People & Community

People & Community

backyard entertaining

DIY Design Tips for Backyard Entertaining

Just northeast of downtown Colorado Springs sits a modest Tudor home with a backyard entertainment wonderland, complete with a hot tub, fire pit, fountain...
Garth Hystad on set of Mega Decks tv show

Mega Decks Star Garth Hystad: From Brokenness to Beauty

Garth Hystad is passionate about the outdoors—and crafting true outdoor living spaces. His Colorado Springs deck and landscaping firm Mosaic Outdoor Living and Colorado...
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Explore With Ollie: The Q&A

Born and raised as a Dallas city boy, Stephen Martin joined the Army in 2005. After seven years of service, he decided to make...
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How Does Your Pikes Peak Garden Grow?

A New York transplant to Colorado Springs, I was a bit naive about local gardening. Let’s just say my early forays into deck gardening...
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Big Ideas: Top Level Health Care for Kids at Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs Most exciting about the new Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs is, unequivocally, the opportunity to bring a Top 10-rated level...
illustrator and author Luke Flowers in his office

Luke Flowers: Imagination Illuminated

Days on the family farm beneath the Collegiate Peaks could grow long for a second-grader, so Luke Flowers would free his imagination. Reading and...
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Big Ideas for Colorado Springs: Skiing, Urban Water Park, New Tech, Arts Collaboration, More

Skiing in Our Backyard The proposed Ormes Peak Ski Area on the northern slopes of Ormes Peak would put all of Colorado Springs within 30...
Chef Mark Henry

Chef Mark Henry Is Having a Moment

Chef Mark Henry is having a moment—or a whole string of them. In March 2016, he won Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons. Then in...
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PlanCOS: What’s Your Big Idea?

Have you got a vision for our city? What does the future Colorado Springs look like to you? Don’t keep it to yourself. PlanCOS...
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Big Ideas for Colorado Springs: Creekside Renaissance, Diversified Workforce, Space Hub, Trail Connections, More

Spurring a Creekside Renaissance Picture walking out of the new hotel on South Nevada and walking over a bridge to Prime25. The trail follows Cheyenne...