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The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has launched the second phase of its exterior restoration project. Director Matt Mayberry said the museum is still open even though of the construction barriers and renovation workers. “A few people have called us to find out what the heck is going on,” Mayberry said. “The barriers are in place […]
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Tired of paying big money for bad skiing? A condominium and home-rental company is offering to fix that. ResortQuest, which has properties in Colorado, Utah and Idaho, is offering clients a snow guarantee. The guarantee allows guests to move to one of its other resort destinations at no extra charge in the event of less-than-favorable […]
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Area businesses catering to tourists really could use a good summer. After two seasons marred by fires and floods, local hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts are waiting with bated breath to see whether their busiest months will bring boom or bust. Many are cautiously optimistic that this year will curb a two-year slide of disappointing numbers. […]
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The lodging allowance portion of government per-diem rates is dropping in Colorado Springs and 310 other areas across the nation.
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Meetings and conventions have been called the invisible industry, but hoteliers in Colorado Springs intend to change that. And if the Convention and Visitors Bureau has its way, the region will be a hotbed for group business. With the economy starting to turn around, convention business is poised to recover, locally. Last year, while hotel […]
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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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Manitou Springs has dreamed for years of being a year-round destination town. Now its growing art community may be the way to make it happen.
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Hotels and others in the tourism business are hiring again, the latest sign of a recovering economy. That’s good news for anyone looking for work. The bad news is that a stubbornly high unemployment rate has put hospitality-industry employers firmly in the driver’s seat. In 2006 and ‘07, jobs would go unfilled. Today, applications are […]
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Mark your calendars, a date has been set for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb — in 2017. Organizers of the annual event have set a date for next year’s hill climb, June 30, but also set dates into 2017. “We felt that it was practical to establish similar dates for the future for many […]
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The travel industry accounted for 7 percent of the 1.6 million jobs created during the past 12 months, the U.S Travel Association reports. “Over the last year, the travel industry expanded its employment base by 119,000 – doubling the jobs created by construction and real estate industries combined,” said David Huether, senior vice president of […]
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The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau named some of this year’s best tourism spots and events in Colorado Springs. The winners were announced this week at the CVB’s annual Tourism Industry Awards Celebration, where officials also launched the city’s new slogan “Live it Up!” and logo. Five industry awards were presented by Doug Price, […]
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Colorado Springs’ zoo in the mountains has reached its fundraising goal of $13.5 million for its biggest capital improvement project in the zoo’s history. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo officials announced Thursday that the Encounter Africa exhibit is a go, now fully funded. Already, the zoo’s African elephants have a new barn; and the African lions and […]
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