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Colorado Springs……………….…....……6 Fountain Valley……………….……………8 Fountain, Security & Widefield
Falcon………………………………...…..9 Tri-Lakes Region……………….............10 Woodmoor & Gleneagle, Palmer Lake, Black Forest
Monument……………………………....11 Manitou Springs……….……………. ....12 Ute Pass Region……….……………......14 Cascade, Chipita Park & Green Mountain Falls Woodland Park, Divide, Cripple Creek & Victor
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Military Installations & Resources…….....15 Veteran & Military Resources…………....17 Education…………………………….…20 Attractions & Entertainment……….…....30 Sports & Recreation………………….....38 Basics…………………………………....44 Business Connections………………......51 Civics……………………………………..57 Health Care……………………………..58
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Welcome to the Pikes Peak Region … … Colorado Springs, CO The Colorado Springs ASource© is designed to assist individuals, families and businesses in acclimating to the Pikes Peak Region. Use ASource to explore this amazing place where America’s prairie meets the front range of her majestic Rocky Mountains. Learn about the diversity and history of Colorado Springs and its substantial contribution to the freedom and safety of the world. Gain an understanding of how innovation, superior job talent and a “world class” economic development support system creates outstanding opportunities for businesses big and small. Enjoy Colorado Springs’ quality of life that is best reflected in the friendly people you meet and its unique blend of different lifestyles. From active urban, “chilled out” mountain or quiet suburban with a view – there are unlimited options. Throw in a full slate of cultural assets and unsurpassed recreational resources and you have a vibrant region that many envy but few can duplicate. If you’re on the go, use the online version of the Colorado Springs ASource at www.pikespeakcountry.com. Its easy to follow magazine format and ability to link to the thousands of websites contained in this book makes the online ASource a handy resource to have available anytime, anywhere, 24/7! And if you’re looking to keep up to date on what’s happening in the Pikes Peak Region follow The Daily Plug for Colorado Springs at www.facebook.com/csdailyplug - the Colorado Springs Asource’s social media platform – Like It, Follow It. From Keaton Publications Group – Welcome to Colorado Springs! Larry Ribits, Publisher
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Community Profiles Colorado Springs
A rich history, coupled with an enviable quality of life, has been instrumental in Colorado Springs’ development. Colorado Springs began as the dream of General William Jackson Palmer who envisioned a city of the future with a mountain backdrop where culture, temperance and gracious living would define the community. Under his watchful eye temperance was strictly enforced in Fountain Colony, the original name for Palmer’s young city, which quickly became known as Colorado Springs – a derivative of the bawdy miner and miller town of Colorado City and the mineral springs in the nearby town of Manitou Village. Colorado Springs found it was surrounded by more than scenic wealth when gold was discovered in Cripple Creek in 1891. The discovery of gold brought people anxious to share in it: promoters, industrialists, gamblers, and even artists and writers flocked to what was touted as the richest city per capita in the nation. The extravagant homes built by crusty old miners that became millionaires is now an exclusive neighborhood near downtown that is also home to Colorado College. Following the decline of the Cripple Creek gold fortunes around 1909, the young Colorado Springs economy declined. But civic minded businessmen, led by Spencer Penrose, determined that with the invention of the automobile, tourism could bring
the town back to prosperity. So in 1915, a road was built to the top of Pikes Peak, proving that the newfangled contraption could literally go just about anywhere. A year later, the inexhaustible Penrose began building the Broadmoor Hotel, which opened two years later. Under Penrose’s leadership the natural tourist-attracting beauty of the area acquired world class facilities making Colorado Springs a unique tourist destination. From these beginnings the city has seen continuous and sometimes explosive growth. Its location along with its sunny and generally mild weather patterns made it an ideal location for the development of a significant military presence, as well as defense related high-tech industries. Small business and tourism are also important contributors to Colorado Springs’ overall economic profile. And intertwined in all of this is Colorado Springs’ long history of being a prime training ground of Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Today Colorado Springs is home to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), U.S. Paralympics, 20+ National Olympic Governing Bodies, more than 50 National Sports Organizations, the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and the future U.S. Olympic Museum. It’s no wonder that Colorado Springs promotes itself as OLYMPIC CITY USA! And to think, it all started as one person’s dream.
City of Colorado SpringS addendum
Area: 194.68 square miles. Government: City Council-Mayor Housing - City Median Home Value (March 2017): Housing prices vary widely: Colorado downtown $244,000; Northwest $332,000; Briargate $311,000; Powers $253,000; Falcon $245,000; Northeast $241,000; East $206,000; Old Colorado City $198,000; Central $192,000; Southeast $166,000 Average Household Income: $73,000 Economic Base: Well diversified with information and technology businesses, military, defense industries, health care, education, retail downtown, established and new residential areas. Library: Pikes Peak Library District, Administration 531-6333, www.ppld.org. See “Basics” section in this publication for branch locations. Local Newspaper: The Gazette (daily) 632-5511, www.gazette.com, subscription to electronic edition is available. Location: In the foothills of the Rampart Range (Rocky Mountains), 6,000 feet above sea level, 70 miles south of Denver off I-25. Medical Services: Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, www.penrosestfrancis.org, 776-5000; Memorial Hospital Central, 365-5000, www.uchealth.org (See Health Care).
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Parks & Recreation: 9,000 acres of parks, 5,000 acres of “open space”, Palmer Park, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Memorial Park, Sertich Ice Arena, Tennis Center, Senior Center, 3 Community Centers, 2 golf courses, public pools and beach, sports programs for all ages and abilities. Population: Approx. 456,568 (2016) Post Offices: 201 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 570-5336, www.usps.com. There are numerous locations around the Springs area. Log on for maps, shipping rates, and passport information. Protection: 911 Emergency; Police 444-7000; Fire 385-7204; El Paso Sheriff 390-5555 (dispatch), 520-7100 (front desk). Schools: Colorado Springs School District 11. (See School Chart) Tax Rate: 3.12% City Sales Tax, 1.0% RTA Tax, 1.23% County Sales, 2.9% State Sales, Total 8.25%. Transportation: Mountain Metro Fixed route bus service, Metro Mobility ADA para-transit, Colorado Springs airport (See “Basics” for detailed information. Utilities: Colorado Springs Utilities, Comcast Cable, TDS Baha Broadband, Mountian View Electric, Black Hills Energy (See Basics) City of Colorado Springs 30 S. Nevada Ave., Ste. 101 • Colorado Springs 80901 385-2489 • www.coloradosprings.gov The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau 515 S. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 635-7506 • www.visitcos.com
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Fountain Valley is about ten miles south of Colorado Springs and thirty miles north of Pueblo, Colorado. Fountain is the only incorporated city in the valley. The communities of Widefield and Security are high density housing developments. All three communities are neighbors to Fort Carson, one of the youngest installations in the U.S. Army. The growth of Fort Carson, “The Mountain Post”, has had a profound positive impact on the valley and each of the three communities. New housing, businesses and retail opportunities are sprouting up all over adding to an already impressive quality of life. People like living in Fountain Valley because of the great schools, small town charm, affordability and proximity to big city amenities.
Average Household Income: $63,000 Population: 28,058 Housing: $219,500 (2017)
With its front-range vista, Fountain has a climate with long stretches of sunny days and semi-arid mild temperatures. It also has an abundance of quality of life amenities. On a daily basis, residents can choose to enjoy a leisure or adventurous lifestyle with recreational activities including hiking, biking, golfing, hunting, fly fishing or horse riding. Fountain has coupled the wide-open character of its old west roots with responsible planning for measured growth and infrastructure development. Its mission is to build a sustainable community that is not only focused on the future but in preservation of its beautiful historical landscape. Fountain is one of the few remaining places where housing is not only affordable but also offers a variety selection, from planned neighborhoods with distinctive charm to rural land acres for custom homes and expansive lifestyle living. With a strong military presence in the area, the community has a high commitment to education. Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 school system has received many awards, including the “Leadership in Learning Award” given to outstanding school districts in the United States for excelling in student achievement. Fountain also strives to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit in support of small business development through its alliance with the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about this All-American City log on to www.fountaincolorado.org.
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Security & Widefield
Average Household Income: $67,000 Population: 38,000 (2017) Housing: Security $215,000 Widefield $215,000 (2017) Security was established in 1953 and was so named to make prospective residents feel safe. Widefield came into being in the mid-1960’s when Widefield Homes began construction of this high density housing development. Security/Widefield comprise the largest unincorporated area in Colorado. Today these communities are experiencing significant growth that could potentially triple the numbers of homesteads over the next 20 years. Widefield School District 3 serves the Security/Wide field communities and takes on several key functions normally performed by municipal governments. The school district manages the Community Center (Widefield Community Education and Recreation Services), oversees the Security Public Library and has built trails and parks in the area for the citizens of the school district. Its students enjoy a wide variety of curriculum choices in up to date facilities with low student-teacher ratios. Planning for the district is a key component of success as it positions itself to meet the demands that come with the future growth expectations.
Since 1888 Falcon has been home to those wanting to escape the city life. The diverse topography, stretching as far as the eye can see, is made up of rolling grasslands dotted with densely treed areas, â€œwatering holesâ€? and prolific wildlife. Falcon captures the hearts of those wanting to live on the open range, but with modern amenities.
like Meridian Ranch and Banning Lewis Ranch are helping to fuel this fast paced growth. Schools, housing and commercial activities are keeping pace and there is active consideration to take the necessary steps to incorporate Falcon as a city and growing suburb of Colorado Springs. Like the open spaces from which it came, Falcon is a place of never ending possibilities.
