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Fountain River – change the name and the image

Times were a lot simpler in the 19th Century. If you were a European explorer wandering through the Colorado mountains, you gave names to rivers and mountains, lakes and creeks, and whatever else caught your fancy. A mountain long known as Tava became James Peak, then Pike’s Peak, and later lost its apostrophe to become… Continue Reading Fountain River – change the name and the image

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 open to cyclists Jan. 1

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The city’s parks and recreation department and the U.S. Forest Service are giving cyclists a holiday present: unescorted bike trips up Pikes Peak all year round, starting Jan. 1. The decision came after a pilot program proved to be both popular and successful, said program director Karen Palus. All riders must complete a use agreement… Continue Reading Pikes Peak open to cyclists Jan. 1

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Marathon runners have ascended to the top of Pikes Peak; race cars have sped to the top of  America’s Mountain. Now, it’s time for the mountain to be conquered by cyclists. Colorado Springs, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, set up a pilot program to allow bicycles on the Pikes Peak Highway from Sept.… Continue Reading Pilot program allows bicyclists to ride up Pikes Peak Highway in September

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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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A group of Colorado Springs leaders want to make a video of locals singing America the Beautiful and they hope it goes viral. It’s an attempt to market the Pikes Peak region. They are calling the singing project Pikes Peak Sings, and they are hoping people from across the community will participate. City Councilman Tim… Continue Reading Local group seeks singers for America the Beautiful video

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Two community leaders have embarked on an effort to raise money to replace the Pikes Peak Summit House. Continue Reading Unlikely duo launch effort to replace Pikes Peak summit house

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Colorado Springs named top weekend getaway

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Because of its views of the “purple mountains majesty,” Colorado Springs is listed in the top 10 “Best Weekend Getaway” list in a recent U.S. News & World Report Travel article. The list highlights destinations with “just the right ratio of relaxation and entertainment to leave you rejuvenated and ready to return to the grind… Continue Reading Colorado Springs named top weekend getaway

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Dr. Glen House, a quadriplegic since the age of 20, will attempt to climb Pike’s Peak Sept. 10 in a wheelchair to raise money for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. House, a physiatry doctor in Colorado Springs, has made the 13.5 mile trek up the 14,110-foot mountain twice before. This time, he has a… Continue Reading Local quadriplegic doctor attempts to climb Pikes Peak

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Helicopter filming Audi test crashes on Pikes Peak

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A helicopter filming a driverless Audi on a test run crashed Friday about a mile below the summit of Pikes Peak, injuring the four people onboard, the sheriff’s office said. The crash happened sometime before 7:30 a.m. near the winding roadway leading to the top of the mountain, which is about 14,110 feet above sea… Continue Reading Helicopter filming Audi test crashes on Pikes Peak

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