When multiple bombers attacked Brussels this week, few were prepared for the damage, the carnage or the panic. In November, concerted, well-planned attacks left hundreds dead and still more wounded on the streets of Paris, shutting down the city for days. In the aftermath of both attacks, people were confused, afraid and uncertain. The ease […]
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  (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 184 acres of […]
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After much talk, speculation and renovation, Colorado Springs businessman Perry Sanders has opened his new entertainment venue in the historic former home of Colorado Springs Utilities, adjacent to the Mining Exchange Hotel. The Gold Room, housed within the 27,500-square-foot art deco building at 18 N. Nevada Ave., has hosted two weddings since partially opening for […]
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David Leinweber’s formula is simple: Create an umbrella organization to amplify the voice of the local outdoor recreation industry; use that collective voice to grow the number of outdoor recreation enthusiasts; and create more jobs in the industry while planting seeds for future economic development. Leinweber is the owner of Westside fishing retailer Angler’s Covey, […]
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Drury Hotels Company opened a new Drury Inn & Suites in northern Colorado Springs. The new hotel is the fourth Drury hotel in Colorado and features 180 rooms and more than 2,700 square feet of meeting space. According to the press release sent by the company, Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs is at I-25 […]
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As the warmer months roll in and families venture out on vacation, local organizations hope Colorado Springs will be a top destination choice — and so far, the numbers look promising. With recent kudos, including Trip Advisor awarding Pikes Peak with its 2016 Certificate of Excellence and Colorado Springs ranking No. 5 on U.S. News […]
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A trip to the MX Spa, which opened June 20 in the basement of the Mining Exchange Hotel, is one that takes its visitors through the rich history of the Pikes Peak region and one of its most storied structures. Bound for the spa’s massage parlor, nail salon or adjacent fitness center, guests pass walls […]
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Two years after floods damaged the Cheyenne Canyon tourist attraction, The Broadmoor reopened Seven Falls Thursday with new amenities, including a restaurant and ziplines. Owner Phil Anschutz bought the property for $960,000 last year and invested more than $11 million in renovations.
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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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The summit of Pikes Peak as viewed from Colorado Springs appears to be a steep and rocky ridge with a defined high point. But the millions who have reached the summit know that it’s a high-altitude plateau, less a mountaintop than a staging ground for inventive businesses, delightful scams and feats of derring-do. Prior to […]
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Businesses, like natural persons, are mortal. They’re born, struggle through youth, flourish for a while, and then pass quietly away. Few attain the biblical lifespan of three score and ten – in fact, most expire within a decade or two. Colorado City was founded in 1859, Colorado Springs in 1871, Manitou Springs in 1872. By […]
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What would Colorado Springs look like without El Pomar Foundation? Cross Walsenburg with Monument, and that would be us. Without El Pomar and the Penrose family, much that we take for granted in today’s vibrant city wouldn’t exist. Colorado College, the Space Foundation, Fine Arts Center, World Arena, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Pikes Peak Center […]
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