People & Community

People & Community

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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...
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Good Gourd: 12 Local Pumpkin Beers

Beer and pumpkins go way back. During colonial days, early Americans used pumpkin as a less expensive, locally sourced ingredient to replace or supplement...
James Niehues Breckenridge town and slopes map

The Man Behind the Maps: Ski Artist James Niehues

If you ski or snowboard, then it’s most likely that James Niehues has been your guide. Over the course of nearly three decades, Niehues...
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...
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Movember and the Meaning of a Mustache

mustache noun: An icon representing the epitome of virility and sophistication. Resting on the throne of the upper lip, it is a beacon of...
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Faces and Photos of the Black Lives Matter Protests

Shortly after 46-year-old George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer over Memorial Day weekend, crowds of Black Lives Matter protestors took to...
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...
Tom Hirt

Tom Hirt: Cowboy Hat Maker for the Movies

You could say that Tom Hirt began his career as a dead guy. Cast as Mark Harmon’s stand-in in the 1978 Western Comes a...
Eventide Rhythm, Art on the Streets Colorado Springs

Take an Outdoor Art Tour

Colorado Springs loves its public art. That’s evident every year in the Art on the Streets exhibition, which turns the streets of downtown Colorado...
Pikes Peak Library District takes on COVID-19

Your PPLD Library Card Has Superpowers

If your idea of the public library is the antiquated knowledge repository of yore, then you probably haven’t been paying attention. But all the...
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