The phone rang in The Broadmoor hotel archivist’s office. It was a former Miss Broadmoor Bathing Beauty on the line. She and her husband honeymooned at the hotel in 1959, and the staff photographer took their photo by the lake. Is it possible that the photos still exist? “Yes,” she was told. “You are a […]
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Pre-season snow sports sales increased 2 percent in equipment sold and 1 percent in dollars spent at more than 1,200 snow sports retailers nationwide. So far this fall, consumers purchased $307 million in snow and ski equipment. And it isn’t hope of heavy snow falls and bluebird powder days leading the sales increase. Instead, analysts […]
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The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel scheduled to open downtown this spring, announced today that it is now accepting reservations for June 1 and beyond. The hotel has been accepting group and event reservations for two weeks, but just started allowing individual online room reservations today. Hotel management expects to open the doors in […]
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With gambling numbers improving and a pervasive sense of hopefulness, Cripple Creek is beginning to make bigger investments in itself. “I think we’re all cautiously optimistic,” said Maria Cunningham, marketing and events manager for the historic Teller County town. Cripple Creek casino revenue ticked up 0.5 percent year-over-year in 2012, which was a good sign. […]
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For the Space Foundation, it’s truly a summer of discovery. For the first time, the 30-year-old organization has the room to display decades’ worth of space memorabilia – models of the Mars rover, exhibits from NASA’s space shuttle program, the only moon rock in the state of Colorado. And staff members have combined it all […]
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The El Pomar Foundation unveiled an expansion of the El Pomar Carriage Museum to include the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The announcement happens in conjunction with preparations for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb which is this weekend. Free and open to the public, the museum currently features three Pikes Peak Hill Climb cars […]
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An estimated 9,500 visitors will visit the Pikes Peak region for the Air Force Academy’s annual Parents’ Weekend, starting Thursday. The visitors are expected to bring an additional $7.5 million in direct revenue to Colorado Springs businesses and an additional $556,776 in sales tax revenue. Academy officials say the numbers are a fraction of the […]
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Hundreds of Colorado Springs city officials, local leaders and advocates converged downtown last week to witness a groundbreaking for the 60,000-square-foot, $75 million U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame. The crowd gathered June 9 at the intersection of South Sierra Madre Street and Vermijo Avenue to celebrate the kickoff of construction of the museum, […]
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The National Ski Areas Association says a ski season that stretched into July helped U.S. resorts set a record this year for skier visits. The Lakewood, Colo.-based trade group in May estimated there were 60.1 million skier visits at U.S. resorts this season. Based on final survey results, the association says resorts finished the season […]
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Internet Honey Co., a Colorado Springs marketing technology company, picked up another sweet contract with a state travel and tourism commission. Internet Honey was awarded a contract with the Oregon Tourism Commission, also known as Travel Oregon, to provide the software that will measure and maximize all consumer travel leads generated by the state’s tourism […]
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Mardosz Fine Art Gallery will host a grand opening celebration on Sept. 14. The event marks the beginning of the new gallery that artist Chuck Mardosz and his wife Diana Love created on the southeastern edge of downtown. The two started looking for a spot where Mardosz could open his own gallery and sell his […]
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Marathon runners have ascended to the top of Pikes Peak; race cars have sped to the top of  America’s Mountain. Now, it’s time for the mountain to be conquered by cyclists. Colorado Springs, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, set up a pilot program to allow bicycles on the Pikes Peak Highway from Sept. […]
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