Favorite

Winners Index 

SHOPPING

Antique Store

1. American Classics Marketplace 1815 N. Academy Blvd. 596-8585

2. Antique Gallery 117 S. Wahsatch Ave. 633-6070

3. Treasure Shoppe 324 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 465-1692

Bike Shop

1. Old Town Bike Shop 426 S. Tejon St. 475-8589

2. Criterium Bicycles 6150 Corporate Drive 599-0149

3. Ted's Bicycles Inc. 3016 N. Hancock St. 473-6915

Computer Store

1. Apple Store 1685 Briargate Pkwy., #315 522-4460

2. Best Buy
7675 N. Academy Blvd. 593-0414
3150 New Center Point 597-9519

3. MacSuperstore 3646 New Center Point 434-4770

Ethnic Market

1. Asian Pacific Market 615 Wooten Road, #160 573-7500

2. Taste of India Grocery 4836 Flintridge Drive 268-9006

3. Rancho Liborio 1660 S. Circle Drive 444-8600

Farmers Market

1. Old Colorado City 24th Street and West Colorado Avenue 574-1283

2. Acacia Park 115 E. Platte Ave.

3. Colorado Farm & Art Market 7350 Pine Creek Road 598-8667

at Margarita at PineCreek

Flower Shop

1. Platte Floral 1417 E. Platte Ave. 632-2607

2. Gentry's Fine Flowers 225 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 632-0707

3. The Gallery at Rich Designs 1731 Mount Washington Ave. 475-1200

Garden Supply/Nursery

1. Rick's Garden Center 1827 W. Uintah St. 632-8491

(or) Rick's Nursery & Landscaping 600 N. 18th St. 636-3085

2. Good Earth Garden Center 1330 N. Walnut St. 473-3399

3. Spencer's Lawn & Garden Centers 1430 S. Tejon St. 632-2788
4720 Center Valley Drive, Fountain 392-2726

Gourmet/Spice Market

1. Savory Spice Shop 110 N. Tejon St. 633-8803

2. The Olive Tap 906 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 358-9329

3. Extraordinary Ingredients 612 N. Tejon St. 473-8270

Grocery Store

1. King Soopers Multiple locations

2. Whole Foods Market
3180 New Center Point 622-1099
7635 N. Academy Blvd. 531-9999

3. Safeway Multiple locations

Jewelry Store

1. Luisa Graff Jewelers 4663 Centennial Blvd. 260-0100

2. Jared: The Galleria of Jewelry 1720 E. Woodmen Road 262-0701

3. Johannes Hunter Jewelers 124 N. Tejon St. 633-8982

Local Book Store

1. Poor Richard's Book Store 320 N. Tejon St. 578-0012

2. Black Cat Books 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1589

3. Hooked on Books 3918 Maizeland Road 596-1621

Local Furniture Store

1. Platte Furniture 2331 E. Platte Place 633-7309

2. Woodley's Fine Furniture 5655 N. Academy Blvd. 531-7250

3. Domino 10 S. 25th St. 963-8916

Local Sports Store/Outdoor Outfitter

1. Mountain Chalet 226 N. Tejon St. 633-0732

2. Colorado Running Company
833 N. Tejon St. 635-3833
9275 N. Union Blvd., #120 282-6664

3. Runner's Roost 121 N. Tejon St. 632-2633

Local Store for CDs & DVDs

1. Independent Records & Video Multiple locations

2. Earth Pig Music 1953 W. Uintah St. 575-9847

3. The Leechpit 708 N. Weber St. 634-3675

Local Store for Women's Fashions

1. Terra Verde 208 N. Tejon St. 444-8621

2. Eve's Revolution 1312 W. Colorado Ave. 633-1357

3. Kirk & Hill Clothing Co. 129 N. Tejon St. 635-7038

Musical Instruments Store

1. Graner Music
4460 Barnes Road 574-2001
