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A Stroll Through Old Colorado City

Once the original capital of the Colorado Territory, now it’s a local biz hub. Old Colorado City thrives on an eclectic mix of Wild West ethos, fine to funky...

Real Estate Radio with Joe Clement and Amy Lassen

Joe Clement and Amy Lassen give advice on real estate in Colorado Springs. Advice on selling a home, buying a home, and a career in real estate. For more information,...

Must-See Films at Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

When the 29th annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival kicks off Nov. 11-13, it will bring 43 films to Colorado Springs centered around women filmmakers and life as women...

Q&A: Filmmaker Cynthia Wade on the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

What’s better than a weekend of binge-watching movies or TV series? A leading film festival in your backyard. The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival (RMWFF) is the longest continuous-running women’s...

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 in 2014, Sarah Sherwin and...

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 imported malt, which was harder...

Hike: Red Mountain Is Hidden in Plain Sight

Red Mountain Rundown Length: About 2.5 miles out and back Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Highlight: Incline-like views without the crowds. Know before you go: Parking near the trailhead is the same park and...

Susan Peiffer Creates Poetry for the People

The freshest regional poetry ambassador, Susan Peiffer, is no stranger to the spotlight. On stage, she is an artist weaving a spell over her audience with words, every syllable...

Ormao Dance Company: Full Range of Motion

Walk into Ormao Dance Company’s downtown Spruce Street studios, and depending on the day and time, you might find 4-year-olds practicing pliés and 50-somethings shuffling tap shoes, professional modern...

Textiles West Opens the World of Fiber Art

There’s a new collaborative at Cottonwood Center for the Arts that’s putting fiber art on the map. Textiles West will provide working and educational space, classes, workshops, retreats and...

The Race for First Lift: Ski Season Opens

Every year in the fall, skiers and snowboarders across Colorado place bets, do snow dances and dust off their gear, preparing to drop everything and hit the slopes at...

Local Hard Cider: Cheers to Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman has been credited for the apple trees that popped up from the East to the Midwest, but what many don’t know is why. Hooch. To simplify history, the English...

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 Manitou Springs. So when the...

Striking Mueller’s Daytrip Gold

The Donut Mill Start with a sugar rush on your way through Woodland Park. Everything is large at this local institution. The biscuits and gravy fill a plate. The cinnamon...

38 Ways to Celebrate Arts Month

October usually brings to mind images of Halloween ghosts and goblins. But over the past few years, more and more people in the Pikes Peak region are thinking Arts...

Getting Hooked: First-Timer Fly Fishing

Since its inception, Springs magazine has sent me on a number of improbable missions. I’ve bared it all at a clothing-optional hot spring, chopped down a tree and biked...

4 Pro Tips for Better Mountain Biking

Looking to take your singletrack skills up a notch? Tired of feeling frustrated by the same rooty, rocky nemeses? There are three simple things you can do to turn...

Deeper DIY Charcuterie: Pork, Salt and Time

If you’ve enjoyed tasting and serving charcuterie at home, here’s a revelation: It’s easy to make your own. Given a good piece of meat, the right kind of salt...

Loyal Coffee Raises the Bar

Loyal Coffee will not only continue the transformation of southeast downtown when it opens next to Blue Dot Place, but continue to drive an impressive coffee scene in the...

Catching a Ride on the Joy Bus

We did the deal in a McDonald’s parking lot half a mile from the Portland airport after a 20-minute test drive and a rusty glove inspection. It took $6,700,...

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 such as Surfer and CMYK—not...

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, A Voice for Lil Olive,...

Eros and the Eschaton Shoulder the Weight of Matter

Eros and the Eschaton are one of the brightest shooting stars in the Colorado Springs music scene today. After moving to town three years ago, following the release of...

To Strava in the Springs

We had just finished moving into our Colorado Springs home a few years ago when my next-door neighbor arrived to introduce himself. To protect his identity, I won’t be...

8 Great Running Clubs and Group Runs in Colorado Springs

A little peer pressure can be a good thing when it comes to running and fitness. Rather than braving the trails alone, you can find plenty of sweat-filled comradery...

Microadventures: Backyard Discoveries

It’s challenging to keep a camp stove lit at 11,742 feet between spindrifts of snow. I haven’t spent the night in a snow cave in 10 years. I wasn’t...

One Dog’s Perfect Day

When my 8-year-old Boston terrier hits deep sleep, her paws wiggle. I’m certain it’s because she’s dreaming. But is she hunting squirrels as many suggest? Lucy enjoys a good...

Dartanyon Crockett: Fully Focused

For years, Dartanyon Crockett was told it was Leber’s disease that rendered him legally blind. But recently, he learned that’s not the real cause of the disability he likens...

Living in the Canvas

It’s hard to pinpoint a single takeaway from a visit to Andy Vick and Beth Piver’s home. Would it be the neon faux-fur walls and ceilings? The stuffed animal...

Elizabeth Marks: Fit for Duty

Elizabeth Marks pushes off the pool wall and shoots through the blue-green water. Like an arrow. Like a missile. Like she was born to the water. “It is my happy...

Patios We Love

The Wines of Colorado A meal at this secluded spot feels like a staycation. Two decks—one upstairs in the sun and one shaded beside the creek—are a lovely complement to...

Pikes Peak Pours: Local. Craft. Beer.

It’s hard to overstate the impact of craft beer on Colorado Springs. Like most cities, we’ve got our divisions: east and west, north and south; political right and political left;...

Big Fat Bike Fun

There’s a big, stupid permagrin plastered across my face. I knew fat bikes were fun. I’d heard about their prowess as snow-eating winter cycling machines. I’d seen those big...

Heroes Among Us: Portraits of First Responders

Maybe they’re different from the rest of us. They routinely put their lives on the line for people they don’t know, will never know. They’re on call, some 24-7....

The ReMINDers: Live Local, Act Global

Big Samir—one half of the Colorado Springs hip-hop duo the ReMINDers — is actually not all that big. We meet outside of Springs Orleans, and he laughs and shakes...

First-Timer’s Guide to Clothing-Optional Hot Springs

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there comes a time in life when every person closes the door on public nudity. I believed I had crossed that threshold....