It’s been a long, difficult year for those in the arts community, their friends and families. As many of you know, Gerry Riggs (former Director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS), local artist Timber Kerwin and, now, Jason Zacharias (pictured above) of OpticalReverb Art Hub have all recently taken […]

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On today’s Big Something, we’re recommending the incredible investigative series that Dave Phillips wrote for the Gazette about the brutal and terrifying effects that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is having on soldiers, their families and, in turn, our entire community. If you haven’t read it yet, we strongly encourage you to do so as […]

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Anyone who’s traveled beyond the hallowed cul-de-sacs of Colorado Springs’ exurbs knows that most people who don’t live here see our city the way we’re portrayed in the mainstream media: “The Evangelical Vatican,” “that place with the pretty rocks,” etc. Last night’s episode of 16 and Pregnant about local teen-mother Ebony […]

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Wet Pets

On June 9, 2009 By

We were just as surprised as you probably are that there’s a Southern Colorado Koi Club (socokoi.org). The club held its first benefit auction this past Saturday at Badgers Tree Moving out east of town and we just had to go out and gawk. Fish named Golem, $40,000 collections, bear fences … it […]

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