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Colorado ranks high in catastrophic claims

Colorado ranks high in catastrophic claims

As a result of wildfires and hailstorms, Colorado has found itself in the top 10 states in the nation for filing catastrophic insurance claims. A catastrophe is defined as a natural disaster that produces more than $25 million in insured damage. “We are seeing homeowners insurance premiums rising across the country and here in Colorado,”… Continue Reading Colorado ranks high in catastrophic claims

Creating a new local music atmosphere

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We couldn’t have picked a more dramatic day to arrive in Colorado Springs. My family and I rolled into town from Chicago on the afternoon of June 12. As we drove past the huge cloud of smoke billowing up from Black Forest, we crossed our fingers that our home purchase, scheduled for the next day,… Continue Reading Creating a new local music atmosphere

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City council postpones changes to fire code

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Colorado Springs City Council put off voting on changes to the fire code for reconstruction in Mountain Shadows, following opposition from residents who lost their homes in the Waldo Canyon fire. Council heard the suggested changes two weeks ago, which included “hardened” structures with stucco or cementious siding, trees and bushes set back from home… Continue Reading City council postpones changes to fire code

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When the Waldo Canyon fire raced down the ridgeline and into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, homes were destroyed no matter what building materials were used. Houses with stucco siding, houses with redwood decks, cedar fencing, uneven irrigation and too many trees too close to the house — all went up in flames. In many cases,… Continue Reading Fire code updates mean changes for Mountain Shadows

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