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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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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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