With a prolific rate of growth the Falcon area is expanding at an impressive rate even by Colorado standards. Large scale communities
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El Paso County/Centennial Hall 200 S. Cascade • Colorado Springs 80903 Public Information Office: 719-520-6540 adm.elpasoco.com
The Tri-Lakes Area:
Communities Working Together
The Tri-Lakes area is approximately 19 miles north of Colorado Springs along I-25 and is made up of five communities: Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle and Black Forest. At an average altitude of 7,000 feet, Tri-Lakes offers a diverse landscape of rolling hills, mountain terrain and thick forests. It is a vibrant place to live with residents enjoying first class cultural activities, medical care, educational facilities and a wide variety of outdoor recreation. There are great choices in dining, lodging, shopping and attractions and Tri-Lakes is home to a thriving arts community with galleries displaying the works of local and regional artists. Tri Lakes is also home to the United States Air Force Academy. Come visit the Tri-Lakes area, you’ll be glad you did.
42 Valley Crescent • Palmer Lake 80133 481-2953 • www.townofpalmerlake.com Housing: $299,000 (2017) Average Household Income: $123,000 Population: 2,590 Palmer Lake is located three miles northwest of Monument at an elevation of 7,200 feet above sea level. It was established in 1872 atop the Palmer Divide to provide water for the steam engines of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. The surrounding area remained largely ranch and farmland until the Air Force Academy opened in 1958. Soon housing for Academy staff and military retirees began to take hold with growth accelerating in the late 1980s and 90s as Colorado Springs began to migrate north. Palmer has a unique charm and is home to the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. Housing developments offer a wide range of breathtaking views and amenities. Progress is also evident with the significant commercial development along I-25 and a school system considered one of the best in the state.
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Median Housing Sale Price: $480,000 (2017) Average Household Income: $125,000 Population: 14,387 (2017)
Black Forest is the dark patch of thick pine you notice north of Colorado Springs when you fly into the city. Black Forest is rural and the residents are pretty set on keeping it that way. Many homes are situated on five or more acres with abundant wildlife inhabiting the woods. The many ranches that dot the area raise everything from llamas to Arabian horses. Temperatures average about ten degrees cooler than Colorado Springs, the growing season is about a month shorter and the area receives more moisture, especially in the winter. Black Forest is only fifteen minutes from the malls and shopping centers located in the northern part of Colorado Springs. Residents enjoy miles of trails in the rolling, wooded hills of Fox Run and Black Forest Regional Park. The Quality of Life in Black Forest is reflected in priceless recreation, nice homes and good schools…all with a little wilderness thrown in for good measure.
Black Forest is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Paso County, Colorado. A CDP is a community that lacks a separate municipal government, but otherwise resembles an incorporated city or village. CDPs provide data on population identified by name, but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located.
Woodmoor & Gleneagle
Gleneagle Woodmoor Housing: $367,000 (2017) Housing: $429,000 (2017) Median Income: $108,000 Median Income: $115,000 Population: 6,611 Population: Approx. 9,000 Woodmoor and Gleneagle are unincorporated communities in the Tri-Lakes area. Woodmoor is on the east side of I-25 at exit 161 and Gleneagle is just south along I-25 adjacent to the Air Force Academy. An explosion of new housing developments has made Woodmoor a popular place to live in the Springs. Wooded lots, tennis clubs and championship golf courses are featured in many of the communities. Area schools have kept pace with growth and have established a reputation for quality education. With plentiful recreation and a steady improvement in shopping, commercial and medical services Woodmoor and Gleneagle have a lot to offer. Gleneagle Civic Association Woodmoor Improvement Association 1691 Woodmoor Dr. • Monument 80132 P.O. Box 31 • Monument 80132 www.gleneaglehoa.org 488-2693 • www.woodmoor.org Gleneagle North Homeowners Association 387-1524 P.O. Box 1922 • Monument 80132 488-5883 • www.gnhoa.com
town of MonuMent - addendum Area: 4.6 square miles Government: Statutory– Board of Trustees and Manager. Housing: Monument: $429,000 (2017) Average Household Income: $ 134,000 Economic Base: Diverse blend of rural, residential, retail and light industry. Library: Pikes Peak Library District Monument Branch, 1706 Lake Woodmoor, 488-2370, www.ppld.org. Local Newspaper: Tri Lakes Tribune, 481-3423, Monument Newsletter Online @ townofmonument.org Location: North of Colorado Springs along I-25 at the base of the Rampart Range. Medical Services: Tri-Lakes Health Pavilion (Centura Health) Memorial and Penrose-St. Francis Hospitals. (See Health Care) Parks & Recreation: Limbach Park, Dirty Woman Creek Park, Lavelett Park, Concerts in the Park, Sculpture garden, Community garden, , Monument Lake, Monument Rock, Monument Creek Trail Population: 6,420 (2017) Post Offices: 545 3rd St., Monument, 719-488-5878; 1-800-ASK-USPS for all. Protection: 911 Emergency. Police 481-3253, Tri-Lakes/ Monument Fire Department 484-0911. Schools: Lewis Palmer School District 38 (See School Chart) Tax Rate: 3.00% City of Monument, 1.23% County, 2.9% State, Total 7.13%. Utilities: Black Hills Energy (gas) 888-890-5554, Mountain View Electric 719-495-2283 (Falcon Office) Comcast supplies cable. (See Basics) Monument Water Department 719-424-0846 Monument Sanitation District 719-481-4886 Monument Town Hall 645 Beacon Lite Rd. • Monument 80132 • 719-481-2954 www.townofmonument.org Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce 166 Second Street • P.O. Box 147 • Monument 80132 719-481-3282 • www.trilakeschamber.com
Monument is a swiftly growing town located at the base of the Rampart Range. Monument is bordered by Pike National Forest on the west, Colorado Springs and the United States Air Force Academy on the south, the City of Castle Rock on the north and rolling plains to the east. Residents enjoy recreational hiking and biking trails, fishing and other outdoor amenities. Once home to potato farming and ice harvesting, the town has grown to a community filled with small businesses, convenient retail centers, excellent schools, art and history. Monument enjoys unique galleries and boutiques, restaurants and business offices. During the holiday season the area is a favorite stop for locals and tourists to enjoy celebrations such as Small Town Christmas and arts and craft fairs. Summer finds the town filled with beautiful flowers, Art Hop events, a huge 4th of July Celebration, Concerts in the Park and several family summer activities.
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Manitou Springs City of Manitou Springs 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 80829 685-5481 • www.manitousprings.org Population: 5,600 (2017) Average Household Income: $75,500 Median List Price of Home: $370,000 (2017)
Manitou Springs is forever linked with the mineral springs around which it was founded. Its’ waters were used for the treatment of digestive disorders by the Ute, Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Kiowa I ndians for centuries. It was a sacred place of peace for them. In 1833 Albert Gallatin Boone, grandson of frontier legend Daniel Boone, brought his ailing sons to the springs and John C. Fremont wrote of the waters in his 1842 Rocky Mountain exploration report. In 1847, George F. Ruxton came to the springs and wrote extensively of his experiences with the healing waters. These reports attracted others who came to explore the new frontier.
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General William J. Palmer and Dr. Bell saw the mineral springs as an attraction for tourism. When Palmer bought the springs and surrounding area for development in 1870, he called the sacred Indian waters ‘Manitou’, after an Indian figure portrayed in the Longfellow poem, Hiawatha. With the new name of Manitou Springs and the coming of the railroad, the area quickly attracted wealthy tourists and guests. Manitou Springs was laid out like a European spa town, with numerous public facilities and parks. In 1880, Manitou Springs was the number one tourist destination in Colorado. By the late 1890’s, the town had a Queen-Anne style bath house, two railroad connections, numerous spring pavilions, the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad and many natural attractions. Visitors to Manitou Springs came to escape city life, breathe cool mountain air and drink the medicinal waters. Presidents McKinley, Roosevelt and Grant, P.T. Barnum, photographer William Henry Jackson and Thomas Edison came to enjoy the charms of the town. During your stay, please sample the waters that made Manitou Springs famous. You will find your visit as unique and wonderful as all those who came before!
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Ute Pass Region Ute Pass is an inviting gateway to the natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains. The Ute Indians used the pass
to get from the mountains to the plains. It was later used by the Midland Railroad to access the Cripple Creek gold fields. Today, Ute Pass is the path used by Colorado Springs residents and visitors to experience the Teller County wilderness and those who seek a different type of lifestyle.
Woodland Park City of Woodland Park
220 W. South Ave. • Woodland Park, 80863 687-9246 • www.city-woodlandpark.org Population: 7,222 • Median Household Income: $68,000 Median House Price: $340,000 (2017)
Woodland Park is the largest city in Teller County. It primarily benefits from the tourist trade, with thousands of campers spending time in the surrounding forests and gamblers travelling to the Cripple Creek casinos. Woodland Park is a high level (literally – 8,465 ft. altitude) alternative to living in Colorado Springs. As more people seek a life style that takes advantage of the outdoor lifestyle the community is experiencing residential and commercial growth that is creating a unique identity for this “city above the clouds”. Woodland Park’s downtown district is home to delightful shops and galleries, many specializing in western jewelry, clothing and art. Dining options range from simple coffee house to fine dining, with some local gems for donuts and Bar-B-Que. Residential opportunities are varied, but all have what seems to be the overwhelming common denominator – wooded lots with spectacular views. Quality education is provided by the Woodland Park RE 2 School District. Woodland Park has all the ingredients to turn the casual visitor into a long-term resident.
