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Divide Mayoral Race Goes to the Dogs — or Goats

The politics of Divide, west of Colorado Springs, have gone to the dogs, literally. Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS) in Divide has held a mayoral race every two...

Rosie Collins Broke Down Racial Barriers in Colorado Springs

In a time when diversity was planting its roots in Colorado Springs, African American men and women were attending and graduating from Colorado College. But it was in 1935...

Axis Dance Company Moves Beyond Disability

Axis Dance Company wants to change perceptions about people with disabilities—and create cutting edge innovative dance. “We strive to produce thought-provoking, bold, artistic and exquisite productions that challenge the...

Creating the Coolest Kind of Art at the Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Each winter, Cripple Creek closes its main street to host the literally cool Ice Festival. Carvers, there by invitation only, huddle in the center of the tiny mountain town,...

Brewing 101: A Day With Phantom Canyon’s Head Brewer

It’s easy to learn about beer in a community like Colorado Springs. Just visit any of the local breweries here, ask some questions, try some sampling flights and you’re...

Best Stops on the Road to Monarch

For skiing and snowboarding at Monarch Mountain, you have options for your road trip route from Colorado Springs. Either way, you’ll find tasty eateries to fuel up before or...

30 Bucket List Events in Colorado Springs for 2020

Maybe you’ve lived here for years. Maybe you’re a newcomer to Colorado Springs. Maybe you go every year to (fill in the blank for your favorite). Maybe you’ve just...

The Man Behind the Maps: Ski Artist James Niehues

If you ski or snowboard, then it’s most likely that James Niehues has been your guide. Over the course of nearly three decades, Niehues has illustrated more than 200...

Last Chance for Angel Fire’s Shovel Races

Why take the chairlift down at the end of the day when you can ride your snow shovel? What started with lift operators at New Mexico’s Angel Fire Resort...

Prospect Lake: Historical Recreation Hub

With the mountainous backdrop of Pikes Peak and its central location just east of downtown, Prospect Lake has been a longtime centerpiece of Colorado Springs recreation. General William Jackson...
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