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Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Not happy about this since we already bought non-refundable air tickets, non-refundable hotel. and took vacation time off. Why they couldn't have gone ahead with this years, and then made the big changes for next year. This is just to close to the event to cancel it and they sounded so gleeful about it. SUCKS!

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Posted by kctraveler on 05/11/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Yellow Face brings social commentary and comedy to the CC stage

I have to wonder, would this resonate with the marginalized communities of Colorado Springs? Colorado College, by median student family income, is the wealthiest private college in the nation with $277,500 in median family income. Now go drive by Chelton and Fountain and then drive around the neighborhoods south and east of there. Would the residents there find this article relevant to their lives? Are the sons and daughters of those Japanese sent to Camp Amache going to Colorado College, or is it the sons and daughters of Chinese government officials and corporate leaders? I can't help but feel this is elites lecturing other elites, and reinforces the perception that Colorado College is a bubble that aspires to claim moral heights, but ignores the application of those ideas in our own community.

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Posted by leloupe on 05/10/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Just glad we had not yet booked travel! However we had reserved the time off from two places of employment and that may be problematic.

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Posted by Phil Ashford on 05/08/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

But Colorado Springs is a "World-Class City"! Certainly should be able to host an eco- friendly type event of this size with ease.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 05/07/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

I went the first Jamboree at the Museum of Mining and even then the crowds were large and the facilities inadequate. Altho it is on the West Coast, which would be inconvenient for some, there is a good facility with indoor and outdoor space plus public transit at the Irvine Great Park. They have hosted the Solar Decathlon (another great small living expo) which is moving to Denver at 61st and Pena Station this year. Since I haven't been to that Denver location I can't recommend it, but it is on the light rail which would alleviate the traffic and parking issues.

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Posted by Lisa A on 05/07/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Not surprising in this city of 1830s sensibility.

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Posted by Donna Drialo on 05/06/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Did the Visitors Convention Bureau, City Economic Development Office, Regional Business Alliance or whatever their name of the week is try to work with you to keep your event in Colorado Springs?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 05/06/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Darin here from the Jamboree. The event was international. 10 countries that we know of represented. 50% from out of state. Hotels were booked solid, restaurants, businesses swamped north, and we were warned if we backed up traffic in I 25 like the first year, we would be shut down. :)

Unfortunately the event was and is getting too big for our small band of grassroots staff and volunteers. I applaud them and appreciate the staff at the Air Force Academy for the great relationship last year. It was a good venue for where it was at, but has evolved quickly into needing much bigger facilities with indoor space as well.

I hate to see it leave my town, but like last year...it got too big and we needed to make some very fast decisions and changes. We hope to be back!

More announcements to come.

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Posted by Darin Joseph Zaruba on 05/05/2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Food truck cook-off starts Small Business Week off on a tasty note

The venders need to be better prepared. With like 300 servings ready to go as opposed to starting to cook when everyone gets there. The lines were horrendous last year.

Each one of them that used mustard needs to leave it to taster to add. (most of you were heavy handed with it).

Posted by TruB on 04/28/2017 at 5:13 PM

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