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  • Girl Scouts help save teen boys on Pikes Peak

    Teens Rebecca Clark, Jordan Wilson and Tristina Altman began preparing for their Aug. 23 hike to the summit of Pikes Peak long before the first step. As Girl Scouts, they knew never to take nature - especially Colorado nature, at altitude - for granted. Weather on high is stormy and mercurial, and the slog to the top up Barr Trail, with its...

  • Seasonal Halloween stores already scaring up business in Colorado Springs

    It happens every year about this time. Football? Lower temperatures? Aspen leaves getting ready to change? Nah. We're talking about the arrival of seasonal Halloween stores scaring up business in late August, even before the calendar turns to Labor Day. Two of the most widely recognized national chains, Spirit Halloween and Halloween...

  • Parks Service hosting program to hear elk bugling

    The National Parks Service will be hosting an opportunity to participate in a Rocky Mountain tradition: listening to the bugling of the bull elk (wapiti). The gatherings will be at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on Sept. 20-21 and 26-27 from 5-7:30 p.m. and Oct. 3 and 5 from 4:45-7:15 p.m. The programs will include a brief...

  • New Colorado Springs D-11 executive chef tasked with creating 'awesomeness' in schools

    Nathan Dirnberger has been driven to follow his dream to be a leader - and he's getting his chance. Dirnberger, 27, is the newly hired executive chef for School District 11. But it hasn't been an easy journey for this young chef. His parents divorced when he was 5, leaving his mom to raise him and three older siblings. "She was doing the...

  • Colorado State Fair's livestock auction bittersweet for youth

    Some might call Jammer a cash cow. After all, the 1,200-pound steer fetched $4,250 at the Junior Livestock Sale on Tuesday at the Colorado State Fair. But he meant much more than dollar signs to Sierra Churchill, who has spent virtually all her free time with the steer since getting him as a 6-month-old calf last October. She got up every...

  • Boulder puts off anti-pot 'lab rat' campaign

    BOULDER — A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, "Don't Be a Lab Rat." Now, a Colorado city is holding off on displaying a human-size cage used in the campaign after a school district raised concerns. The city of Boulder said Tuesday it is putting off the campaign. The...

  • Dancing Groot, Howard the Duck figures coming this holiday

    Funko, the company that makes adorable pop culture figures, recently announced that they’ll be adding two new characters this December – Howard the Duck and Dancing Groot (Vin Diesel voice over not included). If you’ve seen “Guardians of the Galaxy,” you’re familiar with the scene below and probably the recall the short post credit cameo by...

  • 'Love for Luna Day' to help recovering Colorado Springs baby

    When Colorado Springs Dutch Bros. franchise owner Travis Pickern learned that two regular customers were struggling after their daughter was born with a severe heart defect, the emotional story hit home. Six years ago, Travis and Rita Pickern's youngest son was born with a heart condition that required multiple surgeries and a two-month stay...

  • Woodland Park to vote on community pool

    Residents in Woodland Park will decide in November whether the city will pay for a community pool. The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to include a question in the Nov. 4 election asking voters whether Woodland Park should increase its debt to pay for aquatic facilities in the Teller County town of more than 7,500 people. If approved,...

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