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A Present to the Nation

A Present to the Nation

In a rather fortuitous way, Coloradans will repay the nation’s outpouring of support for this summer’s history-making wildfires with a Christmas gift.

The Invincible Fruitcake: The Gift We Love to Hate

The Invincible Fruitcake: The Gift We Love to Hate

It’s that time of year again. The fruitcakes are back. No, not anyone you know, just the thousand-pound cake that you receive as a gift and probably pass on to someone else. It’s a shame, really, that these weighty confections have gotten such a bad rap, but have you ever seen one on a restaurant menu?

A Cautionary Tale

A Cautionary Tale

North El Paso County resident Kent Wilson completed a free home energy audit last year offered by his utilities company. • “We did a great job–maybe too good a job–of sealing everything,” he says.

A Mammoth Undertaking

A Mammoth Undertaking

Jambo the elephant reaches through the bars and tries to snag the photographer’s camera. She’s curious about the crowd outside her pen. The newest elephant at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo also is curious about all the construction going on around her. Little does she know, a new world is waiting for her and her roommates – Malaika, Lucky and Kimba.

Tablescapes: Setting the Holiday Stage

Tablescapes: Setting the Holiday Stage

Whether you’re hosting a formal dinner for 12, a casual family affair or holiday open house with friends, creating the perfect tablescape requires a little creativity, a lot of common sense and following a few simple rules along the way.

Snowcats Prowl the Rocky Mountains

Snowcats Prowl the Rocky Mountains

There you are, tucked into a warm, cozy snowcat, rumbling over the mountains around Winter Park while a blizzard is brewing outside. Through its huge windows, you see skiers and snowboarders frantically trying to get in one last run or ride before inclement weather shuts them down.

A Colorado Springs Tradition Lives On

A Colorado Springs Tradition Lives On

One of the greatest holiday traditions in Colorado Springs takes place atop Pikes Peak every New Year’s Eve.

Gotta Go?

Gotta Go?

Fifty-six-year-old Colorado Springs resident Cathy had just finished dinner at a downtown café with a couple of friends. Following a nice meal and great conversation, the trio decided to stroll Tejon, ducking into a new store they’d been wanting to check out. All was well until Cathy felt the familiar, instant and pressing urge to go to the bathroom. Gazing around the new store, she knew there would be no public restroom. She didn’t have much time, literally seconds, and with a quick, “I’ll be right back,” she darted out of the store and down the street in search of a restroom.

Celebrities Talk Turkey

Celebrities Talk Turkey

Imagine this: In the glow of candlelight, your holiday table glitters with crystal and silver. Your guests are seated. You sweep into the room with your perfectly browned turkey on a silver platter, and everyone cheers. If you think this exists only in Norman Rockwell paintings, you’re mistaken.

The Real Faces of Pikes Peak Homeless

The Real Faces of Pikes Peak Homeless

Single mothers, toddlers and infants: the homeless in Colorado Springs are a very family-centered population.

Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe

Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe

The holidays are a time to eat, drink, decorate and share good times with friends and family. However, the same treats and trimmings considered harmless for humans can be hazardous to your pet’s health. Colorado Springs Style, together with the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, would like to offer pet owners some helpful hints to keep their pets happy and healthy during the holiday season.

Caribbean Retreat

Caribbean Retreat

The Caribbean has long been a prized destination for travelers from around the world, and its appeal is seemingly unwavering. People visit the Caribbean islands to escape, to recharge and to enjoy life at its grandest amid picture-perfect backdrops in every direction.

Spend a Day in Pompeii

Spend a Day in Pompeii

Natural disasters capture the world’s attention. It’s that combination of horror, hope and fascination that keeps us glued, even against our will and better judgment, to the news reports of a tsunami, an earthquake or a fierce wildfire.

Art Through Example

Art Through Example

Some of the Pikes Peak region’s most accomplished conductors, musicians and performers aren’t content to simply headline concerts or take bows for their work. Instead they lead by example, ready to educate those who would become the next Leonard Bernstein, Kenny G, Placido Domingo or Renée Fleming.

Revitalizing The Hill

Revitalizing The Hill

Perched on its hill above downtown, the former Fish Market has lately been surrounded by more weeds than pines, but Mitchell Yellen and partners are determined to transform the visible eyesore into The Pinery on the Hill, an all-inclusive event venue designed on the model of their The Pinery in Black Forest.

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