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Dozens of artists across the country are expected to compete in the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge poster competition. The winners will each earn $500 and VIP tickets to sections of the week-long cycling race through Colorado, which is classified as second only to the Tour de France. Last year, 82 people entered their work… Continue Reading USA Pro Cycling Challenge poster contest could earn artists cash and VIP tickets

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Boxing bouts keep hotels busy

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An estimated 700 amateur boxers will be in Colorado Springs at the end of the month for the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships, to take a swing at a chance to compete in the summer Olympics in London. The Feb. 27- March 3 event, dubbed as USA Boxing’s premier event, will draw athletes, their coaches,… Continue Reading Boxing bouts keep hotels busy

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A new passenger screening program to make check-in more convenient for certain travelers is being expanded to 28 more major U.S. airports, the government said Wednesday. There will be no cost to eligible passengers, who would no longer have to remove their shoes and belts before they board flights. The airports include the three used… Continue Reading 28 more airports will test lower-hassle screening

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The long-awaited Mining Exchange hotel will have a target opening date of April 15 – and the Wydham chain it’s a part of has allowed them to start accepting reservations for group events beginning June 1. “We’re very close,” said catering manager Shelby Pywell. “We’re opening in phases, so the main building with 57 guest… Continue Reading Mining Exchange shooting for April 15 opening, accepting reservations

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Ski resort imposes limits on tipplers

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A Colorado ski resort is imposing limits on alcoholic beverages at its mountain bistro because resort officials are tired of carting tipsy skiers down the mountain. The Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro at Aspen Highlands has imposed a three-drink maximum and removed liquor from the menu, leaving only beer and wine. The resort had to use… Continue Reading Ski resort imposes limits on tipplers

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A new Global Entry Program at the Denver International Airport could bring in more international tourists and boost attendance at large-scale conventions in the Springs. This week officials at the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the expansion of the Global Entry Program, which allows for expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk… Continue Reading Local tourism could get boost from Global Entry Program at DIA

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February tourism hoisted by skating figures

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Once again, Colorado Springs will be in the international sports spotlight when more than 100 of the world’s best figure skaters descend on the city next week for the 2012 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Continue Reading February tourism hoisted by skating figures

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Opponents of the artist Christo’s plan to suspend giant fabric panels over parts of the scenic Arkansas River are filing a lawsuit in federal court to try to block it. University of Denver student lawyers are filing the lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of the group Rags Over the River. The group contends Christo’s “Over the… Continue Reading Group suing to block Christo’s “Over the River”

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Money Museum receives coin worth $220,000

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The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum collection in Colorado Springs now contains a 1792 half disme, a donation from a California coin dealer. The early American coin is valued at $220,000 and was donated by Steven Contusi, president of Rare Coin Wholeslers in Irvine, Calif. “The coin will be a fantastic, historically significant addition to… Continue Reading Money Museum receives coin worth $220,000

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