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Colorado ski resorts are pumping in $50 million worth of improvements in preparation of the upcoming ski season. Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are investing in minor developments meant to improve guest experiences and major renovations, including new lifts and dining facilities. For example, Copper Mountain is replacing the High Point Lift in its West… Continue Reading Colorado ski resorts invest millions in improvements

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More than 6,000 people braved a rainy Sunday evening to attend the People’s Pedal Party downtown in celebration of today’s big cycling event. “We had a terrific crowd – everyone from a 6-week old to an 85-year-old,” said Ron Butlin, executive director of the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership. The party was among several events during… Continue Reading 6,000 attend People’s Pedal Party to celebrate big race

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Free parking, bike valet at USA Pro Challenge

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There will be free parking downtown Colorado Springs from noon to 6 p.m. Monday afternoon for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, an event expected to draw thousands of spectators. And for those riding bikes into downtown to see the race, there will be a free bike valet, no locks needed, at the corner of Colorado… Continue Reading Free parking, bike valet at USA Pro Challenge

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NBC’s Bob Costas will be a guest speaker at this year’s U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly,  an annual meeting of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic organizers, in Colorado Springs. The assembly will meet Sept. 22-24 at the Antlers Hilton Hotel and brings in various member organizations of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The goal of the assembly… Continue Reading NBC’s Bob Costas to speak at U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly

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Camping allowed along Pro Challenge race route

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Cycling fans will be allowed to camp along roadsides of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge route up to 24 hours in advance in order to get a good view of the cycling competition. The Colorado Department of Transportation added this one-time exception for those who wish to camp along the route, which mimics the spirit… Continue Reading Camping allowed along Pro Challenge race route

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The 2011 Rocky Mountain State Games attracted a record 7,067 athletes — the highest number of athletes in the 10-year-history of the event — over two weekends in July and August. About half of the athletes came in from outside El Paso County and represented 28 states. An estimated 10,500 spectators watched the events at… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain State Games attracts record number of athletes

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Event will cost city, downtown $145,000

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Colorado Springs will be in the spotlight, but getting there has not come without its costs. Continue Reading Event will cost city, downtown $145,000

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The discs will be flying next July when Colorado Springs hosts the first U.S. Open, a major international competition and Ultimate disc convention. USA Ultimate, the Boulder-based national governing body for Ultimate disc, and Colorado Springs Sports Corp will host the inaugural international contest July 4-8, 2012 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “We are thrilled to be… Continue Reading Flying disc championships land in Colorado Springs

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CDOT lists highways to avoid during race

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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is expected to draw 1 million spectators to Colorado Springs when it gets under way Aug 22. And that is likely to cause traffic snarls. Here’s a list of roads and highways to avoid between noon and 4:30 p.m. that day, as well as suggested alternate routes. U.S. 24 and… Continue Reading CDOT lists highways to avoid during race

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Junior and senior athletes from across the country will be in Colorado Springs this weekend for the historic 99th USA Pentathlon National Championships Aug.13-14 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. The athletes are competing in fencing, swimming, equestrian show jumping and combined shooting and running, for national titles and a chance to represent Team USA at… Continue Reading Olympic Training Center to host pentathlon championships

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