Cripple Creek & Victor
Cripple Creek City Hall 337 E. Bennett Ave Cripple Creek 80813 • 689-2502 www.cityofcripplecreek.com Population: 1,155 (within city limits) Income: $55,000 Median Home Value: $152,000 (2017)
City of Victor 500 Victor Ave. Victor 80860 • 689-2284 www.victorcolorado.com Population: 405 Income: $65,000 Median Home Value: $92,000 (2017)
Victor, the City of Mines, sits on the side of Battle Mountain at 9,800 feet, with streets once paved in gold now lined with history. Cripple Creek started life as an old West gold town, offering a hard life and slim chances to make it rich. Modern Cripple Creek still offers the dream to strike it rich. Casino gambling is the new “source” of gold. Happily, Cripple Creek casinos do not overwhelm the community as they have been integrated into the old west gold town look of Cripple Creek. Besides the casinos, families can enjoy re-enactments of old west gunfights, museums and mine tours, a number of theater groups and the ever present artist colony. Cripple Creek and Victor deserve exploration!
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Cascade, Chipita Park & Green Mountain Falls Town of Green Mountain Falls
10615 Green Mountain Falls Rd, P.O. Box 524, Green Mountain Falls 80819 www.gmfco.elpasoco.com • 684-9414 Population: Green Mountain Falls 656 (2017) Chipita Park-Cascade 1,331 (2016) Average Household Income: $73,000 Median House Price : Green Mountain Falls $245,000 (2017) Chipita Park/Cascade $261,000 (2017) The three Ute Pass communities of Cascade, Chipita Park and Green Mountain Falls stretch through the pass between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. Historically, these communities were the sites of summer homes and grand hotels for visitors desiring cool weather and beautiful mountain settings. They also served as way stations for stagecoaches and the railroad. Today these communities provide the perfect getaway for those who desire something off the beaten path, but still want accessibility to all the modern conveniences. Sleek contemporary homes share space with rustic homesteads in breathtaking mountain settings. The award winning schools of Manitou Springs School District 14 serve the area with all types of outdoor sports and activities are just out your back door!
Divide Teller County Government
112 North “A” Street • Cripple Creek 80813 For specific information/departments use website: www.co.teller.co.us Population: 4,043 • Income: $69,000 • Median Home Value: $243,000
Divide is about seven miles west of Woodland Park and sits atop Ute Pass at 9,280 feet. The town name came about because water run-off divided to the north, south, east and west at this point. Located at the entrance of Mueller State Park visitors to and residents of Divide take full advantage of the park’s many trails and the abundant wildlife. Divide offers a wide variety of homes – log cabins built right into the mountains, farms and ranches with thousands of acres and newer homes in exclusive gated communities. A small but active chamber of commerce works tirelessly to promote commercial and residential development while maintaining the pristine quality of life enjoyed by all. You can contact the chamber at www.dividechamber.org
The military has a major presence in Colorado Springs dating back to the 1940’s. Colorado Springs is home to five military installations. This in turn has led to a thriving defense industry which is one of the cornerstones of the Pikes Peak Region’s economy. This military presence will continue to have an major impact on the local economy and Colorado Springs’ “personality”.
Cheyenne Mountain air force Station
As one of the Army's youngest installations, Fort Carson – The Mountain Post - sits on 137,000 acres just south of Colorado Springs. It owns an additional 236,000 acre training site in southeastern Colorado. Fort Carson is the state's 2nd largest employee and accounts for $2.2 billion economic impact in El Paso County. Named after the famous frontiersman, Kit Carson, the fort was established in 1942, three weeks after Pearl Harbor.
Cheyenne Mountain had its origins in the Cold War as a high-tech underground complex that housed the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). NORAD provided early warning radar protection from aircraft, missiles and space vehicle threats directed at the United States and Canada. Since the end of the Cold War activities have not diminished at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, but have evolved to meet the realities of a changing world.
Currently the post has a population of 24,000 active duty military and is served by over 3,300 civilian employees. The post has been home to nine different divisions and a number of smaller units since its creation in 1942. At present, Fort Carson is the home of the 4th Infantry Division, the Army's most balanced division with light infantry, armored, Stryker, aviation and sustainment brigades. The "Ivy" Division is celebrating its centennial December 10, 2017.
The 4.5 acre, 15 steel building complex, constructed in tunnels and chambers cut into Cheyenne Mountain’s rock hosted four commands: North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). It was the central collection and coordination center for a worldwide system of satellites, radars and sensors that provide early warning of any missile, air or space threat to North America. It is also the focal point for air defense operations that would counter air, missile or space attacks on the continent.
Throughout the years, the mission of Fort Carson has remained as it was in the past - training troops to be combat ready. It's extensive on post training range areas and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site provide ideal facilities for large force-on-force maneuver training and live fire training. In 1995, the troops of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) moved to Fort Carson. In 1999, Fort Carson became the headquarters for the 7th Infantry Division, which is in charge of training National Guard personnel. It was also home to the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment that deployed in 2003 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. In 2006, the 3rd ACR left Fort Carson for Fort Hood, Texas. In 2009, 4th Infantry Division once again took up residency at the Mountain Post. Additional changes are always underway at the fort but it is safe to say that Fort Carson will continue to have a significant impact on Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. http://www.carson.army.mil
Cheyenne Mountain is a unique facility apart from the fact that it is over 2,000 feet underground, has 25-ton blast doors to protect it from nuclear attack and is essentially a city built on springs that allows it to move up to 12 inches in any direction. It is a joint and bi-national command that is made up of personnel from the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Canadian Armed Forces, with command centers staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recently, certain commands stationed at Cheyenne Mountain were shifted to Peterson Air Force Base. Cheyenne Mountain still has several ongoing missions and is available for use in critical emergencies. www.cheyenne.af.mil
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united States air force academy Authorized in 1954, the United States Air Force Academy came to Colorado in 1955 at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver. At the same time construction began in Colorado Springs on the permanent site of the Academy, which was occupied by the wing of cadets in 1958. As the training ground for tomorrow’s Air Force leaders the scenic 18,000-acre campus doubles as university and boot camp. Each year approximately 10,000 men and women vie for the 1,000 slots available for entering freshman. There are 4,000 cadets attending the academy. While many cities in the United States support colleges and universities or have military bases within their boundaries only a few have a facility that combines the unique attributes of both into one. The Academy has become a well-known landmark of Colorado Springs and a reliable contributor to the quality of life shared by all in the Pikes Peak region. With its “Commitment to Excellence” the United States Air Force Academy enjoys a rich history with its host community and looks forward to meeting the challenges of the future through the accomplishments of its cadets. www.usafa.mil
peterson air force Base Located east of Colorado Springs and adjacent to the Colorado Springs Airport off US Highway 24, Peterson AFB traces its roots to the Colorado Springs Army Air Base established on May 6, 1942. On December 13, 1942, it was renamed Peterson Army Air Base in memory of 1st Lt. Edward Peterson who was killed during takeoff from the base on a training mission. Known as Pete Field the base served at varying times as a training site for photo reconnaissance, bomber, and fighter missions. Today, it is home to the 21st Space Wing who provides missile warning and space control to unified commanders and combat forces worldwide. The 21st Space Wing is also the most geographically dispersed Wing in the Air Force with members located in over 20 units spread through many countries. Team Pete is hosted by the 21st Space Wing who supports over 50 tenant units, including the 302nd Airlift Wing (reserve), as well as several headquarters including Air Force Space Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command and Army Strategic Command. Sharing a flight line with the City of Colorado Springs allows Peterson AFB personnel to work closely with the City to ensure vital services are available when the mission requires it. The 302nd is the only Air Force Reserve wing with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) to aid in fighting wildfires. The fire department and Explosive Ordinance Disposal teams are also available to the Airport at any time. More information about Peterson AFB can be found at their website, www.peterson.af.mil
Schriever afB Schriever Air Force Base is one of the newest bases in the United States. It is a satellite-control facility 12 miles East of Colorado Springs. In addition to being home to the 50th Space Wing, proudly called the “Master of Space,” it is also home to the Space Innovation and Development Center, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization’s Joint National Integration Center, the 310th Space Group and other tenant units. The 50th Space Wing’s motto comes from its heritage origin: The World War I 50th Fighter Group, from the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing in Hahn Air Base, Germany, which later transitioned to Colorado Springs under the title of Falcon Air Force Station. In June 1988, Falcon Air Force Station was designated Falcon Air Force Base. Then, on January 30, 1992, the 2nd Space Wing was inactivated and the 50th Space Wing took its place. On June 5, 1998, Falcon Air Force Base was renamed Schriever Air Force Base in honor of retired Gen. Bernard A. Schriever, who
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pioneered development of the nation’s ballistic missile programs. Schriever Air Force Base is the only Air Force base that has been named after a person who was living at the time. Gen. Schriever died June 20, 2005. Today, the 50th Space Wing operates remote tracking stations, satellite operations centers and other command and control facilities around the world. These facilities monitor satellites during launch, put the satellites in their proper orbits following launch, monitor and control the satellites while they are in orbit, fix satellite anomalies when they occur and dispose of satellites when they reach the end of their useful life. The 50th Space Wing controls a worldwide network of military satellite tracking stations; making Schriever the Department of Defense’s primary military space systems control facility. Additionally, Schriever is unique as one of the few Air Force bases to be without a flight line or aircraft flying missions and still contain more than 9,000 personnel. www.schriever.af.mil
Veterans and Military Resourcs Education and Employment Assistance
Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC Military Affairs Council Program Coordinator………………………………………719-884-2829 coloradospringschamberedc.com
Peak Military Care Network 1257 Lake Plaza Dr. #220.…………………………………719-577-7417 www.pmcn.org Connects service members, veterans and family members with wide variety of resouces.
