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Year in review: Residential real estate

December 6 Sale of apartments largest in Springs history A California-based real estate firm announced it has completed the $54 million purchase of a 322-unit multi-family development in the Briargate area of Colorado Springs. Privately held Passco Companies LLC broke the news in a release that its acquisition of Vue21 (formerly known as Alexan at… Continue Reading Year in review: Residential real estate

Year in review: 2013

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Year in review: 2013

The year of 2013 was an interesting, exciting and in many ways positive year for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. The economy continued crawling toward stability, showing positive trends in both the commercial and residential real estate and potential for sustained job growth. The aerospace and defense sectors are at a crossroads, with… Continue Reading Year in review: 2013

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Dope division preps for change in bud biz

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Dope division preps for change in bud biz

The Colorado Department of Revenue announced Tuesday that its Marijuana Enforcement Division is working with industry partners to ensure a smooth Jan. 1 rollout of the state’s retail bud business. A key element to the success of the transition, according to the news release, is the use of a Marijuana Inventory Tracking System for both… Continue Reading Dope division preps for change in bud biz

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Colorado receives $58.5 million bonus

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Colorado receives $58.5 million bonus

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced the state received a $58.5 million Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act performance bonus from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This marks the fourth consecutive year Colorado has earned CMS recognition for ongoing efforts to identify and enroll eligible children in Medicaid and… Continue Reading Colorado receives $58.5 million bonus

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Year in review: Health care

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Hospitals receive kudos Like many other comparable, ambitious hospitals, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services earns its fair share of national and state-level recognition. But some of those honors mean more, and that’s the case now as Penrose-St. Francis has been named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. “It’s… Continue Reading Year in review: Health care

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Colo. State University offers energy legislation analysis

Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy has published an end-of-year analysis of energy legislation in all 50 states. CNEE’s analysis of the year’s activity, “2013 Year in Review – State Advanced Energy Legislation,” examines 589 bills enacted across nine categories of energy legislation, including key policy trends this session. The nine categories… Continue Reading Colo. State University offers energy legislation analysis

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2013: From Council to disasters and C4C

January: Predictions (not endorsements) about City Council “Here’s a possible lineup: District 1, Tim Leigh. District 2, Angela Dougan. District 3, Keith King. District 4, Deborah Hendrix. District 5, Al Loma. District 6, David Moore. It’s a conservative group, which would likely look to Keith King for leadership. The canny King may have no experience… Continue Reading 2013: From Council to disasters and C4C

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Year in review: Legal matters

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September 3 Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back Former Colorado Springs banker and resident Chad Friese and his firm, The Argent Company, borrowed nearly $12 million from dozens of individuals and their retirement accounts, but did not pay it back, according to court documents. A civil lawsuit filed in… Continue Reading Year in review: Legal matters

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Year in review: Real estate

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August 27 Flying off the shelves If someone put a home on the market in Colorado Springs, chances are good it sold within two months. As of the end of June, single-family homes spent an average of 62 days on the market, the lowest number since June 2006, when the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors… Continue Reading Year in review: Real estate

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Year in review: Downtown Colorado Springs

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Year in review: Downtown Colorado Springs

Businesses change, merge, move Some businesses in downtown Colorado Springs experienced ups and downs this year. Businesses closed their doors, expanded, at least one signed a one-year lease, and others merged. “We’re always disappointed to see any business leave downtown,” said Laurel Prud’homme, director of communications for the Downtown Partnership, after Bruegger’s Bagels, 132 N.… Continue Reading Year in review: Downtown Colorado Springs

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