Bobby Couch has been prepping and cooking for almost 16 consecutive
hours when his bubbling garlic and olive oil consommé sloshes up
his left sleeve and pools inside his left shoe. His scream and curses echo across the mostly empty royal ballroom.
For the second night in a row this month, Shawn Collier returned home to his apartment off North Carefree Circle and found a car that didn’t have a permit was parked in the handicapped spot in front of his apartment.
Resident of Acacia Park on Monday mornings for almost 30 years, the downtown farmers market is an undisputed hit. But along with a slew of other special events, most centered in the Acacia Park area, the market has recently been targeted by nearby business owners for removal to another location.
The city Forestry Division says it will remove 100 trees from the downtown area. The dead or almost-dead trees are of all varieties, including elm, ash, silver maple, white fir, spruce and Ponderosa pine.
Four minutes after I get the e-mail from Alternet alerting me to the Republican-controlled House's passage of a bill to defund Planned Parenthood of federal money, I get an e-mail from a conservative tea partier friend of mine ...
Yesterday, the Colorado Springs Business Journal published an article on the "vibrant economic picture" of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Rebecca Tonn's piece outlined the FAC's current fiscal status, which is extraordinarily healthy, thanks in large part to the FAC's new director of development, Thomas Jackson, who has landed the FAC numerous grants.
One of the best things about the spring and summer, I think, is enjoying the galleries in warmer temperatures. Judging from the turnout for last week's First Friday openings at the Depot Arts District, many people feel the same way. Saturday afternoon also saw some strong crowds in Manitou Springs galleries.
The shows themselves, however, were as up-and-down as spring weather.
Be sure to block out some time tomorrow to visit both Mountain Living Studio (741 Manitou Ave.) in Manitou Springs and Kathleen McFadden's Range Gallery (2428 W. Colorado Ave.) in Old Colorado City for an opening reception and a grand opening, respectively.
The only pool the city chose to fund through the end of 2010 was at the Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center.
But even that support had a catch. The Friends of Aquatics needed to help support that pool and its programs. The Friends, a nonprofit organization, is still trying to raise the money.
It's easy to be skeptical about the Mining Exchange Hotel project. In fact, it's only sensible in this economy to question how viable a $24 million hotel and entertainment complex is for Colorado Springs' downtown.
Scott Flanders' latest ploy to build circulation at Playboy, according to Reuters, is an eye-popper. The magazine announced this week that its June issue will come with 3-D glasses, to view the 3-D image of that month's centerfold.
We here at the Indy respect The Gazette in so many ways, and for so many reasons, but especially its citizen journalism-based newspaperette FreshInk. Once a week, we know that, faithfully, we can turn to this Little Publication That Could for our fix of re-printed press releases, citizen photos and, as it turns out, stirring poetry.
El Paso County is encouraging residents to get rid of myrtle spurge and cypress spurge by exchanging these plants for free Colorado native plants at the "Purge Your Spurge" event from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, at Cottonwood Creek Park.
Today we're talking about the bears that are out of hibernation and wandering around our village like homeless people — some of whom, according to our highly esteemed mayor, "like the homeless lifestyle, they really do."
James Wieker, vice president of business development for the STW Water Recycling System says the company, in response to the gulf oil spill is relentlessly trying to get the attention of BP, FEMA and anyone who might help them get STW systems deployed for cleanup efforts.
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is facing litigation with one of its museum curators, while other employees have claimed wrongful termination. And some of them have even claimed the FAC's permanent collection is at risk.
Final votes for passage of House Bill 1284 from El Paso County legislators are in and not surprisingly results are mixed. What is surprising is how the vote divides; for once, party lines were completely ignored in favor of personal ideology.
About 10 hours after we went to press yesterday, Kimball Bayles issued a release regarding future plans for his Peak Three theater complex downtown.
This morning, it's clear that the two reports conflict. Naturally, we stand behind our story.
William Sherman of Amuzé Bistro will replace Garden of the Gods Gourmet at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The restaurant name will change from Café 36 to Amuzé at the FAC and begin lunch service on Thursday, June 3.
Last year at this time, Rich Tosches wrote about plans to shave 340 feet off the top of Pikes Peak in order to build a Holiday Inn and golf course. Afterward, the Indy received numerous letters of protest.
In a previous blog post, I raptured on about the Metropolitan Opera’s Carmen, which was pretty much universally acclaimed as the highlight — at least so far — of this season’s HD simulcast series. This week, the Met unveiled its 2010-2011 Live in HD season.
The city has sent out an urgent alert to everyone in Colorado Springs: Watch out people, because this summer, there might be a thunderstorm.
The city wants you to know that if lightning and thunder and rain start spewing from the sky, you should (and I'm seriously not making this up) go inside.
You may know her from her duet on "It's True That We Love One Another," or maybe from her recordings with Thee Headcoats, or its spinoff, Thee Headcoatees. Or you may not know her at all, in which case it's clearly time to get acquainted.
Last night, I attended a tasting of the full line of Leopold Bros. products at the Melting Pot. "You don't have to be an expert to understand these," I heard Todd Leopold tell another taster. "My job's just not to screw up what mother nature's done."
The artist Enrique Chagoya, who has stirred up a frenzy of controversy with his depictions of religious figures including one of Jesus Christ, is now offering to paint a religious work of art for a Loveland church.
We've been waiting for this. Well at least I have. The day when MMJ and its abundant resources will meet the arts community, a traditionally cash-strapped bunch. Lo and behold, it's happening in California, as reported Monday by the New York Times.
According to 2009 statistics, the number of local suicides has doubled in El Paso County, accounting for almost 20 percent of all deaths autopsied last year. And seven percent of those suicides were by those 19 or younger.