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BBQ U at The Broadmoor

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This June, The Broadmoor will be hosting PBS grilling star Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue University. The grilling school has been touted as the “best BBQ experience in the U.S.” by the Food Network. The training includes a three-night, three-day interactive grilling course that offers techniques to novice and expert barbecue lovers. The BBQ University will be… Continue Reading BBQ U at The Broadmoor

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Off-road motorcycle and four-wheel drive enthusiasts might soon get a 900-acre recreation park in El Paso County for practicing their sport. The Board of County Commissioners has approved a resolution authorizing the Parks and Leisure Services Department to purchase or lease land located near County Highway 94 and Blaney Road in eastern El Paso County… Continue Reading County OK’s 900-acre off-road park

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Lodging group reports increased bookings

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The Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association is reporting that year-to-date 66.4 percent of Colorado hotel rooms have been occupied, compared to 64.6 percent a year ago. The statewide average daily room rate during October was $115.93, compared to $105.72 one year ago. Colorado Springs’ average daily room rate for October hit $86.68, down from August’s… Continue Reading Lodging group reports increased bookings

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City seeking school, park fee committee members

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The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to serve on the School/Park Fee Advisory Committee. The committee meets several times a month September through November to review the School/Park Land-Dedication Ordinance and establish fees for parks. Ideal candidates would have experience in land development or design and development of recreational parks. Send resumes and… Continue Reading City seeking school, park fee committee members

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Colorado now nation’s biggest beer producer

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Colorado is known for its majestic mountain ranges, natural beauty, rich history – and now for beer. The state outpaced former first place beer producer California last year when it produced more than 23.3 million barrels or 724.5 million gallons of beer, according to newly released data from the Beer Institute. California now ranks No.… Continue Reading Colorado now nation’s biggest beer producer

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Time running out to book holiday travel plans

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If you rather have fun in the sun rather than head home for the holiday season, you’d better finalize your travel plans soon. National polling results released this month indicate that nearly half of travel agency clients had begun booking holiday travel during July or earlier. All-inclusive resorts packages are the destination of choice this… Continue Reading Time running out to book holiday travel plans

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The free downtown shuttle service could come to an end early next year. The city’s public transportation arm, Mountain Metropolitan Transit, had planned to pay for the shuttle’s operation cost starting in 2008, but proposed 2008 public transportation cuts to cover a $1.3 million budget shortfall include eliminating the shuttle service. Proponents of the free… Continue Reading Downtown shuttle service on the chopping block

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Springs hotel occupancies, room rates rise

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Hotel occupancies and room rates in Colorado Springs have risen slightly during the last year. The average occupancy rate for Colorado Springs-area hotels was 69.3 percent during September, compared with 62.1 percent during September last year, according to the latest Rocky Mountain Lodging Report that was released this week. The average room rate for area… Continue Reading Springs hotel occupancies, room rates rise

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