• Temple Beit Torah in Colorado Springs marks 25 years

    Yesterday

    Temple Beit Torah marks a quarter century as the Reform Jewish Congregation in Colorado Springs with a 25th anniversary celebration Saturday at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Since its founding in 1992, Temple Beit Torah has expanded its congregation, programs and interfaith outreach to...

  • Pikes Pub: As growth slows, what's in store for U.S. and Colorado breweries?

    Updated: Fri, Apr 21, 2017

    Things used to be easier for completion-obsessed collectors of breweriana. When the U.S. beer industry hit an all-time low almost 40 years ago, even a modest dadcave had the necessary display space for memorabilia from all 42 American brewing companies, with plenty of room left over...

  • Overheard conversation, and divine grace, guide Colorado Springs woman's path

    Updated: Fri, Apr 21, 2017

    Former Texas police officer and Air Force veteran Yvette Trevino sees the hand of God in all things, guiding her life in subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, ways. A mom of four whose two older sons are active-duty military, Trevino long had been pondering the idea of starting her...

  • Pikes Picks: A Smurfy lip trend; National High-Five Day

    Updated: Thu, Apr 20, 2017

    Smurfy lip trend The latest trend in lip color makes you look like you kissed a Smurf. Blue lipstick is trending all over Pinterest, probably largely due to superstar Rihanna who drives fans wild with her cobalt-colored smackers. I'd give it a shot but am fairly certain it would just...

  • Best of the Springs Expert Picks - City Life, Beer

    Updated: Mon, Apr 17, 2017

    CAN IT FIELDHOUSE BREWING CO. 521 S. Tejon St., fieldhousebrewing.com As much as we love settling down with a pint at a place where everyone knows our name, even if they can't always remember it, sometimes the situation - and the weather - calls for portable, park-friendly suds....

  • Pikes Pick: CatDancer a basic, effective way to entertain felines

    Updated: Sun, Apr 16, 2017

    For human-powered pet toys, you can't get much more basic - or effective - than CatDancer, a looping length of wire affixed at one end with pieces of coiled up cardboard. The play imperative is strong in my cat, Squeak, but so are a reclusive nature and inertia. The slightest click of...

  • Web of lies: One reporter's complicated relationship with spiders

    Updated: Sun, Apr 16, 2017

    A monster has taken up residence in my closet, and I'm totally cool with it. We've got a deal. My monster snacks on (other) unwelcome guests and makes itself discreet when I'm around, and I pretend that its presence doesn't send ripples of terror through my every molecule. Yes, the...

  • Pikes Pub: Women's group brew day leaves a strong impression

    Updated: Wed, Apr 12, 2017

    In my experience, beer is a thing that keeps a person up late and provides a great - perhaps the best - reason to sleep in. Far less often is it something that gets me rolling before the crack of dawn, as it did in early March, for the inaugural collaboration brew by Colorado Springs'...

  • Colorado Springs veteran has seen two wars, 104 years

    Updated: Tue, Apr 11, 2017

    Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Oliver Cellini is a slight, sinewy man and genuine flirt who considers it remiss of a gentleman not to walk a lady to her car - even if that journey, for him, requires careful steps and a cane. The decorated former fighter pilot who pushed some of the...

  • Pikes Pub: It's taps (and more taps) for Colorado Springs' Polaris Pointe neighborhood

    Updated: Thu, Mar 30, 2017

    Today's column involves a bit of math, but don't stress. It's beer math. And should you find yourself in a certain northeastern neighborhood of Colorado Springs a few weeks hence, you can sample the sudsy sum for yourself - though definitely not in one sitting. "I think I counted,...

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