Insider Guide 2010
Get your feet wet in the wave pool, current channel, vortex or the water slide. Land-lovers of all ages can learn how to swim here. CCRC even offers adult "boot camp" to whip you into shape.
Insider Guide 2010
Colloquially known as "The Indy" or "The Single Most Amazing Piece of Local Print Owned or Not Owned by a Megalith of Publishing" (used interchangeably), the paper boasts 126,000 regular readers and, unlike the local daily, has yet to force-feed a copy of the New Testament to its readers.
Best Of 2014: Affordable Family Fun
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo strives to make every visit memorable, with tons of stuff to do for both adults and kids. Feed giraffes some lettuce, give an elephant some carrots, or ride the antique carousel. You can also observe animal husbandry training, or sign up as a conservation partner. According to a zoo spokesperson, the nonprofit's Quarters for Conservation program, wherein each guest is encouraged to put 25 cents of his or her admission fee toward a favorite conservation project, has raised more than half a million dollars since its launch in 2008. And this year, the zoo's Encounter Africa exhibit (established in 2013) took home a Significant Achievement Exhibit Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Nice zoo ya got there! — BW
Best Of 2010: Trash/Recycling Service
The last time I wrote about Bestway, it had just inked a deal to be the near-exclusive provider of trash service to residential customers in Manitou Springs. The move — meant to help the environment and reduce the number of noisy trucks in town — irked some residents, who felt Manitou City Council's decision infringed on their right to choose what companies to patronize. But Bestway general manager Judd Staton says his company has received a lot of positive phone calls since the switch. People especially seem to like Bestway's recycling program. It's single-stream (no sorting necessary), with once-a-week pickup, and only costs $5 a month if you also buy trash service from Bestway. Recycling isn't the only thing to like, Staton says. Bestway, which has been owned by the local Kiemel family since 1950, also goes beyond the call of duty. Forget to put out your can on trash day? The guys will knock on your door to remind you, or yank your can out themselves if it's in plain view. —J. Adrian Stanley