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Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

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Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

One year away from a historic anniversary, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parted ways with the Springs-based Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association late last month, leading to each organization providing separate explanations for the fracture. As a result, the 2014 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will be the first in its 74-year history not to… Continue Reading Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

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Apparently, at least for now, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox won’t be moving to a new downtown stadium after all. City leaders are revising their application to the Colorado Economic Development Commission for funding through the Regional Tourism Act, and the state EDC has given Colorado Springs an extra two days to respond to the… Continue Reading City for Champions stadium plans moving away from baseball

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Mayor Steve Bach’s City for Champions proposal didn’t impress Economic and Planning Systems, the third-party analyst hired by the Colorado Economic Development Commission to evaluate the city’s request for state tax increment funding. EPS found that visitor estimates by the city were overly optimistic; financial data was skimpy, insufficient and/or inaccurate; and cost and revenue… Continue Reading Third-party analysis forces City for Champions revisions

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America’s Race, the USA Pro Challenge, returns to Colorado Springs for the 2014 tour. The Pro Challenge is an annual multi-day professional road cycling stage race. The Springs will host Stage four of the race. Colorado Springs was a host city in 2011 for the prologue and in 2012 for the penultimate stage of the race.… Continue Reading Springs to host 2014 USA Pro Challenge

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Sky Sox overhauls home field

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox has begun renovating the field drainage system and playing surface of its Security Service Field. After ten seasons of use and more than 700 baseball games since the last overhaul in 2004, renovation is necessary to ensure safe and professional playing conditions on the field and efficient drainage during inclement… Continue Reading Sky Sox overhauls home field

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A sure sign that the USA Pro Challenge is coming to town reads “Road Closed.” USA Pro Challenge local race organizers and city officials will begin closing roads in the downtown area Thursday in preparation for the Stage 5 finish Friday afternoon. Cyclists will start the stage in Breckenridge and enter Colorado Springs on Highway… Continue Reading Roads start closing on Thursday for USA Pro Challenge

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Baseball has its sparkle back. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox has the OK to resume its 2012 Friday fireworks series. The Colorado Springs Fire Department and fire marshall announced that the city-wide burn ban has been lifted. The sky over Security Service Field will light up again on July 20 and continue on Friday nights… Continue Reading Fireworks and baseball, back together for Sky Sox

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The U.S. Olympic Boxing team heads to London this weekend and fans have a chance to wish them good luck before they go. Join the team at a special send-off at 7:30 p.m. Friday outside the Visitors’ Center at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. All the team members will be on hand and exclusive posters… Continue Reading Fans can send off Olympic boxing team to London Games

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The annual Rocky Mountain State Games, featuring amateur athletes of every age and skill level, kicks into high gear July 20 with basketball competitions at Cheyenne Mountain and Manitou Springs high schools. The first weekend includes eight sports and jump starts the first half of the annual Games. The event, which runs over two weekends,… Continue Reading 7,000 athletes to descend on Springs for State Games

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USOC inks revenue sharing deal with IOC

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U.S. Olympic Committee inked a revenue-sharing deal with the International Olympic Committee that puts to end a long-standing dispute between the organizations and could result in a U.S. bid for 2022 or 2024 games. The financial agreement was announced today via telephone press conference with IOC president Jacques Rogge and USOC chairman Larry Probst, who… Continue Reading USOC inks revenue sharing deal with IOC

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