• El Paso County's week of fire: 'Very happy no loss of life'

    Yesterday

    Tim Emick peered out the window of his eastern Colorado Springs office on Tuesday at thick waves of blowing dust to the south. "My God," he recalled thinking, "If there's a fire that starts today, people's homes are going to be lost." His words proved disastrously prophetic....

  • Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs' Nano 108 craft brewery among nation's fastest-growing

    Updated: Wed, Apr 18, 2018

    The irony that one of America's 50 fastest-growing craft breweries is an operation dedicated to keeping things small(ish) is not lost on its owner, Keith Altemose. He acknowledges that lucky timing was a major factor in his Nano 108 Brewing Co. being ranked No. 38 on the Brewers...

  • Pikes Pub: MeadowGrass music fest suds it up with Friday beer tasting

    Updated: Fri, Apr 13, 2018

    Three days and nights of world-class national, regional and local musicians, performing in a field in Black Forest, for you and 1500 or so like-minded (or at least like-eared) souls. In its 10th year, MeadowGrass Music Festival is all that and a bag of beer fest. The annual...

  • Pikes Pub: Hazy IPAs go legit, and the brewru called it

    Updated: Fri, Apr 13, 2018

    As much as I applaud healthy risk-taking and embracing change, I am, at this point in my life, a firmly entrenched creature of habit. To put it another way, I'd rather be bored (and boring) than disappointed. I like local IPAs, but I'm also kind of a homebody, so I have conveniently...

  • Veterans health care in crisis. Colorado Springs man has a complex solution.

    Updated: Mon, Apr 9, 2018

    The veterans health care system is in crisis, and creating a model that works will take commitment and cooperation, said Colorado Springs dermatologist and retired Navy surgeon Dr. Reagan Anderson. "The answer is complex and the answer needs to be an amalgam of public and private,"...

  • Pikes Pub: Two new breweries open in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Mar 29, 2018

    Sunburns, snowstorms and fresh-blooming suds: Welcome to spring in the southern Front Range. The Colorado Springs area is celebrating the season of rebirth - and Saturday's sixth annual Colorado Craft Beer Week kick-off - with the opening of two new breweries, Black Forest Brewing...

  • For retired Cog Railway engineer, 93, job was living out a love of trains

    Updated: Tue, Mar 27, 2018

    Martin Frick's all-time favorite portrait-with-train is framed and hanging in the TV room at his southwest Colorado Springs home. The professional image shows him at the Pikes Peak Cog Railway Depot in Manitou Springs, jauntily posed before cherry-red railcars, smiling a smile so...

  • Pikes Pub: Penrose cider-maker expands distribution to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Mar 22, 2018

    Kevin Williams was well into his journey down the traditional road to craft brewery startup-dom when he took a hard turn into an apple orchard. The Penrose native had been working as brewmaster at The Walter Brewing Co. in Pueblo, nursing entrepreneurial dreams while brewing beer for...

  • Veterans, doctors alike stranded as Vet Choice fails to pay its bills

    Updated: Sat, Mar 17, 2018

    One day in 2016, Army veteran Jason White finished cleaning his pistol, wrapped his hand around the grip, and put the barrel to his temple. He'd had enough. Five years after his deployment in Afghanistan ended when an IED explosion pinned him between two vehicles, he was 100 percent...

  • Ould Times live on at Colorado Springs' Irish pub

    Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2018

    In the mist-filled days of yore, a troupe of traditional Celtic musicians set out in search of a new place to jam in Colorado Springs. They'd had a long-running gig at Poor Richard's, but a kitchen expansion gobbled up their "stage" and set them roving. Whether or not it was Irish...

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