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Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

There is great bicycling in Colorado Springs, cycling enthusiasts almost universally agree. But is it enough to maintain the city’s Bicycle-Friendly Community silver status? Internationally, there are diamond cities. The highest ranking in the United States so far is platinum, followed by gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention. “Communities have been downgraded before,” said Steve… Continue Reading Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

View of the future: Planners envision new look for east Manitou

What could eastern Manitou Springs look like if it were redeveloped, perhaps even continuing into the unincorporated area known as No Man’s Land? That’s what Manitou city leaders are asking residents, with early plans to be shared at an open house Thursday, Feb. 20, at Manitou’s City Hall. The idea behind the gathering is to… Continue Reading View of the future: Planners envision new look for east Manitou

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Re/Max opens first downtown office space

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Re/Max Properties signed a lease on a new downtown office space. The real estate firm, which boasts more than a 14 percent share of the local residential real estate market, has offices throughout the city. But its new space in suite 100 on the ground floor of the Alamo Building at 102 S. Tejon St.… Continue Reading Re/Max opens first downtown office space

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Anticipation for Ivywild lures early crowds

Ivywild School, the 100-year-old former schoolhouse that has been redeveloped into restaurants and a brewery, was busy with customers before it was fully open. The Meat Locker, offering various smoked sausages and bacon, made an unannounced opening at noon on June 5 in Ivywild’s south wing, and within an hour, dozens of people were filling… Continue Reading Anticipation for Ivywild lures early crowds

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Cutting edge: Arts could drive much of downtown’s renaissance

Experts around the country argue that arts and culture have the power to transform blighted areas into vibrant ones and drive economic development — a philosophy that downtown Colorado Springs leaders take to heart. As part of a dramatic restructuring at the Downtown Partnership, a staffed downtown advocacy organization, Lara Garritano has been named the… Continue Reading Cutting edge: Arts could drive much of downtown’s renaissance

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Pinery empire climbs Bijou hill

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Pinery empire climbs Bijou hill

In a matter of months, the Pinery at the Hill has transformed from a blighted empty old building atop West Bijou Street into a behemoth two-story structure where couples soon will wed in front of a downtown Colorado Springs backdrop. The 24,000-square-foot, $13 million facility will specialize in full-service, all-inclusive weddings and events. Parties are… Continue Reading Pinery empire climbs Bijou hill

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Colorado Springs homes appreciate 8.2%

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Colorado Springs home prices climbed 8.2 percent year-over-year in April, according to analysis firm CoreLogic . They rose 2.1 percent from March to April. Excluding the distressed sales, short sales and bank-owned properties, sales prices climbed 7.1 percent year-over-year. The sales price increases are good news for the rebounding real estate industry. While the figures… Continue Reading Colorado Springs homes appreciate 8.2%

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Discover Goodwill is employing five individuals to help clean up downtown. The employment is possible through a maintenance contract with the Downtown Partnership. The contract, signed April 1, provides for the cleaning and maintenance of city streets, sidewalks and alleyways in the 31-square-block downtown area, according to a release from Goodwill.  

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Carlos’ tale: riches-to-rags-to-riches story

Carlos’ Bistro Address: 1025 S. 21st St. Phone: 471-2905 Average entrée price: $50 Years in business: Nine Carlos’ Bistro is a brown, single-story building surrounded by parking spaces on 21st Street just south of U.S. Highway 24. Hundreds of cars pass by its simple, stucco façade every day, but few know that inside is one… Continue Reading Carlos’ tale: riches-to-rags-to-riches story

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Upbeat outlook has Cripple Creek investing

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Upbeat outlook has Cripple Creek investing

With gambling numbers improving and a pervasive sense of hopefulness, Cripple Creek is beginning to make bigger investments in itself. “I think we’re all cautiously optimistic,” said Maria Cunningham, marketing and events manager for the historic Teller County town. Cripple Creek casino revenue ticked up 0.5 percent year-over-year in 2012, which was a good sign.… Continue Reading Upbeat outlook has Cripple Creek investing

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