Q&A with Adam Leech: Hobo Nickel History & Artform Clad in a tie-dye Misfits T-shirt bearing the legend “Punks Not Dead,” Adam Leech doesn’t exactly fit the type for a historian or a practitioner of a centuries-old art form. He shows up to talk with COCO on a vintage scooter speckled with spray paint logos […]
Stitched Together from the Past: The History & Restoration of Ivywild A cool breeze blows down into the dale; chilly for the time of year. High above the plains to the East, on a hill at the foot of the Mountain of the Sun, Tava—or “Pikes Peak,” as the pioneers since called it—is a quiet […]
When Chris Colean moved back to Colorado from Hong Kong in 1996, she wasn’t sure what career she’d find waiting for her here. So she decided to create her own. The Colorado Co-op owner had been working in the fashion industry for 15 years and knew she could bring something different to the Colorado Springs […]
Patterns are all around us. Repeating mailboxes, old rugged brick walls, pairs of shoes on people waiting in line for lunch. Patterns of “ordinary” things often get passed over, because they’re an all too familiar sight. But what happens when we search out beauty in ordinary patterns? Kate’s passion for patterns led her to notice […]
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when drinking alcohol was illegal, and people had to get creative in order to partake. While drinking is far from illegal now, you can still take a step back into the Prohibition era with Lee Spirits, which has opened a speakeasy-style tasting room in Colorado Springs called Brooklyn’s […]
General Palmer would spent many days developing his home nestled in the valley near Garden of the Gods. His estate grew into a property that includes a castle, carriage house and beautiful gardens. Today, Glen Eyrie is a reminder of the rich heritage of the Colorado Springs region and the generous legacy of our city’s founder.
At first glance, Pueblo can remind one of the Wild West. Its history is shaded a little bit rough, a little bit tough—but don’t be fooled by stereotypes and stories. As one walks along the red-stone Riverwalk framing the calm and peaceful Arkansas River in the downtown area, it’s clear that Pueblo’s culture is alive […]
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.
As a blossoming herbalist whose heart is filled with love and respect for the plant world, my vision is to perhaps inspire you to explore and connect with the wilderness on your own and learn from the best teacher: Nature.
Plants are both pure magic and science, teachers and healers. They are a manifestation of the beautiful collaboration between all different elements, including sun, earth, water and minerals.