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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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Almost every human activity has an economic impact. Such impacts might be difficult to analyze, but that hasn’t stopped economic development gurus from putting out numbers. It’s clear that cycling, arts/culture and the military are important drivers of our future economic growth, but another one might beat all three put together. Dogs. Colorado Springs is […]
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For baseball fans in Colorado Springs, the next several years may feel a lot like the bottom of the ninth — a collective clinging to rally caps and hope, but with a pervasive sense that the game might soon be coming to an untimely end. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have called the city home […]
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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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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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Johnny Walker was born on a rural ranch in Pueblo County, but was well aware of his neighbors, a force thousands strong, to the north. Walker’s family ranch borders Fort Carson, and he grew up in the presence of its soldiers. His respect for the military was ingrained during his youth and, as an adult, […]
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Numbers can be deceiving, but in the case of human-powered transportation, there’s no question. Bikes mean business. Recently, the city of Colorado Springs, using results from the first part of its PlanCOS community survey, determined that the outdoor lifestyle was one of the main reasons people enjoy living in the Pikes Peak region. It also […]
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At Magnum Shooting Center, business started not with a whimper… “We had 1,700 paid members before we opened,” said Todd Lockburner, principal and general manager of the region’s Super Wal-Mart of firearms, located just off Northgate Boulevard and Interstate 25. The $7 million, 33,000-square-foot center opened at Polaris Pointe in November with the help of […]
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Throughout the expansive room inside Library 21c, interested people gathered in clusters, listening to others, asking questions and receiving answers. The crowd estimated at 250 to 300 might not have been fully united, but on this Tuesday evening, even the known cynics kept their confrontational instincts in check. The event was billed as a “different” […]
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What do men want? What do women want? Ron Johnson, Johnny Martin and Dustin Morgan hope their new venture will appeal to both sexes. Johnny Martin’s Car Central is a private club located in a 7,500-square-foot space on the ground floor of the Central Bancorp building at 1 S. Nevada Ave. It’s the first private […]
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Amid high attendance and pleasant weather, tourists and locals alike gathered for three morning liftoffs during Colorado Springs’ annual hot air balloon show. Now in its 40th year, the Labor Day Lift Off included hot air balloon rides, food trucks, live music, ultimate disc competitions, as well as skydiving and wakeboarding demonstrations on Prospect Lake, […]
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Rodeo fans — mount up! Colorado Springs will be home to a new, summer-long rodeo series — the Colorado Springs Rodeo Summer Series Open — launching June 15 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. The event will take place Wednesdays from June through August, excluding Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days. The series is a product […]
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