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Median home price rises in second quarter

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Median home price rises in second quarter

Most areas of Colorado experienced additional increases in housing prices during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter in 2013 and compared to the first quarter of 2014, according to Quarterly Market Statistical Reports released this week by the Colorado Association of Realtors. The median price for single-family homes and condominiums-townhouses combined… Continue Reading Median home price rises in second quarter

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Employment in Colorado increases

Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 3,000 over the month from May to June to 2,446,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 300 and government increased 3,300. Colorado has had 32 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three tenths of… Continue Reading Employment in Colorado increases

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Hazlehurst: Council puts kibosh on Xcel’s interest in Utilities

The Colorado Springs City Council (in its dual capacity as the Utility Board) met Wednesday and ignored Xcel Energy’s June 28 offer to enter into a non-disclosure agreement with Xcel subsidiary Public Service Company of Colorado “with the specific intent of exploring over the next 60 days if there is a value proposition that would… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Council puts kibosh on Xcel’s interest in Utilities

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First Choice opens new Colorado Springs ER

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First Choice opens new Colorado Springs ER

First Choice Emergency Room opened its new northern Colorado Springs facility Wednesday. The ER is First Choice Emergency Room’s third in Colorado Springs. The new Colorado Springs – North facility is at 13510 Meadowgrass Drive and is open around the clock. “Our entire team is pleased to be a part of this new facility and we… Continue Reading First Choice opens new Colorado Springs ER

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Foreclosure activity down

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Foreclosure activity down

Foreclosure activity in Colorado is at its lowest since the housing bubble burst in August 2006, according to RealtyTrac.com, a leading online marketplace for real estate data. A total of 613,874 properties in the U.S. Have defalt notices in the first half of 2014, a 19 percent decrease from the previous six months and down… Continue Reading Foreclosure activity down

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Harper named Cherwell Software president

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Harper named Cherwell Software president

Based in Colorado Springs, Cherwell Software announced Tuesday Craig Harper, former ServiceNow vice president of sales, will join the company as president, taking on responsibility for worldwide marketing, sales, services and support, and will report to CEO Vance Brown. Harper currently serves on the board of managers for Cherwell and brings a wealth of sales,… Continue Reading Harper named Cherwell Software president

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Scott leaving Peak Vista Foundation

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Scott leaving Peak Vista Foundation

After 18 years of dedicated service to Peak Vista Community Health Centers (Peak Vista) and Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation (PV Foundation), BJ Scott, executive director of PV Foundation, has announced a plan to retire Dec. 31. Throughout her tenure Scott served in various roles, including ten years as Peak Vista president & CEO… Continue Reading Scott leaving Peak Vista Foundation

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Ron Spraggins, founder and CEO of Commonwealth, Colorado Springs’ oldest apartment brokerage and research firm, announced the sale of Pueblo’s Belmont Square Apartments to a large buyer from Chicago for $5.2 million. The Spraggins team represented both the buyer and the seller in the sale of the 138 unit complex. The apartments are located south… Continue Reading Springs broker involved with $5.2 million Pueblo deal

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Commissioners seek volunteers

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Commissioners seek volunteers

The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners has a number of openings on boards and commissions that advise them. Commissioners seek community-minded volunteers to serve on the boards. Applications for the open positions are due July 31. Open positions are on the following boards: Board of Adjustment; Department of Human Services Citizen Review Panel;… Continue Reading Commissioners seek volunteers

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Bach vetoes city ordinances on licensing fees

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach vetoed ordinances the city council approved earlier this week. The ordinances would have ended most business licensing fees within the city. “I would very much like to support reducing or eliminating business licensing fees as well as City business personal property taxes,” said Mayor Bach. “Our goal is to be the… Continue Reading Bach vetoes city ordinances on licensing fees

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