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Springs faces stormy summer

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We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We couldn’t last year after the most damaging fire in Colorado history, and we can’t now after the same fate struck El Paso County again. We have no option to wallow in anguish, wondering what will happen next. Instead, 509 families in our midst have to move on, just… Continue Reading Springs faces stormy summer

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For the second time in its history, the Pikes Peak Range Riders have canceled their annual ride into the mountains surrounding Colorado Springs. The Black Forest fire – and the extent of its damage – are the reasons behind the cancellation, just as the 2002 ride was cancelled because of the Hayman fire. “We believe… Continue Reading Range Riders cancel ride, but street breakfast will continue

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Editorial: Region’s worst dream returns

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For anyone who cares about Colorado’s tourism industry, the terse headline Wednesday morning on CNN.com — followed by many millions of people online — sent the one message everyone had hoped to avoid this summer. “You don’t want to be here: Colorado burns” And as if that weren’t enough, this second headline followed: “Fire threatens… Continue Reading Editorial: Region’s worst dream returns

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SBDC reaching out to small businesses in fire area

The Small Business Development Center will provide assistance to the small businesses in Black Forest that are being harmed by the Black Forest fire. The SBDC will offer in-person assistance at the El Paso County Disaster Assistance Center, located at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center on 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The… Continue Reading SBDC reaching out to small businesses in fire area

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Beyond the fires: Businesses, tourism consider how to respond

By Amy Gillentine and Marija B. Vader As firefighters struggle to extinguish flames that erupted Tuesday and tore through the Black Forest and Royal Gorge Park, tourism officials and business leaders are trying to figure out the next steps. “We’re following our crisis communications plan,” said Amy Long, vice president of marketing and partnership at… Continue Reading Beyond the fires: Businesses, tourism consider how to respond

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