Biz Buzz:
Haunted house on West Colorado

       Spookiness has taken over six rooms at the Mountainscape Inn, 3445 W. Colorado Ave., this Halloween season.

Guarded this month by a team of monsters on its roof, the Mountainscape Inn is offering haunted house tours through Oct. 31.
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       “Nightmare on West Colorado Avenue” is a roughly 20-minute haunted house with actors and mechanical devices adding to the scariness, according to Mountainscape manager Cy Tripp.
       Proceeds go to the Colorado Springs Fire Department Explorers program.
       Times are 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 16-18 and 23-31. Admission is $10. Groups are guided through, about 12 at a time. Younger children would probably enjoy the experience, but it is especially geared for adults, Tripp explained.
       The “nightmare” begins for each group with a “video saying there was a murder at the Mountainscape Inn, then the lights go out and a girl screams,” he said.
       The haunted house was created by Jack Schinkel, a retired firefighter and father of Jeff and John Schinkel, who have owned the hotel for 12 years. The elder Schinkel has been doing haunted houses around the city for about 20 years; this is his first on the Westside, Tripp said.
       For more information, call 578-1773.
       Progressive Fitness is a recently opened training facility at 1412 S. 21st St.
       The owners are a mother-son team - Beth and Chris Hoppe.
       Chris has been a personal trainer for four years. In a business flyer, he elaborates that he and his mother “have been into fitness our entire lives.”
       Using weights and specialized machines to help with personalized training programs, the business offers “fitness based on everyday movement,” according to the flyer.
       Progressive Fitness is open Monday through Saturday. The phone is 635-5438 (LIFT). The website is
       Navajo Nails has opened at 1702 1/2 W. Colorado Ave.
       Services include manicures, pedicures, enhanced nails-acrylic, wraps, gels and waxing
       Owner Maggie Watt has more than 12 years experience in Colorado Springs.
       The business is open Tuesday thru Saturday.
       The phone is 660-2002.

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