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AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

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AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

According to a report by the Denver Business Journal, 665,000 Coloradans will travel 50 miles or more over the long Independence Day weekend. The forecast was prepared by AAA Colorado and IHS Inc.’s Douglas County branch. That number is up nearly 1 percent from the same weekend last year. According to AAA Travel, 41 million… Continue Reading AAA Colorado predicts busy holiday weekend

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Hazlehurst: Summit House plans move ahead; what’s next?

Ever since the city budget quietly allocated $1.5 million for “planning and design work” on a proposed new Pikes Peak Summit House, nothing much has happened — or so it seemed. In fact, it appears that the ice on the summit is beginning to melt (literally and figuratively!) and that the long-dreamed-of replacement to the… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Summit House plans move ahead; what’s next?

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First Craft Week ends in success with festival

The inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Week reached its peak Friday evening during the Crafter’s Festival, a sold-out signature event that brought together food and drink vendors from across the region. The Crafter’s Festival, which kicked off Friday afternoon at Venue 515 in Manitou Springs, attracted a variety of participating businesses, including 11 breweries, seven coffee… Continue Reading First Craft Week ends in success with festival

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Applause for Gruen’s I-25 work

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In case some of you missed it, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments recently approved new plans and shuffled funding for a $95 million project to rebuild the Interstate 25 interchange at Cimarron Street / U.S. Highway 24. The construction will take shape quickly in the form of a design-build timetable that will hasten… Continue Reading Applause for Gruen’s I-25 work

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It isn’t often that the Business Journal reports on fatalities. But when a contributing factor for an apparent suicide and a marital homicide is marijuana intoxication, it’s simple to find relevance. It has been nearly five months since Amendment 64 went live in the state, allowing cities like Denver, Boulder and Pueblo to offer both… Continue Reading Give pot law a chance amid reefer madness

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Lodgers cross fingers for coming season

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Lodgers cross fingers for coming season

Area businesses catering to tourists really could use a good summer. After two seasons marred by fires and floods, local hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts are waiting with bated breath to see whether their busiest months will bring boom or bust. Many are cautiously optimistic that this year will curb a two-year slide of disappointing numbers.… Continue Reading Lodgers cross fingers for coming season

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What does Mark Ferrandino most desire as he finishes up his final session as speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives? There are lots of potential answers, but one comes to mind: Ferrandino, a Denver Democrat, would like to figure out how to snatch back the $120 million in tax increment funding that the state… Continue Reading Legislative action brings out rest of C4C story

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History: Area’s oldest businesses

Businesses, like natural persons, are mortal. They’re born, struggle through youth, flourish for a while, and then pass quietly away. Few attain the biblical lifespan of three score and ten – in fact, most expire within a decade or two. Colorado City was founded in 1859, Colorado Springs in 1871, Manitou Springs in 1872. By… Continue Reading History: Area’s oldest businesses

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Opinion: Time to battle C4C opponents

From the start, even the most ardent supporters of City for Champions have known that the package deal of projects for Colorado Springs and the Air Force Academy wasn’t absolutely perfect and beyond reproach. Yes, some of the forecasts for likely usage and attendance, particularly for the Colorado Sports and Events Center downtown, might not… Continue Reading Opinion: Time to battle C4C opponents

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Leaders’ C4C divide grows

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At a hastily called press conference Monday afternoon, City Council President Keith King and Board of County Commissioners Chair Dennis Hisey voiced their displeasure with Mayor Steve Bach and with the City for Champions proposal, which could be endangered as a result. The two officials presented letters addressed to Mayor Bach, which he had yet… Continue Reading Leaders’ C4C divide grows

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