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3 years 7 months ago

Get fit in the Garden

Too many ice cream cones this summer? Grazed your way through funnel cakes, Indian Fry Bread and turkey legs at the Colorado State Fair? It's time to get back into shape! The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center will celebrate the first Get Fit at the Garden...

3 years 8 months ago

Protect yourself from rattlesnakes

There have been several well-publicized cases of rattlesnake bites in southern Colorado in the past month. All victims are out of the hospital and recovering. If you're interested in learning more about rattlesnakes and how to protect yourself, a naturalist at Cheyenne Mountain State Park will hold a program...

3 years 8 months ago

Meet Olympian Rachael Flatt Wednesday

In an event designed for kids, Colorado Springs Olympian Rachael Flatt will appear at the World Figure Skating Museum Wednesday, July 28. Flatt is a spokesperson for Reading is Fundamental, the oldest and largest nonprofit reading organization in the US. Visitors will learn about the steps and training...

3 years 8 months ago

Fun for Kids: Art Lessons

Kids bored? The Starsmore Discovery Center is offering Children's Art Lessons Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Art professional, teacher and exceptionally talented painter Dave Koller will be in the Starsmore gardens to lead a watercolor painting lesson on for kids 9 -15 years old....

3 years 8 months ago

Local festival raised $25,000 for charity

If you hoisted a few pints last weekend, you contributed to a successful event that raised $25,000 for charity. The 2010 Springs Beer Fest in Antlers Park drew 1,800 attendees. The $25,000 raised is being donated to Friends of Cheyenne Canon, a non-profit organization and conservation group that...

3 years 8 months ago

International Music Festival in Colorado Springs

Performers from Japan, Australia, Kyrgyzstan and Mexico are all in Colorado Springs this week for the Pikes Peak International Music Festival in Harmony. The Colorado Springs Children's Chorale is hosting the festival which includes events throughout the week including: Tuesday, July 27, 7:00 p.m.: Opening Ceremony - The...

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado Springs Beer Fest this weekend

If you love micro-brews, this is your weekend to sample lots of beers and mingle with like-minded aficionados. The Springs Beer Fest will be held Saturday at Antlers Park in downtown Colorado Springs. You may sample beers from more than 30 brewers eat amazing food and enjoy live music....

3 years 9 months ago

Geology Walk at Garden of the Gods

Find out more about the geology of Garden of the Gods on a guided tour of the park Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. The tour will be led by Jay Perkins, through the Central Garden. For more information or to make a reservation, phone 219-0108.

3 years 10 months ago

Hike for Habitat in Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Hike for Habitat in Colorado Springs this Saturday at America the Beautiful Park. The charity builds simple, affordable houses for low-income families in El Paso County.Since 1986, they've built 99 homes. The 4.5 mile walk will go through America...

3 years 10 months ago

Rock Ledge Ranch open for the summer

Colorado Springs' living history museum, the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, is open for the summer. For the young and young-at-heart, costumed interpreters will tell the stories and demonstrate work, tools, and abilities of local residents through four time periods, from the 1700s through the first half of the...

3 years 10 months ago

Cog Railway train safely off the Peak

Colorado Springs is packed with out-of-town visitors as family and friends prepare for Wednesday's graduation at the Air Force Academy. Dozens of tourists got more excitement than they expected when their Cog Railway train was trapped on Pikes Peak for a time by a downed power line and grass fires....

3 years 10 months ago

Free Garden of the Gods program Tuesday

Do you ever wonder about the animals that you see while hiking through Garden of the Gods? If so, you can get your questions answered Tuesday by Bret Tennis, Program Coordinator for the Park. Tennis will discuss wildlife diversity during Lunch and a Look Tuesday at 11 am, Garden...

3 years 11 months ago

Beethoven's Eroica at Pikes Peak Center this weekend

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform classical compositions in concert this Saturday at the Pikes Peak Center. The orchestra will play Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" and Elliott Carter's Variations for Orchestra. Discounts are offered for students, active military personnel, and seniors -- those discounts are available at...

3 years 11 months ago

A glimpse at General Palmer's family life

If you're a local history buff, you have a chance to learn more about General Palmer's family life from Susan Fletcher, historian at Glen Eyrie. Fletcher's insights come from the diary of Dorothy Comyns Carr, as she presents "Two Twenty-Something Girls Talking About Glen Eyrie." Her lecture will be...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado Springs planting trees Friday

Colorado Springs has a long history as a promoter of trees--this year the city celebrates its 33rd year as a "Tree City USA" and Colorado Springs Utilities' award for the 15th year as "Tree Line USA." Friday, the city will celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees and honoring the...

3 years 11 months ago

Watershed Access Concept Plan revised

Colorado Springs Utilities is revising the Watershed Access Concept Plan. Based on public feedback received on the Concept Plan, the following modifications are being considered. * Negotiate limited hunting possibility with the Colorado Division of Wildlife * Extend the proposed route for the Ute Indian trail to the...

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