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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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Two community leaders have embarked on an effort to raise money to replace the Pikes Peak Summit House. Continue Reading Unlikely duo launch effort to replace Pikes Peak summit house

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Colorado Springs’ name this summer is mud. Events like this past weekend’s Spartan race, the upcoming Brag Like the Big Dogs mud race and the Dirty Dash Mud Race are changing typical summer runs into splash-around, roll-around, muddy-good times. “People are just sick of the plain old 26-mile run out on the asphalt,” said Justin… Continue Reading ‘Mud’ events make their way to the Springs

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The Colorado Springs Embassy Suites has launched a Facebook contest in honor of the summer Olympics and will give away a two-night stay for up to four people. “The idea behind the contest is to create hype around the area and around the hotel, which is not far from the U.S. Olympic Training Center,” said… Continue Reading Embassy Suites offers CS suite in Olympics-themed competition

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Colorado Springs’ zoo in the mountains has reached its fundraising goal of $13.5 million for its biggest capital improvement project in the zoo’s history. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo officials announced Thursday that the Encounter Africa exhibit is a go, now fully funded. Already, the zoo’s African elephants have a new barn; and the African lions and… Continue Reading Zoo’s Encounter Africa fully funded, will open in 2013

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