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History: Area’s oldest businesses

History: Area’s oldest businesses

Businesses, like natural persons, are mortal. They’re born, struggle through youth, flourish for a while, and then pass quietly away. Few attain the biblical lifespan of three score and ten – in fact, most expire within a decade or two. Colorado City was founded in 1859, Colorado Springs in 1871, Manitou Springs in 1872. By… Continue Reading History: Area’s oldest businesses

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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Cities are not born by accident. New York, San Francisco and New Orleans began as seaports, gateways to a vast, unsettled country. Heartland metropolises such as Kansas City, St. Louis and Denver were commercial hubs that sprouted from the growth and prosperity generated by the industrial revolution. No one individual created any of those cities.… Continue Reading Pikes Peak still can turn rocks into revenue

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Pikes Peak Cog Railway sees more traffic

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Business is starting to pick up again for the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Dave Donatto, traffic manager for the cog predicted a slow summer season for the train the week the Waldo Canyon wildfire burned more than 1,800 acres  north of the peak and 346 homes on the northwest side of Colorado Springs. The train… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Cog Railway sees more traffic

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Cog railway open, expecting a bad summer

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The Pikes Peak Cog Railway carried tourists to the top of “America’s Mountain” for the first time Thursday since the Waldo Canyon fire broke out Saturday afternoon. “Our phone has been ringing off the hook since we made the announcement this morning,” said Dave Donatto, traffic manager for the cog. “The reaction has been really… Continue Reading Cog railway open, expecting a bad summer

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