• Pikes Pick: 'White Hot Truth' by Danielle LaPorte generates positive vibe

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    I'm not sure how I found Danielle LaPorte, but I'm grateful I did. She's an author, inspirational speaker and blogger who tackles spirituality, feminism, entrepreneurship and goal-setting. I've recently dived into her book "White Hot Truth," released this year, and it feels like a...

  • Colorado national monuments: Colorado National Monument

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    Colorado National Monument This treasure of the West sprawls 20,500 acres and is proclaimed "a photographer's playground." The possibilities with a camera are as endless as the Colorado Plateau, which encompasses this monument as well as the Grand Canyon and Arches National Park....

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Aug. 21, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    ALMANAC Cycling ONGOING The Colorado Springs Cycling Club - For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org. Hiking ONGOING UpaDowna Hikes - 9-11 a.m. third Saturday. Registration: upadowna.org/programs. Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per...

  • Ultrarunners heading to Crested Butte, long popular with mountain bikers

    By Rachel Walker The Washington Post -
    Published: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    Outside of Crested Butte, a trail delivers intrepid travelers to a high-altitude paradise erupting with wildflowers, lush meadows and views so arresting you won't believe your eyes. This trail, the 401, climbs 1½ miles out of Schofield Pass, elevation 10,707 feet, through an evergreen...

  • Colorado's fourteeners: Torreys Peak

    By Josh Friesema Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    Torreys Peak Elevation: 14,275 feet Range: Front Conveniently located only a few miles off Interstate 70, Torreys Peak is a very popular fourteener. On a nice summer weekend, expect to be hiking with a few hundred friends. Try to arrive early, or the parking area might be full,...

  • Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Tuesday, August 22

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: Sat, Aug 19, 2017

    Here's a look at a variety of events Tuesday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      STAGE  “After Dark” — Through Aug. 24, The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, $11-$20; buttetheater.com. “Annie, Get Your Gun” — Through Aug. 26, The...

  • Insider Q&A: General Motors learning the rental business

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. started its car-sharing service, Maven, just over a year ago, placing Chevrolets and Cadillacs in New York apartment buildings for occupants to rent. Since then, the service has grown exponentially. Maven is still working with apartment dwellers, but...

  • Thursdays with Fitz: Meeting the needs of poor people's pets in Colorado Springs

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Keegan lolls on a sun-baked sidewalk, desultorily wagging his tail as downtown denizens stop to pet him. The Rottweiler is a gentle giant, and he's the love of Red's life. Like many who are homeless, James "Red" May puts his pet's welfare first. And when Keegan suddenly had trouble...

  • Colorful Colorado: At Meeker Park Lodge, a family hopes to keep the good times rolling

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    ALLENSPARK - Traditions have come and gone here at Meeker Park Lodge, but this one around suppertime remains. The setting sun casts an orange glow on 13,911-foot Mount Meeker and below on the idyllic valley where knotty pine structures stand, some for nearly a century. They were...

  • Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting Aug. 20, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Aug 20, 2017

    AUGUST The Gift of History Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, to benefit the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Antlers hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Reservations: 385-5633, ljames@springsgov .com. Happy Trails Happy Hour - 5-9 p.m. Thursday, to benefit the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak...

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