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How Green Is Colorado Springs?

Ask a range of residents, from the average citizen to the involved professional, “How green is Colorado Springs?” and the most common first response is, “Wow, that’s such a...

Colorado College Goes Carbon Neutral

Colorado College has achieved carbon neutrality, the school announced this week. After more than a decade of work, the achievement makes CC just “the eighth institution of higher education...

How to Pamper Your Pets

When you’re putting together your holiday gift lists, don’t forget the four-legged members of your household. Just remember that grabbing a random bag of chewies from a register line...

MuttRuk Packs for People With Pups

Sometimes pampering your pets means treating yourself too. One of the newest dog-friendly items on the market arrives courtesy of local company MuttRuk. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in...

Under the Dome at the USAFA Planetarium

Ask Judy Cara what her favorite film currently playing at the United States Air Force Academy’s planetarium is and her eyes brighten as she smiles and says, “Humpback Whales.” “It’s...

FAC 100th Anniversary: A Century of Significant Art

When the Broadmoor Art Academy began 100 years ago and grew into the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center ( FAC ), it was big news covered by national publications...

Fly High at the National Museum of World War II Aviation

The stars of the show at the National Museum of World War II Aviation are the 35 aircraft, 24 of which can still fly. Visitors can self-guide their way...

Colorado Springs Museums: Tour the Town

Think of museums as stuffy, static and boring? Think again. Colorado Springs is home to a rich collection of organizations and assemblages that bring to life history, science, technology,...

Slip Into the World of WearableArt at the Fine Arts Center

The sophisticated lovechild of art and fashion is in town this summer. New Zealand’s World of WearableArt international touring exhibition is at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at...

The Magical World of Cosmo Solano

You’ll never see Cosmo Solano on America’s Got Talent. Not for lack of skills or talent—the magician has trained with industry legends and produced magic products for other professionals....
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