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Steven Hayward

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American Eclipse: The Path of Totality

The mystery began several months ago, when a writer named David Baron visited my class at Colorado College. An admitted umbraphile, or eclipse chaser, Baron is about to publish...

On the Taco Trail: Top Tacos in Colorado Springs

The idea was simple enough. Search the Springs; find our favorite tacos. There should be some definitive ruling on the subject—or at least an article in which a couple...

Rock Climbing: Elvis Leg at 80 Feet

At the moment you find yourself 50 feet up at the Garden of the Gods, clinging to the side of a rock outcrop for dear life, the question you ask...

Don’t-Miss Tacos

In “On the Taco Trail”—from our Winter 2017 print issue—we sent an intrepid pair of writers to scour the city in search of the perfect taco. Their research is...

Getting Hooked: First-Timer Fly Fishing

Since its inception, Springs magazine has sent me on a number of improbable missions. I’ve bared it all at a clothing-optional hot spring, chopped down a tree and biked...

Billy Joel Conference: Still Rock and Roll to Me

Most everyone—the young and the old and everyone in between—is able to sing along with at least one Billy Joel song. What’s yours? “It’s Still Rock and Roll to...

To Strava in the Springs

We had just finished moving into our Colorado Springs home a few years ago when my next-door neighbor arrived to introduce himself. To protect his identity, I won’t be...

Speakeasy and Carry a Big Pencil

When I heard my cousin Amos would be visiting, I was less than thrilled. The little I knew about him was enough to make me nervous. He is more than...

Space Symposium at the Center of Space

You might think an event called the Space Symposium would be held in a galaxy far, far away, in a hotel bearing a strong resemblance to the Death Star,...

The ReMINDers: Live Local, Act Global

Big Samir—one half of the Colorado Springs hip-hop duo the ReMINDers — is actually not all that big. We meet outside of Springs Orleans, and he laughs and shakes...