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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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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The game of Clue has inspired a number of spin-offs – but none more entertaining than the murder-mystery thrillers created by a Colorado Springs-based theater production company, now in its seventeenth year. Red Herring Productions, specialists in corporate and private murder-mystery entertainment, goes far beyond tracking down Professor Plum in the conservatory with a lead […]
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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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The aging of America has had many impacts, especially on businesses. Local entrepreneurs have had to adapt their products and services to retain and expand their market share as their clients age. “It’s weird — I think the whole market is changing,” said Johnny Nolan, who owns two popular eateries in Colorado Springs, SouthSide Johnny’s […]
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The Manitou Springs Incline will close in late August for up to four months, so needed maintenance can be done to the popular attraction. The incline, officially opened to the public in 2013 after being heavily used by trespassers for years, is being “loved to death,” according to a video on the attraction’s website, manitouincline.com. […]
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Gearmunk Owners: Erik Boles, Brian McCarrie Business started: March 2014 No. of employees: Three Address: Epicentral Coworking, 409 N. Tejon St. The arena of outdoor equipment can be overwhelming to navigate, especially as a rookie buyer of sporting goods. While companies offer valuable web resources, and outdoor magazines produce seasonal buying guides, there has been […]
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The debate over City for Champions has evolved (or devolved) into a single-subject argument. The context: Should local tax-increment financing (TIF) be used to cover approximately $100 million of the $250 million proposal? Is TIF a painless way to fund major civic improvements, or is it a sophisticated scam, a way for special interests to […]
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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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After a decade of waiting, followed by months of unanticipated delay, officials now say visitors at America the Beautiful Park will have access to Fountain Creek by July. The Creekside at America the Beautiful Park project stalled just after its summer 2014 groundbreaking, when Colorado Springs Utilities workers encountered hazardous building materials buried beneath the […]
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As stolid and unimaginative as our little city sometimes seems, it has had its share of dreamers and schemers, folks who weren’t afraid to reach for the brass ring. Some of their dreams came true — but many others didn’t. Colorado Springs didn’t host the Winter Olympics in 1956 or 1960. No railroad tunnel was […]
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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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