8674 N. Union Blvd. 579-7665

2. Meeker Music
113 E. Bijou St. 471-8940
3604 Hartsel Drive 534-9919
6330 S. Hwy. 85/87, Fountain 391-8922

3. Guitar Center 535 N. Academy Blvd. 591-9040

National Chain Book Store

1. Barnes & Noble
795 Citadel Drive East 637-8282
1565 Briargate Blvd. 266-9960

2. Borders Bookstore
2120 Southgate Road 632-6611
1710 Briargate Blvd. 266-1600

3. Amazon amazon.com

National Chain Furniture Store

1. American Furniture Warehouse 2805 N. Chestnut St. 633-4220

2. La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries 7087 N. Academy Blvd. 593-7888

3. Ethan Allen Design Center 7298 N. Academy Blvd. 260-8500

National Chain Store for CDs & DVDs

1. Best Buy
3150 New Center Point 597-9519
7675 N. Academy Blvd. 593-0414

2. EntertainMart 651 N. Academy Blvd. 380-8580

3. Borders Bookstore
2120 Southgate Road 632-6611
1710 Briargate Blvd., #209 266-1600

National Chain Store for Women's Fashions

1. Kohl's Multiple locations

2. Dillard's
760 Citadel Drive East 550-1159
1790 Briargate Blvd. 532-1400

3. Ross Multiple locations

Natural Foods Store

1. Whole Foods Market
3180 New Center Point 622-1099
7635 N. Academy Blvd. 531-9999

2. Sunflower Market 1730 Dublin Blvd. 590-8890

3. Natural Grocers/Vitamin Cottage
7690 N. Academy Blvd. 577-2500
1825 S. Nevada Ave. 634-9200
655 W. Hwy. 105, Monument 487-0448

New & Used Video Games Store

1. GameStop Multiple locations

2. EntertainMart 651 N. Academy Blvd. 380-8580

3. Independent Records Multiple locations

New Domestic Car Dealer

1. Phil Long Ford
1212 Motor City Drive 888/424-6136
1565 Auto Mall Loop 266-3308

2. Perkins Dodge 1205 Motor City Drive 888/507-5412

3. Faricy Ford in Cañon City 2501 Fremont Drive, Cañon City 877/752-9795

New Foreign Car Dealer

1. Heuberger Suburu 1080 Motor City Drive 475-1920

2. Bob Penkhus Volvo/Mazda
1101 Motor City Drive 866/495-0597
7455 Test Drive 866/414-0589

3. Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota 5115 New Car Drive 866/759-1180

Place for Eyewear

1. ABBA Eye Care Multiple locations

2. LensCrafters
5759 N. Academy Blvd. 548-8650
750 Citadel Drive East 591-0199
1710 Briargate Blvd. 266-8485

3. Charlotte's Optical 76 S. Sierra Madre St., Suite Q 473-8066

Place to Buy a Thoughtful, Inexpensive Gift

1. Poor Richard's Book Store 320 N. Tejon St. 578-0012

2. Terra Verde 208 N. Tejon St. 444-8621

3. CJ Kard 214 N. Tejon St. 634-3339

Place to Buy a Thoughtful, Over-the-Top Gift

1. Terra Verde 208 N. Tejon St. 444-8621

2. The Gallery at Rich Designs 1731 Mt. Washington Ave. 475-1200

3. Gold Fingers Jewelry 1111 E. Fillmore St. 633-5900

Place to Buy Art

1. Commonwheel Artists Co-op 1111 E. Fillmore St. 633-5900

102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1008

2. The Gallery at Rich Designs 1731 Mt. Washington Ave. 475-1200

3. Business of Art Center 513 & 515 Manitou Ave. 685-1861

Place to Buy Motorcycles

1. Apex Sports 327 S. Weber St. 475-2437

2. Colorado Springs Harley-Davidson 2180 Victor Place 591-7594

3. Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza 412 N. Chelton Road 591-9700

