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Analysis: Drake: Will everyone lose?

The ongoing debate over the downtown Martin Drake Power Plant has been almost exclusively locally focused. Proponents and opponents alike have examined local costs, local health impacts and Drake’s impact on the local economy. But Colorado Springs isn’t an island, and it may be that a newly unfolding national energy narrative will make the positions… Continue Reading Analysis: Drake: Will everyone lose?

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Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

Colorado Springs tourism brings to mind the usual attractions worthy of occupying the in-laws between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Sites like Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak make many a tourist’s list. And while those landmarks are stunning for out-of-towners and locals alike, some people prefer their… Continue Reading Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

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Tourism businesses off to strong start this season

Just try getting a ride these days on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. You may score a seat on the earliest train, leaving the station at 8 a.m., or perhaps a week or so hence. You can attempt to ride stand-by, but that’s not recommended. Your best bet is to make reservations, according to Traffic… Continue Reading Tourism businesses off to strong start this season

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Curbside takes variety into second year

In the year since the inception of Curbside Cuisine in downtown Colorado Springs, food trucks have come and gone, all helping to transform a once-derelict corner into a hot spot for urban living. “It sends the message that we’re a community that innovates and tries new things and provides that urban experience that a lot… Continue Reading Curbside takes variety into second year

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Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

Blake Milteer is the executive director and chief curator of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s museum. The Norfolk, Va., native met his wife Sarah, “an amazing painter” who works in the writing center at Colorado College, at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Milteer was a student and Sarah was on an exchange program… Continue Reading Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

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Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

There is great bicycling in Colorado Springs, cycling enthusiasts almost universally agree. But is it enough to maintain the city’s Bicycle-Friendly Community silver status? Internationally, there are diamond cities. The highest ranking in the United States so far is platinum, followed by gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention. “Communities have been downgraded before,” said Steve… Continue Reading Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

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FuseSPORT relishes first year, bright future

When brothers Chris and Andrew Clark moved to Colorado Springs from Australia just over a year ago, they knew one person here. In the past year, the founders of fuseSPORT, a software solution developer for sports events and federations, have grown the company they seeded thousands of miles away into one of Colorado Springs’ most… Continue Reading FuseSPORT relishes first year, bright future

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Race to the Clouds regains its traction

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Race to the Clouds regains its traction

For the average tourist, a trip to the summit of Pikes Peak means ambling ever upward in the family minivan — the cooler packed with sandwiches, the air conditioning on full blast and the children strapped in the back screaming about who’s touching whom. And while the 14,110-foot summit is accessible most summer days to… Continue Reading Race to the Clouds regains its traction

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CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

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CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

Noreen Landis-Tyson directs the former Community Partnership for Child Development, now called CPCD … giving children a head start. Landis-Tyson and the organization say a seat in the classroom now means a place in the community later as an employed, productive citizen. CPCD finds better results from working with two generations at the same time,… Continue Reading CPCD’s Landis-Tyson seeks to fill seats

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Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

Kristian and Jaenette Coyne are self-described Parade of Homes buffs. The Black Forest couple travels to Summit County and Denver to get their fix. This August, they’ll need only roll out of bed to begin touring one of this year’s Housing and Building Association’s annual parade homes. “I never thought we would be rebuilding a… Continue Reading Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

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