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Kirsten Akens

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Olympic Effort

When Team USA athletes enter the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium for the 2018 Winter Games Opening Ceremony, they will bear the grins of people happy, healthy and ready to ride,...

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...

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...

Inside the Creative Brain at Colorado College’s 2018 Cornerstone Arts Week

The first thing you should know about the packed lineup of speakers and performers for this year’s Cornerstone Arts Week at Colorado College, Jan. 29 through Feb. 3, is...

Holiday Concerts: The Wonder of Wintersong

If you appreciate flickering candles, magical buildings and powerful voices, you have to get your rear in a pew at Colorado College’s Shove Chapel for the Colorado Vocal Arts...

Holiday Traditions in Colorado Springs: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What makes Colorado Springs special during the holidays? For one, locals love traditions. We all have our personal favorites, but collectively we have decades-long histories with many of our...

Musical Holiday Traditions in Colorado Springs

Immediately after moving to the Springs, we enrolled our kids in the Youth Symphony—at first it was one, now it’s all three. Ever since, in early December we pack...

Holiday Lights in Colorado Springs: Let Your Heart Be Light

Whether you prefer your lights white to rainbow, miniature to grand old-fashioned, or static to on-the-move, it’s easy to find everyone’s favorites throughout December. Simply drive through the Old...

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...

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...