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Chef Mark Henry Is Having a Moment

Chef Mark Henry is having a moment—or a whole string of them. In March 2016, he won Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons. Then in December, he notched a championship...

PlanCOS: What’s Your Big Idea?

Have you got a vision for our city? What does the future Colorado Springs look like to you? Don’t keep it to yourself. PlanCOS is a two-year process by...

Big Ideas for Colorado Springs: Creekside Renaissance, Diversified Workforce, Space Hub, Trail Connections, More

Spurring a Creekside Renaissance Picture walking out of the new hotel on South Nevada and walking over a bridge to Prime25. The trail follows Cheyenne Creek, and all around it...

Big-Screen Whiskey

For film director Thomas Kolicko, American whiskey calls for the following ingredients: art, science, agriculture, time, passion, tradition, focus, branding and education. These tenets he’ll show in his forthcoming...

More Big Ideas for Colorado Springs

Realizing an Age Friendly City At Innovations in Aging, we work to ensure that the Springs is welcoming and open to people of all ages—a place where someone who is...

Springs Beer Bracket: The Champions

The concept was simple: Gather 16 brews from the multitude of high-quality craft brewers in town; have a panel of average Joes and Janes blind taste them head-to-sudsy-head in...

At the Heart of Monument

Eats and Drinks 1. Pikes Peak Brewing Company One of the region’s leaders, well worth the drive to the foot of Monument Hill for whatever locally named brew is on tap. 1756...

Real Estate Radio with Joe Clement and Amy Lassen

Joe Clement and Amy Lassen give advice on real estate in Colorado Springs. Advice on selling a home, buying a home, and a career in real estate. For more information,...

Springs Beer Bracket

There’s nothing like sports to bring people together—or drive us apart, depending on which side of the rivalry we’re on. But when it comes to jumping on the bandwagon...

Come Wail Away

Oh, the feeling of sweaty palms and that thing in your tummy that usually only happens on roller coasters. Yep. That thing. The Rush. It can induce nail biting...

On the Taco Trail: Top Tacos in Colorado Springs

The idea was simple enough. Search the Springs; find our favorite tacos. There should be some definitive ruling on the subject—or at least an article in which a couple...

Favorite Irish Pubs in Colorado Springs

As a former Chicagoan, I can’t help but think of my hometown whenever St. Patrick’s Day approaches. Most people know about the big parade downtown and that the city...

Rock Climbing: Elvis Leg at 80 Feet

At the moment you find yourself 50 feet up at the Garden of the Gods, clinging to the side of a rock outcrop for dear life, the question you ask...

3 All-Weather Trails to Try Now

Sometimes it’s hard to peel yourself off the couch in the winter and spend time outdoors, but here are a few winter-friendly trails that will make it worth the...

Peer Revue: Stand-Up Scientists

Scientists can get a bad—or boring—rap, but who knew they could be funny? Apparently, the founders of the Peer Revue, a stand-up comedy show by scientists, for everyone. Based...

The Uphill Bird Gets the Turn: Why Uphill Skiing Is a Thing

My alarm goes off at 4:53 a.m. My first thought is incoherent. My second thought is that the temperature outside can’t be much higher than the hour. And my...

Into the World of Wine in Colorado Springs

Before written records and histories, there were legends surrounding the origins of wine. One ancient Persian fable attributes the discovery of wine to a princess who had fallen out...

8 Great Resorts for Uphill Skiing

Uphill skiing is on the rise. And more and more Colorado resorts — including these — are allowing daytime uphill access. Others allow uphilling before and after lift hours....

Make the Most of Winter Workouts on the Manitou Incline

Winter is the best season for the Incline. While some shudder at the prospect of bundling up in the bitter cold, for some sadistic reason I head out to...

Highlight Reel: Five Film Festivals in Colorado Springs

One Nation Film Festival Feb. 19 | Stargazers Theatre On Point: Understanding and appreciating Native American and indigenous people and cultures. What to Expect: Mostly documentaries, moving and inspirational. “Some are inspirational...

Great Airfares and Getaways from Colorado Springs

It’s that time of year when the cold gets old and the fever starts rising—spring fever, that is. Visions of sunny beaches and exciting destinations start dancing in your...

Great Dates in Colorado Springs for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but there’s no need to freak out even if you have yet to make plans for you and your significant other. Whether...

Frank Serratore: Launching Air Force Hockey

There may be no crying in baseball, but anything goes in the tough-guy sport of hockey. “I remember breaking down on the bench and having to wipe tears out of...

Enter the Asian Pacific Market

I finally walked into the Asian Pacific Market last summer—nearly four years after moving to Colorado Springs. You’ve probably seen it yourself while heading out Platte Avenue to Powers...

