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4 months 1 week ago

Downtown Ice Rink to open Saturday

Downtown Colorado Springs is beginning to take on the look of the holidays. Finishing touches to the decorations in Acacia Park went up Friday, and the ice rink will open soon. The plan was for the rink to open Friday evening, but there was a mechanical problem with the...

3 years 9 months ago

Timber! Trees in downtown Colorado Springs come down

Work is underway to remove about 100 trees from neighborhoods in downtown Colorado Springs; the city says they've suffered severe drought damage. The tree removal area is bordered by Fillmore Street, Fountain Boulevard, Wahsatch Avenue and Cascade Avenue, work started along Cascade today. Contractors have been hired to remove the...

3 years 9 months ago

Butterflies returning this weekend

More than two dozen hand-painted butterfly statues will be displayed on the streets of downtown Colorado Springs this weekend. Volunteers will be installing the sculptures on Saturday morning. All 31 Butterflies and Friends sculptures have been painted by local artists will be sold at auction in September. Money raised...

4 years 6 months ago

Sidewalk art goes 3D

Artwork jumps out of the sidewalk in downtown Colorado Springs on Wednesday, but only temporarily. It was an early morning start for local chalk artist Douglas Rouse. With a delicate hand and sweeping stokes a 3D figure took form on the corner of Tejon and Pikes Peak. The...

4 years 8 months ago

Bike Fest rolls into Colorado Springs

Downtown Colorado Springs was packed with people on Sunday as thousands returned for the 10th Annual Tejon Street Bike Fest. The Tejon Street Bike Fest is Colorado's biggest one-day rally and largest annual downtown event: This year, it encompassed 10 city blocks of motorcycle-only parking, vendors, food, and live music...

5 years 2 months ago

Streetcar idea rolling around

Bringing back streetcars is an idea rolling through Colorado Springs. A group is studying the possibility, looking into whether it's financially feasible and if there's public interest. The study is being paid for by a federal grant and private donations. "Other streetcar projects throughout the country have been very...

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