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A bill passed in the waning hours of the Colorado legislative session opens the door to on-premises consumption of marijuana products at licensed businesses, but local officials aren’t jumping at the chance to implement it. House Bill 1230, the so-called cannabis hospitality measure, would allow local jurisdictions to license and regulate limited on-site consumption and […]
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After protracted negotiations, the owners of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway and representatives of Manitou Springs in November reached an accord on a tax incentive agreement for reconstruction of the 127-year-old railway. The Cog’s owners, The Oklahoma Publishing Co., said in an official statement that the railway would reopen in 2021. “After a year of […]
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A report produced for Manitou Springs strongly recommends that the city come to terms with the owners of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway to rebuild and reopen the 127-year-old attraction. “We believe allowing the cog to stop operating for an extended period is a grave mistake,” the report by Summit Economics states. The report, called […]
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Community theater companies have proliferated in Colorado Springs in the past several years. “If you wanted to, you could probably see a live show just about every weekend,” said Emory John Collinson, vice president of the Springs Ensemble Theatre. The biggest companies, the Fine Arts Center Theatre and Theatreworks, dominate the scene. As part of […]
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The world’s largest collection of Olympic torches and medals reside behind locked doors at U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs. Only donors, sponsors and Team USA members currently are allowed to view them. But when the U.S. Olympic Museum opens in the spring of 2020, these remarkable artifacts will be on display for […]
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The three letters in SCP Hotel’s name represent soul, community and planet. “We call it holistic hospitality,” said Bill Tremper, co-owner of the hotel. “It’s about helping guests take care of their soul, connect with the local community and help care for our planet.” Tremper, the founder of the hotel’s parent company, Soul Community Planet, […]
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Summer’s colorful balloons have landed and festival tents have folded, marking the end of Colorado Springs’ peak tourist season. But many visitors think fall is the best time to come to the Pikes Peak region, and local tourism promotion organizations are stepping up their efforts to bring them here. “With kids back in school, there […]
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Manitou Springs City Council has rejected a citizens’ petition to force reconsideration of the city’s 50-year tax incentive agreement with the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Mayor Ken Jaray, however, is seeking to address some of the concerns about the agreement expressed at a July 18 town hall meeting at the Briarhurst Manor, hosted by The […]
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For years, beach towns across the United States have capitalized on the gay tourism industry. But what is the most LGBTQ-friendly mountain city to visit? Could it be Colorado Springs — once perceived as one of the least gay-friendly cities in the nation? “The Springs has definitely become more inclusive over the years,” said Nic […]
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Business owners in Manitou Springs are pleased at the prospect of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway reopening. But it will be more than two years before that could happen, and potential roadblocks could derail a final decision to rebuild the railway. One hurdle was cleared Tuesday, June 12, when Manitou Springs City Councilors voted unanimously […]
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Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Pikes Peak Bulletin, a publication of Colorado Publishing House, which publishes the Colorado Springs Business Journal. By Jack Elder Gary Pierson, CEO of The Broadmoor and Sea Island LLC, appeared at Tuesday’s Manitou City Council meeting and gave a very positive assessment of the Pikes Peak Cog […]
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A movement to boost the Lodging and Automobile Rental Tax is gaining momentum in Colorado Springs, but there is no indication yet whether a tax increase will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. “We have been talking about it for a while,” said City Councilor Jill Gaebler, who serves as an ex officio member of […]
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