People & Community

People & Community

Dirk Pikaart, D.O.

Dirk Pikaart, D.O.: Fighting for Life

Dr. Dirk Pikaart took an unusual path to medicine, initially working in construction trades. After returning to school, a career counselor inspired him that...
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...
floyd tunson portrait

Floyd D. Tunson Is Not Done Yet

At 42-feet wide, Untitled 147 goes and goes and goes. Order nips at the heels of chaos as color and form swoop and drip,...
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...
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...
lil olive the dog

Lil Olive vs. the Puppy Mills

Known for The Creep Behind the Camera and HAZE featuring Robin Wright Penn, locally based director Peter Schuermann raised development funds for the film,...
First responders: Brooks Dillahunty, Flight for Life medic with helicopter

First Responders: Brooks Dillahunty, Flight for Life

Meet a handful of first responders, representatives of the thousands in our community who give their best when the worst comes calling. BROOKS DILLAHUNTY Flight Paramedic Flight...
ski ormes peak colorado springs

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...
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

30 Year’s of Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Fest

It’s the kind of encounter that happens in the movies, the kind completely out of the blue that ends up altering the trajectory of...
Becoming American steven hayward citizen humor

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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