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Denver explores bid for Winter Olympic Games

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Denver is forming an exploratory group to host the Olympic Winter Games. A group of community and civic leaders representing broad interests from across Colorado will be meeting in the coming weeks about submitting a bid to the U.S. Olympic Committee. The Denver Exploratory Committee will identify the opportunities and challenges of a bid based… Continue Reading Denver explores bid for Winter Olympic Games

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Nordic skiing and photography does mix

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So, you think you can Nordic ski. But, can you Nordic ski and take photos at the same time? Professional photographers Xavier Fane and Raynor Czerwinski are out to show Nordic skiers how to take photos in the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley, located in southwest Colorado. The valley has emerged as a Nordic skiing hot spot… Continue Reading Nordic skiing and photography does mix

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The Colorado Springs branding task force has decided to work  with local artists to redesign its Live it Up logo. The art will change but the slogan, “Live it Up,” will remain. About $ 111,000 was paid to create the slogan and logo. The redesign will cost another $5,000. Do you agree with the task… Continue Reading Do you agree with the ‘Live it Up’ redesign decision?

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Internet Honey to work with Oregon tourism

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Internet Honey Co., a Colorado Springs marketing technology company, picked up another sweet contract with a state travel and tourism commission. Internet Honey was awarded a contract with the Oregon Tourism Commission, also known as Travel Oregon, to provide the software that will measure and maximize all consumer travel leads generated by the state’s tourism… Continue Reading Internet Honey to work with Oregon tourism

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Hotels strategize to gain conference business

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November marks the beginning of the off-tourism season, when demand for hotel rooms is at its lowest and the pursuit of group meetings starts. Continue Reading Hotels strategize to gain conference business

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Recognizing that some people believe  “Live it Up!” doesn’t live up to the city’s potential, the Community Branding Task Force will meet after Thanksgiving to consider advice from local designers who have protested that the new logo is amateurish and trite. “We are open to making this better,” said Doug Price, president and CEO of… Continue Reading Branding taskforce will consider design input

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is developing the Cheyenne Mountain State Park management plan and is asking for public input into the decision-making process. The park service will hold a public meeting 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School, 1200 W. Cheyenne Road. The park’s management plan is expected to be… Continue Reading State holds public hearing about future of Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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Thanksgiving travel expected to jump 4 percent

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This Thanksgiving, 42.5 million people in the United States are expected to hit the road to visit family and friends — the highest number of holiday travelers since the start of the recession. Travel tracker AAA says that 4 percent more Americans than last year will journey at least 50 miles from home, with about… Continue Reading Thanksgiving travel expected to jump 4 percent

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CVB names best tourism spots, events

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The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau named some of this year’s best tourism spots and events in Colorado Springs. The winners were announced this week at the CVB’s annual Tourism Industry Awards Celebration, where officials also launched the city’s new slogan “Live it Up!” and logo. Five industry awards were presented by Doug Price,… Continue Reading CVB names best tourism spots, events

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A wrecking ball crashed into the elephant barn Wednesday at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to make way for the next phase of the zoo’s multi-million Encounter Africa project. The zoo’s elephant keepers took the first swings at the barn, which opened in the early 1950s. Then, the wrecking ball brought the building down. It’s part of… Continue Reading Wrecking ball hits zoo’s elephant barn; makes way for new exhibit

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