Place to Buy Scooters

1. Sportique Scooters 1834 E. Platte Ave. (as of Oct. 26) 442-0048

2. Apex Sports 327 S. Weber St. 475-2437

3. Faricy Ford in Cañon City 2501 Fremont Drive, Cañon City 719/269-9911

Place to Buy Skateboards

1. Blindside 293 S. 21st St. 636-1554

2. BC Surf & Sport 1710 Briargate Blvd., #495 590-7873

3. Zumiez 1710 Briargate Blvd., #801 532-1655

Place to Buy Skis

1. The Ski Shop 1422 S. Tejon St. 636-3355

2. Blindside 293 S. 21st St. 636-1554

3. Christy Sports
1808 N. Academy Blvd. 597-5222
8045 N. Academy Blvd. 278-3648

Place to Buy Snowboards

1. Blindside 293 S. 21st St. 636-1554

2. Colorado Ski and Golf 2454 Montebello Square Drive 268-9522

3. Christy Sports
1808 N. Academy Blvd. 597-5222
8045 N. Academy Blvd. 278-3648

(tie) The Ski Shop 1422 S. Tejon St. 636-3355

Shoe Store

1. DSW 7639 N. Academy Blvd. 264-8007

2. Brown's Shoe Fit Co. 123 N. Tejon St. 635-1575

3. Famous Footwear Multiple locations

Store for Accessories

1. Terra Verde 208 N. Tejon St. 444-8621

2. Lillian's 7477 N. Academy Blvd. 375-5165

3. Claire's
1710 Briargate Blvd., #333 593-9993
1645 Briargate Pkwy., #227 548-8033
750 Citadel Drive East, #1064 596-5376

Thrift Store

1. Arc Thrift Stores
1830 W. Uintah St. 473-0502
2780 S. Academy Blvd. 391-7717
4402 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 522-1203

