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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The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Thursday night hosted night the Pikes Peak Run Fest, a celebration with live music and libations prior to a weekend of foot races.   The event celebrated and served as a registration venue for the Pikes Peak Ascent (a race one-way up the mountain) on Saturday and the Pikes Peak […]
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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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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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Darth Vader and Yoda will visit Colorado Springs soon, not in movie theaters, but in the skies high above the city. After floating away for four months, the idea of a hot-air balloon event in Colorado Springs during the Labor Day holiday has returned, landing at Memorial Park during the Labor Day weekend. “It’s coming […]
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Following several disappointing seasons, local tourism, like the real estate industry, is counting on pent-up demand and new regional projects to inject some much-needed capital into both the trade and the local economy. Doug Price, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said a market study funded by the Colorado Springs […]
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Organizers of the planned U.S. Olympic Museum have unveiled the first conceptual drawings of the building and site in downtown Colorado Springs. Museum officials also announced finalization Thursday of the gift from Nor’wood Development Group, which donated 1.7 acres near the intersection of Vermijo Avenue and Sierra Madre Street, directly east of the railroad tracks, […]
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In 1992, the first full year after casino gambling was introduced in the historic Colorado mining towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek, casinos in “The Creek” reported adjusted gross proceeds (AGP) of $52.5 million. Revenues climbed steadily during the next 13 years, peaking at $154.9 million in 2007. Since then, Cripple Creek […]
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By Bryan Grossman bryan.grossman@csbj.com After 10 years, Gary Blehm got to use his Mont Blanc pen again. On April 9, the local cartoonist signed a contract with Looking Good Licensing, which he called a shot of encouragement to return to creating art full-time. The Vermont company will market the Penman creator’s brand following a failed […]
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Many Colorado Springs business leaders suffer from severe cases of Denvy (short for “Denver Envy”). Denvy attacks can occur at any time, but are most often associated with yet another announcement of a Denver-area megaproject. DIA, Coors Field, the Colorado Convention Center, the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, RTD’s light rail project, […]
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Ross Hill made his first PictureBooth out of things he could find at a Tennessee Home Depot. “I made it out of plywood. … I bought a jigsaw to put the first one together,” Hill said. “It was really rough looking. Someone painted a white circle around the lens so people knew where to look.” […]
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