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The discs will be flying next July when Colorado Springs hosts the first U.S. Open, a major international competition and Ultimate disc convention. USA Ultimate, the Boulder-based national governing body for Ultimate disc, and Colorado Springs Sports Corp will host the inaugural international contest July 4-8, 2012 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “We are thrilled to be… Continue Reading Flying disc championships land in Colorado Springs

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Aurora man gets dream vacation to the Springs

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Robert Hallom’s dream vacation to Colorado Springs wasn’t too far from his Aurora, Colo. home. Living on a fixed income made traveling, even 68 miles south, out of his reach. Then, he got sick. Hallom, 58, is terminally ill; stage four of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. But, he wanted to see the Garden of the… Continue Reading Aurora man gets dream vacation to the Springs

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The Southeast Colorado Regional Heritage Task Force has received a grant to help document the role of Bent’s New Fort in the Sand Creek Massacre. Bent’s New Fort was built in 1853 after the abandonment nearby of Bent’s Old Fort, which was a 19th-century trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. It became the staging… Continue Reading Grant to help document Bent’s New Fort, Sand Creek

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Powderhorn Ski Resort to be auctioned off

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Powderhorn Ski Resort is going on the auction block. Bidding will begin Thursday at the resort’s Day Lodge. Acashier’s check for $10,000 will be required to bid. Powderhorn CEO and President Steve Bailey and Dean Skalla bought the resort in 1999. Resort spokeswoman Sarah Allen says the ski area isn’t in distress, but Bailey and… Continue Reading Powderhorn Ski Resort to be auctioned off

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Business leaders meet to brainstorm new brand

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A group of Colorado Springs business leaders and residents will meet today and Tuesday to brainstorm the city’s brand strategy. Called a charrette, the two-day meeting is the last step in the information gathering process led by Stone Mantel, a Colorado Springs-based brand and strategy firm. The interactive exercise will call upon the 100 participants… Continue Reading Business leaders meet to brainstorm new brand

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BLM eases fire restrictions

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The Bureau of Land Management has reduced fire restrictions to stage one on its lands within several Colorado counties. Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo and Teller counties will see reduced fire bans – which will allow fires in permanetn fire grants or grills within developed recreation sites, as well as cooking stoves fueled by… Continue Reading BLM eases fire restrictions

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Pikes Peak Highway could be completely paved by the end of the year, if Mother Nature cooperates. If she doesn’t, then the city plans to complete it early in 2012. That would complete the project a year earlier than planned, and in enough time for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Mayor Steve Bach… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Highway paving project to be finished early

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Colorado wine tasting gets scientific

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Colorado wine makers are participating in a wine quality research study in hopes of learning ways to make their wines better and grow the $42 million industry. The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board and Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association have commissioned a study with Colorado State University’s Stephen Menke, an enologist. The study will… Continue Reading Colorado wine tasting gets scientific

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The National Ski Areas Association says a ski season that stretched into July helped U.S. resorts set a record this year for skier visits. The Lakewood, Colo.-based trade group in May estimated there were 60.1 million skier visits at U.S. resorts this season. Based on final survey results, the association says resorts finished the season… Continue Reading Trade group: US resorts see record skier visits

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The Breckenridge Town Council says it should have the right to back a smaller expansion plan for the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Council members say Vail Resorts threatened not to sign an agreement to limit the social impacts of the expansion if the town supports an alternative to the proposed expansion presented by the U.S. Forest… Continue Reading Breckenridge council upset over ski expansion deal

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