2. Goodwill Multiple locations

3. Salvation Army 3955 Tutt Blvd. 574-4335

Toy Store

1. Little Richard's Toy Store 324 N. Tejon St. 578-3072

2. Toys "R" Us
3730 N. Citadel Drive 597-8697
2975 New Center Point 597-1484
1780 E. Woodmen Road 531-5404

3. Retro Moto Toys 738 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-2475

Used Book Store

1. Poor Richard's Book Store 320 N. Tejon St. 578-0012

2. Hooked on Books 3918 Maizeland Road 596-1621

3. The Bookman 3163 W. Colorado Ave. 636-0055

Used Car Dealer

1. CarMax 4010 Tutt Blvd. 313-4860

2. Phil Long
1212 Motor City Drive 888/424-6136
1565 Auto Mall Loop 266-3308

3. Perkins Dodge 1205 Motor City Drive 888/507-5412

Vintage Clothing Store

1. The Leechpit 708 N. Weber St. 634-3675

2. Swish 1816 W. Colorado Ave. 635-8375

3. Eve's Revolution 1312 W. Colorado Ave. 633-1357

SERVICES

Barbershop

1. Locals Barbershop 5230 N. Nevada Ave., #120 265-5547

2. Floyd's 99 Barbershop 7252 N. Academy Blvd. 593-0011

3. Eden Salon & Barbershop 814 Village Center Drive 593-0297

Bed & Breakfast

1. The Lennox House Bed & Breakfast 1339 N. Nevada Ave. 471-9265

2. Old Town GuestHouse 115 S. 26th St. 632-9194

3. The Cliff House at Pikes Peak 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs 785-1000

Caterer

1. Picnic Basket Catering 1701 S. Eighth St. 635-0200

2. Garden of the Gods Gourmet 2528 W. Cucharras St. 471-2799

3. C Cobb Creations Custom Catering 236 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-9835

Computer Fix-It Folks

1. Voelker Research 5026 N. Academy Blvd. 528-5596

2. The Geek Squad at Best Buy
7675 N. Academy Blvd. 593-0414
3150 New Center Point 597-9519

3. Computer Resources 516 S. Tejon St. 471-9066

Day Spa

1. Veda Salon & Spa
5182 N. Nevada Ave. 265-5660
2110 Southgate Road, #201 578-8332
7443 N. Academy Blvd. 314-1480

2. Matéos Salon & Day Spa 5919 Delmonico Drive 266-9295

3. Genesis MedSpa 202 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., Suite R 579-6890

Dentist

1. Broadmoor Dental 1930 S. Nevada Ave. 576-5566

2. Andrew Miller 1714 N. Circle Drive 632-6001

3. Monica Dobbins, DDS 730 Cheyenne Blvd. 473-5122

Doctor

1. Gina Bamberger, DO 1730 N. Corona St. 955-2495

2. Gary Jewell, MD 3910 S. Carefree Circle, Suite C 574-4780

(tie) Jay Adler, MD 2020 W. Colorado Ave. 473-3606

3. Lisa Jenks, MD 202 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 579-6890

Earth-Lovin' Business

1. InteriLife 301 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 219-9855

2. Veda Salon & Spa
5182 N. Nevada Ave. 265-5660
2110 Southgate Road, #201 578-8332
7443 N. Academy Blvd. 314-1480

3. Poor Richard's 320-3241/2 N. Tejon St. 578-0012

Hair Salon

1. Veda Salon & Spa
5182 N. Nevada Ave. 265-5660
2110 Southgate Road, #201 578-8332

7443 N. Academy Blvd. 314-1480

2. Eden Salon & Barbershop 814 Village Center Drive 593-0297

3. Salon Seven 622 S. Tejon St. 632-7774

Hair Stylist

1. Candace Bachara, Phenix Salon Suites 1747 Briargate Blvd. 260-7508

2. Chrystal Allen, Tangles Day Spa 930 W. Colorado Ave. 473-5506

3. Lindsey Drago, Eden Salon & Barbershop, 814 Village Center Drive 593-0297

Human Day Care

1. Giving Tree Montessori School 1110 W. Moreno Ave. 630-3763

2. Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs Multiple locations

(tie) Primrose Schools
2380 Briar Ridge Point 268-0664
4110 Dublin Blvd. 260-8181
3805 Tutt Blvd. 442-1992

