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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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Frontier Airlines expects to find out this month if it won a bid for a direct flight from Colorado Springs to Washington D.C. “We really hope that it happens,” said Andrea Tollar, Frontier Airlines director of sales. Tollar spoke to leaders in the Colorado Springs tourism industry Wednesday at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors… Continue Reading Frontier awaiting D.C. confirmation, considering additional Springs flights

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The tourism industry packed a punch in Colorado Springs in 2011. More than 5.5 million visitors to the Springs and El Paso County spent $1.2 billion. Visitors came to such events as the U.S. Women’s Open, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Because of tourism, 11,000 people in the… Continue Reading Colorado Springs tourism sees growth in 2011

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Mining Exchange opening, at long last

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The long-awaited downtown Mining Exchange Hotel opens next week, on May 9. Continue Reading Mining Exchange opening, at long last

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A Tennessee-based outdoor company has big plans to spruce up the aging Garden of the Gods Campgrounds and turn it into a high-quality outdoor resort. RVC Outdoor Destinations bought the campgrounds this week and will immediately spend $200,000 on renovation, including improving tent sites, resurfacing pools, painting structures and improving existing RV site, said Andy… Continue Reading GOG Campgrounds to become ‘outdoor resort’

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First lady Michelle Obama will speak Monday in Colorado Springs at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Warrior Games, a competition for more than 200 wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans. Back for a third year, the Warrior Games will be April 30 – May 5 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. More… Continue Reading First Lady to open ceremony for 2012 Warrior Games

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For people who dream about racing a car at 160 miles per hour, the Pikes Peak International Raceway and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving are about to make that experience happen for them. Bob Bondurant, the world-champion race car driver who has trained Navy SEALS and readied movie stars for their roles… Continue Reading Pikes Peak International Raceway partners with driving school

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