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  • Money Museum in Colorado Springs celebrates World's Fairs for National Coin Week

    Before technology could bring the planet to the people, if you wanted to know - and see and experience - what was happening in the world, you went to the fair. The World's Fair, that is. Since the first "World Expo" in London in 1851, the often months-long expositions have served as global stages for the advancements of the age, in science,...

  • Interactive: Want to entertain the kids over Spring Break? Here are some solutions around Colorado Springs

    A tour of Spring Break activities in Colorado Springs

  • Video: Blue Angels' first female pilot takes flight

    When military aviation buffs pack into the Marine Corps Beaufort Air Show in South Carolina, they'll be wowed by the Navy's Blue Angels. But a new kind of history will also take flight in the team: a woman in the cockpit. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins is the first female pilot in the team's 69-year history.  Click here to read...

  • Grandparenting from afar: Tracing Paper – a simple idea that provides hours of fun

    Tear out a picture of an animal from a coloring book, then trace the whole picture.

  • Want to play disc golf? Get started at these scenic sites

    You might live near a disc golf course and not know it. While many of the nearly 5,000 courses in the U.S. boast grand vistas, glorious flora and some fauna, others are tucked along steep terrain and small creeks, providing a use for parkland not suitable for much else. "Disc golf courses can be built on land that is sometimes deemed...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs bookseller bucks trends

    Can't find a title at the Bargain Book Warehouse in downtown Colorado Springs? Pay a visit to the man at the counter, Drew Surendranath, who says he keeps a mental list of the tens of thousands available, from supermarket thrillers to college textbooks to dusty tomes of Greek verse. "I have a photographic memory," he said. "If something...

  • Professionals share their enthusiasm with kids at Colorado Springs engineering fest

    Liz Staten was "amazed" when, as a child, she first saw the freeway interchange for interstates 25 and 40 in Albuquerque. While Staten did not know it at the time, seeing that structure would turn out to be the seminal moment that led her to what would became her chosen career. "I think I was destined to be a civil engineer," said Staten, a...

  • Book drive to benefit needy children

    Along with feeding the tummies of hungry kids this summer, Colorado Springs School District 11 also wants to provide nourishment for their minds. The district is holding a community book drive and will distribute books collected to children who eat at free summer lunch sites D-11 hosts. To contribute, drop new or gently used books that are...

  • Colorado Springs student uses 3-D printer to improve tortoise's life

    Cleopatra the tortoise soon will be all the rage at Canyon Critters, a reptile and wolf rescue in unincorporated Boulder County. A prosthetic shell is on its way. Roger Henry, a student at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, created the device using cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned problem solving. "I had absolutely...

  • Discover the past, for future's sake, at Colorado Springs Family Discovery Day

    The most precious family heirlooms often are not the ones filed away in an album or sitting on a mantle gathering dust. For Paul Beagley, a father of five in Colorado Springs, that special treasure is a memoir from World War I written by his grandfather. "My sons have been particularly interested in it," Beagley said. "It's made their...

  • First escape room opens in Colorado Springs

    Fans of puzzle rooms no longer have to drive to Denver to get their fix. Escape the Place, Colorado Springs' first such room, opened last week and owners CJ Thomsen, Brittney Thomsen and Aston Teague are offering half-price tickets through Saturday. Puzzle rooms, also called escape rooms, are soaring in popularity across the country. A...

  • A family affair

    When Angelina Jolie wed Brad Pitt in one of the more publicized nuptials of the 21st century, she wore a jaw-dropping silk and satin gown designed by Donatella Versace. Embroidered on her floor-length veil were colorful drawings by the couple's six children. One even read "Buttock Fatock." Eldest sons Maddox and Pax walked Jolie down the...

  • Big Cool Science Festival entertains kids of all ages

    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Barnes Science Center, Palmer Hall and Olin Hall of Science, 1040 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado College, free; info@coolscience.org, coolscience.org. Stop and have a marshmallow at the Palmer High School Chemistry Club's table at the Big Cool Science Festival. Yes, it might be rock hard - it's been immersed in liquid...

  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic gives free concert to kids

    Almost 1,000 students in the Pikes Peak region recently got the chance to work with both the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall, the famed nonprofit music organization and concert venue in New York City. Students from 10 schools participated in "Link Up: The Orchestra Moves." The program and its curriculum were developed by...

  • Special Easter egg hunt gives Colorado Springs kids a 'normal' experience

    For one glorious hour Wednesday afternoon, it didn't matter that 6-year-old Maliha Ramirez can't see. She got to run around and hunt for hidden Easter eggs, just like other children around the world will do this week. "Yay!" Maliha yelled, as she located an egg, snatched it up and shook it like a maraca. "It's a blessing to have someone...

  • Flying W chuck-wagon dinners to return to Colorado Springs

    The Flying W Ranch plans to rebuild on its old ranch site that was ravaged by the Waldo Canyon fire and once again serve its chuck-wagon dinners, Executive Director Aaron Winter said this week. The Flying W Ranch Foundation has not made a final offer to a contractor, but expects to break ground on a new building by Memorial Day. With any...

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