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Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

Colorado Springs tourism brings to mind the usual attractions worthy of occupying the in-laws between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Sites like Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak make many a tourist’s list. And while those landmarks are stunning for out-of-towners and locals alike, some people prefer their… Continue Reading Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

From breakfast, Range Riders take off into the sunrise

For years, when they were little boys, Mike Jorgensen and Cory Shultz would attend the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Breakfast in downtown Colorado Springs. They’d marvel wide-eyed at the cowboys riding horses there, while the boys sat on bales of hay and ate breakfast made by Fort Carson soldiers. The breakfast — this year… Continue Reading From breakfast, Range Riders take off into the sunrise

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Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

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Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

One year away from a historic anniversary, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parted ways with the Springs-based Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association late last month, leading to each organization providing separate explanations for the fracture. As a result, the 2014 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will be the first in its 74-year history not to… Continue Reading Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

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Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo President Gary Markle announced in a news release Thursday that the organization will add a Colorado-based company as title sponsor and will no longer affiliate with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The 74th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days event next year will take place without the involvement of the… Continue Reading Pikes Peak or Bust leaves PRCA affiliation, gains sponsor

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Rodeo officials eye horse virus threat

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The outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus is shutting down county fairs and horse shows across the state, but Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo officials say they don’t anticipate it will affect their annual event, scheduled for July 13-16 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. Colorado State Fair organizers cancelled three events. Cancelling any Pikes Peak or Bust… Continue Reading Rodeo officials eye horse virus threat

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The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo reported its ticket sales were up 24 percent this year compared to last year. “We saw over 27,000 people attend the rodeo this year,” said Rodeo Board President Rick Powell. “Final revenue numbers aren’t in yet, but attendance wise, this was our best year in the past 25 years.”… Continue Reading Rodeo celebrates best ticket sales in 25 years

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This weekend Brian Sack, executive chef at The Famous steakhouse in downtown Colorado Springs, will trade the confines of his clean, sleek, modern kitchen for the dust, dirt and grit of the chuckwagon. Sack is the only local chef that will be competing in the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo’s Chuckwagon Cookoff this weekend, and… Continue Reading Local chef part of this year’s rodeo chuckwagon cookoff

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