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This year’s Winter Olympics feature the undertakings of the local-based U.S. Olympic Committee to a similar degree that it is manifested in Colorado Springs — with the help of an empowering partnership. Much like its partnership with the USOC at the Olympic Training Center, worldwide Olympic partner GE Healthcare is the exclusive provider of medical […]
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As nonprofit entities, religious groups funnel millions of dollars into the El Paso County economy — through jobs, aid to the needy and by filling needs that would otherwise require government dollars. The Pikes Peak region has it all — tiny chapels, large   and small congregations of mainstream churches, synagogues, monasteries, an Islamic learning […]
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WOODLAND PARK — The City Above the Clouds is open for business. According to Brian Fleer, executive director of its Office of Economic and Downtown Development, the Teller County city of about 7,000 has weathered a “catastrophic” national economic downturn, and the rebound is palpable. “The good news is, we’ve come out of the recession. […]
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At 6 a.m., Chelsy Murphy rolls out of bed and logs on to Pinterest, a social-networking site that allows users to “pin” up photos. As communications director at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, Murphy knows that early mornings and late nights are when most of the site’s users, 80 percent of whom are […]
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Its roots were more than 1,100 miles from Olympic City USA. While returning from a Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance trip to Nashville, Tenn., in 2015, the city’s First Lady Janet Suthers and Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Doug Price decided the Music City’s brand was so strong — from guitar pick-shaped street signs to […]
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Imagine you get up to make popcorn and the movie you’re watching automatically pauses. You walk into the kitchen and, sensing your presence, the lights adjust to your preferences.
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From all across the United States they come to stomp grapes, tour cellars and swirl and sip wines. It’s all part of the wine-tourism trade, a small but steadily growing segment of the hospitality business that has gained increased traction over the past decade in Colorado. Although relatively new to the wine scene, Colorado wineries […]
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Tagged as one of Colorado’s most challenging hikes, the 2,750-step Manitou Incline is an attraction that regularly routes thousands of people through the narrow town of Manitou Springs, increasing visitor count — but also adding to traffic congestion. The free, uphill trail sees 300,000 hikers a year, last year setting a record of 2,400 hikers […]
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Married, middle aged, employed and living in a three-bedroom house, Shelly and Daryl Gottier never imagined they’d end up homeless — much less living along Monument Creek in a tent during winter. But that’s what happened. After a death in the family and losing their jobs in the midst of the economic downturn, they were […]
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Michael Hannigan, CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, will retire in December after 16 years as head of the organization. The fourth-generation Coloradan, former Colorado College administrator and educator spoke about turning an idea into a foundation with a cumulative community impact of $150 million. How did you end up CEO of the Pikes […]
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Phil Heacock recently met a woman around 30 years old who asked him, “What’s World War II?” Heacock couldn’t believe his ears. A woman who seemed to be intelligent, and probably in the middle to upper-middle class economically, hadn’t “heard of” WWII. “The only reason you’re wearing pants right now is because of WWII,” said […]
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For Colorado Springs’ military presence in general, and Fort Carson in particular, 2015 already is shaping up to be a pivotal year. At some point, the Department of Defense plans to announce a decision that — in the worst-case scenario — could mean a loss of as many as 16,000 Fort Carson personnel by 2020, […]
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