Hyped as the “Worlds Best Beer” by many, Westvleteran Xll will be available for a very short time.

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Each summer a particular refreshment seems to mysteriously make its way from our subsconscious toward our frontal lobes to become the mascot drink of the summer. Last year it was rosemary lemonade with Manitou spring water. This summer it’s Key Lime Mango Lassi (all due credit to my wife and the ready […]

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We can always count on the Pikes Peak Public Library District for some amazingly campy old Alexander Film Company commercials shot locally. These two reels of 7-Up commercials shot in and around the Pikes Peak region offer a “lively and sparkly” taste of a more innocent, yet glamorous time in our recent past. See you there!

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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Registrar Michael Fox invited us down to take pictures of their collection of Manitou’s spring water bottles for the past century and narrated this brief, but highly informative history of water bottling in the region. Don’t miss all the great label designs, which you can see ore closely by watching the slide show in full screen.

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Meet your favorite new summer beverage and mixer.

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Yesterday we brought you the first part of “A Local’s Unofficial Tour of Manitou’s Springs” Part 1 (which you can watch HERE). Here in Part 2 you’ll learn which spring is most likely to make you angry and which spring is named after a long-forgtotten 8’6″ basketball coach. Enjoy!

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As tourist season fast approaches, Craig Richardson goes along with locals Jim Jackson, Birgitta DePree, Don Goede and Warren Epstein for a tasting and tales from the gurgling fonts that give Manitou Springs half its name. Click HERE for Part II.

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · At the University of Michigan, two students have created an online guidebook with tips for other low- and middle-income students trying to manage the high costs of college.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · Track and field’s world governing body announced new restrictions on female athletes who naturally produce higher-than-normal levels of testosterone.
 

April 26, 2018 | NPR · For years even the most predatory student loans have been impossible to default on, but one lawyer has discovered a loophole that makes it possible.
 

Arts & Life

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · In this disjointed and bewildering French film, Isabelle Huppert plays a mousy schoolteacher who gains a more assertive — and occasionally lethal — persona after being struck by lighting.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · In this delightful French tale, Juilette Binoche plays an amorous, tart-tongued artist. Filmmaker Claire Denis seems to have created “a fresh sub-genre: the looking-for-love comedy procedural.”
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · Two young women (Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa) launch into a relationship, resolving to be completely truthful with each other. The film’s insistent nature lacks subtlety or modulation.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · The singer and chef details a “toxic” marriage defined by mental and physical abuse, the second accusation of violence to be made by a former partner of the rapper.
 

Mountain Stage
April 26, 2018 | NPR · Hear the Gullah-inspired sounds of Ranky Tanky’s self-titled release, performed live by the powerful jazz quintet based out of South Carolina.
 

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April 26, 2018 | NPR · In a statement today, Tim Bergling’s family lamented the machinery of the music industry and cited the producer’s aversion to the spotlight.
 

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