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  • Blog: New variation on online yoga classes

    I just stumbled upon Audible Yoga, another subscription-based online offering.  This one's a little different from other online yoga classes, like YogaGlo, which lets subscribers choose from a variety of classes on video. Audible Yoga provides just the voice of the instructor, no videos.  I can the pros and cons of this approach....

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Jan. 30, 2015

    On TV "The VH1 + Papa John's Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops" 7 p.m., VH1: Pizza, football, music and the military? If Marie Callendar's tossed in an apple pie, anyone who watched this would automatically become a U.S. citizen. TRIBUNE NEWS sERVICE Birthdays Actor Gene Hackman is 85. Actress Vanessa Redgrave is...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park offers plenty of activities for 100th birthday

    Rocky Mountain National Park - At 10,200 feet, Loch Vale is frozen solid and wind and snow fill a place of austere beauty. This lake in a towering canyon normally draws a crowd, but on Saturday, the icebound Loch had all but rolled up the welcome mat. Gusts came with such force that a string of visitors turned back moments after arriving....

  • Ice fishing contest set near Westcliffe

    Anglers are invited to put their skills to the test at an ice fishing contest planned for Saturday near Westcliffe. The competition is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake DeWeese, located off County Road 241. Anglers can register online at thecliffscolorado.com until 5 p.m. Friday. The entry fee is $10 per adult and $5 for those 16 and younger....

  • Snowcast: Powder ahead for mountains

    Although the Northeast got hit with plenty of snow this week, conditions at Colorado ski resorts have been bleak. In fact, every ski resort in the state reported zero inches of accumulated snow in the past 72 hours. Looking ahead, conditions seem to make a major shift. Thanks to a more active weather pattern, the central mountains will start...

  • Measure everything with ski, snowboard apps

    At the end of a long day on the slopes, there's only one reward as sweet as a cold drink and a fireplace to warm your toes - recounting your epic moves through the powder. "You won't believe the air I caught!" "Did you see how fast I took that tree run?" But with a growing number of mobile apps, high-tech goggles and other digital devices...

  • Going 'Wild' on your first long hike? Consider your feet

    A big, bad pair of hiking boots and the bloody hurt they inflicted on Cheryl Strayed's feet were co-stars in her book "Wild," as they were for Reese Witherspoon in the popular movie adaptation that earned the actress an Oscar nomination. Toenails were taken by the too-small monsters, and both of the boots with the flat red laces wound up at...

  • Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

    From brain-devouring zombies in "The Walking Dead" to crime-scene bloodshed on "CSI," special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. But he says nothing has affected him more than the commercial he made for Super Bowl Sunday. It's a rare ad urging viewers to spay or neuter their pets and uses elaborate...

  • Former Fort Carson soldier a humble Medal of Honor recipient

    Clint Romesha's Medal of Honor jingles with the keys and change in the front pocket of his blue jeans. The ribbon that President Barack Obama hung around his neck two years ago is now wrinkled but still sky blue. The gilded medal, the nation's highest honor for battlefield valor, is tarnished to a golden brown. Romesha, a former Fort Carson...

  • Pet of the week: Sam Taylor

    Name: Sam Taylor Breed: Boxador (Boxer/Lab) Owner: Emily Taylor Sam's story: She is one special pup to our family. She was a gift from my husband before his deployment and kept me company throughout as a reminder of him. She has traveled from my hometown in Georgia and back. From spending the summer on the beach to returning home here and...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Jan. 29, 2015

    ALMANAC Hiking Saturday Cottonwood Creek Area Walk - 6K or 10K, start between 8 a.m. and noon, Colorado Springs Fire Department No. 20, Community Room, 
6755 Rangewood Drive. Sponsored by Falcon Wanderers, free. Large-wheeled strollers can complete the course; wheelchairs not recommended; no pets inside the Community Room; Carol, 648-9015,...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 29, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838. Look What The Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday,...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Jan. 29, 2015

    Events S-CAP Spaghetti Dinner - To benefit S-CAP's Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Observance, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Underground Pub, 110 N. Nevada Ave., $14. Reservations: tinyurl.com/p7pghyb. Southern Colorado Velo Cycling Club Kickoff Meeting - 6 p.m., Criterium Bicycles, 6150 Corporate Drive; info@socovelo.com, socovelo.com/join....

  • Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow. Many businesses reopened, as did Logan Airport, and homeowners, motorists and storekeepers dug out with grudging praise for the...

  • Blog: Breath can boost

    Last night in class, I talked a bit about pranayama, otherwise known as breathwork. The Sanskrit word prana means life force. Ayama means extension of, therefore pranayama is extension of the life force. Who wouldn't want that? When I first started doing yoga and heard about prana, I thought it meant just the breath, the oxygen I inhaled....

  • Dalai Lama to visit Colorado later this year

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Dalai Lama plans to visit Colorado in the fall. The University of Colorado and the Tibetan Association of Colorado announced Tuesday that the spiritual leader will visit Boulder on Oct. 20 and 21. The association says the "Compassion in Action" visit will focus on incorporating compassion and ethics into daily life....

  • List: 8 delicious homemade Super Bowl party options

    Gearing up for the Big Game on Feb. 1? Or more importantly, planning that Super Bowl food? Here's a good start. -EASY BONELESS BARBECUE BITES We came up with these boneless barbecue bites as a delicious mashup of two classic Super Bowl party favorites - Buffalo chicken wings and barbecue baby back ribs. But while we wanted their brash,...

  • Patriots vs. Seahawks in a battle for the best 7-layer dip

    The Super Bowl isn't just about the Patriots vs. the Seahawks. It's also about teriyaki-spiced crabmeat and smoked mussels vs. baked beans, barbecue pulled pork and apples with bacon. That's because we decided the battle on the gridiron should continue on the buffet. So we created two versions of that classic party pleaser - seven-layer dip....

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Jan. 28, 2015

    What's cooking ONGOING Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990,
chefmatthews@aol.com.
- Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays. Cost is minimal and varies. The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost. Registration: 694-4016, tfkcc.com.
- Bread, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
-...

  • Colorado Springs area beer related events starting Jan. 28, 2015

    BREW CALENDAR Mondays Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30 percent off and qualify for a $50 Old West Home Brew Supply gift certificate, 5-8 p.m., Green Man Taproom and Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St.; 237-2711, drink@greenmantaps.com. Mondays-Sundays Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room Tours - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m....

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