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The Springs will be a special destination for thousands of out-of-town guests this summer because of two much-anticipated events.
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“This is not about crazy drunken street parties — this is about empowering businesses to offer their customers a better experience.” — Jill Gaebler
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More than half a century ago, a grassroots organization took shape, made up of parents who wanted to make sure their developmentally disabled children received the right kind of education. That’s how one of the largest nonprofits in the nation got its start. And locally, The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region continues to re-invent […]
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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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Following three months of closure and $1.5 million in repairs and upgrading, the Manitou Incline opened to an eager crowd Dec. 5. Officials involved in the project spoke to the crowd before the first hikers made their way to the Incline’s peak. Speakers included Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder; Krithika Prashant, senior communications specialist for […]
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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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When Santa Claus needs to get away, he vacations in Cascade. That’s been the case since 1956, when the North Pole: Home of Santa’s Workshop, was created by Wesley Spurry. Following the model of a park in Lake Placid, N.Y., Spurry and investors Art Herzberger and George Haggard brought the Christmas-themed concept to the foot […]
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What are the odds? Owners of Triple Crown Casinos believe they are good – so good they’re spending several million dollars to build a 476-stall parking garage featuring covered walkways into the three casinos the group owns. The garage will funnel bettors into J.P. McGill’s, Midnight Rose, and the Brass Ass casinos. It is the […]
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The Pikes Peak region has its own, built-in marketing strategy — America’s Mountain — but even the most relevant metros must strive to stay that way. “We capitalize on what our assets are,” said Ryan Cole, executive director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions. “Pikes Peak is one of the many great assets that we have.” […]
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Entertainment districts are likely to become part of the Colorado Springs landscape, said City Councilor Don Knight, but in what form they’ll be approved is still up for discussion. The Colorado Springs Liquor and Beer Licensing Board unanimously voted Aug. 18 to pass proposed amendments to the City Liquor Code, and city council had its […]
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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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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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