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  • To Do Today calendar Oct. 31, 2014

    On TV Halloween Movie Marathon, 7 a.m., FX: "Paranormal Activity" and "Final Destination" movies figure prominently in this event, which runs until 4 a.m. Saturday. "Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room," 9 p.m., PBS: Christine Ebersole, June Squibb and others join the popular musician and singer. McClatchy Newspapers Birthdays...

  • Must See Must Do: What's happening around Colorado Springs this weekend

    SATURDAY It's an incredible wartime story of WWII heroes, the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troopers, who went on to be known as "The Fathers of the Ski Industry." Their story is 
told in a new Warren Miller/Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum film, "Climb to Glory" at 
2 p.m., Saturday, Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive. Tickets at the...

  • Colorado Springs resort adds new chef, menu and sommelier to its eateries

    There's never a dull moment for The Broadmoor culinary team. The Penrose Room has a new chef de cuisine, Greg Vassos, who is introducing a new menu. Vassos brings his contemporary French and American-style touch to the dishes being served at the classy Penrose Room. He has worked with some of the finest chefs around the world, including Sergi...

  • 'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo knows something you don't know

    Theresa Caputo was 4 years old when a smiling woman sat down on the edge of her bed. The only problem? The woman wasn't alive and Caputo didn't know who she was until 20 years later, when she started acknowledging the frequent visitations from spirits. The smiling woman was her great-grandmother. Caputo is a self-proclaimed medium -...

  • Jazz party in Colorado Springs features well-known musicians from around the country

    Jazz lovers will have plenty to love this weekend at the Colorado Springs Jazz Party. This year's event is devoted to legends and legends in the making. It runs Friday through Sunday at the Antlers Hilton hotel. "It's not like listening to an orchestrated big band," says Ed Polcer, cornet player and musical director for the party. "If you see...

  • David Sedaris ponies up new stories at Pikes Peak Center

    David Sedaris would never call it a journal or say he was journaling. "I call it a diary," he says from his England home. "It's diarizing." Whatever it is, it serves him well. The popular storyteller and essayist has six new stories to tell on his current lecture tour. "An Evening with David Sedaris" is Sunday at the Pikes Peak Center....

  • Side Streets: Hello, is this Colorado Springs City Hall? Is anybody there? Hello?

    Mitch Logue wants to get his fence fixed. Problem is he can't get his neighbor to cooperate. If a homeowners association were involved, there would be threatening letters, liens and all sorts of activity. But that's not the case with Mitch. He's not dealing with an HOA. The neighbor that won't cooperate is the city. Maybe you remember...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes new arrival

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed its newest resident Wednesday when Hadiah, an 18-year-old Bornean orangutan, gave birth just before midnight. The baby, whose sex is not known, is the second for parents Hadiah and 20-year-old Tujoh. Fewer than 10 orangutans are born each year at Association of Zoos and Aquariums member institutions, said the...

  • Blog: Mindful much?

    It's funny. My mind both races by and then goes back at the word "mindfulness." John Bruna, the co-founder of the Mindful Life Program, is coming to town on Nov. 6-9.  Mindfulness is one of those ideas that I know is good for me. It's something I consider briefly as I look at the 15 tabs I have open in my browser, all linking to...

  • AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency helps women find their hopes and dreams

    Women who had struggled as single mothers seeking new lives told their stories at the WRA annual breakfast fundraiser. They were successful because of agencies like WRA.

  • AROUND TOWN: Bill Medley of Righteous Brothers, WWII vets honored by USO

    Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers crooned "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" to an appreciative audience of honorees at front tables at the recent USO Freedom Dinner. Then Medley bent down and personally thanked those smiling World War II veterans.

  • Colorado College geology professor makes discovery of career

    Colorado College geology professor Christine Siddoway made the discovery of her career from the saddle of a road bike. It was during a climb through North Cheyenne Cañon Park that Siddoway, 52, glimpsed alternating bands of sandstone and granite fused vertically in a rocky slope off Cheyenne Cañon Road - a composition so unusual, she said she...

  • Rare Air: Climbing Colorado's fourteeners in less than 2 weeks

    How long does it take to climb Colorado's fourteeners? I bagged my first 14,000-foot peak at age 10 and didn't finish them all until I was 32. A lofty goal made by some is to climb them in one year. Then there are those who pursue the fastest known time. Nicknamed the Mighty Mountain Mega Marathon, or M4 for short, this challenge makes...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Oct. 30, 2014

    Climbing ONGOING CityRock Climbing Center - 
21 N. Nevada Ave.
- Night of the Living Deadpoint - Halloween climbing party, for ages 12 and older, 7-10 p.m. Friday, $25-$30. Register for competitions: Cycling Tuesday Colorado Springs Cycling Club Fall Open House - 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ivywild School Building, old gym,...

  • Long section of Mount Herman Road to close for repairs

    Gag order placed on dead horses case A gag order has been issued in an animal cruelty case involving 10 horses found living among the skeletal remains of more than a dozen horses on a Black Forest property last month. Investigators, attorneys, law enforcement officers and Humane Society personnel are barred from discussing the case, according...

  • Durango Mountain Resort ski area, also know as Purgatory, agrees to sale

    DURANGO - Durango Mountain Resort, also known as Purgatory, is being sold to a local resident and businessman. The Durango Herald reports the owners announced Wednesday they have agreed to sell the resort to James Coleman, who also owns Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort south of Taos, N.M., and has an ownership interest in Pajarito Mountain Ski...

  • Tips to check your cat for obesity, keep it trim and sleek

    Fat cats are those guys who are rolling in dough. But if you have a fat feline who's been rolling in too much tuna it could be a health problem. How do you know if your cat is obese? Sometimes in cats it's not easy to tell, especially with the naturally big guys. An average cat is about 7 to 11 pounds. But ask your vet what the right...

  • Warm weather scuttles opening day at two Colorado ski areas

    Skiers and snowboarders will have to wait a little longer to hit the slopes at Copper Mountain and Keystone. The ski areas announced Tuesday that unseasonably warm weather would delay openings planned for Friday. Copper Mountain says it will begin running chairlifts 
Nov. 7. Keystone said it will announce its opening day when conditions are...

  • Breast reconstruction improves, offers survivors aesthetic options

    Sponsored Content: Just as the technology behind chemotherapy and radiation therapy has improved in the last few decades – so have breast reconstruction options for female survivors of breast cancer. “A majority of younger women choose reconstruction surgery,” said Dr. Toni Green-Cheatwood, breast surgeon for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services....

  • Recipe: Make-your-own house Worcestershire

House Worcestershire - Yield: 3 cups 
Procedure: Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan, bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer sauce to a glass jar with a tight lid, refrigerate for three weeks, strain and enjoy. Keep refrigerated for up to 6 months.


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