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Colorado Springs hotels ought to kick in money to form a Tourism Marketing District, said one long-time hotel manager/owner who helped start the San Diego Tourism Marketing District five years ago. Bob Rauch, president of San Diego-based R.A. Rauch & Associates, Inc and a co-owner of Colorado Springs Quality Inn & Suites at Garden of… Continue Reading Local hotel owner floats idea of Tourism Marketing District

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A New York banker and oilman, known in fashionable art circles for his philanthropy and art investments, has taken on a new art project — the Ute Pass town of Green Mountain Falls. Continue Reading Green Mountain Falls: Adding color without changing the picture

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Antlers GM Wolfe skips town for Vail job

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He said the opportunity be near Vail was too good to pass up. Continue Reading Antlers GM Wolfe skips town for Vail job

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Sixteen of the world’s best professional cycling teams will compete in the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, set for Aug. 20-26. The racing teams, comprised of UCI Pro, Pro Continental and Continental teams, will include some of the top competitors in the sport, including Cadel Evans and Levi Leipheimer. The race, second only to Tour… Continue Reading Sixteen cycling teams ready for USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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A baby giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo may help drive up attendance, which has been slow in recent weeks as the city dealt with the Waldo Canyon fire. “When there is a baby, and so much media, the buzz makes us at the top of the mind — people are interested in seeing the babies,”… Continue Reading Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s bouncing baby boy giraffe ready for visitors

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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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The U.S. travel industry has created jobs 26 percent faster than the rest of the economy, one travel industry economist said. The Labor Department reported recently that the economy added 80,000 new jobs in June, slightly up from the 77,000 it reported in May. And, unemployment has remained at 8.2 percent for a second consecutive… Continue Reading U.S. travel industry adding jobs faster than other sectors

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Woodland Park businesses are trying to get the word out that the town is open for business. Highway 24 reopened Saturday afternoon and traffic seems to be returning to normal levels, said Debbie Miller, president of the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce. “The closing of Highway 24 certainly affected our tourism business,” she said.… Continue Reading Woodland Park attempts to draw tourists back to town

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Hill Climb rescheduled for Aug. 12

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is on. Aug. 12 is the new date for the 90th run of the second-oldest motor sports race in U.S. history. Race week begins Aug. 7 and includes technical inspection, practices, media day and the downtown Fan Fest Aug. 10.   Tickets purchased for the July 8 event will… Continue Reading Hill Climb rescheduled for Aug. 12

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Cog railway open, expecting a bad summer

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The Pikes Peak Cog Railway carried tourists to the top of “America’s Mountain” for the first time Thursday since the Waldo Canyon fire broke out Saturday afternoon. “Our phone has been ringing off the hook since we made the announcement this morning,” said Dave Donatto, traffic manager for the cog. “The reaction has been really… Continue Reading Cog railway open, expecting a bad summer

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