Nutcracker traditions: On ice or with a symphony, local performances of holiday classic creates lasting memories

By: Hannah Blick,

When it comes to The Nutcracker, it’s not enough for Rachael Aragon to simply watch. “I can remember times seeing it in the theater and I longed to be on stage,” she said. “There’s something about it; I think our...

Boy Scouts dedicate new flag pole

By: Jenna Bentrop, Boy Scouts

It took seven years, determination and a Scout like attitude for one Scouter to see his goal accomplished. Ted Langowski, a 55-year veteran scouter, saw the vision of a flag waving over the new Pikes Peak Council, Boy...

The Gazette's 2015 Gift Guide: Travel


You don't need exotic destinations, an unlimited budget and more vacation time than you can handle to travel in jet-setter style. Even if you're only jaunting for a long weekend, the little (read: affordable and...

The Gazette's 2015 Gift Guide: Fitness

By: Jennifer Mulson



Bowflex has designed a system to help keep your workout area neat and convenient. Instead of a bunch of dumbbells littering the space, weightlifting...

The Gazette's 2015 Gift Guide: Toys

By: lance benzel -name the gazette


It's a test of the imagination for the young engineers in the house. Build elaborate ball track structures with this set of stacking planks - then see if your designs are...

Train rides create magic for families, kids this Christmas season

By: Hannah Blick,

Sponsored: More than trendy toys and hordes of cookies, something special makes the Christmas season come alive in the eyes of a child – magic. This year, give your family the gift of a truly magical Christmas with a...

Tuition-free women’s leadership project recruiting for 2016 program

By: Mundi Ross, Leadership Pikes Peak

Leadership Pikes Peak (LLP) is now recruiting for the Women’s Community Leadership Initiative (WCLI) class of 2016. WCLI is a leadership program in which women of all ages and diverse backgrounds come together to...

Conservatory boasts world-class instructors for young musicians

By: Madeleine Mellini, Colorado Springs Conservatory

More than four dozen mentors and guest artists grace the halls of the Colorado Springs Conservatory, leading instruction, workshops, master classes and private lessons for students ages 4-19. From the White House and...