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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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If Broadmoor Chairman and CEO Steve Bartolin wanted to move a shrub on the 3,000-acre hotel and resort complex 20 years ago, he would have encountered a lot of grumbling and questions. Continue Reading Bartolin plots Broadmoor future with eye on the past

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They don’t call Wicket a hippo for nothing. It took a crane to lift the 42-year, 3000-pound Nile hippopotamus into her new home at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where she is expected to wallow by day and graze by night. She’ll eat 65 pounds of hay and fruit a day. She joins Cheyenne Mountain Zoo… Continue Reading Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a third hippo for visitors to see

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$500 is tipping point for airline ticket

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More Americans are planning to travel this summer, but a majority of them say they won’t pay more than $500 for a domestic airline ticket. The only exception would be if the trip was for a funeral, medical needs or a wedding. But $500 per ticket is the “tipping point,” for their typical family summer… Continue Reading $500 is tipping point for airline ticket

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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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