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Week after week, we hear assurances that important announcements are coming, perhaps soon, in regard to City for Champions. Just a guess, but that probably would not include anything newsworthy in regard to the proposed multipurpose Colorado Sports and Event Center, commonly known as the downtown stadium. In truth, it’s an indoor-outdoor complex adjacent to… Continue Reading Downtown complex could go back to baseball

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Olympic Museum organizers wrap up USOC deal

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The U.S. Olympic Museum’s organizers announced Thursday that they have inked a deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee for their project to be, in name and in fact, the official U.S. Olympic Museum. Here’s the press release: The United States Olympic Museum announced today that it has signed a 30-year agreement with the United States… Continue Reading Olympic Museum organizers wrap up USOC deal

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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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Like Rodney Dangerfield, Colorado Springs architects get no respect. It must be galling to be shut out, to see the most nationally significant regional architectural commission since the Air Force Academy go to an out-of-town firm. Earlier this week, we learned that the U.S. Olympic Museum organizers had chosen Colorado Springs-based contractor GE Johnson Construction… Continue Reading Museum organizers should be going all-local

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Sox and Springs Rescue partner to fight homelessness

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox and Springs Rescue Mission will join forces to make a significant and positive impact on the lives of the homeless and hungry in Colorado Springs. For the 2014 season, Sky Sox fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food, clothing and personal items to every game they attend. The Springs Rescue… Continue Reading Sox and Springs Rescue partner to fight homelessness

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

Through a competitive bid process of regional production companies, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Windstar Studios, Inc. to produce a 30-second commercial that will air on two NBC broadcast channels as well as online during the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, Aug. 18-24, 2014. The 30-second spot will highlight Colorado Springs and… Continue Reading International spot to be filmed in Springs

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Sox looking for heroes to be honorary managers

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox will host the 2014 Heroes Classic Charity Softball Game June 21. Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson will be in attendance, along with many other former Major League players. Despite the many former players that will be on hand to play alongside members of the Colorado Springs police and fire departments as well as… Continue Reading Sox looking for heroes to be honorary managers

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Struggles common for northern area courses

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Several northern El Paso County golf courses have faced closures, rumored closures and declines in business within the past year. Some are making comebacks under new ownership and management and one remains in limbo, with no signs of reopening soon. No answers for Gleneagle  North of Briargate, Gleneagle Golf Club had been a popular 18-hole… Continue Reading Struggles common for northern area courses

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State of golf in the rough, near and far

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State of golf in the rough, near and far

Jack Nicklaus once said, “Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game.” Those who have owned or operated a golf course know this better than anyone.  The northern portions of El Paso County have seen the comings and goings of several courses over a relatively short period of time. Monument Hill Country Club… Continue Reading State of golf in the rough, near and far

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City celebrates reopening of sports complex

The City of Colorado Springs is celebrating the grand reopening of the Skyview Sports Complex at 10 a.m. Saturday. The complex is located at 2890 Resnick Drive. Mayor Steve Bach will open the ceremony, which will include remarks from Karen Palus, director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services; Cheryl McCullough, senior sales manager with the… Continue Reading City celebrates reopening of sports complex

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