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Spirits of the Springs

Axe and the Oak Distillery  The second local distillery to open, Axe and the Oak began in 2013 and has since expanded to cover the breadth of the Springs, with...

The Boys of Summer Are Back: Sky Sox

SKY SOX 2016 RESULTS 67-71 (41-27 at home, 26-44 away) 2nd in Pacific Coast League American Northern Division 2017 Outlook It’s the 30th season for Sky Sox baseball, and the third season as the...

Japan Style: Pueblo Celebrates Culture

Pueblo is known for its strong Hispanic heritage, but the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center is celebrating one of the Steel City’s lesser known cultures in its...

American Eclipse: The Path of Totality

The mystery began several months ago, when a writer named David Baron visited my class at Colorado College. An admitted umbraphile, or eclipse chaser, Baron is about to publish...

Big Ideas for Colorado Springs: Skiing, Urban Water Park, New Tech, Arts Collaboration, More

Skiing in Our Backyard The proposed Ormes Peak Ski Area on the northern slopes of Ormes Peak would put all of Colorado Springs within 30 minutes of a ski resort....

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...

Urban Living on the Rise

Ten years ago, I sold my house near the Powers corridor and traded shopping at big box supercenters, noshing at Texas Roadhouse and hitting afternoon matinees for a cozier...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...