3. Junior Academy Multiple locations

Lawyer

1. Matthew Clawson, Clawson & Clawson LLP, 115 E. Vermijo Ave., #101 471-7505

2. Timothy Brewer 10 Boulder Crescent St., #200 477-0225

3. Kevin Forbush 1230 Tenderfoot Hill Road, #305 473-6654

Landscaper/Company

1. Colorado StoneWorks Landscaping 21 Commerce St. 538-6016

2. Avant Lawn Property Maintenance avantlawn.com 209-7546

3. Blue Planet Earthscapes home.comcast.net/~rselder 685-0290

Local Hotel/Motel

1. The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 577-5775

2. The Cliff House at Pikes Peak 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs 785-1000

3. Cheyenne Mountain Resort 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road 538-4000

Mechanic

1. Aspen Auto Clinic
1619 N. Union Blvd. 634-4257
4401 Mark Dabling Blvd. 227-1315
4055 Tutt Blvd. 632-6144

2. Import Specialty Auto 2348 E. Boulder St. 633-3075

3. Revolutions Performance 312 W. Fillmore St. 635-6200

Medical Marijuana Caregiver

1. Medical Cannabis Caregivers 6020 Erin Park Drive 264-6337

2. Tree of Life Wellness Center 559 S. Eighth St. 227-8733

3. Canna Meds Wellness Center 2363 N. Academy Blvd. 638-6337

Medical Marijuana Dispensary

1. Medical Cannabis Caregivers 6020 Erin Park Drive 264-6337

2. Strawberry Fields Alternative Health and Wellness, 3404 W. Colorado Ave. 471-2837

3. Tree of Life Wellness Center 559 S. Eighth St. 227-8733

Medical Marijuana Edibles

1. Medical Cannabis Caregivers 6020 Erin Park Drive 264-6337

2. Discreet Treats 482-4601

3. Strawberry Fields Alternative Health and Wellness, 3404 W. Colorado Ave. 471-2837

Nail Salon

1. Veda Salon & Spa
5182 N. Nevada Ave. 265-5660
2110 Southgate Road, #201 578-8332
7443 N. Academy Blvd. 314-1480

2. Salon 21 2119 Templeton Gap Road 633-8480

3. Famous Nails 3031 Jet Wing Drive 573-8378

National Chain Hotel/Motel

1. Antlers Hilton 4 S. Cascade Ave. 473-5600

2. Marriott Hotel 5580 Tech Center Drive 260-1800

3. Embassy Suites Hotels 7290 Commerce Center Drive 599-9100

Pet Day Care

1. Camp Bow Wow
4295 Northpark Drive 260-9247
1020 Ford St. 573-9247
18985 Base Camp Road, Monument 632-9247

2. Lucky Dog Resort and Training School
2801 E. Janitell Road 527-9663
4401 Mark Dabling Blvd. 599-9663

3. PetSmart Multiple locations

Photographer

1. Teresa Lee Photography teresaleephotography.com 548-8300

2. Cayton Photography caytonphotography.com 634-1378

3. Blue Fox Photography, Inc. bluefoxphotography.com. 636-3435

Piercing Parlor

1. Shrap Metal
2928 Parker St. 520-3401
750 Citadel Drive 520-3401

2. Pens and Needles 716 N. Weber St., #200 287-5605

3. West Side Tattoo 2031 W. Colorado Ave. 219-4800

Place to Get Tattooed

1. West Side Tattoo 2031 W. Colorado Ave. 219-4800

2. Pens and Needles 716 N. Weber St., #200 287-5605

3. Premier Tattoo 519 S. Tejon St. 633-4045

Realtor

1. Wayne Jennings, RE/MAX Properties, Inc. 216 N. Tejon St. 635-7653

2. Ted Bachara, RE/MAX Properties, Inc. 1740 Chapel Hills Drive 380-1768

3. Mimi Foster Feith, Vineyard Properties 5525 N. Union Blvd., #100 475-7570

Realty Company

1. RE/MAX Properties, Inc. Multiple locations

2. ERA Shields Real Estate Multiple locations

3. Platinum Group Realtors 6760 Corporate Drive, #300 536-4444

Tanning Salon

1. Tan Your Hide Multiple locations

2. Sun Spot Atlantis 4310 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 531-6000

3. West Side Fitness 1785 S. Eighth St. 473-2222

Trash/Recycling Service

1. Bestway Disposal 650 Santa Fe St. 633-8709

2. Waste Management 80 E. Chambers St. 632-8877

3. Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc. 7770 Palmer Park Blvd. 591-5000

Value Haircut

1. Great Clips Multiple locations

2. Cost Cutters Multiple locations

3. Locals Barbershop 5230 N. Nevada Ave., #120 265-5547

Veterinarian

1. Westside Animal Hospital 1603 W. Colorado Ave. 632-6111

2. Yorkshire Veterinary Clinic 1565 York Road 598-3192

3. Bijou Animal Hospital 123 Swope Ave. 471-4457


DAYLIFE

Art Exhibition

1. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: 30 W. Dale St. 634-5583

NASA, Conflict/Resolution, more

2. Business of Art Center 513 & 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861

(tie) Cottonwood Center for the Arts 427 E. Colorado Ave. 520-1899

Artist

1. Rebecca Hyde hydehouseart.com

2. Charles Rockey

3. Brandon Miera

Casino

1. Double Eagle Hotel & Casino 442 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek 800/711-7234

2. Bronco Billy's Casino 233 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek 877/989-2142

3. The Brass Ass Casino 256 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek 800/635-5825

Cultural Attraction/Museum

1. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center 30 W. Dale St. 634-5583

2. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum 215 S. Tejon St. 385-5990

3. Money Museum 818 N. Cascade Ave. 800/367-9723

Dance Studio

1. Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness
2506 W. Colorado Ave., Unit C 520-1201
1220 Valley St. 591-1419

