Most shop owners, whatever their ilk, would probably be upset if someone selling the same stuff moved in a block away. Fortunately for Bicycle Experience’s Todd Hood and Bubba “Blaze” Hayes, they’re only in competition with themselves. “Now we have a boutique,” said Hood, from the newest Bicycle Experience shop at the Ivywild School. That […]
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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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By Chuck Wielgus Volunteerism is as American as apple pie. The notion is born out of need, and the idea that people in a community can come together to overcome that need. Within our swimming community, I often refer to coaches as the essential segment of our club system, but the system requires events, and […]
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The inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Week reached its peak Friday evening during the Crafter’s Festival, a sold-out signature event that brought together food and drink vendors from across the region. The Crafter’s Festival, which kicked off Friday afternoon at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs, attracted a variety of participating businesses, including 11 breweries, seven coffee […]
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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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Stage 4 of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge seemed to have an outright positive effect on few vendors along the Aug. 21 race route, but small business folks stand strongly in support of the event that brings international attention to the Pikes Peak region. The Colorado Springs leg exposed scores of local businesses to Pro […]
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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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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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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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Amid high attendance and pleasant weather, tourists and locals alike gathered for three morning liftoffs during Colorado Springs’ annual hot air balloon show. Now in its 40th year, the Labor Day Lift Off included hot air balloon rides, food trucks, live music, ultimate disc competitions, as well as skydiving and wakeboarding demonstrations on Prospect Lake, […]
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has 9,000 pounds of Orangutan-friendly candy ready to dole out to its expected 15,000 visitors for its annual Boo and the Zoo Halloween party, which runs for six nights. “It’s one of our major fund raisers,” said Katie Borremans, spokeswoman for the zoo, which sells tickets for $15 for general admission. A […]
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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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