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4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

1. Celebrate Sustain-a-Fest 2018 This Earth-Day-every-day celebration on April 14 includes sustainability exhibits and activities, food trucks, live music and more at the city's Sustainacenter. facebook.com/pg/COSSustainability/events 2. Clean Up Earth Day at Garden of...

Colorado Vegan Springs

There’s a wave of vegan restaurants opening in Colorado. No, not in Boulder. Nope, not Denver either. Colorado Springs is going vegan. OK, not exactly, but the city is having a...

Popping the Question: Pro Tips for Photographing Your Proposal

When it comes to popping the question, seasoned Springs wedding and engagement photographers Allison Daniell, of Stellar Propeller Studio, and Adonye Jaja have seen it all. Do yourself a...

Southern Exposure at Cheyenne Mountain

Olde World Bagel & Deli Stay in your warm bed a little longer; then kick-start your chasing-the-sun mini adventure with Olde World Bagel & Deli's Red Eye espresso. Expect a...

New Breweries in Colorado Springs

The end of 2017 was dry in Colorado Springs, with no breweries opening after Goat Patch Brewing opened its doors in July. But pints have been pouring at three...

Enter the Rage Room

Rage rooms are a thing, popping up around the country over the last year. The idea is simple. The rage room is a place where you pay to break...

Fly Away: Springtime Airfare Deals from Colorado Springs

Did Spring Break leave you longing for another? Do the up-and-down temperatures of Colorado springtime leave you dreaming of warmer climates? Good news! There are great airfare deals to...

Home Design: A Beautiful Blend

"Prepare to be amazed," says the most charming 12-year-old as she walks into her bedroom. It is a dream for sure: Pink jewels on the headboard reflect the hot...

Ramen, A Love Letter

Things were so simple, so instant, when we first met. I'd pull you out of a plastic package, sprinkle on the salty seasoning and eat you raw-sometimes crushed, sometimes...

The Baby Whisperers

There are gentle warriors fighting for the babies in the UCHealth Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Memorial Hospital Central. A team of 33 volunteer cuddlers help babies get...

Delicious Dishes to Go. Eat. Now.

by Craig Anderson, Frank Frey, Warren Epstein, Steven Hayward, Jeremy Jones, T.D. Mobley-Martinez, Micah Redfield, John Sawyer, Meagan Thomas What’s your favorite meal in town? What are the specific dishes...

Fannie Mae Duncan’s Cotton Club: Improvisation and Integration

Everybody welcome. The sign in the window proclaimed it. And during the 1950s and '60s, the Cotton Club was "the one place where blacks and mixed couples knew they...

Beer Madness 2018: The Winner!

We Have a Champion You've chosen your championship! And the winner of Springs Beer Madness 2018 sponsored by Colorado Springs Sky Sox Baseball is ... JAK's Brewing Kastoff Irish Red! Congratulations to all...

Mountain Living in Woodland Park

Inspired by the same views that inspired “America the Beautiful,” Charlie and Kelly Gerszewski wanted a break from city living. For them, the crowded streets and long commutes of...

3 Great Trails for Year-Round Mountain Biking

Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but Colorado Springs is perfect for year-round mountain biking. Forget stashing your steed for ski season. Thanks to plenty of sunshine and mild weather, you...

Trivia Night in the Springs

Everyone has a friend (or two) who knows the artist and name of every song, the name of obscure historical figures and why they're important, who was in which...

A Guide to Cat Skiing in Colorado

Colorado skiers know pain. I don't just mean physical pain, the inevitable bumps and bruises that all of us-no matter how skilled-are destined to endure. I mean the pain...

Peak Arts Prize Debuts

Seven local artists and arts organizations have a chance to win big this March. The Peak Arts Prize is a new grant contest that supports the arts in three...

Expert Wine Tasting Tips

The Wine Festival of Colorado Springs offers scads of chances to sample wine over its three days. The centerpiece is the Grand Tasting, where attendees could try as many...

An Insider’s Guide to First Fridays

Looking for an opportunity to explore the local art scene? First Friday is the perfect start to each month: a night of art shows, performances and social gatherings. "The...

