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The news that the Colorado Balloon Classic will leave Colorado Springs in 2015 for greener (or maybe less bureaucratic) pastures was dismaying, to say the least. A press release from the Classic’s organizers cited “politics within the city, increasingly rigid special event procedures and an onerous 2015 LART [city sponsorship] application” as driving the decision. […]
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Another August, another Copper Triangle, and another couple of weeks of being broke. We left Colorado Springs last Friday afternoon for Copper Mountain, stayed in a pleasant studio at Copper Mountain Resort on Friday and Saturday nights, and came back Sunday afternoon. The bike ride was wonderful, as always. What’s not to like about an […]
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When people see horses in movies or television programs, professional cowboys often ride them at top speed. However, riders and horses at the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center (PPTRC) rarely get above a slow trot, but the results make a difference for many people. Therapeutic horseback riding is an experiential and learning tool for people […]
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Spring has melted the ice off most the lakes in Colorado and the fishing season is about to reach full throttle. Colorado boasts over 18,000 miles of rivers and streams as well as approximately 275,000 surface acres of lakes. These waters range from cold water mountain lakes and raging rivers to warm water reservoirs and […]
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Having just launched a business catering to the Colorado lifestyle, friends Eric Liebold, Joe Thomas and Conaire Hallisy are about to celebrate their company’s one-week anniversary. “We are a true startup,” said Liebold, who also holds the position of COO for Chief Petroleum Co. BivySak, an online subscription service based in Colorado Springs, creates and […]
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Week after week, we hear assurances that important announcements are coming, perhaps soon, in regard to City for Champions. Just a guess, but that probably would not include anything newsworthy in regard to the proposed multipurpose Colorado Sports and Event Center, commonly known as the downtown stadium. In truth, it’s an indoor-outdoor complex adjacent to […]
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The business of biking is picking up in Colorado Springs. That is, now that Colorado Springs has a My Handle Bar bike. My Handle Bar is a different type of bike. It’s a party bicycle operated by 16 people at one time. Its purpose is to give the riders a unique experience – riding en […]
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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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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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Colorado Springs Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor said April seems so far away. “If you could start the 2015 season tomorrow, it wouldn’t be soon enough for us,” Ensor said Oct. 2 during a press conference in the banquet room of Security Service Field. “That’s the level of excitement we have.” Following […]
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Corny Cravings is the new business now occupying a storefront at 2872 N. Powers in the Safeway Marketplace East. Rhonda Luker and Daniel Romano opened their business Aug. 10. The business offers gourmet popcorn, glazed nuts, candy and gift baskets. “Our focus is to celebrated the events in your life,” Luker said, “in addition to […]
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