Colorado Springs Local Customs

  • About the End of an Era
    About the End of an Era
    by OlenaKyiv
  • Drinking coffee, watching the world go by.
    Drinking coffee, watching the world go...
    by John195123
  • Salvation Army Band
    Salvation Army Band
    by John195123

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    A brief outline of Colorado Skiing

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 28, 2007

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    About the End of an Era ��� Circa 1960


    A brief outline of Colorado Skiing from plaque of Colorado Springs sculpture “About the End of an Era – Circa 1960”:

    “The first documented use of skies in Colorado occurred in a snowbound mining camp during the winter of 1859 – 1860 near presentday Breckenridge. Ten men left in camp made skis and traveled downvalley where they built a cabin and claimed a town site called Eldorado West. By 1911, Norwegian-born Carl Howelson introduced ski jumping in Colorado. Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs bears his name. Skiing grew gradually, spurred in part by the 1932 Winter Olympic held at Lake Placid, New York. By World War II, civilians convinced the War Department that mountain troops were essential to pursuing the global conflict. This effort resulted in the establishment of the elite 10th Mountain Division. The mountain troopers trained at Camp Hale, near Leadville, Colorado. The division became famous when it defeated German forces in decisive battles in the Apennine Mountains of northern Italy. Once back in civilian life, many of the former ski troopers became instrumental in the expansion of the sport. Today, Colorado’s ski resorts are leaders in the international ski industry.

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    About skiing equipment used years ago

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 28, 2007

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    About the End of an Era
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    From information near sculpture “About the End of an Era – Circa 1960” located near Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs about skiing equipment century ago:

    “Pioneering skiers used a single wooden pole. By the early 1900s, tow poles were in fashion. The shafts were often made from bamboo until superior poles of a light metal alloy were developed. Higher, plastic ski boots featuring buckles marked the passing of lace-up leather boots. A leather thong anchored the heel to the ski.”

    Now we should appreciate the technology achievements that make our life so much easier and safer.

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    Smoking BAN!

    by kimod74 Written Jul 13, 2006

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    Good lord...as of July 1, 2006 the entire state of Colorado went smoke free. That means there is no smoking in restaurants and bars. Nor can you smoke within 15 feet of a building. So that means, when you go out to the bars at night, you can't step right outside the door (well, you are not supposed to, it's up to bar employees and/or management to really enforce) you have to step away, or stand on the curb or the middle of the street! Depends on where you are.
    I for one am against the ban, I am of the belief that business owners, who pay taxes to the government should have the choice to determine if they want to be an all smoking establishment, a non smoking establishment, or both. I cannot stand the fact that the government involves themselves in our daily lives and businesses in this way!! UGGGHHHH!!!!
    I mean, come on, if there are so many non smokers out there why are there not more "non smoking" bars and restaurants. Many restaurants were already smoke free (by choice) such as Everest Nepal and The Steaksmith.
    That is my 2 penny's on this subject.
    Also, the smoking lounge in the Denver International Airport was not part of the ban, casino's and cigar/martini bars are also EXEMPT from the ban. Well..for now anyways.

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  • Colorado Springs is not that conservative at all

    by midwesterner19 Written Sep 20, 2004

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    Colorado Springs has a reputation as being a very, very conservative religious town. This is an inaccurate assessment of Colorado Springs as a whole. The vast majority of the religious conservatives live in the northern side of Colorado Springs in neighborhoods like Erindale and Briargate. Downtown and Westside Colorado Springs are very forward thinking and progressive. South-eastern Colorado Springs in my opinion is likely the most integrated area in the United States. Colorado Springs is one of most integrated, lowest poverty and highest earning cities in the country and is far from being a backwards conservative city. My opinion is Colorado Springs is much more progressive than Denver

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    You know, Coloradans are by...

    by John195123 Updated Dec 18, 2002

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    Salvation Army Band

    You know, Coloradans are by and large friendly, just don't feed 'em, or they get wild on ya! Don't feed the Coloradan's!

    Um, yeah... i don't know what that really meant but it sounded good at the time.

    These guys are good. Give them money!!!!

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    Don't give out money.

    by John195123 Written Dec 18, 2002

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    Drinking coffee, watching the world go by.

    Colorado Springs seems to have quite a large population of homeless. You don't have to give them money, and if you say you don't have any change, they usually bless you and you go on your way. I've talked to some of them, and while many may not be sane, they are mostly decent people. People is the key word. But those who ask for money ususally, like anywhere else, want it for booze.

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