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The excitement and hope commercial real estate brokers put on display at the start of 2012 was mostly gone by the time they started trying to predict what will happen in 2013. “I think we all just wanted it to be behind us,” said Greg Phaneuf, a principal at Cushman & Wakefield Colorado Springs Commercial. […]
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The National Automobile Dealers Association, in coordination with statistics from financial services company Comerica, reports that in 1979 Americans had to work 22.9 weeks to buy a new car. Despite that today’s new car costs are about the same as a house in the Midwest in the mid-to-late seventies, Americans have to work a couple […]
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The Space Foundation’s education and tourism missions are about to take flight.
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Several businesses in downtown Colorado Springs have moved, will move, or plan to close. Two are moving to the Chapel Hills Mall. Susan Godec will close her Phancy Pheasant at 220 N. Tejon St. because of a drop in business that she attributed to downtown vagrancy and parking. “I feel like it’s just the wrong […]
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Skiing in Colorado has turned high-tech, with smartphone apps specific to markers on mountains, giving directions to the deep snow and even telling the users what’s on the menu. Hand in hand with the high-tech, terrain at some ski areas has been molded to the younger skier, targeting families introducing young children to the sport. […]
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Jacque Stanley loves downtown Colorado Springs. For years it has given her photographs, good times and a livelihood. As a teenager, Stanley made her first traffic court appearance at what is now the Pioneers Museum; she had a first date at Poor Richard’s with the man who would become her husband; and she has worked […]
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Colorado craft beer grew up and became a powerhouse industry when it broke the $1 billion mark in 2015. The state’s suds have seen explosive growth during the past five years, and nowhere has that growth been more pronounced than along the Front Range. Northern Colorado, and especially Denver, has led the craft-brewing charge as […]
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Financial planners help people invest their money, grow it and organize it for retirement. But these days, more and more planners are simply helping them get out of debt. Debt management is now counted among the basic services offered at most financial planning firms in Colorado Springs. And it’s not a fringe service accessed by […]
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Does the precipitous fall in gasoline prices mean that fuel-efficient cars are losing value, while the gas guzzlers that consumers once shunned are now in high demand? And if low prices persist for years to come, what will the consequences be? Sheila Gantzler, dealer sales and service manager at ADESA Auto Auction in Fountain, says […]
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The average home produces more air pollution than the average car. The average family spends $1,400 a year on energy bills, and half of that amount goes toward heating and cooling costs. If one in 10 U.S. households used heating and cooling systems approved by ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s energy-efficiency standard-setting program, […]
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Signs look good

The Colorado economy is stable and gaining strength. That’s what is coming down through the pipeline from those in the know at the state and local levels. State Treasurer Mike Coffman released a statement on Jan. 19 that the “best reflection of economic optimism” is a forecasted 3.8 percent increase in sales and income tax […]
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Realtor Ray Shea recently ushered a pair of buyers into a half-million-dollar home in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. “It’s a view lot,” Shea said. “We’re standing there, looking out the window and all you can see is charred, burned hillside. I’m waiting for them to drop the bomb in my lap and say, ‘Wow, this […]
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