Chef Maya: The Heart of Uchenna

Chef Maya Hetman, owner of Uchenna in Old Colorado City, has been sharing her Ethiopian and Mediterranean cuisine with Colorado Springs since 2009. But Chef Maya is giving locals...

Home Again — For the First Time

We thought about buying a zoo. Our second option was to live in a tour bus. Our life was in need of a reboot. We thought author Anne Lamott’s...

DIY Vegetable Egg Rolls Recipe

Ever make your own Asian egg rolls? It's not as hard as you think. Our contributor and vegan chef paid a visit to the Asian Pacific Market and found...

Don’t-Miss Tacos

In “On the Taco Trail”—from our Winter 2017 print issue—we sent an intrepid pair of writers to scour the city in search of the perfect taco. Their research is...

Tomichi Lodge: Your Off the Grid Adventure Base

We found winter. It came none too early. But as things turned out, it showed up just in time. We went to Tomichi Lodge seeking an off-the-grid winter getaway...

Flowing With The River Arkansas

“You can’t step into the same River Arkansas twice,” a fan commented on a recent Saturday night at Front Range BBQ in Old Colorado City. There the band played...

Winter Warmers: Your New Favorite Cocktail Recipe

For those who celebrate snow on Pikes Peak, fresh pow in the mountains and spectacular winter cocktails, this one’s for you. Colorado Springs’ burgeoning cocktail scene enjoys artisans as...

Josh Mabe Is the Wood Whisperer

One weekend in 2014, Michael Alexander turned down tickets to a Broncos game—in New York, via private jet—to look at dining tables in Palmer Lake. You could chalk this...

Inside Chairlift Speed Dating With LuvByrd

Most skiers share some version of this fantasy: Getting on the chairlift with some stranger, and in the 10-minute ride to the top, starting what will become an amazing...

Drink Like a Swede: Your Guide to Glögg

If you’re in need of a new way to keep out the cold, channel your inner Swede and try some glögg. Pronounced more like glug, this version of mulled...

Northern Exposure

While the masses head west to the slopes, embrace your local Manifest Destiny by escaping north and east. Follow this route for a perfect day on the Palmer Divide. The...

Ladyfingers Letterpress: To the Letter

Arley-Rose Torsone and Morgan Calderini have been busy birthing big projects this year. The first, which opened in June, is their relocated-from-Rhode Island business Ladyfingers Letterpress, featuring four 2,000-plus-pound antique...

Rescue on Almagre

The blades on the Flight for Life helicopter chewed into thin air as pilot Shawn McFarland fought to control the bird on a gusty summer afternoon above the high...

A Stroll Through Old Colorado City

Once the original capital of the Colorado Territory, now it’s a local biz hub. Old Colorado City thrives on an eclectic mix of Wild West ethos, fine to funky...

Singletrack Springs: How to Hit All the Mountain Bike Trails

We’ve switched places, me and my bike. I’m carrying it now, stepping down sandstone ledges as scrub oak smacks my face. “How’s it look over there?” I ask. My riding...

Hike: Red Mountain Is Hidden in Plain Sight

Red Mountain Rundown Length: About 2.5 miles out and back Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Highlight: Incline-like views without the crowds. Know before you go: Parking near the trailhead is the same park and...

Ormao Dance Company: Full Range of Motion

Walk into Ormao Dance Company’s downtown Spruce Street studios, and depending on the day and time, you might find 4-year-olds practicing pliés and 50-somethings shuffling tap shoes, professional modern...

Local Hard Cider: Cheers to Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman has been credited for the apple trees that popped up from the East to the Midwest, but what many don’t know is why. Hooch. To simplify history, the English...

Getting Hooked: First-Timer Fly Fishing

Since its inception, Springs magazine has sent me on a number of improbable missions. I’ve bared it all at a clothing-optional hot spring, chopped down a tree and biked...

4 Pro Tips for Better Mountain Biking

Looking to take your singletrack skills up a notch? Tired of feeling frustrated by the same rooty, rocky nemeses? There are three simple things you can do to turn...

Deeper DIY Charcuterie: Pork, Salt and Time

If you’ve enjoyed tasting and serving charcuterie at home, here’s a revelation: It’s easy to make your own. Given a good piece of meat, the right kind of salt...

Catching a Ride on the Joy Bus

We did the deal in a McDonald’s parking lot half a mile from the Portland airport after a 20-minute test drive and a rusty glove inspection. It took $6,700,...

8 Great Running Clubs and Group Runs in Colorado Springs

A little peer pressure can be a good thing when it comes to running and fitness. Rather than braving the trails alone, you can find plenty of sweat-filled comradery...

Pikes Peak Pours: Local. Craft. Beer.

It’s hard to overstate the impact of craft beer on Colorado Springs. Like most cities, we’ve got our divisions: east and west, north and south; political right and political left;...