• Pikes Pub: Tour de Fat brings a 'philanthropic cycling circus' to Colorado Springs

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    New Belgium Brewing Co. and bikes go all the way back to the late 1980s, when co-founder and original brewer Jeff Lebesch was pedaling through Europe on a fat tire bike, visions of commercial beermaking not-quite-yet dancing in his head. Today, Lebesch is retired. But the Fort...

  • Eclipse got you 'meh'? You can still make the most of the time

    Updated: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    In case you missed the heads-ups, the most amazing, awesome, mind-blowing, white-hot cool astronomical event of our lifetimes is making its appearance - or, if you prefer, disappearance - in the sky over Colorado Springs starting about 10:30 Monday morning. The Great American Solar...

  • Pikes Pub: Not sure if a brew is true 'craft'? Check its credentials

    Updated: Wed, Aug 16, 2017

    Pop quiz: Which of the following brewing companies produces true blue craft, as defined by the Brewers Association? A) Breckenridge B) Goose Island C) Wicked Weed D) Ballast Point E) Lagunitas Maybe you know the answer by heart, because you're a hard-core craft purist who...

  • Bobcats prowling Pleasant Valley, but not to worry, wildlife experts say

    Updated: Fri, Aug 11, 2017

    Had they been on a first-name basis, things might have played out differently for Trout Buesser and Bobcat. Their surprise meeting on an early-August morning outside Buesser's Pleasant Valley home was nonetheless a memorable one - for good reasons - for the 16-year-old photographer...

  • Pikes Pub: It's recess for grownups at Lincoln Center's Goat Patch Brewing

    Updated: Fri, Aug 4, 2017

    Few things make you feel as tall and super grownup as a visit to your old elementary school. Long-time residents of Colorado Springs' Roswell neighborhood can enjoy their nostalgia with a side of adults-only beverage now that the city's newest craft brewery is open. Residents began...

  • Calvin updated: The bottle relinquished, a courthouse marriage, an apartment at last for Colorado Springs man

    Updated: Sat, Jul 29, 2017

    For years, as he huddled through long nights under bridges and in tents pitched in patches of urban wilderness all over Colorado Springs, Calvin Muzzy warmed himself with malt liquor and fantasies about a different life - a life he'd once had and intended to again. In the dream, he...

  • Pikes Pub: Your art could be featured on your next beer

    Updated: Thu, Jul 27, 2017

    Welsh artist Ralph Steadman earned cult status for his stark, maniacal drawings illustrating the works of legendary gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, and Steadman's splatter-paint text and images have continued to reach thirsty American audiences for the past 25 years, thanks to an...

  • Pikes Picks: Funky Little LGBT short play fest; 'Good Week' at FirstBank

    Updated: Tue, Jul 25, 2017

    Short play fest Ten-minute plays are dramatic sprints; writers pack a full evening of theater into a short timespan while producers confront the monumental task of figuring out how to stage multiple plays in one location. Funky Little Theater Co. mounts nine bite-sized plays about...

  • Pikes Pub: New pour-your-own taproom caters to bike crowd, community

    Updated: Sun, Jul 23, 2017

    Kevin Weese was on a mountain-biking trip with friends when he began pondering the idea of an outdoors taproom where patrons could pour their own craft beer, hang out and tinker with their bikes. It would have topographical maps and retail sales of basic gear - chains and tires,...

  • Summer of Love: A half century ago Flower Power, The Doors and Jefferson Airplane came to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Jul 18, 2017

    Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1967, 15-year-old Debbie Swayne announced she was running away to San Francisco to be a Flower Child. Her mom, being a supportive and "very cool" parent, offered to take her. "It was the first time either of us had flown," Swayne said. "I was...

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