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Colorado Springs’ first indoor water park and family resort will open at the end of next month and needs hundreds of new employees. Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs will host two information sessions on its 500 new part-time and full-time opportunities from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 15 at...
As the ski train starts running to Winter Park again this winter — and at least two resorts plan to open in October — Colorado's ski industry is gearing up for yet another banner season. For the 2016-17 season, resorts are partnering with their competition, enhancing their facilities and diversifying...
Amid high attendance and pleasant weather, tourists and locals alike gathered for three morning liftoffs during Colorado Springs’ annual hot air balloon show. Now in its 40th year, the Labor Day Lift Off included hot air balloon rides, food trucks, live music, ultimate disc competitions, as well as skydiving and...
Rodeo fans — mount up! Colorado Springs will be home to a new, summer-long rodeo series — the Colorado Springs Rodeo Summer Series Open — launching June 15 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. The event will take place Wednesdays from June through August, excluding Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days. The...
  (Editor's Note: This article originally identified Friends of Cheyenne Cañon as the group pursing legal action to block the land exchange. It's now been corrected.) By Amy Gillentine Sweet and John Hazlehurst Some groups opposing the land swap with The Broadmoor aren’t waiting for Colorado Springs City Council to decide the fate of...
For baseball fans in Colorado Springs, the next several years may feel a lot like the bottom of the ninth — a collective clinging to rally caps and hope, but with a pervasive sense that the game might soon be coming to an untimely end. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox...
Almost every human activity has an economic impact. Such impacts might be difficult to analyze, but that hasn’t stopped economic development gurus from putting out numbers. It’s clear that cycling, arts/culture and the military are important drivers of our future economic growth, but another one might beat all three put...
While working on a multimillion-dollar engineering project, you hit a creative wall. Timing is tight and the deadline is two short hours away. You need a break. That’s why the company has a swing set. Following the lead of Google headquarters in California, several Colorado Springs companies created fun workplace environments...
Virtual reality is no longer virtual. Very soon, using only a smartphone and a $100 headpiece, businesses will be able to interview potential employees to judge how they respond to various real-life scenarios using virtual reality technology. The technology can also be used to train business staff and new employees. Next...
The proposed land swap between The Broadmoor hotel and the city of Colorado Springs is the culmination of years of negotiations, discussions and brainstorming between the two parties, as well as other stakeholders. But despite the negotiations, residents surrounding the city-owned parkland are picking sides — and even some open-space...
More than half a century ago, a grassroots organization took shape, made up of parents who wanted to make sure their developmentally disabled children received the right kind of education. That’s how one of the largest nonprofits in the nation got its start. And locally, The Arc of the Pikes...
Bluebird skies, fresh powder, ski lifts taking thousands of visitors to mountain peaks. All that soft snow creates a winter adventure that attracted 11.4 million vistors during the 2014-2015 season. But skiing is a very serious business in Colorado. Before snowboarders can catch air in the terrain park, before skiers...