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The Acacia Park summer concert series kicks off Saturday with indie rock band The Water Bear with Kellie Palmblad and folk band The Mitguards. The Modbo gallery and the Colorado Springs Downtown Business Improvement District partnered to bring live music to Acacia Park most Saturday evenings in June and August from 6 p.m. to 8… Continue Reading Downtown summer concert series starts Saturday

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A group of Colorado Springs leaders want to make a video of locals singing America the Beautiful and they hope it goes viral. It’s an attempt to market the Pikes Peak region. They are calling the singing project Pikes Peak Sings, and they are hoping people from across the community will participate. City Councilman Tim… Continue Reading Local group seeks singers for America the Beautiful video

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The Broadmoor’s new owner, Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz, will spend $60 million to renovate the iconic hotel and resort. The renovation work will extend over the next two years in a multi-phase project that includes the expansion and redesign of guestrooms and suites and extensive updates to food and beverage outlets and meetings, events and… Continue Reading $60 million renovation planned for The Broadmoor

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More people in the mountain states are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend than last year. An estimated 2.7 million will load up the car and take off for a long weekend. They won’t go too far. They are expected to travel shorter distances – about 677 miles compared to last year’s Memorial Day… Continue Reading Mountain states expect 2.7 million travelers this weekend

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Downtown ready to celebrate Olympic-style

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Downtown Colorado Springs will become “Little London” for an Olympic-style kick-off party July 27. The Olympic Downtown Celebration, sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority with support from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp., will be from 4 to 10 p.m. The event coincides with NBC’s broadcast of the Olympic Games Opening… Continue Reading Downtown ready to celebrate Olympic-style

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New film incentives in Colo. to become law

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  A measure to increase tax rebates an incentives for film production in Colorado will be signed into law.   The new law will increase the tax incentive the state gives production companies from 10 percent to 20 percent. The refund is given to filmmakers to help offset costs for in-state expenditures.   Colorado’s new… Continue Reading New film incentives in Colo. to become law

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Frontier Airlines will add nonstop service to Orlando, Fla., and San Diego from Colorado Springs, and there could be more nonstop flights to major cities in the works. The airline now has seven nonstop flights from the Springs. It’s part of Frontier Airlines new business model in which the company has dubbed Colorado Springs a… Continue Reading Frontier announces flights to Orlando and San Diego, with more in the works

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Frontier lost bid for DC flight

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Frontier Airlines did not win its bid for a direct flight from Colorado Springs to Washington, D.C.’s, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Department of Transportation awarded the limited slots into DCA to Alaska Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest and Virgin America. “We were disappointed when we heard the news, but given the intensity of the… Continue Reading Frontier lost bid for DC flight

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More than 64 percent of U.S. adults plan on taking a vacation during the next six months, according to a quarterly report co-authored by MMGY Global and the U.S. Travel Association. It’s the second year that the outlook has been this bright, the report said. The percentage of Americans planning to travel between May and… Continue Reading U.S. travel forecast looks brighter this year

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It might be too soon to know whether the local hotel industry will feel a backlash from the GSA scandal, but hospitality managers are bracing for it … Continue Reading Hotels speculate about fallout from GSA scandal

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