Santa, seasonal treats, and savings during the downtown Holiday Stroll
(Colorado Springs, CO) The heart of Colorado Springs has transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations, ice skating, and seasonal beverages. A perfect time to explore downtown Colorado Springs is on Wednesday, December 6th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., during the annual Holiday Stroll. Stores will be open late with excellent deals and dining specials.
A sweet tradition returns to this iconic Colorado hotel
(Colorado) Gingerbread has been a cherished holiday tradition for centuries. The sweet treat has a nostalgic aroma and taste that is warm and comforting during the holiday season.
This miniature town in Old Colorado City is full of holiday cheer
Michael Garman, a talented sculptor of worldwide acclaim, created an enchanting 3,000-square-foot miniature city called Magic Town. The nostalgic, bustling neighborhood has a pizzeria, barbershop, movie theater, diner, hotel, laundromat, and so much more.
All Aboard! Remembering our history as we plan for the Front Range Passenger Rail
I clutched my ticket for the Colorado Midland Railway under the June blue sky and smiled at my sister as we checked our luggage into the freight car, she was so excited she couldn't wait, a dream of hers since she'd eyed the western oil painting in our grandfather's library when she was nine, I was six. I only saw the cowboys trying to fight Comanche warriors but she only saw the wildflowers. We purchased two tickets with our teaching savings on the Missouri Pacific and connected at Union Station in Denver. The trip southward toward Pike's Peak was delectable as we saw eagles swooping and antelopes running near the great mesa at Castle Rock. Colorado Springs was warm and sunny as we arrived so we bought two boxed lunches from the man with a food cart and found a little spot outside the depot. She squinted through her clear blue eyes which reflected off of the sky and it hurt looking at her, I squinted too, "Dad would love it here," she said and smiled unwrapping her sandwich and continued looking toward the impossibly wonderful sky, "do you see the moon, it's so clear and visible in the afternoon here, amazing." "Yes, it looks happier," I said and we laughed. I tried to look like her, she wore her wide-brimmed brown hat, stylish but useful, it shadowed her eyes deliciously. Men always stared at her and they did that afternoon as usual, her nails were always pretty, her lips delicate, her smile gentle. I grew up a tomboy, wanting to play ball with the boys in town, ski, even play with snakes. But here we are now in our twenties and headed on the train westward to Gunnison to stay with our Aunt and her ailing husband for a week before we head into Telluride to see Bridal Veil Falls in the San Juan Mountains. We could hear visitors discussing Nikola Tesla's laboratory here in town, numbers and street names were blurted out as to its mysterious location, "They say he's a shy man who creates dangerous tests on electricity, and he seems quite a celebrity but he's very reclusive and apparently never comes into town they say!" My sister loved the local gossip. "He does have about nine patented inventions at Niagara Falls, maybe he's serious and doesn't prefer social events," I reminded her. The ticket man waved everyone toward the train, "All Aboard!" We boarded Midland car #113, where we found our reserved seats and unloaded our books and journals. We declined a private room with a bunk so we could stay out on the balcony of the Observation Car #111 looking at the stars, maybe see the Milky Way, it was so deliciously dark here I could almost see Venus clearly.
Man Arrested After Attempting to Steal Car; Ramming Police Vehicle
A man was arrested Thursday morning after getting caught attempting to steal a car and ramming a police vehicle while trying to flee the scene. The Colorado Springs Police Department blotter reported that the incident began at around 4 a.m. when officers were called to the 1300 block of East San Miguel Street on a report of a motor vehicle theft in progress. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a male matching the description provided, and the suspect —identified as Jacob Rodriguez— was witnessed by officers as he attempted to steal the car, according to the department's blotter entry.
Gifts galore at the Cheyenne Mountain High School Holiday Craft Fair
(Colorado Springs, CO) Craft fairs are an ideal place to find unique gifts for those hard-to-buy-for family members and friends, and this weekend shoppers can attend a craft extravaganza.
The Resurgence of Elegance: The Growing Trend of Stamped Concrete Driveways
Concrete driveway Colorado Springs projects have evolved far beyond their conventional role as a mere functional necessity in home improvement. Once primarily chosen for its stability and durability, concrete driveways are now stepping into the limelight as a canvas for artistic expression, with homeowners increasingly opting for stamped concrete to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their homes.
Colorado Springs Man Arrested for Thanksgiving Day Robbery
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In a notable incident disrupting the holiday spirit, a 20-year-old man, Thaddeus Reyna, has been arrested in connection with a Thanksgiving Day robbery in Colorado Springs.
Fort Carson Cooks Go into Overdrive to Prepare Thanksgiving Meals for Charity
According to soldiers in charge of the event, who spoke with Army Times, soldiers from Fort Carson, Colorado, are continuing a decades-long tradition by working with community groups in Colorado Springs to cook Thanksgiving meals for those in need this week.
At-Fault Driver Leaves Seriously Injured Passenger at Accident Scene
According to a report in the Colorado Springs Police Department blotter, a driver who caused a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Chelton Road and Valley Hi Avenue Tuesday afternoon fled the scene of the accident on foot, leaving behind a seriously injured passenger. Officers responded to the accident scene at around 3:33 p.m., and Chelton Road was closed south of Airport for some time for the investigation. At the time of the report's publication, officers were still working to identify the fleeing driver.
Governor Polis Commemorates Club Q Tragedy Anniversary
On the one-year anniversary of the Club Q tragedy, Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued a heartfelt statement, calling for hope and love in memory of the victims. The governor's words echoed the sentiments of resilience and unity within the Colorado Springs community.
Escaped Inmate Luis Fernando Certa-Regaldo Located in Larkspur Barn
An inmate who escaped custody earlier this week was found hiding in a barn in Larkspur, Colorado, as reported by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday morning. The inmate, Luis Fernando Certa-Regaldo, was located by a citizen and deputies without incident.
Lawyer Terminated After Citing ChatGPT Fabricated Cases, Others Fined for Same Reason
Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing various professions, and the legal field is no exception. However, recent incidents underscore the risks associated with trusting AI capabilities blindly, as some lawyers have experienced the consequences of relying too heavily on AI tools like ChatGPT.
"Armed and Dangerous" Lone Tree Murder Suspect Last Seen in Colorado Springs
The Lone Tree Police Department is seeking information about a murder suspect who was last seen in Colorado Springs and is considered armed and dangerous. Victim Michael Lohmeier was found deceased in his vehicle on November 4 in a parking lot near the 8500 block of S. Yosemite in Lone Tree. Lohmeier, a resident of Centennial, was 73. 29-year-old James Matthew Neal was identified as a suspect in the case.
Bondsman's Report Results in Arrest of Wanted Teens
On Thursday night, a bondsman followed several wanted individuals as they arrived at a residence, and his report to the police led to their arrest. According to a report posted in the Colorado Springs Police Department blotter, officers responded to the bondsman's report in the 6500 block of Turret Drive and relied on additional information that one of the parties had a handgun.
Colorado Springs Vets Sound the Alarm: Rise in Mysterious, Life-Threatening Dog Illness
A mysterious respiratory illness affecting dogs in Colorado Springs has veterinarians on high alert as cases continue to emerge. The illness presents with symptoms such as cough, fever, and pneumonia, and it has been severe in some cases, leading to hospitalization and even death.
23-Year-Old Previously Reported Missing Discovered Deceased Near Intemann Trail
MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — The City of Manitou Springs has confirmed the discovery of the body of Corbin Debautte, a 23-year-old previously reported missing from Louisiana. Debautte was found deceased on Friday, Nov. 10, near the Intemann Trail in Manitou Springs.