• Pro wakeboard tour to make waves in Colorado Springs

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    Nic Rapa lives in endless summer. The 19-year-old professional wakeboarder stays in his native Australia for part of the year and spends the rest in Florida, always dodging winter in one hemisphere or the other. The migration schedule allows him to take challenges year-round. This...

  • Pikes Pick: Sold on a podcast about Colorado Springs

    Published: Mon, Jul 17, 2017

    Looking for something to listen to on your commute? I'm a radio and podcast fan and my new favorite is The Little London Show. It focuses on all things Colorado Springs, from localizing national issues to chatting about beer. It's a good way to spend a half hour. Check it out on KCMJ...

  • Parents' job on a Colorado Springs-area farm turns into kids playground

    Updated: Fri, Jul 14, 2017

    Caius Ward, a 5-year-old named for a famous Roman emperor, points a stick at a cluster of sheep. The ewes are apathetic, munching on the remains of the spinach patch and eyeing the boy. He inches closer, stick poised to duel. Lizzie the sheep stares him down and bleats. "Leave them...

  • Happy Trails: Spruce Mountain Loop

    Published: Fri, Jul 14, 2017

    HAPPY TRAILS: SPRUCE MOUNTAIN LOOP, LARKSPUR Spruce Mountain Open Space has a bit of everything - panoramic mountain views, sweet pine forest and patches of wildflowers. From the parking lot are three trailheads. Take the middle one for the Spruce Mountain Loop. You'll walk nearly a...

  • Eclipse hunter, Colorado author to speak in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Jul 12, 2017

    David Baron was shirtless on a beach in Aruba on Feb. 26, 1998, watching the sky go black. It was the Boulder resident's first total solar eclipse, a celestial event in which the moon passes in front of the sun, transforming day into night for minutes. Baron watched the spectacle...

  • Pikes Peak Rangerettes celebrating six decades of rodeo performances

    Updated: Sun, Jul 9, 2017

    Pretty girls don't fit the stereotype of rodeo, a world that pits cowboys against twisting, bucking beasts. So when an announcer calls the girls to bring their horses into the arena, many observers are surprised by their complex series of precision patterns on horses galloping so...

  • Tri-Lakes area unveils 10 new sculptures

    Published: Fri, Jul 7, 2017

    A bright-orange kinetic sculpture of a woman spins in the wind, one of 10 new pieces that join six permanent sculptures this year in a "connecting vehicle" for Tri-Lakes, made up of Palmer Lake, Monument Lake and Lake Woodmoor, all north of Colorado Springs. The new creation by...

  • Historic Monument Valley park stone entryway getting a little TLC

    Updated: Wed, Jul 5, 2017

    The stone entryway to Monument Valley Park near Columbia Street is getting much needed repairs thanks to a $170,570 grant from the State Historical Fund. The Friends of Monument Valley Park took charge of the project in 2011 donating $64,000. With the city's donation of $20,000, the...

  • High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival on tap for Westcliffe

    Published: Tue, Jul 4, 2017

    Amy Gallatin was in Nashville, Tenn., trying to find fame in 1991. "I was so young," she said from her home in Connecticut. "I took my van, my dog and my gun from Idaho to Nashville." There, at a concert venue called the Station Inn, Gallatin discovered her love for bluegrass music....

  • Pikes Pick: Netflix offers spin on 'Anne of Green Gables'

    Updated: Sun, Jul 2, 2017

    Based on L.M. Montgomery's 1908 novel "Anne of Green Gables," Netflix offers a spin on the classic entitled "Anne with an E". While it doesn't have the cult-like following of the 1985 adaptation starring Megan Follows and Jonathan Crombie, lovers of Montgomery's red-headed orphan will...

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