Short lights to get trial at 25th and Colorado

       A new type of Old Colorado City lighting will get a try-out at the intersection of 25th Street and Colorado Avenue this summer.
       According to plans approved by the Old Colorado City Security & Maintenance District Advisory Committee, two short lights (about 3 and a half-feet high) called bollards will be installed at each corner.
       “I'm excited to get started on it,” commented committee chair Judy Kasten.
       The plan is taking shape just as the district is in the final stages of working with a larger venue, and the stadium is “substantially bigger” than the World Arena. However, promoters will be retaining one feature that spectators liked at the World Arena - “wall-to-wall” bucking. “Traditionally, there's a 20-foot buffer,” he said. “But what we found at the World Arena was that people like it right in their faces.”
       The rodeo will be at 7 p.m. nightly July 13-16, with a 1:30 p.m. finale Sunday, July 17.
       All seating is reserved. Prices are $8, $13 or $25. For more information, call the Events Center at 635-3547, or call any Tickets West outlet.
       The rodeo is returning to Penrose Stadium in conjunction with the purchase of the Events Center by the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation this year. The all-volunteer organization has since submitted plans to Colorado Springs for a $2 million addition to the stadium which would allow more concessions, restrooms and entertainment space; however, construction on this facility will not be started until later in the year.

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