• Excluded from Trump's Asia itinerary, Taiwan still feels anxiety

    Updated: Sun, Nov 19, 2017

    TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Like character-constrained comments on social media, fleeting encounters can have a powerful impact when you're president. Donald Trump's whirlwind trip to Asia - and temporary Twitter tirade detente - came to an end last week, after a 12-day tour that included...

  • Saturday's All Colorado Beer Festival full of changes in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Nov 11, 2017

    Past attendees will notice some changes at the 11th iteration of the fundraising All Colorado Beer Festival. First - and most significantly - it's got a new home at Norris Penrose Event Center's indoor arena, across town from the North Nevada Avenue expo space where it's played out...

  • Pikes Pub: New bike-themed, pour-your-own spot opens on Colorado Springs' West Side

    Updated: Fri, Nov 10, 2017

    When it comes to a strategic location for an outdoors-themed watering hole, Trails End Taproom has serious traction. The Midland Trail is a literal stone's throw away; Red Rocks Open Space and Garden of the Gods, less than a mile. Whether the taproom marks the end of your trail,...

  • Colorado Springs-raised icon Elvira ready for a final Halloween bow

    Updated: Tue, Oct 31, 2017

    Unlike her vampire vixen alter ego, Elvira, Cassandra Peterson has been known to take frights in a stride that’s more like a sprint. There was that one time back in the 1990s, when she accompanied her friend, Linda Blair, to a celebrity screening of “The Exorcist” at Grauman’s...

  • Q & A with Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira

    Updated: Mon, Oct 30, 2017

    Gazette reporter Stephanie Earls: I was introduced to Elvira and "Movie Macabre" in the early 80s, watching late night TV with my granddad during summer break. We kind of bonded over it. Did you ever imagine your character would have that kind of effect or appeal, on everyone from...

  • Spooky story: Monument eighth-grader delivers winning ending in Gazette contest

    Updated: Fri, Oct 27, 2017

    The Gazette asked writers in first through eighth grade to submit endings to an unfinished spooky story written by reporter Stephanie Earls. Our judges turned on all the lights, steeled their nerves and narrowed the list of frighteningly creative entries to three. Third place goes to...

  • Pikes Pub: Pikes Peak Brewing's new IPA series inspired by many faces of history

    Published: Thu, Oct 26, 2017

    At the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the walls have eyes. "I've never counted them, but there are faces all over the building," said museum director Matt Mayberry, pointing to Art Nouveau flourishes that include carved cherubs above the main entrance and "all these little faces...

  • Pikes Pick: Apple pie moonshine from Monument distillery hits the spot

    Published: Mon, Oct 23, 2017

    As the days get colder, allow me to recommend a warm nightcap: apple pie moonshine by 3 Hundred Days of Shine. The Monument-based distillery sends Mason jars of the sippin' stuff to liquor stores all around town, so you shouldn't have a problem finding it. And if moonshine isn't your...

  • Pikes Pub: Pussy Riot beer, weekend brew fests dead ahead

    Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2017

    Raise a glass to your inner hooligan - and help support Palmer Land Trust - today at Cerberus Brewing Co. The Colorado Springs brewery is one of seven across the state tapping a spice-style version of Makin’ Noise: A Pussy Riot Beer, a collaboration brew and community fundraising...

  • Pikes Pub: Brewers Association aims to crowdsource $213 billion, buy ABInbev

    Updated: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    The Boulder-based Brewers Association has launched the most ambitious crowdsourcing campaign ever attempted, with a goal of raising $213 billion to buy the world’s largest brewing goliath, ABInBev. The international conglomerate, which last year acquired mega-beer competitor...

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