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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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Tourism planning proactive response

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As thick smoke filled the air over Colorado Springs and other Colorado towns, a dark cloud of a different type ascended on the local and statewide tourism industry. Continue Reading Tourism planning proactive response

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is postponed because of the Waldo Canyon fire and ongoing safety concerns in the area of Pikes Peak Highway. The 90th run of the famous auto and motorcycle race, which was scheduled for July 8, will be revived later in the summer, race officials said. They expect to set… Continue Reading Waldo Fire puts Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on hold

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Local hotels full, outlying areas have room

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Colorado Springs hotels were 100 percent occupied Tuesday night, said Steve Ducoff, executive director of the Pikes Peak Lodging Association. Across the city there are roughly 14,000 rooms available. Colorado Springs Marriott, which has 309 rooms, was evacuated Tuesday night. So was Embassy Suites, which has 207 rooms. “That is quite a shock,” Ducoff said.… Continue Reading Local hotels full, outlying areas have room

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The Waldo Canyon fire has forced 10 of Colorado Springs most popular attractions to close today – bad news for the local tourism industry. Continue Reading Tourism industry catching heat from Waldo Canyon fire

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Organizers of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge are gearing up for this year’s race with a summer sweepstakes. They are giving away $25,000 in prizes including a Cannondale bike, Smith sunglasses, VIP hospitality passes, Westone headsets and more. Fans can register to win on the race’s Facebook page. In this year’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge race,… Continue Reading Pro Cycling Challenge race has summer sweepstakes

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