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Time to promote sportsplex, USOC

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As soon as word came that Colorado Springs was revising its City for Champions proposal to the state Economic Development Commission, many assumed that public opinion had made a difference. Then we learned about the most significant change — converting the baseball-oriented downtown stadium into a truly multi-purpose, 10,000-seat facility shaped more for soccer and… Continue Reading Time to promote sportsplex, USOC

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My Handle Bar: cyclical option rolls in

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… Continue Reading My Handle Bar: cyclical option rolls in

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Corny Cravings opens on Powers Blvd.

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Corny Cravings is the new business now occupying a storefront at 2872 N. Powers in the Safeway Marketplace East. Rhonda Luker and Daniel Romano opened their business Aug. 10. The business offers gourmet popcorn, glazed nuts, candy and gift baskets. “Our focus is to celebrated the events in your life,” Luker said, “in addition to… Continue Reading Corny Cravings opens on Powers Blvd.

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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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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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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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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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