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What are the Springs essentials?

Assembling our Annual Manual challenged us to capture some Colorado Springs essentials in about 100 pages. Quite unfairly, we gave a few unsuspecting and good-natured people about two minutes to do the same.
click to enlarge Scott Yates Downtown Engraver -  - What's one "do" and one "don't" for spending a day - in the Springs? [A "do" is to ] drive up Highway 24 - ... A "don't" ... I don't know, I avoid all of those places. - The mall. Don't go to the mall.  What's one thing you - would change about this city? I would get - rid of all of these big-ass churches up north. Get rid of - all the Christians that want to affect our policies. Tell - them to sit down and shut up. -  - What attraction are you most embarrassed to have - here? Focus on the Family. -  - How many students are at UCCS? I - graduated from there, and even I don't know. I am going - to say ... 10,000. You don't have the answer though, do - you? I want to know now.  [Note: The answer is about - 7,500.]
  • Scott Yates
    Downtown Engraver

    What's one "do" and one "don't" for spending a day in the Springs? [A "do" is to ] drive up Highway 24 ... A "don't" ... I don't know, I avoid all of those places. The mall. Don't go to the mall. What's one thing you would change about this city? I would get rid of all of these big-ass churches up north. Get rid of all the Christians that want to affect our policies. Tell them to sit down and shut up.

    What attraction are you most embarrassed to have here? Focus on the Family.

    How many students are at UCCS? I graduated from there, and even I don't know. I am going to say ... 10,000. You don't have the answer though, do you? I want to know now. [Note: The answer is about 7,500.]

click to enlarge Vicky Gentile Downtown Caterer -  - What's one "do" and one "don't" for a day in - Colorado Springs? Don't get arrested, and do go to - the Garden of the Gods.  How many students are at - UCCS? A lot. Um, 3,785. -  - What's the best job to have in Colorado Springs? The one where they just give you money - for not working. -  - Where do you go to get lost? The - suburbs. -
  • Vicky Gentile
    Downtown Caterer

    What's one "do" and one "don't" for a day in Colorado Springs? Don't get arrested, and do go to the Garden of the Gods. How many students are at UCCS? A lot. Um, 3,785.

    What's the best job to have in Colorado Springs? The one where they just give you money for not working.

    Where do you go to get lost? The suburbs.

click to enlarge Jay Lewis Central -  - Retired/writer What's one "do" and one - "don't" for spending a day here? One "do" - is thank God each day you're here, that you have to live. - One "don't" is anything malicious or harmful to another - person. Don't make judgments and condemnations. -  - Where would you take a visitor? I - would take them to the soup kitchen so they could see - that there's a big schism between how the rich live and - how the broke live, even in our city. -  - What's one must-see event in Colorado Springs? Gay pride. Gay pride parade, for sure. -  - If you could change one thing in Colorado Springs, - what would it be? All of the churches. All of the - condemnation, all of the judgment.
  • Jay Lewis

    Central

    Retired/writer What's one "do" and one "don't" for spending a day here? One "do" is thank God each day you're here, that you have to live. One "don't" is anything malicious or harmful to another person. Don't make judgments and condemnations.

    Where would you take a visitor? I would take them to the soup kitchen so they could see that there's a big schism between how the rich live and how the broke live, even in our city.

    What's one must-see event in Colorado Springs? Gay pride. Gay pride parade, for sure.

    If you could change one thing in Colorado Springs, what would it be? All of the churches. All of the condemnation, all of the judgment.

click to enlarge - Tanya Cooper St. Andrews Antique dealer - What's one "do" and one "don't" for a day here? -  If you're visiting? The Olympic Training - Center. And one "don't"? The freeway. -  - What is one place you would take a visitor? Garden of the Gods. -  - Where do you go to get lost in Colorado Springs? Cheyenne Canon. -  - What do you think the best job to have in Colorado - Springs is? I would have to say - construction. [Laughs.] Because there is no lack of work. - Ever. -  -  Colin Stroud
  • Tanya Cooper
    St. Andrews

    Antique dealer

    What's one "do" and one "don't" for a day here? If you're visiting? The Olympic Training Center. And one "don't"? The freeway.

    What is one place you would take a visitor? Garden of the Gods.

    Where do you go to get lost in Colorado Springs? Cheyenne Canon.

    What do you think the best job to have in Colorado Springs is? I would have to say construction. [Laughs.] Because there is no lack of work. Ever.

    Colin Stroud

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