RIP, Lee Lee the killer calico. You were the best at communicating fierceness and cuddliness, sometimes all in the span of a few seconds. And no cat could ever mouse the way you did. You were loved and you will be terribly missed.

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Things are getting interesting in the world of UFO journalism. Buzz is building around a forthcoming unclassified report on UFOs from the Department of Defense’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, following a series of stories from journalist George Knapp and filmmaker Jeremy Corbell…

These days, following the news is like drinking from a fire hose. If you’re like us, you meter the flow, only letting in so much as you try to maintain your equilibrium and keep from snapping at the dog. More often than not, the week’s news leaves you shaking your head, often because one gro…

Colorado Springs has been getting hotter. Climate change and subsequent extreme weather like drought and scorching-hot temperatures create prime conditions for both residential conflagrations and wildfires.

According to Gallup analytics, American membership in houses of worship declined in 2020, dropping below 50 percent for the first time in its eight-decade study of the trend. Only 47 percent of Americans said they belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque, down from 50 percent in 2018 and 70…

When it comes to hot weather, I’m no wimp. I played soccer and softball competitively through most of my childhood in Texas, and those tournaments lasted all day.

Last summer, at the height of the pandemic, I was chatting at 6 feet with a couple compatriots at our offices about bikes. One said that they’d recently bought a mountain bike and was thinking of buying another so they could ride on the wonderful paved trails around town.

I’m not a sports nut. I don’t go looking for sports news when I first wake, I don’t have subscriptions to any athletic magazines and I haven’t received, at anytime, any free shoe phones (remember those?). I might know a handful of names of players for the professional teams that call Colorad…

Why is it difficult for spectators to behave at sporting events?​That’s a rhetorical question — we all know the answer: People feel entitled to act a fool after purchasing a ticket for an event.​During the first round of the NBA Playoffs, we routinely witnessed this entitlement. A fan dumped…

Woody Guthrie had a lot to say about the greed of bankers who made crop loans at usurious interest rates to hardscrabble farmers, then foreclosed on them when they couldn’t pay off the loans, leaving thousands of farm families homeless. Woody mocked them with a sarcastic anthem, singing “I’m…

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If there’s anything we’ve learned during Jared Polis’ tenure as governor, it’s that whenever progressive Democrats in the Legislature square off with Polis — which happens more often than you’d think — you should put your money on the governor.

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In Colorado Springs we have already experienced our fair share of climate-change-driven natural disasters, from the devastating Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes and took four lives, to the historic 2013 flooding that followed shortly after. 

Did you ever meet someone you just knew was going to change your life? Rev. Dr. Nori Rost leaves lots of people feeling like that. Nori is one of the most deep-hearted and dedicated people I know. As a spiritual educator, she shares my enthusiasm for interfaith study and conversation, and sh…

Summer is finally here! Warm weather means time for long days in the hammock and reading really good books. (I hike somewhere and put up my hammock, so I get both exercise and fresh mountain air!)

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to loosen and we return to some semblance of normal life, it seems like now is a good time to remind everyone that many people haven’t been driving much during the last year.That means those who never stopped commuting during the pandemic probably got used t…

I’m writing to express my frustration and disappointment with the limited and slanted coverage you provided on the city council’s approval of apartments on Garden of the Gods Road ("City Council approves controversial apartment project on Garden of the Gods Road," June 2). From the accompany…

So, there’s an old joke from Rondald Reagan’s tenure in the White House. An American and a Soviet are arguing over whose country has more freedom of speech. The American says, “I can stand outside the White House and yell ‘Ronald Regan is an idiot’ and nothing will happen to me! The Soviet s…

Pop-psychology has found fertile soil in social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram, you can find plenty of memes, infographics and listicles about various mental health issues. It can be informative, and I imagine it is also helpful in terms of eliminating stigma and rai…

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department. We’ve relived the horror of that day, watching minute by minute as Floyd’s life was choked out of him, on camera, in broad daylight.

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With visitation to Pikes Peak region parks and trails expected to increase over the next several weeks, a group of six federal, state and local Colorado land managers remind visitors to recreate responsibly on area public lands. Recreating outdoors is an important way of life for all Colorad…

Last week, Colorado Springs City Council decided El Paso County Public Health's board didn’t need representation from women of color, opting to replace Councilwoman Yolanda Avila, who is Latina, with a white man. It’s almost as if there haven’t been yearlong discussions about equity all arou…

If you haven’t noticed, there is an ongoing backlash against women in this country. Among a couple of recent examples are the announcement last week that the United States Supreme Court is taking up a case from Mississippi; it’s a major challenge to precedent set by Roe v. Wade.

It was Sunday morning and there I stood, for the first time in more than a year, in an enclosed space, surrounded by strangers... and not one of them was wearing a mask. And it didn’t bother me in the slightest.

Spring is springing, folks. It’s the season of rebirth and new growth, the end of the coldness and darkness of winter, and the turning the corner to brighter, warmer days.Norse mythology has the concept of the Fimbulwinter, a terrible, endless winter that precedes Ragnarok, the end of the wo…

People often criticize comic books for their ham-fisted writing style. For example, take Stan Lee’s X-Men — a class of people with superpowers, dubbed “mutants,” who are relentlessly persecuted by “normal” humans and politicians who treat them with fear and disgust, despite using their power…

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‘Outrageous,” screeched the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “It doesn’t feel fair,” whimpered a top corporate executive.

When the Waldo Canyon fire hit Colorado Springs in 2012, burning 18,000 acres, killing two people and destroying 347 homes, they called it “a perfect storm.” Then the Black Forest fire of 2013 wiped out 14,280 acres, killed two people and leveled 489 homes and — what do you know — that was “…

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It seems pretty obvious why the CDC suddenly issued its recent guidance that those of us who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear masks in most cases and in most places.

Since Jan. 6, the term “Christian nationalism” has been heard more often. My understanding is that the term reflects a belief that America is defined by Christianity and therefore Christianity deserves privileged consideration. When the Capitol was stormed that day, Bibles and crosses were i…

Spring is here, summer is well on its way, and naturally, feeling inspired by the sun and the light and the warmth … I had to pay a visit to the downtown plant nursery, The Living Room. 

While I haven’t experienced it, I’ve heard from friends and family that they’ve been ridiculed for still wearing a mask in public.I find this both funny and annoying since this pushback is coming from people who, for the last year and half, have cried about their right to choose not to wear …

It’s that time of year... My Facebook feed is flooded with photos of graduations, gowns and quotes on caps.It's great to see. In 2020, COVID-19 robbed kids of a typical graduation experience as the coronavirus pandemic lasted a bit longer than the expected two weeks. Many high schoolers lost…

Morgan M Page is a writer and expert on trans history. She has a podcast called One From the Vaults where she explores important trans historical figures and events.