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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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Colorado Springs filmmakers will start a 35-day production schedule June 25 on the dark comedy, docu-drama, CREEP! The filmmakers recently raised $70,000, about $5,000 more than their original goal,  on the crowd funding site Kickstarter.com. The site collects pledges to develop projects in exchange for rewards, like posters, T-shirts and movie set props. In March,… Continue Reading CREEP! dark comedy, docu-drama ready to shoot

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New art gallery opens downtown

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The Mardosz Fine Art Gallery will open at 109 S. Carona St. on Friday. Artist Chuck Mardosz and his wife Diana Love found a garage building across Corona from the Cottonwood Center for the Arts at 427 E. Colorado Avenue earlier this year and turned it into a gallery. The couple hopes their addition to… Continue Reading New art gallery opens downtown

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Tourism in Fremont County, and in much of the state, took an economic hit after the Iron Mountain Fire moved fast and furious in the Copper Gulch area after igniting on June 2, 2002.   The fire ultimately covered 4,439 acres in five days and left 106 structures in ashes. Less than a week later,… Continue Reading Tourism back after Iron Mountain Fire, Hayman Fire

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb organizers are expecting a record turnout for this year’s  race, which will take place July 8. Advance tickets for the race are selling at a record pace, said organizers of the 2012 Hill Climb. This year, fans also can buy round-trip bus tickets to avoid congestion at the tollgate on… Continue Reading Advance tickets on sale for Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo had record-breaking visitor numbers during its 2011/2012 season, which equaled record donations to the zoo’s conservation program. Zoo officials said that from May 2011 to April this year, 607,000 people visited the zoo – about 33,000 more than the previous year. A large portion of the increase can be attributed to record spring… Continue Reading Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hits record attendance with 607,000 visitors

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