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As bad as the job market is for unemployed professionals in El Paso County, the situation is even worse for military veterans looking to enter the workforce. El Paso County is home to nearly 80,000 veterans, and last year 15,277 of them, or 19 percent, registered with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center for help finding… Continue Reading Veterans lining up to battle for jobs after military life

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In August 2009, Army Sgt. Jeffrey Adams was on his second deployment in Afghanistan when his vehicle ran over a pressure-plated explosive device. Adams was pulled from the wreckage and taken to a hospital in Bagram, where he lost both of his legs. Now, back in El Paso County, the local building community is coming… Continue Reading Home for injured veteran unites building community

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Surcharge raises doubts about foreclosure bill

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A Colorado House bill that has the potential to ease the state’s foreclosure crisis is under review by the Business and Economic Development Committee, but there’s a problem. The association that represents the county public trustees who will have to implement the measure has yet to back the proposal, and the El Paso County public… Continue Reading Surcharge raises doubts about foreclosure bill

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The City of Colorado Springs’ spending levels and unfunded liabilities are leading it into a “downward spiral” and potentially toward a “financial crisis,” according to a report by the City Committee of Colorado Springs. The volunteer, independent City Committee was formed by Chuck Fowler, president of Fowler Communications Co., and Steve Bartolin, CEO of The… Continue Reading Watchdog group: City on path toward ‘financial crisis’

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High-end market could be the hot spot of the year

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Last week, industry insiders and local business leaders gathered for the 20th annual Institute of Real Estate Management Economic Forecast Breakfast. The presenters shelled out their best takes on what to expect for Colorado Springs real estate in the year ahead, which begged the question: Is it technically a forecast if you predict that nothing… Continue Reading High-end market could be the hot spot of the year

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Construction is under way on a $15 million medical office building going up on the east side of the Penrose Hospital campus. The 72,000-square-foot, four-story building will be developed and managed by Denver-based Westfield Development Co. Westfield is leasing the ground from Penrose Hospital, but will own the building and rent out the office space.… Continue Reading $15M medical building under construction at Penrose

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The Colorado Division of Housing closed the books on 2010 last night, and the final statewide foreclosure numbers aren’t pretty. In 2010 there were 42,692 new forclosure filings in Colorado, which is the second highest on record behind the 46,394 filings in 2009. Foreclosure sales at auction, the event that completes the foreclosure process, were… Continue Reading El Paso County ranks fourth in state for foreclosures

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Apartment market at tipping point

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It has been a renter’s market in Colorado Springs for most of the last decade, but that’s about to change. Demand for apartments and rental homes is up because homeowners whose houses have been foreclosed upon are renting now, and builders are holding off on constructing apartment complexes until the economy strengthens. Rental vacancy rates… Continue Reading Apartment market at tipping point

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You might have heard a lot of high praise for the Fort Carson Soldier Family Assistance Center that opened last year, and now there’s hard evidence to back up all the talk. The $8 million project was designed and built by Springs-based DLR Group for the Army’s Warrior in Transition program, which helps wounded soldiers… Continue Reading Fort Carson center earns high Green Council marks

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Leechpit moving to new digs

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An anchor of the Colorado Springs underground is pulling up stakes to make room for bigger things. Vintage clothing, music and outsider art-shop The Leechpit has occupied a quaint spot at 708 N. Weber St. since the day Johnny Cash died in September 2003. Owner Adam Leech is moving the store this month to 802… Continue Reading Leechpit moving to new digs

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