2. Rocky Mountain Dance Academy 3958 N. Academy Blvd. 596-4110

3. Ormao Dance Company 611 N. Royer St. 471-9759

Dog Park

1. Bear Creek 21st and Rio Grande streets

2. Palmer Park 3650 Maizeland Road

3. Rampart Park 8270 Lexington Drive

Family Fun Center

1. Mr. Biggs 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd. 955-7220

2. Itz Family Fun Center 3035 New Center Point 623-1550

3. Manitou Springs Arcade 900 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs

Fitness Center

1. YMCA Multiple locations

2. 24 Hour Fitness
1892 Southgate Road 633-2442
3630 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., #190 262-0024
7720 N. Academy Blvd. 244-9532

3. Villa Sport 5904 Prairie Schooner Drive 522-1221

Gallery

1. Rubbish Gallery 17B E. Bijou St. 355-0280

2. Smokebrush Gallery 218 W. Colorado Ave., #111 444-1012

(tie) The Modbo 17 C E. Bijou St. 633-4240

3. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center 30 W. Dale St. 634-5583

(tie) Commonwheel Artists Co-op 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1008

Indoor Place to Climb

1. CityRock
21 N. Nevada Ave. 634-9099
16240 Old Denver Road, Monument 481-9099

2. Sport Climbing Center 4650 Northpark Drive 260-1050

3. Dick's Sporting Goods
1710 Briargate Blvd. 264-1810
3133 Cinema Point 638-3400

Indoor Place to Pop the Question

1. The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 577-5775

2. The Mona Lisa 733 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-0277

3. The Melting Pot 30-A E. Pikes Peak Ave. 385-0300

Movie Theater

1. Kimball's Peak Three Theater 115 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 447-1945

2. Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD 1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-5082

3. Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX 3305 Cinema Point 596-2173

