The state’s tourism industry kicks off a three-day annual conference today in Steamboat Springs….AAA says Coloradans are paying less at the gas pump than last week…Two of the four candidates in the race for the 3rd congressional seat will take part in a debate tonight night in Pueblo…Thirty-seven years after he was declared missing during the rescue of an American ship crew that was seized by the Khmer Rouge, a Colorado Marine native to LaJunta has been buried with military honors.

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Terry Sullivan’s Escape from Pikes Peak
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You may of heard of Terry Sullivan’s recent escape (retirement) from the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau but you’ve likely not heard the story of Sullivan’s harrowing helicopter adventure on the summit of America’s Mountain.

All of […]

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Stratton's Streetcars

On November 23, 2010 By

In this slide show of images from the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photography Archive with text by Marshall Sprague from his history of the region, “Newport in the Rockies” (read by Craig Richardson), we hope you’ll catch a glimpse of Colorado Springs’ former public transportation glory as it was funded by millionaire gold king Winfield Scott Stratton.

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It’s almost impossible to believe how controversial many of Christo and Jean-Claude’s projects have been. After all, they work with fabric. Yet even in New York City the infamous Orange Gates took 26 years to realize after many controversies. The Over the River Project, which would cover 5.9 miles of the Arkansas River, is no different and there are 11 days left to comment.

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It’s easy to get frustrated about alternative forms of transportation in a Western town where cars are king, but if the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn’t reason enough to dream then we don’t know what is. Again, if you missed our two-part post on the past, present and future of […]

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While the comprehensive city bicycle routes and trails map is (fingers crossed) close to completion and due out sometime this spring, Google Maps has just added a not-entirely-comprehensive-yet-pretty-darn-good bicycling directions to their already excellent maps feature.

While we might take issue with some of the zig-zagging routes and points of entry and […]

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Bumpersticker Babylon

On January 14, 2010 By

Maybe it’s the ideological divide that runs down that imaginary Mason-Dixon line called Academy Boulevard. Or maybe it’s the pyramid power of Pikes Peak. Whatever it is, people in Colorado Springs love bumperstickers and obviously believe abundantly in their power to communicate identity, political ideas, music preferences and cute things about dogs and cats. […]

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If you missed our two-part post on the past, present and future of trolleys in Colorado Springs last October, now would be a good time to have another look (Part 1 is HERE, and Part 2 is HERE). Why?

Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) is hosting a public meeting Tuesday, Jan. […]

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As we discussed in yesterday’s post, Streetcars in Colorado Springs!? (Part 1), there’s a great deal of interest in bringing back streetcars/trolleys for a lot of very good reasons, not the least of which is a proven record of stimulating economic development and tourism. While yesterday’s post was mostly about the nuts and bolts […]

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For those of you in Colorado Springs who pine for the days of yore when you could hop aboard a charming streetcar, lean out into the foggy breeze and sing the Rice-a-Roni jingle to the world, you may be surprised to know that it’s not such a far-fetched pipe dream (with the possible […]

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Fabulous Muscles

On August 17, 2009 By

However you might feel about cars as transportation, you’d have been hard pressed to keep your jaw from scraping the pavement at yesterday’s Good Times Car Show in Old Colorado City. Muscle cars (among other collector’s varieties we’re not qualified to name and elevated to what can only be described as art) lined […]

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