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  • Video: Fireworks from a drone's point of view

    Watch a Fourth of a July video posted on YouTube by GoPro. The video is from a drone's point of view of a fireworks display in Florida.

  • Pioneers exhibit offers unique look at Penrose-Tutt partnership

    Where in the world is Spencer Penrose's bloodshot prosthetic eyeball? It's with the artifacts in the unique exhibit at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum called "The Midas Touch: the Penrose & Tutt Partnership." The exhibit opened on June 28 and runs through December. As the name implies, the history lesson is a little more involved...

  • LIST: Fourth of July events in the Colorado Springs area

    It used to be that Fourth of July events were confined to one day. Now the holiday stretches over three. And so far, it's game on for fireworks this year. THURSDAY Pre-Independence Day Celebration - With games, crafts, wildlife exhibits, music by Out of Nowhere, 3-8 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, JL Ranch Heights Road, free program but...

  • Colorado Springs has grown around 35-year fireworks location

    Linda Garrett has been selling fireworks in El Paso County for so long that Colorado Springs came to her. "We've been here for 35 years," she said. "We're not climbing into the city. The city came to us." The Collins Fireworks tents around Colorado Springs are on El Paso County land where some fireworks are legal, and not technically in the...

  • Wetter June makes Fourth of July celebration a little brighter in Colorado Springs

    The last two Fourth of July holidays have been marked by fires, dry land and skies absent the grandeur of celebratory fireworks. This year, citizens in and around Colorado Springs will be able to enjoy the bright lights and pomp of Independence Day because, well, June was pretty normal. "The last two years have seen hot, dry and windy...

  • Report to kitchen duty and make your own ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise

    No matter if you prefer hot dogs or hamburgers on the Fourth of July, without a dollop of ketchup, mustard or mayo, either can taste a bit bland. But take a look at the ingredient labels on store-bought condiments. The added sugar, salt and unpronounceable preservatives can take your breath away. Instead of accepting bland taste or turning...

  • Finding fun and easy activities for summer

    As the summer stretches on sometimes finding fun and easy activities to entertain your kids can become difficult. Here are few books with fun ideas.

  • How's sleep-away camp going? Check the photos

    Not long ago, parents who sent children to sleep-away camp might wait days or even weeks for a letter. And they'd be lucky if their kids' scribbled notes home said anything beyond "Send candy!" or "I'm homesick."

  • Free bat walks offered at Garden of the Gods Park

    Are you a fan of bats? If so, the Garden of the Gods Park offers a free weekly bat walk through the end of August. The event, “Take a Bat Walk at Garden of the Gods Park”, is every Tuesday and is led by volunteer naturalist and bat expert Jeanne McElderry. Reservations are required. Call 219-0108 to reserve a slot.   Park...

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