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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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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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