Five Craft Coffee Favorites

Amid the doldrums of winter-even Colorado has its bleak days-there is always that pick-me-up of a warm, caffeinated cup of delight. Yet the jolt of legal stimulant need not...

Elevated Pizza

Growing up in Colorado Springs, it was a given that school-party pizza was coming from Louie's-thanks for that cash-only discount! While I still love a good order of Louie's...

Bernstein and the Best of All Possible Worlds

On Jan. 27, 1968, Leonard Bernstein took the stage at Carnegie Hall, just has he did countless times over the course of his decades-long tenure with the New York...

Art of Motion: Ent Center Dance

The dance scene leaps forward as the Ent Center for the Arts brings three renowned companies to town in its opening season. First, the New York City-based Keigwin +...

Eight Great Sled Hills

You're never too old for that feeling of snow-spray in the face and teetering-over-the-edge-of control speed that comes with sledding. Whether you have little ones or just want to...

Ent Center: At the Center of the Arts

If you've driven the Pulpit Rock corridor of North Nevada Avenue in recent months, your eye has certainly been drawn to the sleek metallic curves of the new building...

Sexy Cocktails and Where to Find Them

Sexy is in the eye of the beholder, especially when it comes to cocktails. Some people want a boozy drink to help them loosen up, while others prefer a...

10 Romantic Dates in Colorado Springs

Looking for ways to set the mood or impress someone special? It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to take your sweetheart on a special date. If you need...

Skating and the Springs

Figure skating and Colorado Springs go together like an ice rink and its Zamboni. As U.S. Figure Skating tells the story, 80 years ago, Norwegian skating star Sonja Henie...

Springs Beer Madness

Every year, millions of people love to fill out a March Madness bracket—whether they know anything about college basketball or not. You know, pick a team—based on loyalty, skill,...

Strong Knees for Colorado Adventures

I hear a loud pop as I crash, and my skis pin my legs underneath me in the snow. My left knee definitely should not be twisted in that...

Positive Exposure

Elle. GQ. New York. Paris. More than 20 years ago, fashion photographer Rick Guidotti was living a high profile, award-winning professional life. But an unexpected moment—crossing paths with a...

Restaurants: Joe Campana’s Eclectic Empire

Joe Campana doesn’t do anything halfway. So when he hit bottom about 10 years ago, it didn’t just mean losing his business, his house and his fiancée. He also lost...

Epic Runs and Rides: Your Colorado Springs Bucket List

Pikes Peak country is big country. And when it comes to running and cycling, you can go big on beautiful mountain courses that make your heart thump with the...

Climbing the Manitou Incline

Where to Find It: Manitou Springs Distance: 3.5 miles roundtrip: about .9 miles to the summit and 2.7 miles to return on Barr Trail. Difficulty: Extremely tough, but doable for almost...

How to Hut Trip

We improvised by adding an extra stick of butter to the pancake mix before we poured our first batch onto the wood-burning stovetop, our makeshift griddle for the extended...

Humor: Becoming American

We moved to the United States 17 years ago. My wife and I are Canadian—from Toronto originally—but we’ve been green card-holding, permanent U.S. residents ever since with no intention...

That Little Black Dress

The little black dress probably has been part of a woman’s wardrobe longer than any other piece of clothing. The fashion staple never goes out of style, but everyone...

Figuring It Out: Q&A With Wendy Mike

Colorado Springs artist Wendy Mike describes herself as “a kinesthetic person,” using ordinary materials to create three-dimensional, energetic expressions of the human body. Her current installation with De Lane...

Local Bakers Tips for Inspired Pies

What would the holidays be without pie? But creating the decadent dessert from scratch can seem an intimidating, American Ninja Warrior-style culinary feat. We went to the pros at...

Inside the Pikes Peak Market

In the Art Deco building of downtown Colorado Springs is a new haven for local food and products: the Pikes Peak Market. Inside, exposed brick and soft lighting creates...

Home Design: Full (Midcentury Modern) Circle

Sponsored by: In 1970, as the Colorado Springs housing market was becoming saturated with ranch-style and split-level suburban homes, one local architect was using the city’s southwest side as a...

