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The long-awaited Colorado Springs regional brand will be announced Nov. 15 during a press conference at the Pioneers Museum. The brand and slogan is under wraps until then, said Chelsy Murphy, spokeswoman for Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, which led the charge on the creation of a regional brand for the Colorado Springs region.… Continue Reading City and County officials set to reveal regional brand

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International media coverage is putting the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the spotlight. Continue Reading Pikes Peak Hill Climb: More attention, more popular

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For the past year, a team of nearly 40 people have watched about 300 films made by women and narrowed a select 34 films for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, which begins this weekend in Colorado Springs. The festival, in its 24th year, begins with a gala Nov. 4 and continues throughout the weekend… Continue Reading Weekend of films made by women, 24th Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

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Guarantee offered for bad ski days

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Tired of paying big money for bad skiing? A condominium and home-rental company is offering to fix that. ResortQuest, which has properties in Colorado, Utah and Idaho, is offering clients a snow guarantee. The guarantee allows guests to move to one of its other resort destinations at no extra charge in the event of less-than-favorable… Continue Reading Guarantee offered for bad ski days

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The Santa Express Train is roaring into the Royal Gorge next month and expects to represent about 20 percent of the total rides on Royal Gorge Route Railroad in Cańon City. More than 20,000 riders are expected to ride the train during the five-week period from Nov. 18 to Dec. 26. That’s about 6,000 more… Continue Reading Royal Gorge holiday train rides expected to be up 40 percent this season

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For the first time in its nearly 90-year history, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb will be on a completely paved asphalt surface. Veteran competitors will no longer have to adjust to the usual gravel and asphalt challenges that have been part of the race, said Mike Moran, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation senior media consultant. City crews… Continue Reading 90th Pikes Peak Hill Climb set for July on fully paved road

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The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge held in August attracted more than 1 million spectators from around the state, the country and the world and had an $83.5 million economic impact on the state, according to a report by IFM, a global sports research firm. “The crowds were big, they were enthusiastic, they spent money… Continue Reading USA Pro Cycling Challenge brought in $83 million to state

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Summer events keep city’s general fund healthy

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August – the month of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge race – proved to be a good month for spending in Colorado Springs. People came and spent money in restaurants and hotels, both sectors that had the largest increases in tax collections this August over last August. Restaurants collected $1.6 million in sales taxes, a… Continue Reading Summer events keep city’s general fund healthy

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Federal ski bill would allow summer recreation

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A bill making its way through Congress would make it clear that ski resorts are not just for winter activities. The Ski Area Recreation Opportunity Enhancement Act has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate. Current federal laws only allow ski-related activities on U.S. Forest Service land leased to… Continue Reading Federal ski bill would allow summer recreation

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has 9,000 pounds of Orangutan-friendly candy ready to dole out to its expected 15,000 visitors for its annual Boo and the Zoo Halloween party, which runs for six nights. “It’s one of our major fund raisers,” said Katie Borremans, spokeswoman for the zoo, which sells tickets for $15 for general admission. A… Continue Reading Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ready for annual Halloween party

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