We've all seen those molded green plastic soldiers; they're a staple of every kid's childhood and, thanks to the Toy Story series, heroes of the big screen. But we've never seen plastic soldiers like this -- begging for money, assaulting women, placing a rifle under their chin. It's the arr ... More >>
Are gays and porn really two of the biggest issues in the upcoming Colorado Springs municipal elections? According to Focus on the Family, they are. As noted by the Colorado Springs Gazette, FOTF has assembled a candidate survey in advance of the April 5 vote -- and three of its eight questi ... More >>
Fox31 Update below: The Denver Parks and Rec Department has unveiled the final draft of its master plan for Washington Park. The 133-page document calls for things like improving the loop road and moving the parking lots away from Smith Lake. You know what it doesn't call for? Reducing the ge ... More >>
Should a zero-tolerance school drug policy always be zero tolerance? That's what some people are asking because of the headline-grabbing tale of the Colorado Springs sixteen-year-old who is not allowed at school when he uses the medical marijuana he's been prescribed by his doctor because of ... More >>
Yee-haw! Twenty-four Colorado breweries will round up some wild firkins this weekend and drive them down to Colorado Springs for the seventh annual Firkin Rendezvous. Hosted by Bristol Brewing Company, the rendezvous -- February 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. -- is a fundraiser for the Colorado Brewers ... More >>
You may have seen it already, but if not, it's worth a few minutes. On December 30, a man in Colorado Springs narrates an outrageous situation in Colorado Springs in which nearly every vehicle that tried to make it up the street ends up sliding back down and smashing into the prone cars below ... More >>
I love holiday beers. But that's not all that Colorado's breweries are putting out right now. Here are five beers that have just been released -- or are about to be -- that were brewed simply because, well, because Colorado is awesome. Double Rainbow Trinity Brewing, Colorado Springs Black ... More >>
Colorado Springs' slide guitar-playing bluesman Grant Sabin is truly a throwback. The multi-instrumentalist's baby face contradicts both his gruff voice and his repertoire, which includes not only his own modern work, but tributes to Son House and Jimi Hendrix, as well.
Kent Lambert.It doesn't take much to be a Shmuck of the Week: Just add the term "R-Colorado Springs" to the end of your name. It's a sure bet. Take former state senator Dave Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs, who landed on the list a whopping three times, or representative Larry Liston, R-Color ... More >>
One of the main arguments for the marijuana-legalization measure that Californians will vote on today is the tax revenue that legal pot would bring to struggling communities -- ones like Colorado Springs, which may launch a police squad funded by a new pot of pot money
According to attorney Jessica Corry, a hearing is set for today in a lawsuit against a medical marijuana dispensary ban ballot measure in El Paso County. But in case the suit fails, opponents of County Question 1A are moving ahead with their campaign, including an event today presenting argum ... More >>
Trinity Brewing in Colorado Springs has released the label for its Double Rainbow saison and there's only one way to describe it: "It's so intense!" That's right, the brewery is a beer -- due to be tapped on October 24 as a dessert beer during a saison dinner -- based on the phenomenal Doubl ... More >>
A Flickr photoThis past Friday, a rave was scheduled at the Phil Long Event Center in Colorado Springs -- and the local police force was ready. The cops were stationed nearby when the doors opened, and before the party wound down at 4 a.m., nineteen people had been arrested for a potpourri o ... More >>
Spoken Intellekt and the rag tag band of MCs known as The Famm are fast becoming one of the more notable names in the Colorado Springs underground hip-hop scene. After forming in '08, they've worked the local circuit fiercely, and if you've gone to see anyone from People Under The Stairs to ... More >>
Should I leave room for cream?The bikini barista coffee shop trend may have only begun in Colorado (for more on two stores in Colorado Springs, see below), but it has reached full, mature size in the Seattle area, where a "pop-punk" band called Quickie recently released a song and video dedic ... More >>
