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Speed thrills: PPIR back on the map in Fountain

FOUNTAIN – Watching someone zip by at 120 miles an hour, it’s difficult to tell if they’re smiling or merely fighting the g-force facilitated by the banked walls at the Pikes Peak International Raceway. Bob Boileau, general manager of the PPIR, said smiles are part of the package for race fans, gear heads and adrenaline… Continue Reading Speed thrills: PPIR back on the map in Fountain

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Gearmunk a game-changer for outdoor gear

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Gearmunk a game-changer for outdoor gear

Gearmunk Owners: Erik Boles, Brian McCarrie Business started: March 2014 No. of employees: Three Address: Epicentral Coworking, 409 N. Tejon St. The arena of outdoor equipment can be overwhelming to navigate, especially as a rookie buyer of sporting goods. While companies offer valuable web resources, and outdoor magazines produce seasonal buying guides, there has been… Continue Reading Gearmunk a game-changer for outdoor gear

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Athletes find help in real world

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Athletes find help in real world

More than a decade. That’s how long many Olympians devote to their crafts. Year after year of training, sacrifice, dieting, training, traveling, grinding … and training. Once that commitment comes to an end, often with little saved outside the memory bank, those athletes must morph their determination into real-world work skills to pay the bills.… Continue Reading Athletes find help in real world

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YMCA names Boyd Williams as president/CEO

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YMCA names Boyd Williams as president/CEO

Boyd Williams has been named president and CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, it announced Friday. Williams had served as the nonprofit’s interim president and CEO since February, when former head Dan Dummermuth accepted the same position at YMCA of Middle Tennessee. For three years prior, Williams worked as the organization’s chief… Continue Reading YMCA names Boyd Williams as president/CEO

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Minor leagues make for major business

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Minor leagues make for major business

Tony Ensor and Mike Hobson are familiar with the baseball adage “if you build it, they will come.” Movie clichés aside, the respective general manager and assistant general manager of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox explain that building it is very different from filling it. While many aspects of running a minor league baseball team… Continue Reading Minor leagues make for major business

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You might be forgiven for supposing that Councilmember Don Knight has been solely focused on efforts to expand Council’s powers (or reclaim them from Mayor Bach!), while valiantly fighting against any local public funding for the “City for Champions” proposal. Not so! The Knight of Sorrowful Mien has been busy at work behind the scenes,… Continue Reading Knight makes case for Pickleball at Monument Valley

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Broadmoor swings top golf resort in North America

The Broadmoor has been named No. 1 golf resort in North America by Golf magazine. More than 8,000 readers voted on four criteria, including golf, lodging, food & drink, and service, landing the Broadmoor in top position. Last year, Links magazine named the Broadmoor one of 25 Best Golf Resorts in the World, and the… Continue Reading Broadmoor swings top golf resort in North America

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Olympic celebration Friday: Map, road closures

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Olympic celebration Friday: Map, road closures

The City of Colorado Springs, the Downtown Development Authority, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. will host the Olympic Downtown Celebration Friday on Tejon Street, to coincide with the 22nd Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Below are the road closures for the event and a map. Friday, Feb. 7 – Downtown… Continue Reading Olympic celebration Friday: Map, road closures

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Warrior Games dates set for this fall

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Warrior Games dates set for this fall

The 2014 U.S. Paralympics Warrior Games will take place Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 using venues at the Olympic Training Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy. The competition for wounded, injured and ill service members and veterans was created in 2010 by the U.S. Olympic Committee, in partnership with the Department of Defense and… Continue Reading Warrior Games dates set for this fall

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USOC names 2014 Paralympic swimming team

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USOC names 2014 Paralympic swimming team

The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Paralympic division named its national swimming team for 2014. Among the dozen Paralympic swimmers assigned to the A team are six reigning world champions, the division announced Thursday in a news release. Also named were nine athletes to the national B team and 15 named to “emerging and military teams.” “As… Continue Reading USOC names 2014 Paralympic swimming team

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