Pikes Peak Workforce Center 1675 Garden of the Gods, Ste 1107.………………………719-667-3700 www. ppwfc.org Workshops and labs covering resumes, interviews, computer skills, job searches. Calendar posted online.
SCORE Chapter 26 Counseling………..…www.coloradosprings.score.org 3 Locations, one website. • Catalyst Campus 559 E. Pikes Peak………...………………………………719-636-3074 • Monument/Tri Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 166 Second Street.………………………………………719-481-3282 • Woodland Park 210 E. Midland…………….………………………………719-687-9885
Women in Defense - Rocky Mountain Chapter P.O. Box 75026, Colorado Springs 80970 www.rockymountainwid.org Professional development and networking, community outreach, and mentoring. Membership applications online.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs www.benefits.va.gov…………………………………………800-827-1000 Information about education, training and GI Bill.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITy CONTACTS Colorado State University - Pueblo Veterans Educations Benefits Office
www.csupueblo.edu • 719-549-2910
Pikes Peak Communty College Department of Military and Veterans Programs
www.ppcc.edu • 719-502-4100 “Veterans Upward Bound,” placement, testing, degrees and program information available online.
Regis University Coloardo Springs Veteran Resource Center
www.regis.edu • 303-964-6810
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs
www.uccs.edu • 719-255-3253 For detaile services and benefits provided, log-on to website.
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Veterans and Military Resourcs Health and Human Services Colorado Springs Outpatient Clinic 3141 Centennial Blvd.………………………………………719-327-5660
Peterson Air Force Base Health Clinic
Colorado Springs Veterans Center
www.peterson.af.mil 559 Vincent St. Bldg 959…………………………………..……524-2273
602 S. Nevada...…….………………………………………719-471-9992
Crawford House (Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition) www.cvrcforvets.org 415 S. Weber.….…………………………719-477-1639 Provides safe emergency housing through referrals.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) • Chapter 26 Knob Hill 6880 Palmer Park Blvd.……………………………………719-591-8787 • Jessie Martinez #50 1830 N. Academy Blvd……………………………………719-640-8097 • Mountain Thrift Store www.mountainthrift.com 2444 E. Platte Ave., Colorado Springs…………………..719-636-2537 • DAV Service Center (claims & benefits) 660 Southpointe Ct., Ste. 316……………………………719-785-4164
El Paso County Veterans Services www.adm.elpasoco.com 5850 Championship View, Ste. 130.………………………719-520-7750
Evans Community Hospital (Fort Carson) www.evans.amedd.army.mil 1650 Cochrane Circle, Ft. Carson 80913……………………719-526-7473
Military Health System - United Health Care/Tricare www.tricare.mil The Pentagon, Washington D.C.….………………………877-988-9378 Healthcare plans and enrollment
Military One Source www.militaryonesource.mil .………………………………800-342-9647 Department of Defense website provides information about facilities, benefits and services, the Wounded Warrior program, and relocation.
Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence 530 Communications Cir., Colorado Springs 80905 www.mtcarmelveterans.org .………………………………719-309-4714 Provides wide-range of programs and services for veterans, military and their families in transition.
National Resource Directory www.ebenefits.va.gov Connects wounded warriors service members, veterans, families and caregivers. • Veterans and Military Crisis Line…………………………800-273-8255 • Caregiver Support Line…………………………………..855-260-3274 • Wounded Warriors Resource Center……………………800-342-9647 • Homeless Veterans………………………………………..877-424-3838
Nurse Advice Line 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week……………………..…1-800-TRICARE 874-2273
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Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention www.pikespeaksuicideprevention.org 704 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs….………………..……719-573-7447 24/7 Crisis Line……………………………………………….844-493-8255 Support groups for adults, children, family members, and friends available.
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center www.pptrc.org 13620 Halleluiah Tr., Elbert, CO 80106………………..……719-495-3908 “Operation Mack-Healing With Horses” this program is designed for the special rehabilitation needs of military personnel recovering from injuries such as traumatic brain, amutation, and PTSD. The objectives are based on each riders individual needs.
Schriever Air Force Base Health Clinic
www.schriever.af.mil 220 Falcon Pkwy…………………………………………………524-2273 Health and Wellness Center………………………………..……567-3752
Teller County Veterans Services
www.teller.co.us 800 Research Drive, Ste. 230 • Woodland Park.…………719-686-5526
The Home Front Cares
www.thehomefrontcares.org 1120 N. Circle, Ste. 7, Colorado Springs…………….(office) 719-434-1407 Help Line……………………………………………………………434-1501 Provides emergency grant money for essential expenses and referral services to those needing counseling or other support.
The Independence Center
www.theindependencecenter.org 729 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs……………………………..……471-8181 Independent living services and programs for those choosing to stay in their own homes.
U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital
www.usafa.af.mil 4102 Pinion Dr., Air Force Academy 80840………………..…… 333-5111
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
www.benefits.va.gov.………………………………………877-222-8387 Downloadable applications for a wide variety of benefits including pensions, home loans, educational, and life insurance.
Fort Carson Connections Citizen Soldier
P.O. Box 12687, Colorado Springs 80902 www.citizensoldierconnection.org…………………….….423-333-4431 Connects soldiers and their families with volunteers in the community, providing a support network.
Fort Carson Child, youth and School Services (CyS)
1590 Prussman Blvd, Bldg 1518 www.carson.armymwr.com 719-526-1101, Military DSN 312-691-1101
Fort Carson Army Wellness Center
1590 Prussman Blvd, Bldg. 1843 www.evans.amedd.army.mil/wellness/……719-526-3887, DSN 691-3887
Disabled American Veterans - Transition Office
1626 O’Connell Blvd., Bldg. 813 Room 331, Fort Carson www.dav.org .……………………………………………………524-2346
Veterans Voice www.veteranvoice.com The Veteran Voice Inc., published monthly
Stars and Stripes
DSN 312-763-0900, Civilian 202-761-0900 • www.stripes.com Department of Defense authorized daily newspaper with home delivery or mail subscriptions available based on location.
Military.com Online news for all military branches.
SpringsMilitaryLife.com 632-5511 Online publication by the Gazette
Associations and Posts American Legion Posts
Pikes Peak Council of Governments
www.coloradolegion.org There are active posts in Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Palmer Lake, Cripple Creek, and Woodland Park.
www.trea.org Log on for Chapter information, locations, and various phone numbers.
Fort Carson Regional Growth Plan and Joint Land Use Study www.ppacg.org .……………………………………………719-471-7080 Data and maps. 1305 McCollogh Bldg. 5510……………………………………526-1818
Warrior Family Community Partnership
6391 Wetzel Ave., Blg. 1524 .…………………………….……526-8749 Provides information regarding adoption, family services, education employment, etc.
The Enlisted Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars www.vfw.org There are posts throughout the area including the Air Force Academy, Monument, Fountain, and Woodland Park.
Colorado Springs Military News Group………………….719-634-5905 www.csmng.com • The Mountaineer (Ft. Carson) • Schriever Sentinel (Schriever Air Force Base) • Space Observer (Peterson Air Force Base)
The Gazette www.usafa.af.mil/news/academyspirit.asp • Academy Spirit (Air Force Academy) The Retired Enlisted Association "The Voice" www.trea.org/thevoice.html Monthly e-mag
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center offers free classes for active military, veterans and family members. For those looking to express themselves or need a new way to get inspired, check out the Center’s course catalog online – you never know!
Veterans Today www.veteranstoday.com Military and Foreign Affairs online journal
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The quality of education plays a significant role in establishing the reputation of a community. Colorado Springs’ commitment to excellence in education is reflected through the number of choices and exceptional value of its public and private schools, colleges and universities.
P U B L IC S C HO OL DI S T R IC T S I N C O L O R A D O S P R I N G S SCHOOL DISTRICT, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, WEBSITE
1110 Chapel Hill Dr. 719-234-1200 Colorado Springs 80920
Rockrimmon, Briargate, Peregrine, Air Force Academy, Glen Eagle, Pine Creek, Wolf Ranch, Flying Horse, Black Forest, Woodland Hills, Cordero, Interquest
Online Learning, AP and Honors, plus vo-tech, gifted/talented, IB* for k-12.
Cheyenne Mountain District 12 1775 LaClede St. 719-475-6100 Colorado Springs 80905 www.cmsd.k12.co.us
Broadmoor, Cheyenne Canyon, Skyway Park, Broadmoor Bluffs, Broadmoor Glen, Stratton Preserve
Numerous AP and Honors classes, gifted/talented, Vo-ed grades 11-12. Colorado Springs District 11 www.d11.org
1115 N. El Paso St. 719-520-2000 Colorado Springs 80903
IB* program, numerous AP and Honors classes, ESL, magnet schools, Gifted & Talented, full day K.
Cripple Creek Victor RE-1 www.ccvschools.org
410 North B St. Cripple Creek 80813
AP classes, tutoring, free health care, headstart, tech lab. Falcon District 49 www.d49.org
10850 E. Woodman Rd. Peyton 80831
10665 Jimmy Camp Rd. Fountain 80817
AP and Honors classes, college classes through PPCC and CSU-Pueblo, area vo-tech program. Harrison District 2 www.hsd2.org
1060 Harrison Rd. 719-579-2000 Colorado Springs 80905
Numerous AP/Honors classes, gifted/talented, AP Leadership Academy, science resource center.
Lewis Palmer District 38 www.lewispalmer.org
146 Jefferson 719-488-4700 P.O. Box 40, Monument 80132
Honors and AP classes, gifted/talented program, area vo-tech with Pikes Peak Community College, extensive art/theater courses.