LetUsVoteCOS.org.In early June, several Colorado Springs locals filed paperwork to put a medical-marijuana-business ban on the November ballot. Since then, I've tried to reach petition signatories or anyone else representing the group. And today, I finally succeeded. Unfortunately, though, t ... More >>
There are a lot of weird religious stories coming out of Colorado Springs -- the city that two decades ago set out to recruit religious-organization headquarters as an economic development move. But this could be the weirdest. Looks like it's time to change that sign on the stretch of I-25 kn ... More >>
Petitioners want this outlawed.Does Colorado Springs' conservatism stop at the bong? That's the view of some participants in the community's medical marijuana scene thanks to moves by the Springs city council to regulate, not crush, the industry. Nonetheless, there's a citizen-led move afoot ... More >>
Colorado Springs Lawyer Patric Louillier says he wouldn't turn down this guy -- unless he lacked the proper documentation.The Colorado Springs attorney who was the subject of a post yesterday about his refusal to admit a disabled woman and her seeing-eye dog into his office -- a decision that ... More >>
Photo courtesy Cheyenne Mountain ZooKitchi, Kitchi, go!Escape is tough for a lot of zoo animals, since they stand out in urban environments like sore elephants. But because otters are indigenous to Colorado, not to mention small, quick and wily, they have a fighting chance to frustrate would ... More >>
Hope the thieves have a green thumb...Marijuana is a lot easier to steal once it's been cultivated and packaged. So perhaps it's an indication of how good the security systems are at Colorado Springs dispensaries that early this morning, three goons invaded a home in the city's Sand Creek sub ... More >>
Not a photo of Colorado Springs.When most of us think of diverse towns, Colorado Springs isn't the first place that leaps to mind. But somehow, someway, the Springs is one of four U.S. communities to win a City Cultural Diversity Award from the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials ... More >>
Are you getting a rise out of this?Thank goodness Lamar Advertising is safeguarding the morality of Colorado Springs residents. Otherwise, chaste locals might be caught in the embarrassing situation of sprouting an erection caused by a puppet. Granted, that puppet, a character from the play ... More >>
In December, King Soopers employees approved a new contract offer, while Safeway workers rejected pretty much the same package. But Albertsons staffers were mostly silent -- until now. According to the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 website, "Albertsons has offered a tentative ag ... More >>
Metal fans rejoice, for you have much to be thankful for this week, especially tonight! In case you happened to miss it last week, we published two in-depth Q&As with two of metal's most revered acts, both of which just happen to be playing our great state tonight. Down south, Converge is du ... More >>
New music: The Mansfields, who just completed a tour with the Queers, will be recording a new album in Atlanta, and Joe Queer will be reportedly producing it. Hello Kavita has posted three new songs ("Sunday," "To a Loved One" and "Ok") on its MySpace page from the forthcoming album the outfit has b ... More >>
The Beer NinjaPerhaps, in the distant past, beer drinkers have looked down their red, shiny noses at alfalfa sprout-munching yoga lovers, while those body-mind-and-soul spiritual types disdainfully ignored the smelly hopheads. But not anymore. The Bristol Brewing Company in Colorado Springs has cre ... More >>
Colorado Springs will see hell on wheels when the roller girls come to town.
And we're not talking Jon Caldara.FoxNews contributor Michelle Malkin is now an unlikely resident of Colorado Springs -- not exactly the state's hot spot for barbecue. So where did she get the whole roasted pig (and rolls) that she brought to the State Capitol yesterday for Caldara and company's "no ... More >>
Gotta love the matter-of-fact nature of the Mansfields. The Colorado Springs outfit, which continues to enjoy frequent spins on Rodney on the Roq's specialty show, Sunday nights on KROQ, took the time to fashion a list of frequently asked questions for anyone who might be interested in doing an inte ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls play a double-header in the Springs.
A queer turn of events on a Colorado Springs playground.
The Black Sheep
Make a break to Colorado Springs. No, you don't have to be religious.
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