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Manitou digs out from flood, mud

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Manitou digs out from flood, mud

Tuesday should have been the pinnacle of 12 years of hard work for Manitou Springs artist Charles Rockey. It was to have been his last day preparing a book including more than 300 pieces of his artwork — with stories to accompany them. For more than a decade he’s been working on the book, titled… Continue Reading Manitou digs out from flood, mud

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It might be a good thing if I were as bad at forecasting disasters as at predicting election results. Only two of my six picks in this year’s City Council election races managed to get elected, but unfortunately I’m batting a thousand on Flood and Fire (no predictions yet regarding the other two horsemen, Famine… Continue Reading Surely the region grasps stormwater message now

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Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared a disaster emergency for El Paso County due to flooding in Manitou Springs. The declaration will make resources available to remove debris from the flood and provide emergency protective services to the mountain town. The governor authorized $400,000 transferred into the disaster emergency fund and the Colorado Office of Emergency… Continue Reading Governor declares disaster emergency in El Paso County

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Early tourism: About the same as last year

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Early tourism: About the same as last year

Business owners in the lodging and tourist trades report varying degrees of success after the first month of summer tourism season in the Colorado Springs area. Occupancy at the 54-room Cliff House at Pikes Peak was “great” over the Fourth of July weekend, said General Manager Paul York. “We’re at 80 percent for the month… Continue Reading Early tourism: About the same as last year

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The Small Business Development Center will host a free workshop about flood and business insurance from 8 to 10 a.m. tomorrow, May 21, at the Business of Art Center in Manitou Springs. A lot of business owners have had trouble making sense of the current business insurance environment, especially as it pertains to flood insurance, said Ingrid… Continue Reading SBDC hosting flood insurance workshop

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Coquette’s going in Whole Foods, opening second location

Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery in Manitou Springs will begin selling bakery items in the two local Whole Foods stores starting this weekend. The announcement marks a big growth spurt for the little Manitou creperie that has been steadily expanding since it opened three years ago. On top of a presence in Whole Foods, Co-Owner Michelle… Continue Reading Coquette’s going in Whole Foods, opening second location

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Old Manitou motels transition into rentals

The road into Manitou Springs is populated with a seemingly endless string of quaint motels built in the 1950s and ’60s, zipping motorists back to the heyday of the automobile and great family road trips. There’s just one problem — the motels are old. Some have been well maintained and appropriately whet visitors’ appetites for… Continue Reading Old Manitou motels transition into rentals

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Manitou Springs has dreamed for years of being a year-round destination town. Now its growing art community may be the way to make it happen. Continue Reading Art scene could make Manitou a full-time destination

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Heritage Center hosts Incline exhibit

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The Manitou Springs Heritage Center will open its newest exhibit Thursday at 5:17 p.m. The new exhibit tells the story of how the installation of a pipeline for a hydro-electric plant became a famous tourist amusement for 81 years, and then was reincarnated into an even more famous location for people seeking physical challenges. “The… Continue Reading Heritage Center hosts Incline exhibit

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It’s spooky season in Manitou Springs

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It’s the season to be scared. The Manitou Springs Heritage Center will host its 18th annual “Ghost Stories of Old Manitou” walking tour Oct. 27. The Heritage Center has launched a new website, the Emma Crawford Festival, with information about the  events. Each year, Deborah Harrison of the Heritage Center leads ghost seekers on walking… Continue Reading It’s spooky season in Manitou Springs

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