Manitou Springs District 14 www.mssd14.org
405 El Monte Place Manitou Springs 80829
I-PAD program, honors, vo-tech, gifted/talented, fine arts program Widefield District 3 www.wsd3.org
Woodland Park RE-2 wpsdk12.org
155 Panther Way Woodland Park 80863
AP & Honors classes, vo-tech program w/ Pikes Peak Community College, online program
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Cripple Creek, Victor, and SW Teller County
Northeast Colorado Springs and Falcon Area
ACT: 18.6 Woodland Park, Divide, Florissant
2G 13 1B
2016-2017 FORMULA FUNDING
South & Southeast Colorado Springs
Manitou Springs, Cedar Heights, Crystal Park, Cascade, Chipita Park, Green Mountain Falls
North El Paso County, incld. Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Black Forest
ACT: 18.7 Fountain, Fort Carson, Rock Creek Twp.
Gold Camp Hills, Ivy Wild, Rustic Hills, Mountain Shadows, Norwood, Wagon Trails, Old Colorado City
1820 Main St. 719-391-3000 Security, Widefield, part of Fountain, 1D Colorado Springs and other rural areas. Colorado Springs 80911
Numerous AP/Honors classes, dual credit thru UCCS & UCD, career/tech ed. pathways, K-12 online program
AP and Honors, Gifted/Talented, Vo-tech thru PPCC, IB* program. Fountain Fort Carson District 8 www.ffc8.org
NUMBER OF SCHOOLS 2016-2017 C* E J M HS A-V FUNDED PUPIL COUNT
2016 TEST SCORES – ACT GRADUATION % STUDENTS (All Juniors Tested) RATE (2016) CONT. ED.
SPECIAL OFFERINGS Academy District 20 www.asd20.org
B K-8 Grades IB International Baccalaureate C Mountain Vista Home School Academy Includes variety of night, online and digital learning opportunties D K-5 Only E Home school curriculum and “cottage school” enrichment activities. F Montessori Public Elementary and High School Prep G Middle/High School Campus, Elementary thru high school campus Note: Some charters have numerous campuses but we give it 1 school count. Many are not full K-12 programs. (Colorado League of Charter Schools, www.coloradoleague.org) *Funding information can be found at: www.cde.state.co.us
NOW ENROLLING Preschool - 8th Grade Aftercare available
Colorado Springs’ premier, centrally located Catholic School
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Call for your personal tour (719) 632-5092 x.103 www.corpuschristicos.org/school
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Recipe for Earth-Friendly
STEPS FOR COMPOSTING 1. Assemble yard waste and clippings. Mow your leaves; cut yard clippings into small pieces. 2. Start with a layer of organic materials such as shredded leaves and grass clippings. 3. Water the layer until it is as moist as a wrung-sponge. 4. Add a 2-3 inch layer of garden soil or compost mix. 5. Continue layering, watering and mixing as you go. 6. Every 2-3 weeks, mix the compost materials to add air for microorganisms. 7. Check to make sure the composting mixture is moist. 8. In 5-6 months, harvest the finished compost!
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One part green and two parts brown, Makes the compost turn to ground. Add some water and some soil, Turning is the only toil!
Grass clippings Leaves (shredded if possible) Soil and compost Garden wastes: old flowers Pine needles Fruit & vegetable peelings Straw
DO NOT COMPOST Dairy products Oils and fats Diseased plants Cooked food
Young weeds (no seeds) Coffee grounds and filters Sawdust (in small amounts) Clean, ground egg shells Wood ash from fireplace Hair Old fertilizer; potting soil
Bread Pet manure; cat litter Meat, fish, bones Weeds with seeds
Soiled paper Black walnut leaves Charcoal and ashes Treated wood
Colleges & Universities Colorado Christian University Southern Colorado Regional Center (Adult & Graduate Studies) 1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 105 Colorado Springs 80920 719-867-5800 • www.ccu.edu
Colorado College 14 E. Cache La Poudre Colorado Springs 80903 719-389-6000 • www.coloradocollege.edu
Colorado State University-Pueblo Main Office: Visitor and Transfer Center 2200 Bonforte Blvd. Pueblo, Colorado 81001 719-549-2100 • www.colostate-pueblo.edu • 2864 S. Circle Drive 719-442-2264 • Fort Carson: 719-526-2509
Colorado Technical University 4435 N. Chestnut St. Colorado Springs 80907 855-230-0555 www.coloradotech-springs.com
DeVry University 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Colorado Springs 80920 719-632-3000 • www.devry.edu
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 1675 Long St., Building 1117, Rm. 106 & 107 Fort Carson • 719-576-6858 www.worldwide.erau.edu
Everest College 1815 Jet Wing Dr. Colorado Springs 80916 719-638-6580 • 888-223-8556 www.colorado-springs.everestcollege.edu
Students who attend a 4-year public college/university in Colorado will need to earn the following to meet the Higher Education Admission Requirements*: English Math (Algebra 1 and higher) Natural/Physical Science (2 yrs. lab-based) Social Sciences (at least 1 yr. U.S. or World History) Foreign Language Academic Electives (vary by high school)
Nazarene Bible College 1111 Academy Park Loop Colorado Springs 80910 719-884-5000 • www.nbc.edu
Pikes Peak Community College 719-502-2000 • 800-456-6847 www.ppcc.edu
*Do not apply to community college admission. Minimums only, some schools tougher.
A variety of courses are offered at the military sites:
Air Force Academy – 719-502-4300 Peterson AFB or Fort Carson – Peterson – 719-502-4300 Fort Carson – 719-502-4200
• Centennial Campus 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80906
• Rampart Range Campus 11195 Hwy. 83 Colorado Springs 80921
7450 Campus Dr., Suite 100 Colorado Springs 80920 800-388-2366 • www.regis.edu
• Downtown Studio Campus 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs 80903
AVERAGE TEST SCORES 2016 ACT Scores Colorado Composite* 20.6 National Composite 20.8 All Colorado 11th grade students are required to take the ACT
4 yrs. 4 yrs. 3 yrs. 3 yrs. 1 yrs. 2 yrs.
U.S. Air Force Academy HQUSAFA/RRS 2304 Cadet Dr., Suite 2300 USAF Academy, CO 80840 719-333-2520 • 800-443-9266 DSN 333-2520 www.academyadmissions.com
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Northern Colorado Visitors Center 1862 10th Ave., Greeley, Colorado, 80639 970-351-2881 • www.unco.edu
• Colorado Springs Center 12320 Oracle Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 (719) 661-7947
Webster University www.webster.edu • Colorado Springs Metro Campus 5475 Tech Center Dr., Suite 110 Colorado Springs 80919 719-590-7340 • Peterson AFB Education Center 201 W. Stewart Ave., Suite 106 Peterson AFB 80914 719-574-7562
1420 Austin Bluffs Hwy. Admissions Services: 719-255-3383 800-990-UCCS www.uccs.edu
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Attractions & Entertainment
TOURISM is Colorado Springs’ third largest industry, contributing over $1 billion into the local economy and employing over 17,000 people. Fifty major attractions in the Pikes Peak region attract six million visitors each year, with Garden of the Gods being the #1 destination.
Wherever you go in the Pikes Peak Area you are sure to be close to one of its many attractions. Be it the arts, theatre, music, history or science, indoor or outdoor activity, fully active or mostly passive, there is always something to do, somewhere to visit, some place to call your favorite. Be sure to check for hours and fees before you go because they are subject to change, especially venues that are more seasonal. But most of all make sure you go !
