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This summer, Colorado Springs hotels and destinations are giving either free beer, free rooms or free gas to visitors to help ease the pain at the pump. In its second year, the “Tank Full of Summer Savings” program offers fuel-friendly prices on anything from a pint of microbrew to a $50 gas card. The goal… Continue Reading Local hotels and destinations offering free tank of gas if you stay

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Polly the Parrot will be the new spokes-animal for Frontier Airlines, which is based in Denver and operates flights in Colorado Springs. Frontier Airlines hosted a contest on Facebook for input on which animal should be featured on the aircraft’s tail. After two rounds of voting, the wise-cracking parrot won. “It was a tight race… Continue Reading Polly the Parrot wins Frontier Airline’s spokes-animal contest

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Aspen tourism officials are scrambling to ensure service after Frontier Airlines begins discontinuing flights on Monday. The Denver-based carrier told Aspen officials this winter that it no longer makes enough money on the route. According to the Denver Post, Aspen tourism officials are confident they can secure other carriers to make up for the two… Continue Reading Frontier Airlines discontinues flights to Aspen

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Echo Mountain is ending its ski season Sunday instead of in late April. Marketing director Scott Gales says the ski area just west of Denver had planned to stay open until April 29, but the season was done in by warm temperatures and little snow in March. Echo reported nine inches of new snow Tuesday,… Continue Reading Echo Mountain moves up closing day to Sunday

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It’s more than 5,000 miles to London and Olympians and Paralympians are challenging the community to walk there with them. In celebration of the 2012 summer Olympic games, Colorado Springs Olympians and Paralympians will be part of the “Walk to London 2012” event, joining residents in community walks and rallies where every step will be… Continue Reading Local Olympic athletes host “Walk to London” to celebrate the summer games

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OCC Art Walk starts Friday

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The seventh season of the Old Colorado City First Friday Art Walk kicks off this Friday. There are 17 galleries and arts businesses along Colorado Avenue and through the heart of the historic area that will host open houses and welcome the public in to see what they have to offer. “A lot of people… Continue Reading OCC Art Walk starts Friday

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Coloradoans making their summer vacation plans may opt for fewer destinations and more in-state road trips. The rising gas prices will likely affect cross-country road trips, but that could be a good thing for Colorado, said Wave Dreher, AAA Colorado spokeswoman. “There is so much to do in Colorado that bodes well for us,” she… Continue Reading Gas prices could mean shorter summer road trips for Coloradoans

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The Broadmoor blogging about meetings

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The famous Broadmoor hotel and resort is blogging about its meeting space, in an attempt to woo meeting planners into booking with them. Meeting planners on the search for their next meeting location can get details about The Broadmoor, including requests for proposal, on the hotel’s new meetings blog and Facebook page. The Broadmoor launched… Continue Reading The Broadmoor blogging about meetings

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Mining Exchange to host job fair

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The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel, will host a job fair in its lobby Saturday, March 31. The hotel needs to hire  50 positions before its opening scheduled in late April, according to a press release. The hotel already has several group bookings and some individual booking as well, according to the release. Job… Continue Reading Mining Exchange to host job fair

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Letters of support for a nonstop flight from Colorado Springs to Washington, D.C., are pouring into the Colorado Springs Airport. The letters will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Transportation, who has the final say on incoming and outgoing flights into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, one of the few airports in the country… Continue Reading Colorado Springs supports Frontier’s plan for nonstop flight to D.C.

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