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How Green Is Colorado Springs?

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Exploring sustainability in our city, where there are positives to celebrate and plenty of areas for improvement.

Colorado College Goes Carbon Neutral

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After more than a decade of work, CC becomes the first educational institution in the Rocky Mountain West to achieve the noteworthy goal of carbon neutrality.

How to Pamper Your Pets

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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....