• Girl Gone Wild: Cold comfort, on the rocks

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PARK COUNTY - "My feet are kind of cold," I say, not at all in a complaining way. In fact, for the past 15 minutes I've kept it to myself as both big toes went tingly and then numb. This might be the fault of my circulation, which spends the bulk of its time in un-challenging...

  • "Prodigal Son" art exhibit at First Pres in Colorado Springs includes sketch by Rembrandt

    Yesterday

    First Presbyterian Church in downtown Colorado Springs will host "The Father and His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness," an exhibit featuring works inspired by the parable of the prodigal son by famous artists including Rembrandt, Thomas Hart Benton, Steve Prince, J.J. Tissot and Elmer...

  • The beard is back, especially in Colorado

    Updated: Fri, Feb 24, 2017

    Megan and Derwood Willhite were driving cross-country from North Carolina in 2011 when Derwood decided he was ready to take the plunge. They were moving to Rocky Mountain country. It was time to free his follicles. "I had a beard roughly an inch, it was scraggly and itchy, and I...

  • Pikes Pub: Get engaged - over suds - at Civics on Tap in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Feb 22, 2017

    Why does Colorado Springs look, and function, like it does? How do the county and city work together to make it that way? What exactly is a Für Lisa Kölsch? Quench a thirst for information about local government and infrastructure, and for craft beer, at Civics on Tap, a series of...

  • Boats, bows, outdoor pros take center stage in Colorado Springs this weekend

    Updated: Fri, Feb 17, 2017

    The great outdoors can be found indoors and under one roof for three days this weekend when the Colorado Springs Sport & Boat Show takes over event space on Palmer Park Boulevard. The family-friendly showcase features presentations by fishing and hunting legends and a large...

  • Pikes Pub: Firkin Rendezvous in Colorado Springs draws beer fans, creators

    Updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2017

    If craft beer is "the new rock 'n' roll," as the saying goes at Bristol Brewing Co., then I guess the Firkin Rendezvous is kind of like a sudsy South by Southwest, before the crowds. Thanks to a timely convergence with Friday's annual Rocky Mountain Microbrewing Symposium ("the only...

  • Colorado Springs author goes to the dark side for crime novel

    Updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2017

    The things we don't know about the people with whom we share our day-to-day lives are enough to fill a book - especially when one of those people is a murderer. In its exploration of the aftermath of a serial killer's capture, Colorado Springs author JoAnn Chaney's new crime...

  • Pikes Pick: Read the original Valentine poem

    Updated: Mon, Feb 13, 2017

    It's said that 14th-century writer Geoffrey Chaucer invented Valentine's Day in his poem, "The Parlement of Foules," a fantastical meditation on the cosmos, time and romance that contains the first reference to a saint-sanctioned celebration of amour. So on this Tuesday's day for love...

  • Colorado Springs therapist offers tips to reinvigorate, recast 'lifeless marriage'

    Updated: Sun, Feb 12, 2017

    Every honeymoon should begin with a disclaimer: Love like this won't last. It's not hard-hearted cynicism but an unpoetic truth that - once understood and embraced - can help lead to stronger, lasting unions that continue to evolve and thrive, said Colorado Springs marriage and family...

  • Pikes Pick: Get out the binoculars

    Updated: Fri, Feb 10, 2017

    What do you get when you cross a full moon, a periodic comet and a penumbral eclipse? Stargazers can see for themselves Friday night through Saturday morning, thanks to the rare orbital convergence of three celestial events: February's full "snow" moon, an early morning buzz by Comet...

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