller coaster of ups and → Read More

Breakfast-themed Buttermilk restaurant opens doors on Colorado Springs' far north side

The COVID-19 pandemic makes it a scary time to open a new restaurant. → Read More

Affordable housing apartment complex eyed for Colorado Springs' southeast side

A 138-unit, affordable housing apartment complex that would become Colorado Springs’ newest urban renewal project has been proposed for the city’s southeast side, where community leaders have long sought new → Read More

Downtown Colorado Springs' biggest apartment project planned for area's east side

One of the nation's biggest apartment companies plans to build what would be downtown Colorado Springs' largest apartment project. → Read More

24 Hour Fitness closes north-side Colorado Springs location as part of bankruptcy filing

The 24 Hour Fitness chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday and announced it would close more than 130 of its locations around the country, including one at 7720 → Read More

Downtown Colorado Springs poised for wave of housing projects

Downtown Colorado Springs boosters who've clamored for more housing are getting their wish. → Read More

Colorado Springs gas prices jump to three-month high

There’s a price consumers are paying as Colorado and other states reopen their economies — and it’s at the pump. → Read More

Investments in downtown Colorado Springs swell to nearly $1.5 billion since 2013, report says

Downtown Colorado Springs has joined the billion-dollar club when it comes to new investment. → Read More

Home construction declines in Colorado Springs, but remains solid for 2020

Colorado Springs-area homebuilding slowed last month, though construction in 2020 continues to run ahead of last year’s pace even amid the pandemic that has battered local and national economies. → Read More

Tuesday Morning to close one of three Colorado Springs stores

There will be no more Tuesday mornings — or any other day of the week — for the Tuesday Morning discount store on Colorado Springs’ south side. → Read More

Order up: Colorado Springs restaurants juggle the challenge of new dining room regulations

Restaurants were made for social gatherings, not social distancing: casual lunches among friends; family dinners to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and graduations; and romantic meals for couples on a date. → Read More

Olympic and Paralympic Museum now targeting a summer opening in downtown Colorado Springs

A public opening of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs has been delayed as expected because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the venue's board of directors is → Read More

Colorado Springs gas prices rise as Memorial Day weekend approaches

Colorado Springs-area gas prices have started to tick upward after weeks of steady declines tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Single-lane closures scheduled for Interstate 25 today

Survey work on Interstate 25 will cause single-lane closures south of Colorado Springs Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation said Friday. → Read More