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Labor Day traffic expected to drop

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The number of travelers in the Mountain Region this Labor Day holiday weekend is expected to drop more than 2 percent over a year ago. AAA says about 2.4 million travelers are expected to hit the road in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. The region includes Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah… Continue Reading Labor Day traffic expected to drop

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Florissant Fossil Beds to build visitor center

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is getting its long-awaited visitor center – a 4,400 square-foot facility expected to open in 2013 and be powered almost entirely by solar power. The National Park Service announced plans this week for a visitor education, research and museum facility, which will replace the old building currently serving as the… Continue Reading Florissant Fossil Beds to build visitor center

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More than 6,000 people braved a rainy Sunday evening to attend the People’s Pedal Party downtown in celebration of today’s big cycling event. “We had a terrific crowd – everyone from a 6-week old to an 85-year-old,” said Ron Butlin, executive director of the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership. The party was among several events during… Continue Reading 6,000 attend People’s Pedal Party to celebrate big race

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What will Pro Challenge mean for bike shops?

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Bike shop owners don’t expect famous cyclists in their stores next weekend, but they hope locals will catch the cycling bug. Continue Reading What will Pro Challenge mean for bike shops?

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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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