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Colorado Springs in need of convention center

Many believe Colorado Springs is an excellent city. It is home to the U.S. Olympic Committee, several important military installations, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the five star Broadmoor Hotel, the World Arena. There is Pikes Peak International Raceway, even Pikes Peak, gateway to the Rockies, home of the famous Race to the Clouds. Yet… Continue Reading Colorado Springs in need of convention center

We don’t know how much a famous writer earns per word for a great novel, but some perceptive author stands to make a tidy $3,966.66 per word if theirs is selected as the winning essay in the Great Leadville Ice Palace caper. For a $230 entry fee and a 150-word treatise about why you would… Continue Reading Leadville couple to hold essay contest to give away inn

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No one could have imagined the far-reaching impact of 9/11 or the stifling affect of Colorado’s wildfires on local tourism in 2002 – especially Kevin and Susan Hunt. As the new owners of a seven-year-old, twelve-unit bed and breakfast at the foot of the Pikes Peak Highway, just 20 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs, the… Continue Reading Owners of the Black Bear Inn market themselves in post-9-11 economy

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Air Force, 6-0, 18th ranked nationally, and Notre Dame, 6-0, and ranked 7th, play at Falcon Stadium Saturday in a nationally televised game. Thousands of people are pouring into town, and retailers who survived the soft tourism business this summer will suddenly see some dollars flowing through their cash registers. How much? And how many… Continue Reading Air Force football game expected to bring tourism dollars to area

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In the dark days following the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon, many businesses suffered major revenue losses. Many didn’t recover, and lots that did found new niches for their services.Locally, Old Town Guesthouse in Old Colorado City was among the survivors, but not by doing business as usual.“The terrorist attacks hurt our… Continue Reading Old Colorado Springs bed & breakfast serves up video conferencing

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With a big layoff at WorldCom’s Colorado Springs location, the latest blow to the region’s sagging economy, still optimistic area economists predict things will improve in the third or fourth quarter, and no later than early next year.Exact numbers are unavailable, but WorldCom reportedly slashed hundreds of jobs in Colorado Springs Friday. Just last week,… Continue Reading WorldCom layoffs latest hit on Colorado Springs economy

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Those that attended the June 19 RCIS luncheon were treated to not one, but two high quality presenters. Colorado Springs-based sports psychologist and counselor, Dr. Gayle Davis, described how to hang tough through an uncertain market, and explained how to avoid negative “self-talk” (not that any of us ever experience the temptation…). David Seamon, EDC’s… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Transactions – July 8, 2002

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When a prime piece of real estate became available in downtown Old Colorado City, Kaye and David Caster didn’t hesitate purchasing it.Ironically, fire destroyed the old building, which once served as the town’s fire station, police department and jail. In later years, the building was a gift shop with apartments on the top floor. The… Continue Reading Old Colorado City bed and breakfast was built with comfort in mind

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When the national media shows coverage of the fire in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, they’re telling people Colorado is on fire – and that just isn’t the case, according to a handful of tourism officials, elected officials, and even the Mayor of Manitou Springs.But, that’s not to say the fire is not devastating… Continue Reading Pikes Peak region tourism not threatened by wild fires

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This may be the year that was for Patsy Buchwald, president and owner of the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic. First, she was named one of the Top 100 women-owned businesses in Colorado, and now she is the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce’s 2002 Small Business Person of the Year.Buchwald purchased the balloon festival in… Continue Reading Patsy Buchwald is Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year

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