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Meet the man behind Bishop Castle, whose Colorado creation is a source of public envy and private ruin

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Editor's note: This story contains offensive language. Custer County - Jim Bishop is not dead. That's the first thing he wants people to know. The...

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The Country Life: Colorado Springs woman cherishes, shares history of Peyton

Mon, Aug 29, 2016 - 7:00 AM 0

Helen Baber has lived in Colorado Springs for decades, but her heart always has belonged to the prairie east of town. Baber, 86, was born in Calhan, one...

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Around the House: Give basement water issue quick attention
Around the House: Give basement water issue quick attention

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Dear Ken: My house has central air conditioning. Lately, there's been a lot of water on the basement floor around the furnace. Any idea what's...

Dear Donna: Man doesn't want to be shielded from truth
Dear Donna: Man doesn't want to be shielded from truth

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Dear Donna,

Why can't women just tell you they are not interested if that's the case? I have been on the other side where I was not...

Carrot and quinoa mini-muffins are great snacks or breakfast
Carrot and quinoa mini-muffins are great snacks or breakfast

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The reason cupcakes took the baking world by storm a few years ago is because, in short, they are awesome. A sweet package of moist, crumby goodness...

Women go topless in Denver to promote gender equality
Women go topless in Denver to promote gender equality

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DENVER — Denver's central mall on Sunday was crowded with topless people promoting gender equality.

The Denver Post reports...

PHOTOS: Bishop Castle in Colorado
PHOTOS: Bishop Castle in Colorado

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For almost 50 years, Jim Bishop has been building Bishop Castle stone by stone. Bishop Castle is located in south central Colorado on State Highway...

Natural wonders - plus bears and other dangers - await at majestic Yellowstone National Park
Natural wonders - plus bears and other dangers - await at majestic Yellowstone National Park

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Real adventure requires real risk, and Yellowstone has that in spades. The week before I took my son to the park, there were two "geyser accidents":...

This Week: Top Colorado Springs-area events and meetings
This Week: Top Colorado Springs-area events and meetings

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State Rep. Terri Carver, a member of the Colorado House Transportation Committee, is hosting a town hall to discuss transportation issues at 6 p.m....

4 ideas for hanging on to school-year memories and artwork
4 ideas for hanging on to school-year memories and artwork

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On crisp September afternoons, kids often come home from school bearing armfuls of classroom art. The evenings often bring comments about their day's...

Colorado Springs area events for seniors starting Aug. 29, 2016

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SENIOR CALENDAR

SEPT. 6

Sensible Sitting - 10 a.m.-noon, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $5. Registration:...

Air Academy class gives students real-life engineering experience
Air Academy class gives students real-life engineering experience

By: Cassie Heeke - 0 Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Air Academy High School students Blake Danis and Hannah Peters began their senior engineering class with a problem and ended it with a business:...

Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting Aug. 28, 2016

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NONPROFIT COMMUNITY EVENTS

Pre-Labor Day Weekend Fried Catfish and Barbeque Dinner Sales - 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, to benefit the...

Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting Aug. 28, 2016

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HELPING HANDS

These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment.

- Black Forest Together -...

Colorado Springs area literary events starting Aug. 28, 2016

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LITERARY EVENTS

Storytime - "A Tiger Tale" by Mike Boldt, 10:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 637-8282,...

Colorado travel calendar starting Aug. 28, 2016

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Colorado Calendar

Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change....

LIST: Farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area
LIST: Farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Sat, Aug 27, 2016

It's time for some farm-fresh produce! Here's a look at farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area.
8 national parks and monuments in Colorado you can visit free this weekend
8 national parks and monuments in Colorado you can visit free this weekend

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Here's a look at the eight national parks and monuments in Colorado.

Top of the church shopper's list: Strong preaching
Top of the church shopper's list: Strong preaching

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Top-notch preaching most attracts people looking for a new place to pray.

That's the conclusion of a Pew Research Center study, released last...

A classic love tail: Man rescues dog. Dog rescues man.
A classic love tail: Man rescues dog. Dog rescues man.

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It's a classic love tail: Broken man meets broken dog and together they make life good again.

Colin Campbell was a regular guy living a...

U.S. gets its first Hindu stamp
U.S. gets its first Hindu stamp

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 26, 2016

It took petitions by everyone from schoolchildren to members of Congress, and 12 years of waiting. Soon, a long-hoped-for goal will be a...

Colorado Springs area religious events starting Aug, 28, 2016
Colorado Springs area religious events starting Aug, 28, 2016

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Music/Drama

SEPT. 10

Organ Spectacular - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 7-9 p.m., First United...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 25, 2016

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ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

Are national parks lacking diversity? Inclusion a point of emphasis as National Park Service celebrates 100 years
Are national parks lacking diversity? Inclusion a point of emphasis as National Park Service celebrates 100 years

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Recently, a group of African-American teens stepped off a bus for a day of trail maintenance at a Denver-area nature zone. They arrived to find...

Colorado Springs parks, open spaces are seeing improvements but issues remain
Colorado Springs parks, open spaces are seeing improvements but issues remain

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Many of you might notice something different in some of the region's open spaces and parks.

The Trails, Open Space and Parks program - that...

The most hippie town in all 50 states: Manitou No. 1 in Colorado
The most hippie town in all 50 states: Manitou No. 1 in Colorado

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Hippies have become kind of hard to define. Once upon a time they were the flower-power...

Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open
Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour...

Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Aug. 25, 2016
Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Aug. 25, 2016

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Cycling

ONGOING

Pizzeria Rustica Cycling Club - 2 p.m. second Sundays, Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W. Colorado Ave.;...

AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs' new fire chief's team cooks way to  TESSA Pasta in the Park crown
AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs' new fire chief's team cooks way to TESSA Pasta in the Park crown

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

When Colorado Springs firefighters boast of their prowess in the fire station kitchens, believe them.

A "Three Alarms" team led by new Fire...

Pike's Pub: When ordering a beer flight, ask bartender for guidance on which to sample first
Pike's Pub: When ordering a beer flight, ask bartender for guidance on which to sample first

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

You step into a new brewery and order a flight of beer - a handful of samples, each a few ounces and each a different style.

The question is:...

Around the House: New insulation will soon pay for itself
Around the House: New insulation will soon pay for itself

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Dear Ken: I'm going to have insulation added to my attic. I've been offered both fiberglass and cellulose. What are the differences and what do you...

Corn on the cob gets flavor boost (2 recipes to impress)
Corn on the cob gets flavor boost (2 recipes to impress)

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

With the eagerly anticipated corn season in full swing, farmers markets and stores shelves are full, and locals are in full swoon. If all you've ever...

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Home Care Assistance – Changing the Way the World Ages

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 - 12:47 PM 0

It’s no secret that most seniors prefer to live in their home for as long as possible. It’s familiar and where we are most comfortable....

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Ten reasons you need to see the Switchbacks

Wed, Aug 10, 2016 - 9:19 AM 0

Flying high in third place in the Western Conference standings, the Switchbacks are facing a tough challenge with just five regular season home games left....

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