Bluebird skies, fresh powder, ski lifts taking thousands of visitors to mountain peaks. All that soft snow creates a winter adventure that attracted 11.4 million vistors during the 2014-2015 season. But skiing is a very serious business in Colorado. Before snowboarders can catch air in the terrain park, before skiers bomb down the mountain and […]
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As the ski train starts running to Winter Park again this winter — and at least two resorts plan to open in October — Colorado’s ski industry is gearing up for yet another banner season. For the 2016-17 season, resorts are partnering with their competition, enhancing their facilities and diversifying tourists’ experiences to stay relevant […]
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The s**t has hit the fan – Warren Zevon “Lawyers, Guns and Money,” 1978. You’d never expect the Colorado Springs City Council to so perfectly conform its meeting agenda to Warren Zevon’s great song, but just take a look at the agenda for Monday’s Council work session. Item 8E (lawyers). A resolution of the City […]
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Gamblers, as anyone who has spent time in a casino knows, are superstitious. They may know that slot machine payouts are governed by the chilly indifference of a computer chip, and that a random-number generator determines when jackpots are paid. But that knowledge seldom is internalized. Many players seem to believe certain machines are “looser” […]
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Those familiar with the rich photographic history of the Pikes Peak region know all about the works of William Henry Jackson, Laura Gilpin and Myron Wood. They came to Colorado Springs for a variety of reasons, and their work here lives on even after their deaths. But other photographers followed in their footsteps — and […]
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Members of Ent Federal Credit Union will be asked to vote by Oct. 29 to change the institution’s charter from a federal charter to a state charter. “With a state charter, we can serve more people,” said Victoria Selfridge, vice president, corporate communications. “Federal charters are more restrictive.” The move will enable the $4.2 billion […]
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Here’s an advance peek at four design concepts for the new Pikes Peak Summit House. They’ll be formally unveiled this afternoon  (Wednesday) at a public meeting, to be held at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, starting at 4:30. The images are courtesy of the architects, RTA/GWWO. It’s important to note that these are […]
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Colorado Springs’ first indoor water park and family resort will open at the end of next month and needs hundreds of new employees. Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs will host two information sessions on its 500 new part-time and full-time opportunities from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 15 at The Pro Rodeo Hall of […]
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The proposed land swap between The Broadmoor hotel and the city of Colorado Springs is the culmination of years of negotiations, discussions and brainstorming between the two parties, as well as other stakeholders. But despite the negotiations, residents surrounding the city-owned parkland are picking sides — and even some open-space groups are undecided if the […]
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The Military Affairs Council, part of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, hosted a military speakers forum Wednesday afternoon that featured a discussion with three retired military generals about the complicated nature of today’s military, the effects of federal budget cuts and how those things affect the local community. The forum’s panel was composed of retired Army […]
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The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center is facing a crisis — it could lose a third of its funding if the City Council accepts the recommendation of the Lodging and Automobile Rentals Tax. The organization, which provides assistance and support to local small businesses, received $55,000 a year from the taxes, starting during Mayor […]
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While working on a multimillion-dollar engineering project, you hit a creative wall. Timing is tight and the deadline is two short hours away. You need a break. That’s why the company has a swing set. Following the lead of Google headquarters in California, several Colorado Springs companies created fun workplace environments for their employees in […]
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