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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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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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 balloons are back in town. The city of Colorado Springs announced last week that it was in final negotiations with Hot Apple Productions to provide a balloon festival during Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7. The new festival, yet to be named, was chosen through a request-for-proposal process to fill a space vacated by the […]
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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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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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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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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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Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry is a booming sector that directly creates 229,000 jobs and attracts $28 billion in annual consumer spending. With the nation’s largest outdoor trade show moving to Denver beginning in January, officials from the Pikes Peak region hope to cash in on some of the increased revenue that will flow into the state.
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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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Look around you, not always in the most obvious places, and you’ll see some very positive signs of a developing trend in the Pikes Peak region. For starters, check the downtown alley going north and south between Cascade Avenue and Tejon Street. Already, one block of alleyway has been spruced up and resurfaced between Bijou […]
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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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