People & Community

People & Community

The Broadmoor, Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway train on Pikes Peak. The iconic railway reopens in May, 2021.

A Grand Year for Grand Openings in Colorado Springs

It’s a grand year in Colorado Springs — a year of grand openings, that is. Last year, In-N-Out Burger made a huge splash when...
Early survey of Colorado Springs, circa 1871. The city celebrates its 150th birthday in 2021.

How to Celebrate Colorado Springs’ 150th Birthday

On July 31, 1871, local leaders drove an iron stake into the ground on the southeast corner of Pikes Peak and Cascade avenues and...
Patricia Cameron, aka Blackpacker, thru-hiking the Colorado Trail

Blackpacker Hikes the Colorado Trail, Diversifies Outdoors

It was somewhere near the end of the Colorado Trail (CT), with hundreds of miles of trekking behind her, that Patricia Cameron, finally felt...
Sunset at Pulpit Rock, Colorado Springs

50 Days, 50 Ways Challenge to Explore Colorado Springs

The temperatures are getting cooler, but there are still plenty of ways to nurture your physical and mental well-being here in Colorado Springs and...
Students raising hands in best schools

Best Schools in Colorado Springs

Where will our child get the best education? How are our schools measuring up? While no school will be the perfect fit for every...
Pool and clubhouse at The Mae on Cascade

Sneak Peek Inside The Mae on Cascade

Standing on the sixth-floor deck on the northwestern corner of The Mae on Cascade, I can see the future of downtown Colorado Springs unfolding...
Hot air balloons launch with Pikes Peak on the horizon

Colorado Springs Hot Air Balloons Rise Above

The Labor Day Lift Off is one of Colorado Springs best and most beautiful annual traditions. And while things will look different this year...
Students go back to school in Colorado Springs Harrison School District 2

How Colorado Springs Schools Are Handling Back to School

Change is the one certainty of back to school this year. Return to learning plans have been fluid as Colorado Springs school administrators have...

Now Is the Right Time for Art on the Streets

Colorful murals and detailed sculptures have been cropping up all over downtown since May. As part of the Downtown Partnership's annual Art on the...
fireworks over memorial park, colorado springs

Where to (Safely) Celebrate the Fourth of July

(Small) backyard barbecues, red, white and blue, plus a COVID-19 mask too. The coronavirus has altered Fourth of July plans and festivities—along with everything...
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