People & Community

People & Community

Colorado Springs history books

Books: A Reading Guide to Colorado Springs History

In the Shadow of Pikes Peak: An Illustrated History of Colorado Springs by Mark L. Gardner, 1999 This all-ages read tells the tale of peoples who...
Envisioning the downtown C4C stadium, home of Switchbacks FC and Weidner Apartments.

Downtown Development: Is This Our LoDo Moment?

In the ’80s and ’90s, Denver took its sketchiest urban blight and transformed it into the city’s most bustling neighborhood. Today, Denver’s LoDo boasts...
Piano moving illustration.

Humor: The Piano Mover

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...
Billy the goat running for mayor of Divide

Divide Mayoral Race Goes to the Dogs — or Goats

The politics of Divide, west of Colorado Springs, have gone to the dogs, literally. Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS) in Divide has held...
four people toast beers at trivia night

Trivia Night in the Springs

Everyone has a friend (or two) who knows the artist and name of every song, the name of obscure historical figures and why they're...
Portrait of Rosie Collins

Rosie Collins Broke Down Racial Barriers in Colorado Springs

In a time when diversity was planting its roots in Colorado Springs, African American men and women were attending and graduating from Colorado College....
Matt Meister delivers the Colorado Springs weather forecast.

Talking About the Colorado Springs Weather

You don’t have to live in here long to know that Colorado weather can be fickle. Sure, we get all that sunshine, but it’s...
Architectural roots in Colorado Springs begin with Elizabeth Wright Ingraham and Gustav Jan Ruhtenberg

Modern Architecture Roots in Colorado Springs

After the end of World War I, a movement began in central Europe that would radically alter the course of art, design, craftsmanship and...
Worner solar panels at Colorado College that helps reduce the institution's carbon footprint

Colorado College Goes Carbon Neutral

Colorado College has achieved carbon neutrality, the school announced this week. After more than a decade of work, the achievement makes CC just “the...
There's a turntable craze happening right now in Colorado Springs

Humor: Turned On to Turntables

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...
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