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  • Blog: Comic Art Fest on Saturday

    Comic Art Fest 2014 runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Arts Alley just west of Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels, 19 E. Bijou St. It's the fourth annual Comic Art Fest, a cdelebration of comic book art hosted by Escape Velocity. This year's special guest is artist Kenneth Rocafort, whose work can currently be seen in DC's...

  • 'What if.' brings imagination to life in Colorado Springs

    A crowd of young children and parents gathered around as a robot prepared to launch a large blue ball. Kids yelped in the background as the ball launched toward them and others in the crowd while some who walked were covered in colored powder. They were just part of the hundreds of people scattered around downtown near the Colorado Springs...

  • Video Game Haiku Review - 'Dance Central Spotlight'

    Title: Dance Central Spotlight Format: Xbox One Price: $9.99 Developer: Harmonix
 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
 The Grade: A – Dance Central Spotlight Haiku Review Get back in the groove   Dance like Bacon in Footloose  Close the game room blinds What’s it all about: The “Dance Central” franchise is a long running...

  • Dutch Bros. event raises $13k for Baby Luna

    An Aug. 26 fundraiser by Dutch Bros. Coffee in Colorado Springs brought in $13,000 for a Springs family whose daughter was born with a severe heart defect. On "Love for Luna Day," all four Dutch Bros. locations in the Springs donated $2 from the sale of every drink to Jessica DePoy and Dan Morris, longtime customers whose daughter Luna was...

  • Survey ranks Colorado Springs among top cities in which to retire

    Colorado Springs is no stranger to superlatives. A top city for pet owners, veterans and weekend getaways, to name a few, the city last week earned another feather: 11th Best City to Retire, based on a survey by personal finance website WalletHub. For the list, the company looked at "retirement-friendly" socioeconomic data for the 150 largest...

  • Baby Steps: New arrival provides inspiration to be fitter

    When my wife reached for her pregnancy cravings, I reached for the proteins and fats. I ate a lot and hit the weights. I gained muscle, but I can't say I am the leanest I've ever been. As a teenager, I used to eat jars of peanut butter and drink gallons of milk after football practice to gain weight. It doesn't work the same way after your...

  • Why some homes become teen central

    Start with amenities such as a monster TV or fire pit, add a never-
ending supply of munchies and a relaxed attitude toward your kids bringing home a friend - or five - and you might find that your place has become THE place where the tweens and teens want to be. A hangout house is often the first spot kids think to gather to work on a school...

  • Kids delight in Space Foundation's Mars exhibit

    Despite their scientific endeavor, the vocabulary of the children involved was limited Saturday. "Cool." "Wow." "Woah." Those words were music to Brian Douglass' ears as he showed a half-dozen elementary schoolers the basics of Mars exploration at The Space Foundation off Garden of the Gods Road. "I love to come out here and teach about...

  • Marco's Pizza hosts Sunday fundraiser for Colorado Springs boy

    Marco's Pizza in Briargate will host a kid-friendly benefit event as well as donate a portion of all sales Sunday to the family of 4-year-old Logan Swearingen, a Colorado Springs boy who is fighting two major childhood diseases. Born with cystic fibrosis, a chronic illness that causes fluid buildup in the lungs and other organs, Logan was...

  • More than 100 experiences to explore at Colorado Springs 'What If' festival

    reative collaboration is the key to the "What If ... Festival of Innovation and Imagination." The fifth annual Imagination Celebration event will spread out over six city blocks around the Pikes Peak Center and Pioneers Museum on Saturday. Last year, more than 25,000 people attended. This year will be similar in scope, with about 100...

  • Children, adults can 'Explore Mars' on Saturday at Space Foundation Center

    The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, is offering a special day of "Exploring Mars," on Saturday, as part of its monthly "Star Days" series. Kids and adults can drive a rover on a simulated Martian terrain, play Minecraft Mission To Mars in a simulations lab and watch "The Air of Mars: Exploring...

  • Skinny dip yearbook photo raises eyebrows

    PORTALES, N.M. — A New Mexico high school yearbook is raising eyebrows after it published a racy photo of students under a "Most Likely to Skinny Dip" category. KRQE-TV reports (http://goo.gl/PoQvgN) Portales High School students picked up their 2014 issues last week and found the risque image among the others in traditional categories. In...

  • Royal Gorge park reopens Saturday; visitor center not quite ready

    The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will reopen for daily visits Saturday, Sept. 6 but its new visitor center still needs final inspections and improvements. The Royal Gorge Bridge, shuttle, concessions and Royal Rush Skycoaster will be open daily starting Saturday, said Mike Bandera, vice president and general manager. The visitor's center is...

  • No Child Left Inside! events set for Cheyenne Mountain State Park

    NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE! JOIN THE MOVEMENT AT CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Join Cheyenne Mountain State Park Saturday, Sept. 13 for No Child Left Inside! No Child Left Inside is a national initiative to encourage children to get out and play in our parks, natural areas and the great outdoors. Come celebrate nature by...

  • September schedule of activities for Bear Creek and Fountain Valley Nature Centers

    El Paso County, CO, – El Paso County’s Bear Creek Nature Center and Fountain Valley Nature Center announce the events and activities for September 2014.   Bear Creek Nature Center 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-520-6387,  www.elpasocountyparks.com   Vinyasa Yoga – Every Wed. morning. 8-9 a.m....

  • How Colorado Springs-area school districts are responding after fatal teen crash

    Counselors were on hand at Palmer Ridge High School throughout the day Tuesday to talk with grieving students after two students died in an auto crash. State troopers said speed and alcohol were factors in the deadly single-vehicle crash in Black Forest that killed seniors Beau Begier and Ryan Pappas. Here is what some school districts...

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