• Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs homebrewer featured in Viceland TV competition

    Updated: Fri, May 19, 2017

    Jessica Fiero wasn't always a fan of beer, but that wasn't on account of any quirk of the taste buds. Blame dad brews. "I'm very Mexican-American - born and raised in San Diego - and what I knew is what my dad drank, which was Tecate or Corona," said Fiero. After she married and...

  • Pikes Picks: Test your suds smarts

    Updated: Tue, May 16, 2017

    For the 12th annual American Craft Beer Week, May 15-21, CraftBeer.com - the website of the Boulder-based Brewers Association - has joined forces with the nation's brew-tellegentia to spike more than 800 locations of Geeks Who Drink matches nationwide with a special round of beer...

  • Home, hope and heart: The antidote for siblings victimized by brutality and neglect

    Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

    In Autavius Ricks' imagination, he doesn't need the wheelchair or really, even, roads. He wakes in the morning and rises to his feet, dresses and hits a button on his sneakers that triggers the appearance of a special jet-powered hoverboard. It can whisk him from his home in the...

  • Foster care parents are always in demand in El Paso County, state

    Updated: Sun, May 14, 2017

    Today, and on any given day in Colorado, five children will be removed from parents and domestic environments that are "unsafe," according to the state Department of Human Services. The ideal outcome is to return these children to a healthy and permanent home with their birth...

  • Pikes Pub: Spring brings wealth of liquid quests to the Front Range

    Updated: Fri, May 12, 2017

    The Feast of St. Arnold's Pilgrimage of Pints "Cartogram" will warm the heart-cockles of anachronists, especially those questing for a good (and quantifiable) excuse to explore the area's regional craft breweries. And I do mean regional. In its second year, the pre-festival brewery...

  • Seven Colorado destinations where animals await

    Updated: Wed, May 10, 2017

    Colorado wildlife is legendary, from the bugling elk of Estes Park to the pronghorn on the Eastern Plains. But the state's animal offerings don't end with species native to the region - or even the hemisphere. Start your drive on the wilder side at Pueblo Zoo (pueblo zoo.org)....

  • Seven Colorado destinations geared toward movie buffs

    Updated: Wed, May 10, 2017

    Setting can play as pivotal a part in a film as actors, and when it comes to dramatic locations, a green screen's got nothing on Colorado. Our journey through a selection of the state's real- world movie sets starts in La Junta, home to shooting locations for the 1962 series "How the...

  • Seven Colorado destinations dripping with history

    Updated: Wed, May 10, 2017

    A "Colorado Native" bumper sticker would have been wasted on the region's first human inhabitants, who arrived long before the invention of the wheel. By the time European explorers made their way to the area, Native Americans including the Utes in the mountains and the Ancestral...

  • Colorado pastors at Rose Garden signing of religious order elated, others less so

    Updated: Fri, May 5, 2017

    President Trump signed an executive order on religious liberty Thursday, the National Day of Prayer, which he said would make it easier for churches to participate in politics. The long-awaited decree was seen as delivering on a campaign pledge to a community that overwhelmingly...

  • Commissioner: What Colorado Springs lacks is a beer school

    Updated: Sun, Apr 30, 2017

    Want to learn more about craft brewing, for professional cred or just kicks? Today's groggy Golden Age has something to quench a thirst for beer literacy of every bent and budget - podcasts and homebrew clubs, app-based primers and even graduate-level degree programs (heck, right now...

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