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Denver and Colorado Springs Ranked Among Worst Drivers in the Nation

October 16th, 2019

A new study put together by Quote Wizard ranked U.S. cities to see who really has the worst driver. Drivers were ranked based on accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and citations that were reported throughout the year. Denver landed a top ten…or rather bottom ten, spot at number 8 for worst drivers in the nation. Colorado Springs was not far behind at number 16. The worst ranked city for driving was Portland, Oregon. Top ranked cities for best drivers include Detroit, MI, Louisville, KY, and Chicago, IL. 10 worst driving cities: 1 Portland, OR 2 Boise, ID 3 Virginia Beach, VA 4 Columbus,... Read More

CPW Says Do Not Put Bobcats in Car with Children

September 21st, 2019

A Colorado Springs woman is being chastised by Colorado Parks and Wildlife for placing an injured bobcat in her vehicle with her child. When the woman saw the animal and initially picked it up, the animal was dazed and unresponsive to the movement. The bobcat had been hit by a car and was injured. The woman called CPW to come retrieve the animal. When CPW removed the bobcat from the car, it was hissing, growling, and clawing in an effort to protect itself. CPW ended up euthanizing the animal due to the extent of its injuries. “It could have been a very dangerous situation for this woman if... Read More

5 Places to Stay With Your Pup in Colorado

July 31st, 2019

1. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs The Broadmoor is already a legendary hotel, and the fact that it’s dog friendly only makes it that much sweeter. The Broadmoor provides beds, bowls, and treats for your furry friend, as well as the Pitty Pat Pet Club, named after Julie Penrose’s poodle. The Pitty Pat Pet Club provides a 24-hour pet menu, walking trails, and pet grooming. 2. Stanley Hotel in Estes Park This spooky lodging is great for ghost sightings, weddings, and your dog! Dogs less than 50 pounds are welcome to stay in The Lodge Upon, a historic, boutique extension of the Stanley.... Read More

Best Patios for Outdoor Dining

July 14th, 2019

It’s been hot hot hot! and I’m loving every second of it. Take advantage of the beautiful weather by enjoying some amazing grub surrounded by friends and family on our roundup of the best patio dining. 1. Cafe Terracotta At Cafe Terracotta in Littleton you’ll find the quintessential brunch experience, complete with homemade bread, out-of-this-world French toast, or their signature burgers, all of which can be accompanied with an alcoholic beverage of your choice. Most importantly, the views from the patio are to die for, as the restaurant is in a Victorian house and the patio... Read More

The Art, Soul, and History of Blues Dancing & Where to Go in Colorado Springs

February 22nd, 2019

What is blues dancing, exactly? Blues is an intricate fusion of concepts from all styles of dance. Blues music allows for improvisation and interpretation that doesn’t exist in many partner dances. It’s a much slower and freer dance than other social dances that allows for virtually any type of connection with the music. The movements and general expressions within blues dancing can take on moods like contemplative, sad, powerful, playful, and poetic. History of Blues Music Today, many passionate musicians and dancers are keeping the blues scene alive. It began in the communities that adored... Read More

Manitou Incline Stands Tall for a Century over the Pikes Peak Region

January 24th, 2019
Manitou Springs

The Manitou Incline is recognized by athletes and locals as the ideal place in Colorado to get a solid cardio training session. It’s one of the area’s most loved workouts. Fitness enthusiasts enjoy the thrill of climbing a vertical mile that’s 2,000 feet tall, the outstanding views, and the accessibility of having such a workout nearby. The trail was initially a railroad track built with 2,744 railroad ties, some of which are now the current steps of the trail. All in all, this workout is an extreme one. It took dedication to get the incline legalized for hiking by a few teams of locals,... Read More

“Super Blood Wolf” Lunar Eclipse 2019

January 16th, 2019

Next Sunday, January 20th, 2019, the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth will cross paths for the last time this decade. With such a unique nickname it’s no wonder this particular event is receiving so much attention. Below are a few explanations to help better understand the excitement around the Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse. A total lunar eclipse officially called a syzygy [ siz-eh-gee], is an almost perfect alignment of 3 celestial bodies and is only possible during a full moon. It is literally a Sun, Moon, Earth Sandwich. Earth is in the middle. A “Wolf” moon,“Old” moon: names given... Read More

To Grinch or not to Grinch: December 2018

December 5th, 2018

    AHHH DECEMBER … “Once you’ve seen one Christmas parade, you’ve kind of seen them all” I thought to myself as I replied to a friend’s invitation via text. Fast forward 2018 — Although I still get the occasional “let’s go snowboarding” text, I often spend my winters participating in the human representation of hibernation. I don’t recall the exact chain of events that led me to this point but, in retrospect, with the exception of my first couple tourist-y years, I can see exactly how this became second nature. Factor 0 familial influences expecting me to be at the next... Read More

Standing Outside Your Own Shoes: On Non-Binary Identification And Your Favorite Restaurants

November 16th, 2018

This article is to not serve as a promotion for any establishments possibly mentioned below, it is strictly an analysis of events and how they were handled. The individuals pertaining to the contents of this piece have asked they remain anonymous. It is no mystery that the area of Colorado Springs is getting older while the clientele that frequent the restaurants are getting younger; and with the younger generations there is a new degree of culture that should be addressed by the management and staff of the restaurants, and like establishments, in this city. One specific culture is non-binary... Read More

“From Colorado Springs to NYC” with Aaron Pfenning

July 7th, 2018
Aaron Pfenning

Aaron Pfenning is a musician who splits his time between Colorado Springs and New York City. He co-founded the band Chairlift and currently records music under the name Rewards. TJ Neathery: Looking through your “resume,” I see that you’ve toured and collaborated with We are Scientists, MGMT, Blood Orange, Solange, The Killers, Phoenix… So as an artist, and coming from a creative writing background because most creative writers are more individualistic than a band where you have to work with three or five other people – how do you see that coming through in your life as an artist?... Read More