People & Community

People & Community

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Climbing the Manitou Incline

Where to Find It: Manitou Springs Distance: 3.5 miles roundtrip: about .9 miles to the summit and 2.7 miles to return on Barr Trail. Difficulty: Extremely...
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Humor: Becoming American

We moved to the United States 17 years ago. My wife and I are Canadian—from Toronto originally—but we’ve been green card-holding, permanent U.S. residents...
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That Little Black Dress

The little black dress probably has been part of a woman’s wardrobe longer than any other piece of clothing. The fashion staple never goes...
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Record Snow: Snowbound in the Springs

It was early December 1913 when a monster snowstorm struck Colorado’s Front Range with a record-breaking fury. The storm descended on Colorado Springs Dec....

Figuring It Out: Q&A With Wendy Mike

Colorado Springs artist Wendy Mike describes herself as “a kinesthetic person,” using ordinary materials to create three-dimensional, energetic expressions of the human body. Her...
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AdAmAn Year’s Eve

It’s the Colorado Springs equivalent of the Times Square Ball drop. Since 1922, the intrepid hikers of the AdAmAn Club have ascended Pikes Peak...
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Inside the Pikes Peak Market

In the Art Deco building of downtown Colorado Springs is a new haven for local food and products: the Pikes Peak Market. Inside, exposed...
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Home Design: Full (Midcentury Modern) Circle

Sponsored by: In 1970, as the Colorado Springs housing market was becoming saturated with ranch-style and split-level suburban homes, one local architect was using the...

Holiday Concerts: The Wonder of Wintersong

If you appreciate flickering candles, magical buildings and powerful voices, you have to get your rear in a pew at Colorado College’s Shove Chapel...
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Holiday Traditions in Colorado Springs: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What makes Colorado Springs special during the holidays? For one, locals love traditions. We all have our personal favorites, but collectively we have decades-long...