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  • Tips for kids, adults for safe and fun Halloween

    Halloween is less than a week away and parties are already in full swing. Here are seven tips from AAA for trick-or-treaters and adults to have a safe and fun time. Trick-or-Treaters and Parents 1. Look for light, bright and reflective costumes that make trick-or-treaters easy to see. Add reflective tape to costumes, treat buckets and bags...

  • 7 ideas for Colorado adventure on this warm autumn weekend

    It's summer again in southern Colorado - or at least it feels like it. Though autumn began more than a month ago, the weather forecast is promising lots of sun and temperatures approaching 80 degrees Friday through Sunday. Now's the time to mark off whatever is left of the season's bucket list. For those who haven't already planned an...

  • Will the ghost of Emma Crawford haunt the Manitou Springs coffin races?

    Parade of coffins and antique hearses, noon Saturday, coffin races will follow parade, along Manitou Avenue; after-
party with food, drinks, music and costume contests, Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, free 685-5089, manitousprings.org. Coffin race viewing tips: - Aim to arrive by 11 a.m. for parking and good spots to watch...

  • List: Halloween events for adults in the Colorado Springs area

    Oct. 24-31: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" - Presented by Fire and Ice Theatrical, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25, Oct. 29-31, Club Q, 3430 N. Academy Blvd., for ages 18 and older, $10-$20; 422-9423, tinyurl.com/lczmav8. Oct. 25: BloodLux Bash - Food trucks, creative drinks, entertainment and more, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Colorado Springs Fine Arts...

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

    Who ya gonna call? Geeks Who Drink. It's "Ghostbusters" trivia night complete with costumes and craziness at 5 p.m. Saturday at Green Man Taproom & Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St., and simultaneously in 24 other cities nationwide. It's the "Ghostbusters" 30th anniversary. Teams have a six-person max, $5 admission fee for each player. Info:...

  • To Do Today calendar Oct. 24, 2014

    On TV "Leave the World Behind," 7 p.m., Showtime: Musical act Swedish House Mafia heads out on its ultimate world tour. "Grimm," 8 p.m., NBC: Season 4 begins. "Great Performances," 9 p.m., PBS: An unlikely pair perform together in "Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!" Poor Tony - he'll be wiping meat grease off of his face for...

  • 5 things to know about today's partial solar eclipse: Watch now

    What's happening? - A partial solar eclipse - when the moon comes between the sun and the earth but they don't align perfectly so the moon only partially covers the sun's sphere - happens Thursday afternoon. What will it look like? - It will look like the moon has taken a bite out of the sun. When can we see it in the Pikes Peak region?...

  • Crosses for Losses pooch has own cross to bear

    Deja Boogie Ann Davis shakes her head and off flies her froufrou pink headband - the one with the white daisies on it. But her rhinestone-studded collar stays in place, drawing attention to what a pretty girl she is. Actually, she prefers her pink spiky collar and regularly begs for it, but it's worn out. Still, she's definitely not all...

  • Artists combine for new GOCA1420 exhibit at UCCS

    A prodigal artist son returns. Painter Jason Chase will join forces with longtime local sculptor Sean O'Meallie in "Play," a new show at the Gallery of Contemporary Art 1420 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. It opens Friday with a reception and free lectures by the artists. "We came up with 'Play,' which we both sort of do...

  • Waldo Waldo 5K could break records; event runs Sunday

    To benefit Trails and Open Space Coalition and Rocky Mountain Field Institute, 8 a.m. Sunday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. yoga class, food trucks and exhibitors, 10 a.m. group photos, 10:30 a.m. race begins, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $35 includes Waldo or Wenda costume kit, $40 day of the race; thewaldowaldo.com. Something else: Free...

  • Denver International Wine Festival in Broomfield worth the road trip

    Attention, food and wine lovers, here is a festival you'll want to check out: the Denver International Wine Festival at The Omni Interlocken Resort, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield, Nov. 19 to 21. The event kicks off with a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Celebrity TV chef and cookbook author Sara Moulton is the honorary host of Pairsine,...

  • Blog: Lululemon joins forces with Dalai Lama. Seriously.

    An interesting couple has formed: lululemon athetica inc. and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace + Education. From the press release: Today, the Dalai Lama Center for Peace + Education and lululemon athletica inc. announced a new partnership following an address by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at The Heart-Mind Summit in Vancouver. Both...

  • Trail Talk: Think of trails as Election Day nears

    Voting isn't an aerobic activity, but choices next month at the ballot box could have an impact on some of your favorite aerobic pastimes. Let's start with 1A, which is being backed by the Trails and Open Space Coalition. If it passes, trails throughout El Paso County will be improved. Two examples are Black Forest Regional Park, where trails...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events - Oct. 23

    ALMANAC Cycling Saturday End of Season Specialized Fall Classic Ride - 
8:30 a.m. check-in, rides begin at 9 a.m., Pro Cycling, 600 S. 21st St. Registration: sales@procycling
warehouse.com. Costume Critter - Try various obstacles on your bike while in costume, hosted by the Women's Mountain Biking Association of Colorado Springs, 10:30...

  • Photos: Group lists 11 endangered US landscapes

    WASHINGTON — Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year. On Wednesday, the Washington-based Cultural Landscape Foundation announced its new list...

  • Side Streets: Readers add to list of Colorado Springs standouts

    Who knew so many famous people once lived in the Pikes Peak region? Clearly not me, judging by the flow of emails and calls from readers nominating more names for the list I began compiling a couple of weeks ago. While I didn't learn of any more scandalous singers, I did learn more about Ruth Etting, the Depression-era singer who lived the...

  • Colorado boy's 'best shirt ever' found after social media plea

    The Best Shirt Ever has been located. The family of 12-year-old Joe Archibold, of Longmont, recently sent out a social media solicit, looking for a specific blue, white and gray polo shirt — in the same style Joe has worn for every school picture since second grade. He outgrew the hand-me-down shirt in small size, and then in medium. He...

  • Nine fresh ways to gin up your holidays

    Much as we might like otherwise, few of us have the cash, time or energy to maintain a full bar. And that can be a bummer, particularly as we move through the holidays and are tempted constantly to pour ourselves (sometimes even our guests) something creative and delicious to help make the season merry. So this year we're taking a fresh...

  • SudSisters: Gluten-free beer does exist but the taste might not grab you

    Gluten is a mixture of two proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. Beer is made from malted cereal grains such as wheat, barley and rye. So it would seem that gluten-free beer is an oxymoron. But gluten-free beer does exist. In fact, those who suffer from celiac disease and have a gluten intolerance have plenty of options when it comes to...

  • Hummus and chocolate? It's a surprisingly delicious combo

    Admittedly, chocolate hummus sounds like a Halloween trick. When I first saw it alongside "real" hummus at the grocer, I decided it had to be either disgusting or a cruel joke. There was no way a traditional hummus base - with all sorts of savory things such as chickpeas - could play nice with chocolate. I was mistaken. I bought it only...

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