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We wish we could announce in this space today that, to restructure the words of former President Gerald Ford, our long regional nightmare is over. But we can’t. At least the recall election is over, regardless of its outcome. Now we can move beyond the disruptive phone calls and mailings on both sides as millions… Continue Reading Let’s try not to be so polarized

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Stadium has limited facts, support

Of the four projects in the City for Champions package, the downtown stadium/events center may be the most puzzling. While the Colorado Springs Sky Sox would appear to be the project’s major beneficiary and partner, officials of the organization have been cautiously noncommittal, noting several months ago they’re satisfied with their current Stetson Hills location… Continue Reading Stadium has limited facts, support

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AFA Gateway could enhance access for tourists

Editor’s note: The Business Journal’s three-part series on the Regional Tourism Act projects, financing and similar attractions around the nation, concludes next week with the downtown multi-use stadium and UCCS health and wellness center. For years, the Air Force Academy ranked among the major tourist attractions for Colorado Springs — with claims that more than… Continue Reading AFA Gateway could enhance access for tourists

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Selling starts now for Tourism Act projects

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Selling starts now for Tourism Act projects

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the city’s Regional Tourism Act project application for state sales-tax funds. The next two installments will analyze the four projects, two at a time. By John Hazlehurst and Amy Gillentine Supporters and planners of the City for Champions proposal believe its four major projects… Continue Reading Selling starts now for Tourism Act projects

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Another group has signaled its support for the city’s Regional Tourism Act application – a grant proposal that would bring a downtown stadium, an Olympic museum, a new visitors center at the Air Force Academy and a sports medicine center at UCCS. The University of Colorado Board of Regents passed a resolution supporting Colorado Springs’… Continue Reading CU regents support city’s RTA application

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As we all know, nobody asked the public — and certainly not the media — for thoughts and ideas before Colorado Springs submitted its application for state Regional Tourism Act tax funding. Nobody wondered if even a little community brainstorming might produce better dreams for ambitious projects than the $218 million package being put forward… Continue Reading Mr. Anschutz, here’s a different proposition

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City rolls four projects into tourism proposal

Before an umbrella-toting crowd of about 50 community leaders, downtown advocates and media representatives, Mayor Steve Bach formally revealed a few details Monday of the city’s forthcoming application for up to $82 million in funds from the Colorado Regional Tourism Act. In partnership with El Pomar Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority and the Anschutz Foundation,… Continue Reading City rolls four projects into tourism proposal

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