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Pikes Picks: 'Dear Sugar' advice podcast; Wine tasting class at the FAC
Pikes Picks: 'Dear Sugar' advice podcast; Wine tasting class at the FAC

By: Teresa Farney - 0 5 hr ago

'Dear Sugar' advice podcast You can't go wrong with anything that includes Cheryl Strayed, author of "Wild" and "Tiny Beautiful Things." She and...

Pikes Pick: Find peace on scenic trails of Blodgett Peak Open Space
Pikes Pick: Find peace on scenic trails of Blodgett Peak Open Space

By: Seth Boster - 0 Yesterday

I've always been able to find quality alone time on the trails at Blodgett Peak Open Space. And here I go recommending you all disrupt the peace....

Pikes Pick: Jaks Brewing Co. has new location, same quality suds
Pikes Pick: Jaks Brewing Co. has new location, same quality suds

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Jaks Brewing Co. has a new home in Falcon that's worth visiting. The tasty brews are now served within the budding Meridian Ranch community. The joint...

Pikes Picks: A bear-worthy breakfast in Woodland Park; freedom from library fines
Pikes Picks: A bear-worthy breakfast in Woodland Park; freedom from library fines

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

When you're as hungry as a bear Once there was a bear named Rufus who couldn't get his fill of pancakes during his visits to town. It's a story...

Pikes Pick: Now's the time to try Irish boxty
Pikes Pick: Now's the time to try Irish boxty

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

"Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan; if you can't make boxty, you'll never get a man," or so goes the old Irish rhyme - which, if it were true,...

Pikes Pick: Pi Day activities you'll want to sink your teeth into
Pikes Pick: Pi Day activities you'll want to sink your teeth into

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Today, March 14 is Pi Day, and the local pi-themed pie joint is throwing a shindig in honor of pi, aka 3.14159265359. The aptly named 3.14 Sweet &...

Pikes Pick: Even if you're not a fan of superhero flicks, you'll love this one
Pikes Pick: Even if you're not a fan of superhero flicks, you'll love this one

By: Seth Boster - 0 Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Probably, you're not interested in seeing "Logan" if you haven't been interested in all the other superhero flicks thrown your way, seemingly every...

Pikes Picks: 'Friday Night Lights' on NBC; Adam Carolla's return to TV
Pikes Picks: 'Friday Night Lights' on NBC; Adam Carolla's return to TV

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Mar 14, 2017

'Friday Night Lights' on TV I know, I know, I'm way behind the curve on this one - "Friday Night Lights." Not the movie, the TV show that ran for...

Pikes Pick: Sad emotion lifts Ryan Adams' new album 'Prisoner'
Pikes Pick: Sad emotion lifts Ryan Adams' new album 'Prisoner'

By: Seth Boster - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

So long as Ryan Adams seems heartbroken - always? - so it seems we'll keep getting great music. Listening to his new album "Prisoner," it's easy to...

Pikes Pick: Be a student of beekeeping at Bee School
Pikes Pick: Be a student of beekeeping at Bee School

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Create your own buzz when you learn the ins-and-outs of beekeeping and honey production, at El Paso County Department of Transportation, 3275 Akers...

Pikes Picks: New season of 'Survivor'; state parks backpacks to go
Pikes Picks: New season of 'Survivor'; state parks backpacks to go

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Mar 1, 2017

'Survivor: Game Changers' I love "Survivor!" Absolutely love it. I love the theme song, I love hearing Jeff Probst say, "The tribe has spoken" and I...

Pikes Pick: Oscar favorite
Pikes Pick: Oscar favorite

By: Seth Boster - 0 Wed, Feb 22, 2017

I have yet to watch two of the movies - "Fences" and "Hacksaw Ridge" - vying for best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards. But I know which film I'll be...

Pikes Pick: Netflix doc '13th' a disturbing dive into the nation's prison industry
Pikes Pick: Netflix doc '13th' a disturbing dive into the nation's prison industry

By: Seth Boster - 0 Tue, Feb 21, 2017

The Oscar-nominated documentary "13th" by Ava DuVernay starts with Barack Obama saying: "The United States is home to 5 percent of the world's...

Pikes Pick: Reservations are being taken for the Scoop Bus
Pikes Pick: Reservations are being taken for the Scoop Bus

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Feb 21, 2017

One scoop or two? The Josh & John's Ice Cream shops are must-stops downtown and in Mountain Shadows, but how about this: the Scoop Bus! Josh &...

Pikes Pick: In the name of love or lust
Pikes Pick: In the name of love or lust

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Aah, what a tangled web some of our more famous and beloved artists, musicians and writers have weaved in the name of love or lust. In Catherine Lacey...

Pikes Pick: New album from indie rockers Dr. Dog worth a listen
Pikes Pick: New album from indie rockers Dr. Dog worth a listen

By: Seth Boster - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Dr. Dog, the indie rockers who by their own estimation "put out more music than Wolfman and Frankenstein combined," released a second 2016 album at the...

Pikes Picks: 'Hamilton' mixtape for your ears; 'Ultimate Beastmaster' on your TV
Pikes Picks: 'Hamilton' mixtape for your ears; 'Ultimate Beastmaster' on your TV

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

'Hamilton' mixtape Where are my "Hamilton" fans? Still listening to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize award-winning hip-hop...

Pikes Pick: Read the original Valentine poem
Pikes Pick: Read the original Valentine poem

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 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...

Pikes Pick: Get out the binoculars

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 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...

Pikes Pick: Bighorn Sheep Day at Garden of the Gods
Pikes Pick: Bighorn Sheep Day at Garden of the Gods

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Majestic bighorn sheep can be seen up close in their natural habitat during the popular Bighorn Sheep Day Saturday at Garden of the Gods Visitor &...

Pikes Pick: Wine, music and treats for a low expectation Valentine's Day
Pikes Pick: Wine, music and treats for a low expectation Valentine's Day

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Thu, Feb 9, 2017

Swirl Wine Bar, 717 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, is not such a fan of Valentine's Day, with owner saying it's a day known as, "Make singles and...