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Last week something happened in Monument that hasn’t happened in nearly 40 years – a hotel opened its doors. The 85-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Monument opened April 23. It’s the town’s first new hotel in more than 36 years.  And, so far response has surpassed investors’ expectations “The month of May… Continue Reading New hotel opened in Monument

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Dan Cleveland, the long time executive director of the Trails and Open Space Coalition, will retire May 15. Cleveland, who held the position for 15 years, started the job overseeing the Pikes Peak Area Trails Coalition which has expanded to include open space, on-street bicycling and rural land preservation. Cleveland’s retirement will be his “second… Continue Reading TOPS ‘father’ of open space projects retiring

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The 81611 ZIP code, which is the south end of Aspen, is the most expensive neighborhood in the country, boasting a $6.5-million median home sale price, according to the Forbes luxury home index, a list of the 500 priciest ZIP codes in America. Snowmass, 81654, and Snowmass Village , 81615, and aren’t far behind, landing… Continue Reading The most expensive neighborhood in the nation: Aspen

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Chipotle earnings rise 47 percent

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A slumping economy apparently can’t stop people from buying burritos. Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill’s first quarter earnings rose 47 percent to $25.4 million compared to $17.3 million a year ago. Chipotle said the 16 percent higher revenue figure was due both to 26 new restaurants opening in the quarter, bringing the total to more than… Continue Reading Chipotle earnings rise 47 percent

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County is tops in state for motorcycle deaths

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More motorcyclists died in El Paso County than anywhere else in the state. Fifteen people died in motorcycle crashes in the county last year, while overall the state’s fatalities reached a record high of 98 during 2008, up from 90 during 2007. Statewide, motorcycle deaths represented 18 percent of the 548 traffic deaths in 2008,… Continue Reading County is tops in state for motorcycle deaths

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On April 21, Manitou Springs City Council approved an ordinance to start charging to park in the lot at the base of Barr Trail. Just how much it will cost to park in the lot is uncertain. The issue must go before the city’s parking board, which will set rates. City Planner Michelle Anthony said… Continue Reading Barr Trail parking not free for long

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People on the Move – April 24, 2009

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Carol Chiarito has been named New Associate of the Year by New England Financial of Colorado Springs. She qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table during 2008 and has worked in the financial services industry since 2004. Peter Horwitch has achieved membership in the insurance industry’s Million Dollar Round Table and has earned MetLife’s Leaders… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 24, 2009

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Care and Share CEO steps down

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Nicholas Saccaro, president and CEO of Care and Share since July 2006, is leaving his position at the food bank on May 13 to become the vice president/general manager of Revolution Foods’ new branch in the Denver metro area. Alex Edwards, current chief operating officer of Care and Share, will serve as the interim president… Continue Reading Care and Share CEO steps down

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FOX 21 News Reporter Danielle Leigh toured the town to see just how much money she could really get for her old gold jewelery. From jewelery stores to pawn shops, who do you think made her the best offer? Click here to read the story.

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Medical malpractice bill dies in the House

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A bill that would require insurance companies to get approval before raising premiums died on third and final reading in the state House of Representatives. Supported by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, House Bill 1344 originally was written to raise non-economic caps for medical malpractice suits from $300,000 to $460,000. But the bill didn’t have… Continue Reading Medical malpractice bill dies in the House

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