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Fourth of July weekend fireworks, parades and celebrations around Colorado Springs

Thu, Jun 30, 2016 - 10:37 PM 0

Fireworks, festivals and more highlight the Fourth of July weekend in the Colorado Springs area. Here are some of our favorites.

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WATCH: Colorado Springs has joined the wave of fast-growing sport

Thu, Jun 30, 2016 - 9:58 AM 0

Bristol Banchek, 10, seemed nervous about the next day, about his military family's next move, about the flight that would take them to their...



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AROUND TOWN: 2016 Colorado Springs Debutantes
By: Linda Navarro - 0 8 hr ago

Twenty-one young women have been named Colorado Springs Debutantes. The 50-year, social-season tradition celebrates those named for their school...

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AROUND TOWN: Amblicab gets a boost building self-sufficiency
By: Linda Navarro - 0 10 hr ago

It has been a very good year, an enthusiastic Gail Nehls told a sold-out party audience at Amblicab's Rock 'n Roll 2016 fundraiser June 8 at Garden...

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AROUND TOWN: Alpha Kappa Alpha honors community achievers, scholarship recipients
By: Linda Navarro - 0 10 hr ago

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has been known over the years, since its founding in 1908, as a leader for "effective advocacy and social change" and the...

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Pikes Peak Cog Railway celebrating 125 years on America's Mountain with blast from past
By: Seth Boster - 0 17 hr ago

Water flowed from the 119-year-old train, and Mike Doty looked like a proud papa.

Wearing overalls, his hands blackened by grease, Doty stood...

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8 rescued after Oklahoma City roller coaster gets stuck
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — No one was injured when a roller coaster at an Oklahoma City amusement park stalled out and stranded eight people, including...

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Fourth of July can be frightful for Fido
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The Fourth of July, with its flashing lights and booming fireworks, is here. And while many people enjoy setting off fireworks to celebrate the...

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Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting June 30, 2016
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ALMANAC

Cycling

ONGOING

UpaDowna Pedal Party Cruise Ride - upadowna.org/programs/the-pedal-party. - 5- to 7-mile ride, 6 p.m....

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Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 30, 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;...

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Fishing for the first time
By: - 0 19 hr ago

So you want to give fishing a try but you don't know where to start?

Here are some tips to get the family started:

- Don't start with the...

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Outdoors study explores how men, women fish
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A decade of consumer research shows differences in some aspects of male and female fishing habits, so much so that each year companies release new...

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The simple chicken sandwich gets a picnic-worthy makeover
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A famously claims it didn't invent the chicken, just the fried chicken sandwich.

There is no denying that the fried...

Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting
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WHAT'S COOKING

CLASSES

ONGOING

Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990,...

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Buffalo up potato salad for a tasty side dish on the Fourth
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Chicken wings are wonderful, but buffalo chicken wings are on another level - and that's thanks to the sauce. Defined by blue cheese, celery and hot...

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Colorado Springs area beer related events starting June 29, 2016
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BREW CALENDAR

Tuesdays

Tuesday Night Karma Hour - One dollar per pint sold will be donated to a local charity, 5-9 p.m., Bristol Brewing...

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Rhubarb is swell for pie but brings sour-lemon flavors to savory dishes too
By: Teresa Farney - 0 Wed, Jun 29, 2016

The Fourth of July brings to mind hot dogs and burgers on the grill, with a cold one to wash it down. But in Silverton, the culinary focus on this...

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Eat Well: What you may like and dislike about a new kind of peanut butter
By: Teresa Farney - 0 Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Peanut butter.

I love the stuff. I've been known to eat it by the spoonful. Its creamy texture and rich, fatty flavor almost make me...

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Cardamom lends fragrant twist to banana bread
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Banana bread is a time-tested American classic, perfect for making in advance for picnics, gifts and for using up ripe bananas. And given it's...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting June 28, 2016
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UCCS program to highlight need and techniques for good sleep
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Jun 28, 2016

"Sleep well" is good advice to live by, especially for roughly one-third of Americans who don't get enough of it.

According to Michele Okun,...

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Marinating salmon in juice can make a delicious difference
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 28, 2016

I try to get fish on my table two or three times a week. The research describing the heart and brain benefits to eating fish, especially fatty fish...

Colorado Springs resident tapped for national Parkinson's disease advisory council
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Jun 28, 2016

A Colorado Springs health worker, caregiver and advocate for those living with Parkinson's disease has been selected to serve on a national advisory...

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Colorado Springs duo making a difference one scrap at a time
By: Cassie Heeke - 0 Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Combine the contents of your craft drawer, child's bedroom and attic, then multiply by 50. Now you can start to picture what it's like to walk into...

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AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails changes tradition, invites the cowboys
By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jun 27, 2016

For the first time, cowpokes were invited to join the gals at Cowgirls & Cocktails, the bright pink annual celebration to raise funds for local...

Colorado Springs area events for seniors starting June 27, 2016
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SENIOR CALENDAR

Unless noted, events take place at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., and registration is required:...

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Around the house: Tips for maintaining a healthy lawn
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Dear Ken: Several years ago, you highlighted steps toward a healthy lawn. Could you repeat those? - Mary

Answer: Sure. It's important to...

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The Country Life: Chickens, rabbits and more at Falcon Animal Swap
By: Bill Radford - 0 Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Need a couple of chickens to round out the flock? A rabbit for a 4-H project? Maybe a goat to milk?

The Falcon Animal Swap, held from 10 a.m....

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Love, loss part of Colorado Springs beekeepers' lot
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Beekeepers are accustomed to grief.

They have to be.

Hobbyist and commercial beekeepers battle a long list of challenges, including...

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Colorado Springs pastor set for final sermon after 48 years
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sun, Jun 26, 2016

The numbers alone are staggering: 1,314 baptisms, 539 weddings, 596 memorial services and more than 7,000 sermons; almost 50,000 home and hospital...

Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting June 26, 2016
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NONPROFIT COMMUNITY EVENTS

June

Celebration and Fashion Show - Noon-6 p.m. Sunday, to benefit victims of sex trafficking, domestic...

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Colorado Springs area religious events starting June 26, 2016
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RELIGION CALENDAR

Music/Drama

SUNDAY

Yumiko Fitzgibbons - 2 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4125 Constitution...

Fri, Jun 10, 2016 - 9:31 AM 0

Under the direction of Artistic Director Michelle Boutros, the Sangre de Cristo School of Dance is pleased to offer a 2016 Summer Intensive...

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