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Hill Climb named among tougest motor races

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been named to the list of the toughest motor races in the world. Jalopnik.com, a top motor sports website, puts the Hill Climb at No. 7. The site said the race, which is 12.42 miles of 156 turns, always was tough. And then the road got paved, the site… Continue Reading Hill Climb named among tougest motor races

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Opera Theatre of the Rockies opens its 15th season with two major operas planned. The first production is Johann Strauss’ effervescent “Die Fledermaus” at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts March 2 and March 3. This opera is a fun story of pranks, mistaken identity, glamorous parties and laughter set in romantic Vienna. … Continue Reading Opera Theatre of the Rockies opening 15th season

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Plans for the 2013 Pikes Peak Arts Fest are underway and organizers are accepting applications from artists who want to participate. The 9th annual arts fest, in America the Beautiful Park July 5-7, is a juried arts festival that features 100 national, regional and local artists. The fest is free to the public and its… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Arts Fest taking applications for summer event

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Colorado Springs Airport is breaking from a cookie-cutter mold of airport offerings and putting an authentic Colorado stamp on the atmosphere, right down to its coffee and beer. Bristol Brewing Company will open a smaller version of its taproom in the airport terminal this month. Novo Coffee, a Denver-based coffee company, opened its doors in… Continue Reading Airport welcoming Bristol beer taproom

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If Colorado Springs tourism were a bear, it would be headed into hibernation now. When visitors think of Colorado in the winter, they think of skiing — and that leaves the non-ski towns like the Springs with little to no honey. Some attractions, hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns have worked up special deals to entice winter… Continue Reading Winter tourism – a sleeping bear some would like to rouse

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Pikes Peak open to cyclists Jan. 1

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The city’s parks and recreation department and the U.S. Forest Service are giving cyclists a holiday present: unescorted bike trips up Pikes Peak all year round, starting Jan. 1. The decision came after a pilot program proved to be both popular and successful, said program director Karen Palus. All riders must complete a use agreement… Continue Reading Pikes Peak open to cyclists Jan. 1

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Millibo Art Theater moving to Ivywild

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Next summer the Millibo Art Theater will move from its Westside location to a new home in Ivywild. The theater, known both for its first-run plays and for its children’s classes, will move into the Ivywild Community Church at 1626 S. Tejon St., across from The Blue Star restaurant and close to the new Ivywild… Continue Reading Millibo Art Theater moving to Ivywild

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Warrior Games set for May 11-17 in Springs

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The 2013 Warrior Games will be held in Colorado Springs May 11-17. The week-long event is hosted by the United States Olympic Committee and finance and audit firm Deloitte and also supported by the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, BP, USO, Fisher House Foundation and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. More than 200 wounded,… Continue Reading Warrior Games set for May 11-17 in Springs

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2013 Hill Climb tickets on sale

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Tickets for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are on sale. The race is set for June 30. General admission seats are $40 each, and the Family Four-Pack is $135 when purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased on the PPIHC official website: www.ppihc.com Camping permits, sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are available… Continue Reading 2013 Hill Climb tickets on sale

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Careers in the travel industry have always seemed glamorous. Now a study — conducted by the U.S. Travel Association —  says they pay well, too. Workers who begin their careers in travel achieve higher wages, have greater access to educational opportunities and enjoy better career progression, according to a study of more than 30 years… Continue Reading Travel industry tooting its own horn over jobs, salaries

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