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  • Think you know Pikes Peak region history? Meet Blanche Burton and Laura Belle McDaniel

    What: Summer Speaker Series, "Think You Know History," with Blanche Burton and Laura Belle McDaniel (portrayed by actors Dianne Hartshorn and Diana Hall) Blanche Burton Connection to Colorado Springs: A savvy businesswoman, Burton was the first madam to set up shop in the all-male gold boom town of Cripple Creek when she arrived in 1891....

  • AROUND TOWN: Citizen Soldier Connection

    The Citizen Soldier Connection, a group of local citizens stepping in to support military and their families stationed here, recently took to the links for a Friend-Raiser Golf Outing at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course. Foursomes were made up of two soldiers and two local citizens. Prior to teeing up, members of the nonprofit Citizen Soldier...

  • A look back in Colorado Springs: Ready for football in 1904

    A group of young men pose on steps in front of an entrance to a stone building in Colorado Springs in 1904.  "Cutler Academy" is chiseled into the left pillar and the young men are identified as the academy's football team. Their uniforms include padded pants, striped jerseys and cleats. Some of them wear nose protectors around their...

  • AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor gala wrapped up a cycling frenzy day at USA Pro Challenge

    He has covered the Tour de France and all the other major pro cycling events around the world, but for expert commentator Phil Liggett, the USA Pro Challenge, which flew through Colorado Springs on Aug. 21, "makes cycling cool." That was exactly the sentiment of the thousands of screaming, bell-clanging fans lining the streets and roads that...

  • North Cheyenne Canon Park roads close due to flooding

    Flood damage roiled access to North Cheyenne Cañon Park on Wednesday, though repairs are expected to be complete by this weekend. Rain gouged deep ruts into Gold Camp Road above Helen Hunt Falls, prompting a closure just below the parking lot at the High Drive gate, said Kurt Schroeder of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural...

  • Animal shelter cats out of quarantine and ready for adoption

    The Human Society of the Pikes Peak region resumed cat adoptions on Wednesday, about a week after quarantining its felines amid concerns of a virus outbreak. About 50 cats are available for adoption, and the rest can be adopted out once the nonprofit removes their quarantine - a process that varies for each cat, and could take a couple weeks,...

  • Area hops picking parties put fingers, elbows to work

    He grew it and they’ll brew it, but first you get to pick it — fresh-from-the-bine hops, that is. In the run-up to the “Top Hop” fresh hop beer contest, a central feature of the Sept. 20 Bines & Brews Hopfest in Monument, Rick Squires of The Twisted Bine hop farm is delivering orders of his newly harvested produce to competing Front...

  • 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...

  • Young skiers, snowboarders can get free access to Colorado mountains

    In the Colorado outdoors, there's no better time for learning than fifth grade. Colorado Ski Country USA announced Tuesday that it will once again offer free or discounted access to 20 of the state's ski resorts through its Passport Programs. The 5th Grade Passport allows fifth-graders to ski or ride at no charge for three days at...

  • Colorado town to become Bud Lite's 'Whatever' town

    DENVER — Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" — a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign. The company has agreed to pay the town $250,000 to fence off its main street and bring in more than 1,000 revelers to the...

  • '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...

  • SURVIVAL DOCTOR: Answers to the most frequently asked ebola questions

    Lately, I've been flooded with media inquiries about Ebola. I'm sure you've read the headlines: Africa is having an unprecedented outbreak of this horrible disease. Here are my answers to the most common questions. 1) What is Ebola, and why is it so feared? It's a virus, found in Africa, that causes high fever, diarrhea and vomiting, plus...

  • EAT WELL: Colorado Springs backyard gardeners can sell their nutritious produce to restaurants

    How does your garden grow? For many gardeners, backyard plots are producing nicely - so nicely, in fact, that some folks might be trying to think of ways to ditch their abundance of zucchini on unsuspecting neighbors' porches. When it comes to vegetables, it is impossible to overstate the virtue of freshness. Plants begin to lose nutrients...

  • Calendar of events starting Aug. 26, 2014

    HEALTH NOTES 
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Bet on SET Casino Night - Las Vegas-style gaming, hor d'ouvers and drinks to benefit SET Family Medical...

  • Side Streets: Hit me with your best shot - of icy water

    By now, the entire nation knows about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It's the viral social media campaign designed to raise awareness and money for research for ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable degenerative disease that slowly cripples its victims and ends in death. In video after video, people are getting doused with ice...

  • Study: Do dogs get jealous?

    LOS ANGELES - When Shetland sheepdog Maggie comes home from the groomer, her owners praise and pet her shiny coat, much to the chagrin of pit bull Stormy, who will head-butt her until their family cuts out the compliments. "Stormy's jealous," said owner Amy Putnam, who lives 45 miles east of Los Angeles. "You know how you're supposed to...

  • University of ICU

    Lauren Davies had a desperate thought while stuck in traffic as she frantically drove upstate to reach her 19-year-old. "If I drive on the shoulder and a cop stops me, will he believe me when I tell him I think my daughter's dying in a hospital?" The sophomore had fallen so ill from an out-of-control sinus infection that she was in a...

  • DEAR MS. KITTY: Help cats' later years be golden

    Dear Ms. Kitty, I have an incredible tuxedo cat named Ranger. He will be 14 years old this fall and is very healthy for his age. Even so, I'm wondering if there is anything I need to watch out for now that he's a "senior" kitty. Dear reader, Thanks for being a responsible, concerned cat guardian. According to the American Animal Hospital...

  • Drive-thru review: Blizzards and Chips Ahoy! - a match made in heaven

    Are you kidding? Chips Ahoy!, the top-
selling chocolate chip cookie in supermarkets, swirled into Dairy Queen's iconic soft serve? We don't stand a prayer. I'll take a large for eating at the restaurant, a medium for the drive home and a small for the fridge. Way, way in the back of the fridge, where it'll be safe until, oh, about 3 a.m.,...

  • New Colorado Springs faith-based magazine honors 'mountaintop moments'

    When Jeffrey Holmquist moved to Colorado Springs a year ago, he noticed a niche that he had the skills to fill. Despite the city's large religious community, there was no faith-based newspaper. So Holmquist quit his job at the Pueblo Chieftain in June and decided to go off on his own, using his 30 years of newspaper experience to start The...

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