Words by Sarah Ray The cock crows. Woodsmoke hangs heavy in the already humid air. An orange hue glows on the horizon as the sun wakes to a land of greens and coppers. Young children scamper to the well, bearing their tiny jerry cans to fetch water for the morning tea. Their mothers are already […]
Miners seeking their riches not only packed their pick-axes to southern Colorado, but brought along their grapevines as well. Makes you wonder: A good backup plan, perhaps? Apparently, the vines established more than a seed in the mind of Governor George A. Crawford, who in 1890, planted 60 acres of grapes and fruit alongside Rapid […]
With thousands of miles of river and a picturesque backdrop, it’s no wonder the sport of fly fishing has become so popular in the Centennial State. But you’ll never understand why so many find zen in the sport until you throw on some waders yourself and spend the afternoon out on the water with Aspen […]
Setting the Barre Higher: Griffin Hill of Pure Barre + Colorado Springs Fitness Week Have you ever wanted to check out a workout studio, but just don’t have the courage to do it? Or do you already go a studio, but find yourself wanting to explore the diversity of what Colorado Springs has to offer […]
Cultivating Makers & Creators: Celebrating the Grand Opening of COCO Crafted Colorado Collective has walked a fascinating journey since it first began as a dream just a little over three years ago. Since our launch, we have been an online magazine and a print publication, and in 2017 we will be redoubling our efforts in […]
Good conversation isn’t hard to come by—it’s people that can be tricky. When you are fortunate enough to find someone of like mind, regardless of the situation, words will come with ease and abundance. We must be intentional about finding these relationships, as they don’t come by often, yet are essential to our growth. As […]
Think about one of your favorite businesses. When you walk into their store or go to their website, what are the reasons you like it? What is the vibe, the atmosphere, the general feel that makes you personally want to associate with this particular company? These are the questions that CoPilot Creative, a branding and […]
Café Earth, a new line of natural home fragrances and body products, was born out of Erica Buelow’s years of experience as an interior designer, small business owner, and her own spiritual journey. To Erica, Café Earth is the culmination of a professional and personal journey to return to natural simplicity. “Our bodies are so […]
Five years ago, Erin Poovey was faced with a choice: to continue working as a sought-after massage therapist in her cousin’s successful Texan massage business, or to attempt something a little radical that would challenge and grow her. She chose the latter and ran the idea of leaving Austin, Texas—along with everything she knew—past her […]
When Ryan Lloyd, founder of Echo Architecture, moved with his wife and son from Portland to Colorado Springs, he wasn’t planning to open his own architecture firm. He just wanted to live in a safe, friendly community with good schools for his son to attend. Luckily for the Colorado Springs community, a series of random […]
Are you looking for a impersonal, brand-oriented restaurant with an extensive menu of hard-to-pronounce exotic foods? Then Juniper Valley Ranch Dining Room does not fit that criteria. Situated 15 miles south of Colorado Springs on highway 115, Juniper Valley Ranch Dining Room lies serenely nestled amidst the dappled, rolling mountains of the picturesque stretch between […]
Alison Brown’s idea for a Salida incubator began in 2013. Her plan was to follow the same model she’d been using at an incubator she’d created in Monument. Her goal was to provide a space for entrepreneurs operating home-based business to grow.
Nestled quaintly in a mesa hillside on the West Side of Colorado Springs sits Ground Up Speed Shop. The owner, Eric Baar, is a gem in the local bike community and beyond. He’s known as a one-of-a-kind custom bike frame-builder. Whether they’re raced professionally or being used recreationally on local mountain biking trails, Baar’s frames take bicycle performance to a higher level of quality and versatility
“Every time I travel to a different country, I get a new idea,” he said, citing a concept for a motorcycle seat dreamed up on a bike trip across Nicaragua last year. “Everything we create is inspired by our adventures.”
When Charles Masinton opened Charlie’s Cash and Carry grocers in the small town of La Veta Colorado in 1937, he probably didn’t know just how important his store would become to the community.