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Dirk Pikaart, D.O.: Fighting for Life

Dr. Dirk Pikaart took an unusual path to medicine, initially working in construction trades. After returning to school, a career counselor inspired him that he could do whatever he...

Brittany Nunez, Paramedic: Empowering Emergency Responders

Brittany Nunez has always gravitated toward helping when others would shy away. On hiking or climbing adventures, she instinctually became caretaker when an injury occurred and eventually earned a...

3 Grilling Recipes from Colorado Springs Chefs

We’re standing at autumn’s door, but before it opens to peak views of golden aspens, there are plenty of prime days ahead for backyard grilling and patio chilling. Here...

Cocktail Insider: Champion Bartender Stephen Winchell

If you’re a cocktail aficionado in the Springs, you’ve likely enjoyed Stephen Winchell’s handiwork. Winchell has been immersed in the local food and beverage scene since 19 years of...

Where to Play Bocce in Colorado Springs

When Springs asked me to write about bocce, they had no idea they couldn’t have asked a more uncoordinated person. However, I have played bocce before. Well, to clarify,...

Q&A: Over the Rhine Plays Colorado Springs

In the 30 years since their debut, Over the Rhine have established themselves as thoughtful songwriters, delivering honest, heartfelt lyrics over pastoral soundscapes. Their latest release is largely a...

Q&A: Mike Bristol on 25 Years of Bristol Brewing

I have only had one real job in my life,” Mike Bristol says with a laugh. That was as a technical field rep for Nissan based in Jacksonville, Florida,...

Meet Supansa Banker, Top Chef at Taste of Pikes Peak

When Colorado Springs’ top chefs gathered this April at the Taste of Pikes Peak, aka the 24th annual Pikes Peak Food, Wine and Beer Expo, one came out on...

Chiba Is the Word

At the time of its 1982 release, the cyberpunk film Blade Runner underperformed at the box office. Today, however, it’s considered one of the sci-fi greats. Similarly, Chiba Bar—after...

Local Music: Sounds Worth Sampling

Looking for local music? Three local—or locally tied—next-thing bands to catch live and rotate into your playlists.  Nina and The Hold Tight  If you like: Alabama Shakes, The Kills, Led Zeppelin  This affecting...
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