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For most of us, this time last year marked the beginning of the Summer That Time Forgot. Nearly everywhere was locked down, there was little to do with our hard-earned money except stuff it under a mattress and everyone was avoiding each other like, well… the plague.

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Let’s face it — whether you’re new to living in the mountains or have been here your entire life, venturing out for an overnight backpacking trip for the first time can be intimidating. My name is Jenn Cancellier and I’m director of event operations at the Indy and founder of the guiding com…

The first thing you should know about the Manitou Incline is that you can’t just walk up and start climbing it. In its outlaw days, before the former utility-railroad-turned-tourist-attraction was legal to climb, devotees could do that. They arrived by the thousands from near and far.

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Like many artists, painter Carol McIntyre’s path to artistic success hasn’t exactly been linear. As a young college student fearful about the future, she gave up her artistic aspirations for a career in educational psychology. The choice, while safe, wasn’t easy. While she excelled in her ne…

The Independent Film Society of Colorado is taking its popular Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival online this year, bringing more than 50 independent, Colorado-based films to fans via streaming over a period of three days. Now in its fifth year, the festival, which is part of the Indie Spi…

The Ent Center for the Arts has slowly been getting its groove back over the last few months of rolling pandemic-related closures and the effort has resulted in some creative ways to engage visitors while providing an experience that is also health- and safety-conscious.

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With daycares and schools closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have taken on more responsibility for children’s learning and development. For many, this has been a major source of stress. The pandemic and the challenges of learning from home have definitely taken a toll on parents a…

With vaccine drives ramping up and schools phasing back to full-time learning, hope is on the horizon for the return of a longstanding tradition for many kids in the Pikes Peak region: summer camp. While last summer’s rolling shutdowns, pandemic protocols and quarantines struck a blow to cam…

To encourage social distancing during the spread of COVID-19, we are altering our regular “Event Horizon” section for the foreseeable future. While many local events are on hold, we will clue you into at least one local experience — this week: A preview of Lil' Miss Story Hour's Black Histor…

Explore history captured on film with Pueblo Library’s new online exhibit, “Natural Framing: The Life and Work of Frank D. Muramoto.” The exhibit is a fascinating look at the Japanese-American experience here in southern Colorado, as well as a unique display of Colorado history.

To encourage social distancing during the spread of COVID-19, we are altering our regular “Event Horizon” section for the foreseeable future. While many local events are on hold, we will clue you into at least one local experience — this week: A preview of Lil' Miss Story Hour's Black Histor…

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While they’re facing the pandemic pains just like everyone, the team behind local dating podcast Single in the Springs is looking to be a saving grace in the age of loneliness, unhealthy hours of screen time and hopeless-romantic playlists.

To encourage social distancing during the spread of COVID-19, we are altering our regular “Event Horizon” section for the foreseeable future. While many local events are on hold, we will clue you into at least one local experience — this week: We talked to local author Felicia Chavez about h…

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Winter is taking hold and we’re all stuck inside about as often as we’ve ever been, and probably less pleased about it than we’ve ever been. The world outside is scary, and difficult, and the problems of 2020 have followed us into the new year. So we need a safe haven, right? That’s why this…

With a friendship that has spanned decades and a mutual love of books, Annie Robbins of Colorado Springs and Stacy Schubloom of Woodland Park are channeling their passion for reading into a new entrepreneurial endeavor — a podcast that explores books from emerging authors. Launched in Octobe…

To encourage social distancing during the spread of COVID-19, we are altering our regular “Event Horizon” section for the foreseeable future. While many local events are on hold, we will clue you into at least one local experience — this week: the nuWriters podcast, hosted by two local women…

To encourage social distancing during the spread of COVID-19, we are altering our regular “Event Horizon” section for the foreseeable future. While many local events are on hold, we will clue you into at least one local experience — this week: Daily Dose 719, a new docuseries exploring healt…

The act of creation comes with a caveat: It can get pretty expensive. For 32 years, the Manitou Art Center (MAC) in Manitou Springs has endeavored to make creating as a career more affordable by providing access to tools and studio and exhibition space at significantly reduced costs.

To encourage social distancing during the spread of COVID-19, we are altering our regular “Event Horizon” section for the foreseeable future. While many local events are on hold, we will clue you into at least one local experience — this week: The Gopher King, a novel by Colorado author Goja…