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Celebrity Beer Madness Bracket

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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...

Beer Madness Bracketology: The Contenders

Sponsored By: Colorado Springs has a strong field of craft breweries, so it will take a special beer to win its way through the field. Here's the breakdown of all...

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...

3 Great Trails for Snowshoeing

Here’s the thing about snowshoeing in the Pikes Peak region: You want deep snow, but you want to be able to get to the trailhead, and you can’t really...

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...

Unique Winter Beers to Try Now

Sure, you have your go-to brews, but local breweries are experimenting with fun flavors this season. These recently tapped beers are equally unique as they are delicious. And they...

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...

Record Snow: Snowbound in the Springs

It was early December 1913 when a monster snowstorm struck Colorado’s Front Range with a record-breaking fury. The storm descended on Colorado Springs Dec. 4 and worsened, blasting the...

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...

Holiday Wine Pairings

The holidays are time to raise a glass and celebrate. Whether you’re gathering with family for Thanksgiving, getting a group of friends together for a holiday party, or toasting...

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...