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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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The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired a consultant to help rev up its marketing strategy. President and CEO Doug Price is scheduled to discuss part of the CVB’s branding strategy during an informal City Council meeting Monday. “The resulting brand platform will provide direction and focus for our advertising, promotion and sales… Continue Reading Hired consultant will help guide CVB three-year strategy

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The rest of the nation knows Colorado Springs as a sports mecca, from the Olympics to mountain biking to ice hockey. Locals, however, may be unaware of the full extent of the city’s sports connection, from youth soccer to annual championships involving teams from around the world. This story gauges the economic impact of the… Continue Reading Ka-ching! When athletes hit town, the dollars follow

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Meetings and conventions have been called the invisible industry, but hoteliers in Colorado Springs intend to change that. And if the Convention and Visitors Bureau has its way, the region will be a hotbed for group business. With the economy starting to turn around, convention business is poised to recover, locally. Last year, while hotel… Continue Reading Convention industry grows as corporate stigma fades

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