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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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;...