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Colorado State Fair getting under way

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The 140-year-old Colorado State Fair is getting under way. Beginning Friday, fair participants will get a chance to see Colorado agriculture, arts and crafts, food competitions, music and a rodeo. There will also be a Fiesta Day featuring Colorado’s Hispanic culture. This year, animals are getting tighter security following a food-tampering issue last year that… Continue Reading Colorado State Fair getting under way

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Tonight, Colorado Springs is hosting an Olympic celebration downtown with music, mega-screen TVs, Olympians and a special torch-lighting ceremony to celebrate the opening ceremonies of the 2012 summer Games. Tonight’s celebration will not only broadcast the opening ceremonies, but will highlight the United States Olympic Committee presence in the Springs. The downtown party, from 4… Continue Reading Olympic celebration scheduled for downtown tonight

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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… Continue Reading Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ready for annual Halloween party

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is celebrating military personnel and their families with discounted ticket prices Sept. 12-18. Instead of limiting the military discounts to a weekend, the zoo has extended it to the entire week, officials said. During Military Appreciation Week, all active duty and retired military members and their families receive zoo admission for $5.25… Continue Reading Cheyenne Mountain Zoo celebrates military personnel with discounted ticket prices

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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… Continue Reading Colorado Springs-based co. puts on murder-mystery productions

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When people see horses in movies or television programs, professional cowboys often ride them at top speed. However, riders and horses at the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center (PPTRC) rarely get above a slow trot, but the results make a difference for many people. Therapeutic horseback riding is an experiential and learning tool for people… Continue Reading Horses more than an enjoyable ride for many people

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What are the odds? Owners of Triple Crown Casinos believe they are good – so good they’re spending several million dollars to build a 476-stall parking garage featuring covered walkways into the three casinos the group owns. The garage will funnel bettors into J.P. McGill’s, Midnight Rose, and the Brass Ass casinos. It is the… Continue Reading Cripple Creek casinos gamble on parking garage

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Commentary: Springs fishing can’t be beat

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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… Continue Reading Commentary: Springs fishing can’t be beat

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