Outdoor Place to Pop the Question

1. Garden of the Gods 1805 N. 30th St. 634-6666

2. Pikes Peak

3. The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 577-5775

Pilates Studio

1. Motion Studies 4460 N. Chestnut St. 635-7844

2. Westside Fitness 1785 S. Eighth St. 473-2222

3. Pilates with Suzanne 1004 S. Tejon St. 442-2265

Place for a Picnic

1. Garden of the Gods 1805 N. 30th St. 634-6666

2. Palmer Park 3650 Maizeland Road

3. America the Beautiful Park 126 Cimino Drive

Place for a Wedding

1. Garden of the Gods 1805 N. 30th St. 634-6666

2. The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 577-5775

3. Hillside Gardens & Nursery 1006 S. Institute St. 520-9463

Place to See Emerging Artists

1. Locals Barbershop 5230 N. Nevada Ave., #120 265-5547

2. Rubbish Gallery 17B E. Bijou St. 355-0280

3. Business of Art Center 513 & 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861

Place to Skateboard

1. Memorial Park Skateboard Park 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

2. Goose Gossage Skate Park 3225-3950 Mark Dabling Blvd.

3. Monument Skate Park 470 Beacon Lite Road, Monument

Tourist Destination

1. Garden of the Gods 1805 N. 30th St. 634-6666

2. Pikes Peak

3. Manitou Springs

Yoga Studio

1. Pranava Yoga Center 718 N. Weber St. 444-8463

2. CorePower Yoga
1025 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite C 265-8611
623 N. Nevada Ave. 477-9642

3. Westside Fitness 1785 S. Eighth St. 473-2222


PERSONALITIES

Big News Story

1. Monument child death

(tie) City budget cuts

2. BP oil spill

3. Medical marijuana growth

Category We Forgot

1. Community arts group

2. Medical spa

3. Local sports group or team

Colorado Springs Claim to Fame

1. Pikes Peak

2. Garden of the Gods

3. Intolerance

(tie) No city services

Colorado Springs Claim to Shame

1. Douglas Bruce, anti-tax activist, douglasbruce.com

(tie) Focus on the Family, focusonthefamily.com

2. No city services

3. Intolerance

Cultural White Knight

1. Tim Muldrew, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, csfineartscenter.org

2. Susan Edmondson, Bee Vradenburg Foundation, beevradenburgfoundation.org

3. Richard Skorman, Poor Richard's, poorrichards.biz

Difference-Maker

1. Richard Skorman, businessman, poorrichards.biz

2. Douglas Bruce, anti-tax activist, douglasbruce.com

3. Mary Lou Makepeace, Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado VP, gayandlesbianfund.org

(tie) John Weiss, Colorado Springs Independent publisher, csindy.com

HD Radio Station

1. KRCC-FM 91.5 krcc.org

2. KRDO 105.5 FM and 1240 AM krdo.com

3. 96.1 FM The Beat beatcolorado.com

Local Blogger

1. Carrie Isaac, Springs Bargains springsbargains.com

2. Kate Singh, In and Around the Springs, krdo.com

3. Adrienne Cragnotti and Mike Eiler, Oinkety, oinkety.com

(tie) John Hazlehurst, Hazlehurst's Blog, csbj.com

Local Celebrity You'd Like to Meet at Happy Hour

1. Goose Gossage, Baseball Hall of Famer

2. Rich Tosches, Colorado Springs Independent columnist

3. Georgiann Lymberopoulos, KOAA NewsFirst 5 anchor

Local Politician

1. Michael Merrifield, state rep, michaelmerrifield.org 460-0580

2. Jan Martin, city councilor 107 N. Nevada Ave. 385-5486

3. Richard Skorman, former city councilor poorrichards.biz

(tie) "None, they all suck"

Local Radio Show

1. KRDO Morning News, KRDO 105.5 FM and 1240 AM, krdo.com

2. Captain Dan & Paul, K-Lite 106.3 FM kkli.com

3. JohnJay & Rich, My 99.9 FM kvuu.com

Local Talk Radio Personality

1. Richard Randall, KVOR-AM 740 kvor.com

2. Dan Cochell & Greg Neft, KRDO NewsRadio 105.5 FM and 1240 AM, krdo.com

3. Mike Lewis & Lee Richards, KRDO NewsRadio 105.5 FM and 1240 AM, krdo.com

Local TV News Personality

1. Lisa Lyden, KOAA News First 5 newsfirst5.com

(tie) Georgiann Lymberopoulos, KOAA News First 5, newsfirst5.com

2. Matt Meister, KRDO NewsChannel 13 krdo.com

3. Jon Karrol, KRDO NewsChannel 13 krdo.com

Local TV Newscast

1. KOAA News First 5 newsfirst5.com

(tie) KRDO NewsChannel 13 krdo.com

2. KKTV Channel 11 kktv.com

3. FOX Channel 21 coloradoconnection.com

Local Twitterer

1. Barrett Tryon @barrettryon

2. Christopher Chaos @thatchrischaos

3. Carrie Isaac, Springs Bargains @carriei

Local Who Makes You Want to Leave

1. Douglas Bruce, anti-tax activist douglasbruce.com

2. Dr. James Dobson, radio talk show host, myfamilytalk.com

3. Lionel Rivera, mayor, springsgov.com 385-5986

Music Station

1. KRCC 91.5 FM, krcc.org

2. KRXP 103.9 FM, 1039rxp.com

3. KILO 94.3 FM, kilo943.com

Nonprofit Organization

1. Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, careandshare.org, 528-1247

2. TESSA, tessacs.org, 633-3819

3. Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, gayandlesbianfund.org 473-4455

Person You Wish Could Be Mayor

1. Richard Skorman, businessman poorrichards.biz

2. Dick Celeste, Colorado College president, coloradocollege.edu

3. Jan Martin, city councilor, springsgov.com , 385-5486

Radio DJ

1. Vicky Gregor, KRCC-FM 91.5, krcc.org

2. D Rock, KKMG-FM 98.9, 989magicfm.com

3. Ross Ford, KILO-FM 94.3, kilo943.com

Reason to Vote this November

1. Change

2. Stop tea party hysteria

3. Civic duty

Talk Station

1. KRCC 91.5 FM, krcc.org

2. KRDO NewsRadio 105.5 FM and 1240 AM, krdo.com

3. KVOR 740 AM, kvor.com

Town Clown

1. Douglas Bruce, anti-tax activist, douglasbruce.com

2. Ted Haggard, church leader, tedhaggard.com

3. Lionel Rivera, mayor, 107 N. Nevada Ave., 385-5986

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