Colorado Springs and Interurban Railway Four museums in one - features the Rock Island Railroad, restoration shop, equipment and artifacts courtesy of the Street Railway Foundation, an 1888 Denver & Rio Grande Tourist Sleeper and the Museum of Railway Workers car display. Located on Steel Dr. south off Fillmore. 475-9508, www.coloradospringstrolleys.org Cripple Creek District Museum Located in five historic buildings, there is much to see; two Victorian apartments, log cabins, machinery, tools, extensive mineral collection, bookstore and gift shop. 5th and Bennett Ave., 689-9540, www.cripplecreekmuseum.com Cripple Creek Jail Museum Displays the “seedier” side of life during the Gold Rush days, original cells have been left intact. Seasonal hours. On Bennett Ave. at A Street, 877-858-4653, www.visitcripplecreek.com Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum This museum of extensive memorabilia is located in the Springs Fire Department headquarters. Open daily 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. 375 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs, 719-385-5950, www.williamsfiremuseum.com
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El Pomar Carriage House Museum 8,500 sq. ft., adjacent to Broadmoor Hall, houses numerous carriages, 1920’s racecars, a 1928 Cadillac limousine, and a 1906 Renault, along with many antiques and artifacts. Open daily. No admission charge. 11 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, 719-577-7065, www.elpomar.org Fine Arts Center One of the first facilities to house both the visual and performing arts, the Center contains two unique museum collections, a theater for performing arts, the Bemis School of Art with art classes for children and adults, library, restaurant and museum shop. Admission for non-members; entrance to gift shop is free. The shop features authentic Native American pottery, baskets and jewelry, Hispanic artwork and a selection of books and cards. At the corner of Dale and Cascade Ave., 634-5583, www.csfineartscenter.org. Closed Mondays. Gallery of Contemporary Art (GOCA) University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. Exhibits and programs at two locations: 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Science Bldg., Room 200 and 121 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs. 255-3504, www.galleryuccs.org Ghost Town Museum This authentic preservation of an Old West town 100 years ago has earned many awards and national recognition. Complete with shops, blacksmith, saloon, livery stables and a chance to pan for gold! Call the museum for hours and admission fee. Located at 400 S. 21st Street, 634-0696, www.ghosttownmuseum.com McAllister House Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, this English cottage built in 1873 houses a museum, small gift shop, and carriage house on site. 423 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 719-635-7925, www.mcallisterhouse.org
May Natural History Museum (The “Bug” Museum) Approximately 7,000 invertebrates from the world’s tropical climates are displayed, including unusual butterflies, 9” beetles and 16” stick insects. The Museum of Space Exploration is also on site. Located at 710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd., south of the city. Open May thru September. 576-0450, www.coloradospringsbugmuseum.com Miramont Castle Constructed in 1895 for a French priest, the castle features nine styles of architecture using local stone and wood. It is dedicated to preserving the Victorian heritage of the area. Closed Mondays September thru May. Open daily Memorial Day thru Labor Day. 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1011,www.miramontcastle.org. Money Museum The largest collection in the U.S. dedicated to the art, history and science of money. Exhibits of gold and silver coins, tokens, medals and paper money from ancient to modern times. Closed Sunday and Monday. 818 N. Cascade, on the campus of Colorado College. 800-367-9723, www.money.org Museum of Colorado Prisons 32 cells filled with exhibits including life size models; explores the history of Colorado corrections. 201 N. 1st Street, Canon City, www.prisonmuseum.org. 719-269-3015 Old Colorado City History Center Museum A church built in the 1890’s houses artifacts, photos, research library and gift shop that tell the story of the people and businesses that founded early El Paso County. Programs and tours are offered. Located at 1 S. 24th St. Open Thursday - Saturday year round. 626-1225, www.occhs.org Old Homestead House Museum Owned by Pearl DeVere, this was the most expensive brothel in town; rumor has it she charged $250.00 a night and got it! Guided tour of nine historic rooms - open daily May - October. 353 Meyers Ave., Cripple Creek, 689-9090, www.visitcripplecreek.com Pioneers Museum Built in 1903 as the El Paso County Courthouse, the neoclassical building is the principal museum of the history and culture of the Pikes Peak region. 215 S. Tejon St. No charge. Tues - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 385-5990. Visit our website at www.cspm.org
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy Depicts the history of the cowboy who created rodeo, America‘s original sport. Self-guided tours include tracing the evolution of modern rodeo; Wild West Show exhibit; rodeo sculptures & artwork; and the main Hall of Champions, displaying trophies and winnings of rodeo’s world champions. Hours vary seasonally, call or visit online for current hours of operation. I-25 at Exit 148. 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, 528-4764, www.prorodeohalloffame.com. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center Housed in a great building, it’s all about education, science, exhibits and even a “dino” store. Located at 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, 686-1820, www.rmdrc.com. Simpich Showcase Marionette (puppet) theatre, doll museum and shop, and art gallery. 2413 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs 80904, 719-465-2492, www.simpich.com The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum A large collection of Harley-Davidsons (1915 thru 1958) Excelsior, Indian, Japanese and military cycles and other memorabilia. 5867 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs. 719-487-8005, www.themotorcyclemuseum.org Victor Lowell Thomas Museum Housed in an original building circa 1899, two floors of exhibits depict the city from its beginning to the heydays of gold mining. The tour includes panning for real gold. Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day (call for off-season hours). Gift shop. Third and Victor Streets, Victor, 689-5509, www.victorcolorado.com Western Museum of Mining & Industry Guided tours of gold and silver mining. Learn to pan for gold. Exhibits include machinery used in early hard rock mining with demonstrations. Open Monday-Saturday. 225 North Gate Blvd., I-25 at Exit 156A, across from U.S. Air Force Academy. Call 488-0880, www.wmmi.org. World Figure Skating Hall of Fame & Museum Honors national and international skaters and features artifacts, costumes, national and international med als and trophies. Open year round, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., call for Saturday hours “in season”. 20 First Street, 635-5200, www.worldskatingmuseum.org.
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Things to Do and Places to Visit Air Force Academy Built along the base of the majestic Rampart Range, this is one of Colorado’s most popular destinations for visitors The elite four-year military institution has a variety of areas open to the public including the Cadet Chapel, concerts at Arnold Hall, Falcon Stadium, and a visitors center. Call 333-2025 to confirm hours of operation. I-25 at Exit 156B (North Gate Blvd.), www.usafa.af.mil. The Broadmoor One of the country’s finest resorts, The Broadmoor was built in 1918 as a grand hotel and for years has enjoyed a Mobile 5-star and AAA 5 Diamond rating. Offers 54 holes of golf, bowling, tennis, swimming, movies, shopping, and numerous restaurants, cafes and lounge. Located at One Lake Avenue, 577-5775, www.broadmoor.com. Butte Theater Home of the Thin Air Theater Company, performances include the classic Victorian Melodrama, Shakespeare, comedies, mysteries, and musicals. 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Box Office: 689-6402, www.buttetheater.com Catamount Institute / Beidleman Environmental Center Located in Sonerman Park, this field campus offers camping, educational programs, hiking, workshops, tobogganing, tracking and more. Open to all nature lovers! For more information call the center at 471-0910 or visit online at www.catamountinstitute.org.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo As America’s only mountain zoo, just ranked 6th in the U.S., the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is uniquely suited to showcase Colorado wildlife in its natural setting. The Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit complex connects visitors with the wild heritage of the Rocky Mountain Region – offering surprising, engaging and memorable encounters with moose, mountain lions, North American river otters, lynx, bald eagles and grizzly bears. New outdoor cafe. Also at the Zoo is the Mountaineer Sky Ride, an open-air, chairlift that provides spectacular views of Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs and the Zoo. The ride is available with or without admission to the Zoo and is only $5. Open daily. 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd., 633-9925, www.cmzoo.org. Colorado Springs Chorale For over 55 years, the Chorale has performed around the area. Log on for auditions, concert info and special events. Offices: First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs. 634-3737, www.cschorale.org Colorado Springs Philharmonic Performs classics, pops, family and holiday concerts at the Pikes Peak Center. 190 S. Cascade Ave. in Colorado Springs. Call the Box Office at: 719-520-7469, www.csphilharmonic.org. Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center Shelter for rescued wolves, foxes and coyotes. Public welcome for educational tours. Located off Hwy. 24 (two miles west of Divide) on Twin Rocks Road, 687-9742, www.wolfeducation.org.
Cave of the Winds Travel deep into the Rocky Mountains. Guided 7/8 mile tour takes you through millions of years of geological history. View stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, plus many other cave formations. Also features new aerial “dive” into the canyon, tram ride and family friendly challenge course. Six miles west off Hwy 24 in Manitou Springs, 685-5444, www.caveofthewinds.com.
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad Enjoy unobstructed views from open cars and interesting narrations about gold mines and trestles as you travel to Anaconda, a nearby deserted mining camp. Runs daily, May-October, 520 E. Carr Street, Cripple Creek, Call 689-2640 for information or visit at www.cripplecreekrailroad.com.
The Chamber Orchestra of Colorado Springs The orchestra performs five concerts at different locations with nationally renowned professional guest artists. P.O. Box 7911, Colorado Springs 80933. Call 633-3649 for concert locations. www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org.
Fine Arts Center (FAC) Theatre Company This award winning company offers a full season of muscials, comedies and dramas on two stages. Comprehensive professional training is offered in the summer for students 6-18 years. 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs. Box Office: 634-5583, www.csfineartscenter.org
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Just west of Divide, this area provides a fascinating look into the distant past. Enjoy interpretive exhibits, a Visitor’s Center and trails for summer and winter activities. Administered by the National Park Service. Admission. Open daily. 15807 Teller County Road One, 748-3253. Garden of the Gods Park Natural park of 1,300 acres containing massive formations of red sandstone, including Gateway Rocks, Balanced Rock, and the Cathedral Spires. There are nature walks, foot and horse trails, and picnicking. Visitors Center features exhibits, gift and coffee shops. Open daily. 1805 N. 30th St. (at Gateway Road), 634-6666, www.gardenofgods.com. Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theatre 444 Ruxton Ave. in Manitou Springs. Call 685-5104 for hours & ticket prices. Millibou Art Theatre (MAT) Community theatre for everyone from three to ninety-three. 1626 S. Tejon Street in Colorado Springs. Call 465-6321 (tickets), www.themat.org. Manitou Cliff Dwellings First opened to the public in 1906 and built more than 700 years ago, these authentic Anasazi dwellings allow you to roam inside the architectural marvels of the American Indians that inhabited the southwest from 1200 B.C.-1300 A.D. A pueblo-style building houses the museum and gift shop. Open seven days a week, call for seasonal hours. Located five miles west of I-25 off Hwy. 24 in Manitou Springs. 685-5242, www.cliffdwellingsmuseum.com.
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine The United States’ only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour complete with viewing areas, air powered tram-air locomotive and mineral display. Discovered in 1891, it is maintained as a mineable property. Continual updates are being made including crosscut tunnels to enhance the experience. Admission fee. Open May - September, call for specifics. Group tours available year round. 9388 Hwy. 67 in Cripple Creek. 689-2466, www.goldminetours.com. North Cheyenne Canon Park The oldest city park in Colorado Springs, located on N. Cheyenne Canon Road, it is cut 1,000 feet deep into 1.5 billion year old granite. Outstanding plant and animal life abound. Activities include driving Gold Camp Road, a steep, scenic nine mile route into the mountains with great hiking trails and “pullouts” for leisurely viewing of mountains, valleys and waterfalls. Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center is located at 4075 N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. with exhibits, hiking trail maps, books, etc. Seasonal hours (opens in May). Call 633-5701. Starsmore Discovery Center is located at 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. and offers dioramas, nature exhibits, bird watching, climbing wall, books and maps. Seasonal hours (opens in May), 385-6086. North Pole & Santa’s Workshop Twenty-five acres of family fun visiting Santa. Featuring a host of friendly animals, artisans, and more than two dozen amusement rides. Open mid-May-Christmas, call for specific information. 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy., Cascade, 684-9432, www.northpolecolorado.com Old Colorado City The Old Colorado City Historic District is an extraordinary blend of heritage and architecture. In the historic buildings there are restaurants, art galleries, studios, and specialty shops. W. Colorado Ave. between 24th and 28th. 577-4112, www.shopoldcoloradocity.com.
