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Jansen Howard: Connecting Care for the Homeless

Jansen Howard understands homelessness and addiction firsthand. After breaking free of alcoholism and four years of her own homelessness, Jansen now works with the Street Outreach Program of Homeward...

Scott Robinson, D.O.: Training Tomorrow’s Physicians

The first graduation of the Peak Vista Family Medicine Residency Program is a career highlight for Dr. Scott Robinson. Since 2015, the Pikes Peak region’s only primary care residency...

Doggy Day Out

You hear the howls, the barks, the whimpers of dogs in their chainlink kennels when you walk into an animal shelter. Then you lock eyes with a dog and...

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Colorado Springs and Beyond

It’s that time of year when everybody’s German—or wants to be. There are lots of traditional Oktoberfest festivals all around the region, and with a full schedule, you can...

Trails: Blodgett Peak and Blodgett Peak Open Space

Where to Find It: Northwest Colorado Springs, Blodgett Peak Open Space Distance: 5.2 miles out-and-back to summit, other trails available Difficulty: Advanced Peak Elevation: 9,423 feet Know Before You Go: Lower trails in...

The Return of the Beloved Breckenridge Troll

Thousands of troll hunters flocked to see Isak Heartstone last fall when he was sculpted along Wellington Trail in Breckenridge, just a stone’s throw away from residential homes. But...

How to Summit Snowy 14ers This Summer

Colorado weather usually flips like a switch from winter to summer. But last winter’s record-breaking snow has meant snowy conditions are likely to stay put year-round on top of...

Where to Celebrate July 4 in the Pikes Peak Region

Here’s where to find some red, white and boom in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region to celebrate Independence Day. There are lots of fireworks displays to choose...

Sounds of Summer — Free Concerts

Break out the lawn chairs. Throw a blanket on the grass. Kick off your shoes. If you’re a lover of live music, Colorado Springs has you covered. You can...

Three More Trails to Try This Summer

Silver Cascade Falls Trail Type: Easy out and back Length: 0.6 miles round-trip Near: In Cheyenne Cañon, Drive up the cañon to the parking area, building and visible Helen Hunt Falls at...
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