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 have called the city home […]
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One year ago this weekend the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience opened at El Pomar’s Penrose Heritage Museum. The heritage museum originally opened in 1941, blocks from its newest iteration, which is located just across the street from The Broadmoor Hotel. It exhibits a variety of unusual transit modes, from carriages that were once part […]
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Craig Ochs never met Scott Hall, but the two shared a passion — sports and their impact on area youth. Hall was a Colorado Springs resident, a married father of three and an active youth sports coach. He died unexpectedly of cancer in October 2012. Ochs carries on Hall’s legacy as executive director of the […]
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Here’s a business model for you, one guaranteed to rake in the bucks. Organize a really fancy, week-long track meet. Invite countries large and small to send teams. Add other sports — swimming, baseball, cycling, soccer, sport climbing, tennis, badminton, sailing … whatever! Persuade cities worldwide to compete for the privilege of hosting the meet, […]
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Johnny Walker was born on a rural ranch in Pueblo County, but was well aware of his neighbors, a force thousands strong, to the north. Walker’s family ranch borders Fort Carson, and he grew up in the presence of its soldiers. His respect for the military was ingrained during his youth and, as an adult, […]
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USA Synchro, the national governing body for synchronized swimming in the United States, announced today that it will relocate the organization’s headquarters from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs by the end of the year. “The USA Synchro board of directors made the decision to relocate after careful consideration based on current and future strategies and after […]
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When Jrace Rider sat down alongside colleague Brooke Girlando following their brief presentation Monday, the piece of paper in Rider’s hand was littered with scribbles -— each of them a suggestion or contact that came from the audience about how the Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region could fortify its physical activity […]
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Attorneys representing clients in the courtroom are guided by a simple set of rules: If the facts are with you, pound the facts; If the law is with you, pound the law; If neither the facts nor the law support your client, pound the table! The city’s response to the third-party analysis of the administration’s […]
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If all goes according to plan, for a couple hours on July 15, The Club at Flying Horse will be humming with conversation — some in English, some in German. The networking event will be the culmination of a cultural exchange centered on the world’s most popular sport, finalizing a week of soccer and ambassadorship […]
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The United States Olympic Committee board of directors voted this month to extend the contract of USOC CEO Scott Blackmun through June 30, 2021. The extension includes an option for four additional years with board approval in 2020. “In his five-plus years as CEO, Scott has done an extraordinary job of professionalizing the USOC, dramatically increasing […]
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After nearly three decades away, the World Corporate Games community is returning to its U.S. roots, according to a news release by U.S. Corporate Games. Kurt Aichele, chief operating officer of Colorado Springs-based fuseSPORT, is president of 2Thrive, a newly established nonprofit which has secured the exclusive rights to stage the Corporate Games across the […]
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It was a Wednesday night in 1960-something and Jay Warwick was not at all interested in going to taekwondo. “My older brother wanted to go. My mom asked if I wanted to and I said, ‘No, I don’t.’ It conflicted with my favorite TV shows. … We had ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Wild Wild West,’” he […]
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