New Breweries and Taprooms in Colorado Springs

Goat Patch Brewing Co.  Head brewer, co-owner and local brewing rock star Darren Baze performs the liquid alchemy and inspired the name with his three-foot-long goat patch beard. Grab a...

Snow-Globe Moments in Frisco

Somewhere between dashing through the woods in a multi-horse open sleigh, schussing across pillowy pathways overlooking Lake Dillon, and spinning wildly down the monster-hill tube run, I started looking...

Faces of Health

Our tall peaks, extensive hiking trails, networked cycling routes and clean mountain air all get props for making Colorado Springs a great place to live. But it’s also the...

More Exercises for Strong Colorado Knees

Knees are a big deal in Colorado. They’re a key joint when it comes to our favorite activities, from hiking, trail running and skiing to ultimate, soccer, lacrosse and...

Artist Wendy Mike’s Female Sensibility

Local artist, Wendy Mike, talks artistic philosophy, community and expression as a woman.

3 Perfect Peak Hikes

The November weather has stayed friendly. The snow has been minimal even on our nearby Front Range peaks. And you’ve got to do something to work off that turkey...

The DisInclined: A Lazy Day Guide to Colorado Springs

Exercise is overrated. Here’s a guide to “A Lazy Day for the DisInclined in the Springs.”

Walk with a Doc

It’s 8:00 on a Sunday morning at the old Zio’s Italian Kitchen parking lot, an unusual time and place to see a doctor. But the trim, mustachioed man leading...

Season of Spirits: 3 Fall Cocktails

Our palates seem to follow the changing seasons. Gone are the summer cravings of refreshing light fare. Autumn is in full force, bringing hankerings for deeper, richer flavors. Like...

Positive Exposure With Photographer Rick Guidotti

New York City-based fashion photographer Rick Guidotti was living a high profile, award-winning professional life just 20-some years ago. His travels took him to Paris and Milan, and his...

Coquette’s Bistro: A New SoDo Sanctuary

As you approach the walkway of Coquette’s Bistro, toward the sprawling patio and the eat-in bakery beyond, look down. In the concrete, you’ll find the handprints of Michelle Marx,...

A Cozy Collaboration

Sponsored by: Lee and Tamzen Fleming’s 10,000-square-foot house could easily be described as a sprawling estate or outstanding manor. And yet the home owners and design team agree that “cottage”...

You Rock, We Rock, 719 Rocks

The concept is simple. Paint a rock, and hide it somewhere in the Pikes Peak region for someone else to find. The purpose behind 719 Rocks is also simple, says...

Love and Sculpture: A Q&A with Josh Kennard

Colorado Springs native Josh Kennard makes art to elevate his hometown’s narrative about itself. His Art on the Streets sculpture Nothing Greater Than/Less Than Love is an invocation for...

4 Ways to Play at the AFA

For a non-service member, I’ve spent an unusual amount of time on the U.S. Air Force Academy. It comes from growing up in Colorado Springs as the daughter of...

6 State Parks to Explore Near Colorado Springs

One of my favorite things about Colorado is the abundance of managed, wild places. The Centennial State is not lacking in the parks department. But with four stunning national...

5 Food Trucks Worth Finding

The rise of the gourmet food truck is a great addition to the current food-as-pleasure craze we are seeing in the U.S. Food trucks are popping up all over...

Cerberus Brewing Company Elevates

It’s become a common question around town over the past nine months: Have you been to Cerberus? The brewery opened in fall 2016, in a former veterinary hospital—fitting for...

Explore With Ollie: The Q&A

Born and raised as a Dallas city boy, Stephen Martin joined the Army in 2005. After seven years of service, he decided to make the move from his final...

Women of Rock

When it comes to rock climbing, it’s not surprising that Coloradans would be leaders on the scene. What might be unexpected is that in the typically male-dominated industry, Springs...

Distillery 291: The Art of Whiskey

It’s a gray-sky morning when I pull up to Distillery 291. Owner Michael Myers sees me from inside and ushers me into the quiet tasting room. As always, it’s...

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...

Urban Living on the Rise

Sponsored by: 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...

At the Heart of Monument

Sponsored by: 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...

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...

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...