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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...

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...

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...

30 Year’s of Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Fest

It’s the kind of encounter that happens in the movies, the kind completely out of the blue that ends up altering the trajectory of your life. It happened to...

Six-Pack of Fall Seasonals

Whiskey Reaper Take My Mind Paradox Beer Company Inspired by brewer Jeff Airman’s favorite fall condiment, bourbon pepper jam, this complex oak-aged sour will warm your soul as well as your...

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...

Tiffany Walker Takes on the All-Female 4×4 Rebelle Rally

By weekday, Tiffany Walker advocates for children in poverty with Compassion International. By weekend, she spends as much time as she can four-wheeling the trails of Colorado. On Oct....

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,...

3 Great Fall Color Hikes

That crisp, cool morning air this time of year can only mean one thing: Fall is here. With it comes fall color. The glowing canopies begin to grace some...

A Cozy Collaboration

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” is...

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...

Road Trip: On the Open Colorado Road

I blame that un-seat-belted, late 1970s family journey across the Mojave Desert for getting me hooked on the classic road trip. Ever since, the drone of late-shift driving, the...

Patios We Love Now

Summertime is the perfect time for outdoor patio eating and drinking in Colorado. Enjoying a cool breeze under a sprawling umbrella or soaking up those last rays of a...

Art on the Streets: Explore Colorado Springs’ Urban Art Exhibit

There’s more art on the local streets thanks to the new collection of Art on the Streets installations. Over the next year, visitors and residents can take a virtual...

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...

Living the Resort Life in Cheyenne Mountain

There are five of us in the Hayward family. My wife and I, and three kids who are a mix of teens and preteens. This means our lives bustle...

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...

Where to Eat Next: Your New Favorite Restaurants in Colorado Springs

It’s a great day to be a foodie in Colorado Springs. The dining scene is popping, with local chefs and restaurateurs upping the game of creative cuisine and new...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...