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Pikes Peak Cog Railway The U.S.A.’s highest railway takes visitors on an unforgettable panoramic trip to the 14, 110 ft. summit of America’s most famous peak. Open year round, call for hours. 515 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5401, www.cograilway.com.
Theatreworks Professional regional theatre performing everything from Shakespeare to “Guys and Dolls”. 3955 Regent Circle in the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre at the University of Colorado. in Colorado Springs. 255-3232, www.uccstheatreworks.com.
Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing (PPJASS) Summer Jazz in the Park series, monthly concerts, special events and scholarship awards. P.O. Box 6802, Colorado Springs 80934. Call 632-6331, www.ppjass.org
Tri Lakes Center for the Arts Located in the historic Kaiser-Frazer building, this organization has classes, demonstrations, exhibitions, resident artists and a gift gallery. 304 Hwy. 105 in Palmer Lake. 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org.
Pikes Peak & Pikes Peak Highway Drive to the 14,110 ft. summit of the peak that inspired the song “America the Beautiful” in the comfort of your car. Open daily year round, weather permitting. There is a road toll charge. West on Hwy. 24 in Cascade, 385-7325, www.parks.coloradosprings.gov Royal Gorge Route Railroad Provides a variety of services from a 2-hour ride in an open air car to gourmet lunch and dinner trains! Seasonal schedules, please check website for current offerings. 330-B Royal Gorge Blvd., Canon City 81212, 719-276-4000, www.royalgorgeroute.com Royal Gorge Bridge and Park The bridge suspends over one of the deepest gorges in Colorado and the Arkansas River. The Visitors Center is located at the edge of the rim. The park features a miniature train, skycoaster, zipline, and aerial gondolas for a variety of views. Log on for full calendar, hours and special events. 4218 County Rd., 3A, Canon City, 275-7507, www.royalgorgeridge.com Seven Falls Located in South Cheyenne Canyon, the Falls cascade down a steep canyon in seven distinct steps. Best viewed from Eagle’s Nest, at the top of a 224-step stairway, elevator available. Seven miles west of downtown, 2850 S. Cheyenne Canyon Rd., 855-923-7272, www.sevenfalls.com. Space Foundation Discovery Center A space, science, and technology attraction featuring an education center, a “science on a sphere” full-motion projection system, exhibits and space artifacts. Closed Sunday. Admission charge. Located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs. 576-8000, www.spacefoundation.org.
VENUES The Broadmoor World Arena
3185 Venetucci Blvd. Colorado Springs 80906 520-7469 www.broadmoorworldarena.com
Colorado State Fairgrounds
1001 Beulah ave., pueblo 81004 800-876-4567 www.coloradostatefair.com
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U.S. Olympic Training Center This mega-complex houses the Olympic Hall of Fame and Rotunda, retail stores and restaurants. Free tour hours are posted online. 1750 E. Boulder St. 866-4618, www.teamusa.org. Van Briggle Pottery and Tile See history’s oldest art form, “throwing on the Potter’s Wheel”, and other phases of pottery-making on a tour of this unique facility. Free admission. Closed Sunday. 1024 S. Tejon St., Call 633-7729 for tour information. www.vanbriggle.com. Water World Listed as one of the best waterparks by the Travel Channel. Open Memorial Day Labor Day, weather permitting. 149 attractions from wave pools to speed slides. Lockers, food service, picnic areas, day or season passes. 88th and Pecos, Denver. 303-427-SURF • www.waterworldcolorado.com. Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun Built by Spencer Penrose in memory of his friend, the great American humorist Will Rogers, the shrine towers 100-feet high on Cheyenne Mountain. Shrine admission also includes admission to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Features Westminster Chimes which strike every 15 minutes. Open daily. 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Rd., 578-5367, www.cmzoo.org.
20th & Blake Street, denver 80204 800-388-roCK www.coorsfieldevents.com
1135 13th Street , Boulder 80303 720-645-2467 www.foxtheatre.com
1510 Clarkson Street, denver 80218 303-837-1482 www.fillmoreauditorium.org
Lon Chaney Theatre /City Auditorium 221 e. Kiowa, Colorado Springs 80903 385-5969 www.coloradosprings.gov
Pepsi Center 1000 Chopper Circle, denver 80204 303-405-1100 www.pepsicenter.com
Military Places of Interest Air Force Academy Visitors Center at Gateway of the Academy 719-333-2025 • www.usafa.af.mil Open daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. A short walk from the Visitors Center is the Air Force Academy Chapel. Its unique architecture and stain glass windows are a must see when visiting . Dragon Mans Military Museum 1200 Dragon Man Dr. • Colorado Springs 80929 719-683-2200 • www.dragonmans.com Over 85 vintage military vehicles on display and shooting range. Call for tour. The Mountain Post Historical Center Temporary location is outside the main gate of Fort Carson, CO on SH-115 across from the Cheyenne Mountain State Park 719-524-0915 ● www.mountainposthistoricalcenter.org Open Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Provides history of Camp/Fort Carson from its establishment in 1942 to present and its current resident the 4th Infantry Division. There is a vehicle display in adjoining space. National Museum of World War II Aviation A unique educational experience of the historical importance of American aviation in World War II. The Museum is adjacent to the shared runways of the Colorado Springs Airport and Peterson Air Force Base. WestPac Restorations one of the foremost restoration companies for WWII aircraft is part of the experience. Museum
Pikes Peak Center 190 S. Cascade ave. Colorado Springs 80903 520-7469 www.pikespeakcenter.com
Security Service Field 4385 tutt Blvd. Colorado Springs 80922 597-1449 • tickets 591-7699 www.skysox.com
visitors can see WestPac’s collection of WWII warbirds and see restorations in progress. Open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call for tour times because this is a working museum with aircraft restorations in progress and in a controlled area, which requires all tours and visitors to be accompanied by a docent. 755 Aviation Way, 719-637-7559, www.worldwarIIaviation.org Peterson Air & Space Museum 150 E. Ent Ave. The museum portrays the aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and the base itself. The museum's Airpark includes 16 aircraft and ten missiles and is available for viewing 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. Due to security conditions, access could be restricted. Call ahead. 719-556-4915 • www.petemuseum.org Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum (at the Memorial Airport) 31001 Magnuson Ave. • Pueblo 81001 • 719-948-9219 • www.pwam.org Log on to see aircraft that are on display. Spirit of Flight Center (Erie Municipal Airport) 2650 S. Main St. • Erie 80516 303-460-1156 • www.spiritofflight.com Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum 7711 E. Academy Blvd. • Denver 80230 303-360-5360 • www.wingsmuseum.org Features 6 new interactive exhibits and displays approximately 50 aircraft and space vehicles. There are advanced flight simulators for a variety of aircraft including the F-15A Eagle, F-4 Phantom, and P-51 Mustang. Kids camp for 8-12 year olds as well.
Theatreworks & Osborne Studio Theatre university Hall (uCCS) 3955 regent Circle, Colorado Springs 719-255-3232 www.theatreworkscs.org
USAFA Arnold Hall
u.S. air force academy • 80840 333-4497 www.usafa.af.mil
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Historic Places Briarhurst Manor This stone Tudor-style mansion was built in 1876 by the founder of Manitou Springs, Dr. William A. Bell. Now a fine restaurant, it is located at 404 Manitou Ave., 685-1864. You can take a virtual tour at www.briarhurst.com.
Shove Chapel Built in 1930 on the Colorado College campus, the chapel was modeled after Winchester Cathedral in England. In addition to religious services, it is also used for concerts and weddings. 389-6638 or www. coloradocollege.edu.
Colorado Springs School Charles and Virginia Baldwin built the Claremont Estate as a scaled-down replica of the Grand Trianon at Versailles in 1907. Located at 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-9747, www.css.org.
Rock Ledge Ranch Near Garden of the Gods, 30th and Gateway. Privately funded and city managed “living ancestry” farm and agricultural museum. Special educational programs offered. Call for hours, 578-6777, http://rockledgeranch.com.
Glen Eyrie This 67-room tudor-style castle was built in 1871 for the founder of Colorado Springs, General William Palmer. It contains many innovative features for its time of construction. Open to the public for overnight stays, tea, and tours. Admission. 3820 N. 30th St., 634-0808, www.gleneyrie.org
Victor, Colorado Downtown walk includes many historical buildings and their history. For more information visit www.victorcolorado.com.
Old Colorado City This is the oldest city in the Pikes Peak Region, founded in 1859, it was the true “Wild West” boasting 21 saloons. There are now over 100 shops, galleries, and restaurants. An easy walking tour identifies many historic building and places of interest located along West Colorado Avenue between 24th and 27th Streets. 636-1225. The History Center Museum www.occhs.org Pioneers Museum Built in 1903 as the El Paso County Courthouse, the neoclassical building is the principal museum of the history and culture of the Pikes Peak region. 215 S. Tejon St. No charge. Tues - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 385-5990. Visit our website at www.cspm.org
Fun Activities for
Colorado Kids Sports Fanatics
Colorado’s professional sports teams offer special clubs and packages for children…Check these out! “Broncos Bunch” • www.denverbroncos.com
Official kids club of the Denver Broncos. $20.00 membership includes a T-shirt, NFL trading cards, magazine, invitations, gift certificates, and activity passes.
