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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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Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and organizers are predicting another record year for attendance and sales. Ticket sales for the July 8 event will be open to the public at www.PPIHC.com – the official website for the event. For the first time, race organizers are offering round-trip… Continue Reading Hill Climb tickets go on sale, organizers predicting record year

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Norris-Penrose GM seeks to corral events

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Norris-Penrose Event Center’s new general manager Johnny Walker is kicking up the dirt in the worn-down 40-year old facility. Continue Reading Norris-Penrose GM seeks to corral events

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The travel industry accounted for 7 percent of the 1.6 million jobs created during the past 12 months, the U.S Travel Association reports. “Over the last year, the travel industry expanded its employment base by 119,000 – doubling the jobs created by construction and real estate industries combined,” said David Huether, senior vice president of… Continue Reading Travel industry added jobs in 2011, has good December

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Twenty five Colorado Springs designers want a shot at designing the new city logo to go along with the slogan, “Live it Up.” That’s how many designers submitted samples of their work to the Colorado Springs Branding task force by the noon deadline today. The submissions will be considered by a curator committee of marketing,… Continue Reading 25 local designers want a shot at the city logo

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it has $1.7 million in matching grants available to support projects that would benefit fishing, shooting ranges or motorized boating. Parks and wildlife officials are accepting applications from individuals, organizations and local governments for some of that money. The Fishing is Fun grant program has $900,000 available to distribute for… Continue Reading $1.7M available for Colorado recreation projects

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Deadline Friday for Live it Up designs

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The deadline to submit a design that helps brand the city is looming. The Colorado Springs branding task force is accepting design ideas to go along with its city slogan “Live it Up” until noon Jan. 6. Submissions are already coming in,  said Chelsy Murphy, Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau spokeswoman. “We want to… Continue Reading Deadline Friday for Live it Up designs

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Air travel is getting more frustrating, according to a new survey by the U.S. Travel Association. Two out of five air passengers wish for some other form of transportation this holiday season. In fact, travelers want two gifts: an expansion of the trusted traveler program to allow more people into a faster screening process and… Continue Reading Baggage, security top list of air travelers’ frustration

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A summer of big events filled hotel rooms, had people spending money in local restaurants and stores and helped the Colorado Springs tourism industry gain some upward traction in 2011. Local attractions had record-breaking crowds in June and July and special events, which brought in at least a half million spectators and participants to town,… Continue Reading Big events boosted region’s tourism industry in 2011

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