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Jack Nicklaus once said, “Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game.” Those who have owned or operated a golf course know this better than anyone.  The northern portions of El Paso County have seen the comings and goings of several courses over a relatively short period of time. Monument Hill Country Club […]
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Dave Burgess is a Michigan native who made his way to Colorado Springs via stops in Chicago and New York. A former high school and collegiate swimmer, Burgess drifted from his athletic passions while pursuing a career in information technology. He said it took a decade to decide that, if he was going to work […]
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Jim Knowlton, the Air Force Academy’s new athletic director, has a lot on his plate moving toward his first season at the helm of all things Falcon sports. Knowlton replaces Hans Mueh, who retired after filling the role since 2004. Knowlton is a graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his most […]
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FOUNTAIN – Watching someone zip by at 120 miles an hour, it’s difficult to tell if they’re smiling or merely fighting the g-force facilitated by the banked walls at the Pikes Peak International Raceway. Bob Boileau, general manager of the PPIR, said smiles are part of the package for race fans, gear heads and adrenaline […]
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The Broadmoor has been named No. 1 golf resort in North America by Golf magazine. More than 8,000 readers voted on four criteria, including golf, lodging, food & drink, and service, landing the Broadmoor in top position. Last year, Links magazine named the Broadmoor one of 25 Best Golf Resorts in the World, and the […]
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For the average tourist, a trip to the summit of Pikes Peak means ambling ever upward in the family minivan — the cooler packed with sandwiches, the air conditioning on full blast and the children strapped in the back screaming about who’s touching whom. And while the 14,110-foot summit is accessible most summer days to […]
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One year away from a historic anniversary, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parted ways with the Springs-based Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association late last month, leading to each organization providing separate explanations for the fracture. As a result, the 2014 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will be the first in its 74-year history not to […]
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Colorado Springs has recently been included on the state’s upgraded Bicycle and Scenic Byways map. The Colorado Department of Transportation has given local governments across the state the opportunity to provide cycling information specific to their region. Colorado Springs was the third city to add its map and local data to the site (http://dtdapps.coloradodot.info/bike), according […]
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Taryn Duncan credits her love of sports to a childhood filled with opening days at Coors Field with her dad. She would go on to play prep softball and, while it was the team at UCCS that caught the Littleton native’s attention, it was the school’s sports management program that earned her devotion. Duncan, 24, […]
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Colorado Springs Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor said April seems so far away. “If you could start the 2015 season tomorrow, it wouldn’t be soon enough for us,” Ensor said Oct. 2 during a press conference in the banquet room of Security Service Field. “That’s the level of excitement we have.” Following […]
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After a 2013 hiatus, the state’s largest spectator event once again is making its way through Colorado Springs next week — but don’t blink. The fourth USA Pro Challenge is welcoming back some of the world’s fastest cyclists, with Stage 4 of the seven-stage event here on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 21. The stage will start […]
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More than a decade. That’s how long many Olympians devote to their crafts. Year after year of training, sacrifice, dieting, training, traveling, grinding … and training. Once that commitment comes to an end, often with little saved outside the memory bank, those athletes must morph their determination into real-world work skills to pay the bills. […]
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