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Volunteers needed to help at Garden of the Gods

Volunteers needed to help at Garden of the Gods

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is looking for volunteers to work on Barr Trail and to help restore Garden of the Gods on various days between April 5 and June 14. There are also Black Forest Fire restoration work days this spring. Some days have been filled already, so volunteers are asked to check the… Continue Reading Volunteers needed to help at Garden of the Gods

Tourism in the winter may look like tourism of any day in the summer for some attractions. Many area attractions remain open, albeit with fewer tourists. Yet for others, tourism may look more like a hockey tournament filling hotel rooms during the shoulder season. “We promote more than 55 activities,” said Chelsy Murphy, communications director… Continue Reading Winter tourism a time to rest; some attractions staying busy

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Goodwill move will take six weeks

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During the next six weeks, Goodwill will be moving its administrative offices and several service programs to a new campus at 1460 Garden of the Gods Road. The move starts March 9 and will be conducted in phases – primarily over the weekend – to avoid disruptions to programs and operations. When completed, the relocation… Continue Reading Goodwill move will take six weeks

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Garden of the Gods Park is one of 10 Great Public Spaces for 2011. It’s a designation given by the American Planning Association under the organization’s Great Places in America program. City and park officials planned to be on hand at the Garden of the Gods this morning to celebrate the news. “Colorado Springs residents… Continue Reading Garden of the Gods Park named a Great Public Space

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Sunrise building homes with a Garden view

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Sunrise Company, which bought the Garden of the Gods Club in 2007, is selling 86 home sites around the club, including five luxury spec homes south of the club on the ridge overlooking the Garden of the Gods. Continue Reading Sunrise building homes with a Garden view

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CVB plans to beef up marketing in ’11

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Targeting tourists, conventioneers After struggling through deep budget cuts last year, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau has put its marketing efforts into high gear. To pull it off, the CVB increased its marketing budget by 32 percent, from $895,606 to $1.18 million. It was able to do so because its share of the… Continue Reading CVB plans to beef up marketing in ’11

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Garden of the Gods was named one of the nation’s top “unheralded attractions” by tripadvisor.com. The city-owned park claimed the No. 2 spot on the online travel community list of the top five free attractions in the country. “Its name does not overstate the beauty and scale of this impressive sight,” the report said. “The Garden… Continue Reading Garden of the Gods an ‘unheralded attraction’

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