A popular Manitou Springs restaurant is suing the city and two landowners after they lost access to the dirt parking lot next door in the midst of the multimillion-dollar makeover of West Colorado Avenue.Attorneys for the owners of Adams Mountain Cafe say the restaurant has lost business because its customers are no longer able to use the roughly 45 spaces it once leased from a local property management company along the main stretch of the small foothills community, where parking has always been a hot commodity.In a lawsuit filed in 4th Judicial District Court in May, the cafe's lawyers argued that the city bought “a small sliver” of the dirt lot from its owners, who then used the city’s acquisition as a pretense to terminate the lease 15 years early. But attorneys for Westside Property Management, LLC, say the lot's owners were well within their rights to terminate the lease, which includes a provision stating that the landlords have the option to end the … [Read more...] about Adams Mountain Cafe sues Manitou Springs, property owners over loss of parking lot
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Adam Dailey does a mixed climbing demo at Flock to the Rock in the abandoned railroad tunnel at Ely's Peak Saturday. Dailey used climbing shoes with spikes and ice axes to climb 70 feet. The technique he used is called dry tooling because he used tools meant for ice and water to climb dry rock. Tyler Schank / [email protected] / 3Liem Haack, 9, and Solveigh Morrell, 8, climb the Derby Wall at Ely's Peak during Flock to the Rock on Saturday. This was Haack's first time climbing and Morrell's first experience climbing outside. Tyler Schank / [email protected] / 3Adam Dailey begins a mixed climbing demo at Flock to the Rock at the abandoned railroad tunnel at Ely's Peak on Saturday afternoon. The event was hosted by the Duluth Climbers Coalition and included free climbing gear check outs and instruction, yoga, and guided trail runs and hikes. Tyler Schank / [email protected] / 3Additional Articles Recommended by Duluth News Tribune Additional Articles Recommended by … [Read more...] about Photos: Flock to the Rock at Ely’s Peak
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Good Monday morning. SIREN – “How Donald Trump scrambles the general election map: The Electoral College landscape has been fairly stable over the past four presidential elections. Trump might change that,” by Steven Shepard: “In a two-candidate race, which battleground states could trend towards Trump? Overwhelmingly white states like Iowa (93 percent of 2012 voters were white in 2012, according to exit polls), New Hampshire (93 percent), Ohio (79 percent), Pennsylvania (78 percent) and Wisconsin (86 percent) top the list. ...Story Continued Below “Republicans haven’t won New Hampshire since George W. Bush ... in 2000. But UNH pollster Andy Smith said Trump, despite his wealth, is perhaps better positioned to capture the working-class vote than Romney was in 2012. ... Wisconsin has been part of a Democratic blue wall for decades; the last Republican … [Read more...] about TRUMP COULD PUT ‘BLUE WALL’ IN PLAY – TRUMP-ponents see signs he’s ‘peaking’! – ‘ONE OF HISTORY’S most influential first ladies’ — B’DAY: Lester Holt
The history of “capitals of culture” reads a bit like a short story by the great Argentine novelist Jorge Luis Borges. It started in 1851 with the Great Exhibition, when the cultures of the world convened in London. A hundred years later, the Festival of Britain celebrated everything British. Then there were European Capitals of Culture and soon after that, UK Cities of Culture – like Hull. Next, London was divided into Boroughs of Culture, and shortly thereafter they announced a House of Culture on every street, and then a Capital Room of Culture within each house, until humans were all assigned the most cultural part of their bodies before accepting that they, and all things, were culture. Alright, the second half is yet to play out, but this week the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan brought it a step closer, announcing that Waltham Forest would become next year London’s first Borough of Culture. The borough’s bid – backed by Damon Albarn and … [Read more...] about Have we reached peak “Capital of Culture”, or does it still work?
If you thought Adam Peaty was running out of ambitions on the back of 12 months that have transformed his life, then rest easy. Peaty, who already has an Olympic gold, five World Championship titles and two Commomwealth crowns to his name, is not the type of man to ease up. He has launched ‘Project 56’ - an aim to break his own world record and become the first man to swim 100m breaststroke in under 57 seconds. So, can this be achieved at next year's Commonwealth Games, after being named in England's squad today? “I don’t think you can ever know," he says. "The Games are early this year, they’re in April and you never really hit your peak until later in the year. So maybe it will come this season, maybe next, but by Tokyo 2020 I’m pretty sure I’ll be in the right shape and ready to get that. “But I always surprise myself anyway so I’d never say never. I believe if I can get down to that 56 low mark, it won’t … [Read more...] about Adam Peaty has ‘Project 56’ in his sights at Commonwealth Games