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Welcome to the second and final installment of our Best Of Colorado Springs 2008 coverage.

Last week, you learned of the Springs' best food and drink spots, so we assume you've had ample time to stuff and temporarily embalm yourself. Now you're ready to take a deep breath and break into the best in local retail business, city attractions and of course, our most notable characters.

In case you missed last week's issue, a couple reminders: Aside from a few staff picks, all these winners come via readers' vote. We offer first an alphabetized index that includes the top three vote-getters in each category. Then we get personal with the first-place winners.

Your tour guides this week: Alexa Acord, Deb Acord, Edie Adelstein, Kirsten Akens, Elizabeth Anderson (LA), Bill Forman, Carrie Frasure, Frances Gomeztagle, Kevin Kehl, Anthony Lane, Amanda Lundgren (ALL), Mandy Moench, Monika Mitchell Randall, Ralph Routon, Matthew Schniper, Deidre Schoolcraft, J. Adrian Stanley, Jill Thomas, Rich Tosches, Andrea Wenker and Kirk Woundy.

As well as our photographers: Brienne Boortz, Cayton Photography, Jeremy Eyman, Jon Kelley and L'Aura Montgomery.

In case you didn't notice the theme last week that continues this week: We're celebrating our 15th Best Of this year. So thanks to all the winners who indulged us with wacky photos. Thanks also to the thousands of folks who voted this year.

Finally, congratulations to this year's winners.

See you again for our Sweet 16 next year, which is sure to rival this year's quinceaera.

The Indy edit staff


In Vogue


Gold/Silver/Bronze Winners List
Gold Winners Write-ups
You want this revolution Eve Carlson brings the funk and shoppers love her for it

Real Deals


Gold/Silver/Bronze Winners List
Gold Winners Write-ups
Blind Faith Jon Easdon has taken a belief in the little things and turned it into two big Best Of wins

Power Players


Gold/Silver/Bronze Winners List
Gold Winners Write-ups
'These folks are different' When talking TV news, Indy readers agree with KOAA news director Cindy Aubrey

Training Ground


Gold/Silver/Bronze Winners List
Gold Winners Write-ups
Hard core A winning west side Pilates studio rolls out the barrel for a skeptical writer

Image Makers


Gold/Silver/Bronze Winners List
Gold Winners Write-ups
Sex, snakes and Joe Six-Packs In 2008, ballot suggestions eschew consensus for individual creativity

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