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How to Celebrate a 150th Anniversary

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A 150th anniversary can be awkward. It’s certainly awkward to say: sesquicentennial. For the French, maybe a word with as many s’s and q’s flows off the tongue with...

At Least We Have a $300K Bathroom

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Some may consider the arrival of a fully automated public bathroom in Old Colorado City a sign of the apocalypse, though whether it should follow the arrival of the...

Humor: The Piano Mover

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I’m not sure how it happened. I said: “Let’s put our house on the market.” Then it sold. I don’t think the sign was ever fully planted on the...

Music: A Conversation With Nicholas Payton

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Nicholas Payton is a force to be reckoned with. A multi-instrumentalist, visionary composer, iconoclast, Payton resides firmly at the forefront of contemporary music, pushing ensembles and audiences in new,...

Humor: Turned On to Turntables

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It began with a simple question from my son. “Dude,” he said. “Do we have a turntable?” Normally, my son calls me dad, but the fact that he was addressing...

The Haunted Arby’s: A Side of Spooky

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Barely a day goes by when Colorado Springs does not make its appearance atop some listicle: Best Places to Live, Best Mountain Bike Trails, Worst Places to Lose Your...

Finding the State of Slim

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For five years I didn’t go to the doctor. I got busy, and, if I got sick, by the time I got around to making an appointment I was...

Axed and Answered

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Axes and I have a history. Five years ago, I put an ax straight through the center of my left foot. My friend Doug and I were camping near Crestone,...

Local Comedy: A Comic Goes Into Colorado Springs…

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It’s 7 o’clock on a Friday, the regular crowd has shuffled in—and they’re killing themselves laughing. This is Loonees Comedy Corner on North Academy, Colorado Springs’ longstanding comedy club. Chris...

Extreme Makeover: Kitchen Remodel Edition

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Perhaps the hardest thing to accept about life is the fact that one day you will have to remodel your kitchen. Maybe you’ve been there already, or maybe it’s in...