People & Community

People & Community

mountain chalet owners jim and plaine smith in tent

Mountain Chalet: 50 Years of More Than Gear

On a recent spring day, a customer walks into Mountain Chalet, the long-running outdoor equipment store to report a problem with a pair of...
First responders: Teresa Burgess, El Paso County Search and Rescue

First Responders: Teresa Burgess, Search and Rescue

Meet a handful of first responders, representatives of the thousands in our community who give their best when the worst comes calling. TERESA BURGESS Rescue Member El...
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...
kissing camels and new year's fireworks over pikes peak

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...

Delicious Traditions: Tamales and Biscochitos for the Holidays

I was in college the first time I realized that families might not eat the same thing as mine for Christmas dinner. As we...
Spencer Penrose, two men and early zoo elephant

The Beginnings of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Spencer Penrose would be pleased by the success of the zoo he established as a nonprofit in 1938. Penrose arrived in Colorado Springs in...
kids play soccer with sessi

SeSSI and the Beautiful Game of Soccer

They were concerned about kids and gang violence in southeast Colorado Springs, and frustrated by two years of fruitless problem-solving with city stakeholders. So...
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...

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...
chef supansa banker at taste of pikes peak

Meet Supansa Banker, Top Chef at Taste of Pikes Peak

When Colorado Springs’ top chefs gathered this April at the Taste of Pikes Peak, aka the 24th annual Pikes Peak Food, Wine and Beer...
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