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This year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb sold more tickets, more merchandise and had more sponsors than in years past, setting new records for the 89-year-old Colorado Springs event. The city’s famous 12.42-mile race up Pikes Peak attracted media from around the world and an estimated 6,000 fans lined the windy road with its 156… Continue Reading Hill Climb breaks sponsors, merchandise ticket records

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During the next two weeks an estimated 7,000 athletes are expected in Colorado Springs for the 2011 Rocky Mountain State Games, a multi-sport festival for Colorado and Wyoming citizens. The games, in its 10th year in Colorado Springs and hosted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, begin July 21 with tennis, but the opening ceremony… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain State games to bring athletes, money to town

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Six Colorado Springs arts institutions are  celebrating pollinators – bees, birds and moths  – with a series of events known as Cross Pollination 2011. It’s the first collaboration of its kind in the area and aims to spark a community discussion about pollinators, said Daisy McConnell, co-director of the Galleries of Contemporary Art at University… Continue Reading Area art institutions to celebrate pollinators

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The thermometer on the giant coffee roaster at Gold Hill Java Downtown coffee shop is broken. But, this is of no concern to roast master and coffee shop owner Paul Clarkson. He knows his beans and he knows how they smell when they are roasted to perfection. Once a week, he fires up the bean… Continue Reading Gold Hill moves coffee, roasting operation downtown

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Attendance high at 2011 U.S. Women’s Open

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The U.S. Women’s Open just missed its target goal in attendance to the seven-day event at The Broadmoor. The final tally shows attendance at this year’s open at 130,485. “We were trying to beat the record, which was set in 2005 and was 131,407 and we came in just shy of that,” said Becky Petro,… Continue Reading Attendance high at 2011 U.S. Women’s Open

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Internet Honey, a Colorado Springs-based marketing technology company, has won a contract with the Colorado Tourism Office to help the state agency measure its marketing efforts. Through its software, Honeycomb, Internet Honey will track and manage leads and inquiries from thousands of consumers seeking vacation and tourism information on Colorado, said Jason Goss, Internet Honey… Continue Reading Springs’ Internet Honey wins state tourism contract

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Today customers of the seven branches of Colorado Capital Bank, including one in downtown Colorado Springs, walked into a new bank — the First Citizens Bank, which acquired the failed Colorado Capital Bank late Friday evening. First Citizens Bank assumed the majority of the liabilities of Colorado Capital Bank, based in Castle Rock, Colo. in… Continue Reading Colorado Capital Bank shut down, First Citizens breaks into Springs market

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Terry and Jennie Henderson, owners of Boulder Street Gallery, refuse to participate in the economic recession. That’s their mantra. Every day they open their shop, which is actually located on Tejon Street, and imagine new ways to defy the lagging economy. And that’s exactly what they’ve done. They’ve expanded the business from a custom framing… Continue Reading Boulder Street Gallery connecting government with art

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Among the cucumbers and tomatoes at this summer’s farmers markets, a number of budding entrepreneurs are planting the seeds to grow their own small businesses. Local farmers markets are the place to get fresh fruits and veggies right from the Colorado farmers and urban gardeners. But, the markets also have proven to be a venue… Continue Reading Farmers markets are fertile business ground

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A group of Colorado Springs architects, land planners, interior designers and civil engineers sat at their usual table in a local coffee shop to discuss a pending project. It is both strange and fantastic that they are working as a team, they said. Just a few years ago, they were more likely to compete against… Continue Reading Collaborative Design Group banding together for business

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