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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’ name this summer is mud. Events like this past weekend’s Spartan race, the upcoming Brag Like the Big Dogs mud race and the Dirty Dash Mud Race are changing typical summer runs into splash-around, roll-around, muddy-good times. “People are just sick of the plain old 26-mile run out on the asphalt,” said Justin… Continue Reading ‘Mud’ events make their way to the Springs

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The tourism industry packed a punch in Colorado Springs in 2011. More than 5.5 million visitors to the Springs and El Paso County spent $1.2 billion. Visitors came to such events as the U.S. Women’s Open, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Because of tourism, 11,000 people in the… Continue Reading Colorado Springs tourism sees growth in 2011

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For people who dream about racing a car at 160 miles per hour, the Pikes Peak International Raceway and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving are about to make that experience happen for them. Bob Bondurant, the world-champion race car driver who has trained Navy SEALS and readied movie stars for their roles… Continue Reading Pikes Peak International Raceway partners with driving school

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Echo Mountain is ending its ski season Sunday instead of in late April. Marketing director Scott Gales says the ski area just west of Denver had planned to stay open until April 29, but the season was done in by warm temperatures and little snow in March. Echo reported nine inches of new snow Tuesday,… Continue Reading Echo Mountain moves up closing day to Sunday

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It’s more than 5,000 miles to London and Olympians and Paralympians are challenging the community to walk there with them. In celebration of the 2012 summer Olympic games, Colorado Springs Olympians and Paralympians will be part of the “Walk to London 2012” event, joining residents in community walks and rallies where every step will be… Continue Reading Local Olympic athletes host “Walk to London” to celebrate the summer games

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Vote Travel campaign comes to Colorado

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The U.S. Travel Association will bring its 2012 Vote Travel campaign to Colorado next month. The 2012 Vote Travel campaign is a  20,000-mile tour that will incorporate major rallies in cities across the country in an effort to spotlight travel industry’s contributions to the economy. The U.S. Travel Association members also hope to meet with… Continue Reading Vote Travel campaign comes to Colorado

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Coloradoans making their summer vacation plans may opt for fewer destinations and more in-state road trips. The rising gas prices will likely affect cross-country road trips, but that could be a good thing for Colorado, said Wave Dreher, AAA Colorado spokeswoman. “There is so much to do in Colorado that bodes well for us,” she… Continue Reading Gas prices could mean shorter summer road trips for Coloradoans

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On the heels of its best year, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad in Cańon City is rolling into its 2012 season early to capture more tourists during the week. The railroad  takes passengers on  four historic railroad cars through the Royal Gorge canyon along the Arkansas River. This year, the train starts its season March… Continue Reading Royal Gorge Route Railroad starts daily tours two months early

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Royal Gorge zip line to open in April

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Hold on to your seats. A new zip line is being built at the scenic Royal Gorge in southern Colorado that will be one of the highest in the world. The 700-foot zip line will run parallel to the Royal Gorge, 1,100 feet above the canyon floor. Park visitors will be harnessed into a chair… Continue Reading Royal Gorge zip line to open in April

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