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2012-04-04 23:01:53

The 26 members of Pikes Peak Country Attractions Association offer sights and experiences to quickly fill a weeklong vacation with action-packed fun and entertainment in southern Colorado. New itineraries, events, and tours highlight the spring and summer offerings for the season ahead. Colorado Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) April 04, 2012 Pikes Peak Country Attractions Association, with more than two dozen natural and man-made attractions that are family-oriented, diverse and memorable, is...

2012-02-20 08:00:00

21,000 Colorado Springs students and teachers compete in seven-week driving safety challenge. Colorado Springs, Colorado (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 Nearly 21,000 high school students and staff members participated in DRIVE SMART Colorado´s seven-week challenge to promote safe driving habits. The campaign ran from late October to early December, and after receiving entries from 21 area schools, the DRIVE SMART Colorado officials have announced the winners of the challenge. “We know...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

The fifth edition of the Quality of Life Indicators report for the Pikes Peak region is being released tomorrow. The 2011 report indicates the region continues to be bolstered by a strong military presence and is more affordable than our benchmark cities. In addition to the challenges posed by a weak economy, the report highlights some community and social challenges, which need to be addressed. For the first time, the publication demonstrates how land use in the region is impacting a variety...

2011-06-27 14:25:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All hail the monster! Driving his modified 2011 Monster Sport (Suzuki) SX4 Hill Climb Special, Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima broke his own former world record, as well as the seemingly unattainable 10-minute mark, all while capturing his sixth consecutive overall win with a time of 09:51:58 at the 89th Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100503/LA97823LOGO) On a fiercely competitive day,...

2011-06-20 13:54:00

TOKYO and HALF MOON BAY, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, the world's leading activity image capture company, has signed Tajima Motor Corporation as its exclusive motorsports channel distributor for its award winning line of HD HERO® cameras and accessories. Additionally, GoPro is proud to be title sponsor for legendary Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima as he goes for his sixth consecutive win at Pikes Peak in 2011. (Photo:...

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Pike National Forest
2014-01-20 10:14:06

The Pike National Forest can be found in the Front Range of Colorado, USA, and westwards of the Colorado Springs and includes Pikes Peak. The forest covers 1,106,604 acres within Teller, Clear Creek, Jefferson, El Paso, and Douglas counties. The main rivers the drain the forests are the South Platte and Fountain Creek, Rampart Reservoir, a large synthetic body of water, can be found within the forest. The forest gets its name from the American explorer Zebulon Pike. A lot of the bedrock...

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