People & Community

People & Community

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...
Walk with a Doc

Walk with a Doc

It’s 8:00 on a Sunday morning at the old Zio’s Italian Kitchen parking lot, an unusual time and place to see a doctor. But...
winter cocktails

Winter Warmers: Your New Favorite Cocktail Recipe

For those who celebrate snow on Pikes Peak, fresh pow in the mountains and spectacular winter cocktails, this one’s for you. Colorado Springs’ burgeoning...
midcentury modern living room round house

Home Design: Full (Midcentury Modern) Circle

Sponsored by: In 1970, as the Colorado Springs housing market was becoming saturated with ranch-style and split-level suburban homes, one local architect was using the...
Butcher Jason Nauert of Beasts and Brews in kitchen.

Of Beasts and Brews: Butcher Jason Nauert

"I don’t know how I got here,” Jason Nauert says with a laugh. After years of working in construction, law enforcement and landscaping, Nauert, 45,...
big ideas

More Big Ideas for Colorado Springs

Realizing an Age Friendly City At Innovations in Aging, we work to ensure that the Springs is welcoming and open to people of all ages—a...
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Finding Waldo

Chelise Foster always loved Waldo Canyon, a corner of the Pike National Forest with a popular, picturesque loop trail a few miles west of...
aaron anderson

Q&A: Aaron Anderson

The client list of Aaron Anderson ranges from Ariat International and Dragon Alliance eyewear to Scholastic, and his images have been featured in magazines...
little black dress fashion ensemble

That Little Black Dress

The little black dress probably has been part of a woman’s wardrobe longer than any other piece of clothing. The fashion staple never goes...
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The Hub of Local Food

There are umpteen reasons why even mindful Springs shoppers might buy cherries from Chile more often than peppers from Pueblo, and Dan Hobbs would...


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