When TED talks, people listen. The immensely popular lecture series will make its UCCS debut May 5, bringing with it a potpourri of speakers hailing from near and far. “Flourish” is the title of the half-day, independently organized event. Presented by the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, speakers will ruminate, in 18-minute blocks, […]
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More than half a century ago, a grassroots organization took shape, made up of parents who wanted to make sure their developmentally disabled children received the right kind of education. That’s how one of the largest nonprofits in the nation got its start. And locally, The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region continues to re-invent […]
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While there is little venture capital spent in Colorado Springs these days, history suggests the local economy has always been fueled by bold entrepreneurs who love risk, seek opportunity and are always in a hurry. Case in point: the Colorado City Glassworks. On Feb. 9, 1889, Jerome Wheeler and five other businessmen incorporated the Colorado […]
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“If you’re lucky, you get one or two good ideas in your life,” said TheatreWorks founder Murray Ross. “When I came to UCCS in 1975, I literally arrived in a cloud of dust. The school was only 10 years old and the road wasn’t paved. I had been hired teach Shakespeare and start a theater […]
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“Forty percent of film festivals last for only one year,” said Linda Broker, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute. But that’s not the case with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, slated for its annual run Nov. 13-15. Founded in 1987, the festival is the longest continuously running women’s film festival in […]
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Those familiar with the rich photographic history of the Pikes Peak region know all about the works of William Henry Jackson, Laura Gilpin and Myron Wood. They came to Colorado Springs for a variety of reasons, and their work here lives on even after their deaths. But other photographers followed in their footsteps — and […]
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“We have to keep them, because they’re Van Briggle tiles,” said Kevin O’Neil, showing off the historic tile adorning part of the 1917 Santa Fe Railway Station, which O’Neil is repurposing as a collaborative workspace called Catalyst Campus. Clumsily renovated into office space during the early 1980s, the station badly needs a makeover. O’Neil and […]
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Before 500 attendees at the Pioneers Museum’s annual fundraising breakfast on Aug. 27, museum curator Leah Davis Witherow unveiled what may be the most exciting Colorado Springs startup since … well, perhaps since General Palmer’s survey crew drove the city’s first stake at what is now the southeast corner of Pikes Peak and Cascade avenues […]
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One year ago this weekend the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience opened at El Pomar’s Penrose Heritage Museum. The heritage museum originally opened in 1941, blocks from its newest iteration, which is located just across the street from The Broadmoor Hotel. It exhibits a variety of unusual transit modes, from carriages that were once part […]
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When the El Paso County Courthouse was completed in 1902, the building’s clock tower was a favorite perch of local commercial photographers. Their photographs, many available in the Pikes Peak Library District’s digital archives, show an urbanist’s dream. It was a dense, low-rise, busy, eminently walkable city. Everything was within reach — it was a […]
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Having started a career in archaeology in her home state of California, nothing on Nicole Anthony’s resumé hinted at her future in the arts. She attended a STEM-centric high school in Carson, graduated with a degree in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and worked on projects and expeditions in South America. But […]
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In the rarefied world of fine art and antiques, there are museums, wealthy collectors, high-level dealers, auction houses and, at the bottom of the pecking order, “pickers.” The latter include folks who haunt garage sales and auctions looking for stuff to list on eBay as well as sophisticated connoisseurs who can recognize extraordinary pieces, and […]
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