“Rockies Rookies” • colorado.rockies.mlb.com
Log on for 2017 membership information! Lots of goodies for everyone ages 1 - 15.
Junior Sky Sox • www.milb.com At Security Field • 597-1449 Colorado Springs Public Golf Courses Patty Jewett (385-6934)
Offers junior golf camps for 10-17 year olds.
First Tee of Pikes Peak Valley High Golf Course (May - Oct) • 535 N. Academy (indoor training center) 719-597-1932 • www.thefirstteepikespeak.org
This program if offered through The Learning Center in Colorado Springs and is a combination of golf instruction and a life skills learning curriculum. Designed for ages 5-18.
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Family Fun Outdoors Colorado Wilderness Families 303-279-3080 • Membership 719-445-0263• www.cmc.org Family outings include camping and hiking trips. Youth education programs are available for preschoolers through 12th grade. There is a Pikes Peak group active in the Springs. Log on to the website and check out the “Pikes Pique” newsletter.
Explore! …what better way to spend a great day then being one with Mother Nature. Here are a few very family-friendly areas to visit.
Fountain Creek Regional Park and Nature Center (see “El Paso County Parks” in Sports & Recreation section). Ponds and marshes allow for lots of turtle and bird viewing including cormorants and great blue herons! North Cheyenne Canon Park (see Regional Parks in Sports and Recreation section). Discovery Center, Botanical Reserve, and a very short "hike" to the Silver Cascade Falls. Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center (see “El Paso County Parks” in sports and Recreation Section). Programs, lots of wildlife, and trails to walk in a beautiful setting. Garden of the Gods 1805 N. 30th St. • Colorado Springs • 634-6666
This awesome red rock wonder is a registered National Natural Landmark. There are many miles of trails (maps are available) for easy and moderate hiking. A variety of guided tours for children can be accessed by calling 219-0108. They are very popular and reservations are required. Be sure to ask about the Junior Ranger Program if you’re 7-12 years old!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Rd., Colorado Springs 80906 • 633-9925
Penny Arcade 930 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 80829 • 685-9815
North Pole and Santas Workshop 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy., Cascade • 684-9432 • www.northpolecolorado.com
Pikes Peak Library District www.ppld.org For those who love to read, a real treat is in store for you! Log on to the “Kid’s Web”and check out the stories, games and book ideas delivered right to you and your comfy chair – enjoy!
Enjoy the kids train, petting zoo, pony rides and lots of special exhibits. Family programs include “moonlight safaris”, “wild nights”, animal encounters, and birthday parties.
Take a beautiful drive to 25 acres of family fun and animals, artisans, and two dozen amusement rides. Open mid-May through Christmas (of course!)
When It’s Raining
No worries, there’s still lots of kid friendly spots to check out. The “Bug” Museum (May Natural History Museum) 710 Rock Creek Canyon Road • 719-576-0450 • coloradospringsbugmuseum.com
You name it - they’ve got it. 7,000 insects from beautiful butterflies to squishy beetles, gigantic spiders, and deadly scorpions - how can you resist?!
Old-fashioned arcade featuring skeeball, retro rides, and hundreds of machines ranging from vintage pinball to modern video games.
Rocky Mountain Dinoaur Resource Center 201 S. Fairview St. • Woodland Park 80863 • 686-1820 • www.rmdrc.com
Not to be missed! An awesome display of dinosaurs, marine reptiles, pterosaurs and fish. Learning center, paleo lab, visiting exhibits, and huge retail store await your visit.
Space Foundation Discovery Center 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs 80907 • 576-8000 • www.spacefoundation.org
Everything you want to know about the solar system, planets, space missions, weather and so much more. Lots of special events and hands on exhibits.
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Sports & Recreation Baseball/Softball
Professional Colorado Avalanche (NHL) Pepsi Center • 1000 Chopper Circle • Denver 80204 Box Office: 303-405-1111 • http://avalanche.nhl.com Colorado Mammoth (NLL) Pepsi Center • 1000 Chopper Circle • Denver 80204 Box Office: 303-405-1101 • www.coloradomammoth.com Colorado Rapids (Soccer) Dicks Sporting Goods Park • 6000 Victory Way • Commerce City 80022 Tickets: 866-461-6556 • www.coloradorapids.com Colorado Rockies (Major League baseball) Coors Field • 2850 20th Street • Denver 80211 800-388-ROCK • http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Minor League baseball) Security Service Field • 4385 Tutt Blvd. • Colorado Springs 80922 Information: 597-1449 • Tickets: 591-7699 http://coloradosprings.skysox.milb.com Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL Pro League) Weidner Field ● 6303 Barnes Rd. ● Colorado Springs 80922 (719) 368-8480 ● www.switchbacksfc.com Denver Broncos (NFL) Sports Authority Field at Mile High 701 Bryant • Denver 80204 Tickets: 720-258-3333 • www.denverbroncos.com Denver Nuggets (NBA) Pepsi Center • 1000 Chopper Drive • Denver 80204 Tickets: 303-287-DUNK • www.nba.com/nuggets
Colorado College (Tigers) 14 E. Cache La Poudre • Colorado Springs 80903 Tickets, Events & Information: 389-6100 • www.cctigers.com University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Mountain Lions) 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. • Colorado Springs 80918 Advance Tickets: 255-3601 • www.gomountainlions.com U.S. Air Force Academy (Falcons) I-25 to Exit 150B (south gate) or Exit 156B (north gate) • Colorado Springs 80840 Tickets: 472-1895 • 800-666-USAF • www.goairforcefalcons.com
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. (in Memorial Park), Colorado Springs 80909 • 719-385-5981
Offers large variety of adult programs and youth sports, community programs and camps. There is a list of practice schedules and game sites and applications for those wishing to become a volunteer coach or referee online as well at www.coloradosprings.gov
Therapeutic Recreation (for those with disabilities) 385-6958 38
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Academy Little League (Baseball & Softball) www.sports.bluesombrero.com P.O. Box 62761, Colorado Springs 80962 Approximately 62 teams serving 4-14 year olds in the northern communities. City of Colorado Springs www.coloradosprings.gov • 385-5981 (Sports office) Recreational baseball for youth Pre-K thru 12th grade and adult softball program. Colorado Springs Little League www.coloradospringslittleleague.com P.O. Box 76742, Colorado Springs 80970 Boys and girls T-ball, baseball, softball for ages 4-18 Fountain Valley Baseball (and Softball) P.O. Box 254, Fountain 80817 • 382-7227 • www.fountainvalleybaseball.com Youth ages 4-15. T-ball and fast pitch softball. Pikes Peak Competitive Baseball Assoc. 8990 Edgefield Dr., Colorado Springs 80920 • 205-5339 • www.leaguelineup.com Fields club teams for youth 9-14. Tri-Lakes Little League (baseball and softball) P.O. Box 1730, Monument 80132 Serving children 4-15 in Monument, Palmer Lake, and Northern Colorado Springs West El Paso Baseball P.O. Box 60872, Colorado Springs 80960 • 648-5171 • www.westelpasobaseball.com Summer baseball for youth ages 7-18 in southern Colorado Springs.
Ballooning Adventures Out West (flys from 4310 E. Fountain Blvd.) 578-0935 • www.advoutwest.com Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides 888-468-9280 • www.coloradoballoonrides.com High But Dry Balloons (flys from 111 Lotus St., Colorado Springs) 800-897-3066 • 260-0011 • www.highbutdryballoons.com
Colorado Springs has 118 miles of urban trails, 160 miles of park trails, and 61 miles of unpaved mountain bike trails. • Commuter information: Metro Ride, 385-RIDE • Bike Lockers: 385-7430 • Theft: 444-7000 • Trail Maps: 385-6542 Challenge Unlimited 633-6399 • www.bikithikit.com Participants take the cog railway up the south side of the mountain and ride bikes down the north side.
Colorado Springs Cycling Club bikesprings.org Pikes Peak Greenway (16 miles) www.coloradosprings.gov Trails and Open Space Coalition 1040 S. 8th St., Ste 101 • Colorado Springs 80905 633-6884 • www.trailsandopenspaces.org Trail maps online including Barr Trail up Pikes Peak.
Boating These facilities are operated by the Colordo Springs Parks and Recreation Department. A boat permit is required and they are available at the Sertich Ice Center. • 385-5983. Prospect Lake (open year round) In Memorial Park • 1705 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Motorized watercraft allowed. Non-motorized boat rental. Quail Lake In Quail Lake Park • 915 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. No motorized watercraft allowed. 22 acres in size.
Bowling Academy Lanes Air Force Academy Colorado Springs • 333-4709 Brunswick Circle Lanes 999 N. Circle Dr. Colorado Springs • 596-5257 Classic 300 Lanes 1867 N. Circle Dr. Colorado Springs • 632-4636 Fountain Valley Bowl 5530 U.S. Hwy. 85-87 Fountain • 392-3010 Harmony Bowl 3845 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs • 591-1000
Kingpin 3410 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs • 574-0820 Peak Bowling Center 2861 N. Prospect Colorado Springs • 636-5193 Peterson Lanes Peterson AFB • 526-1110 Summit Interquest 1180 Interquest Parkway Colorado Springs • 278-3861 Thunder Alley Bowl 6391 Chiles Ave., Bldg 1511 Fort Carson • 719-526-5542
Climbing - Indoor, Mountain, Rock
Rock climbing is available in the Colorado Springs area and it requires an annual permit. The permit may be obtained at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center located at 1805 N. 30th Street, Colorado Springs, 219-0108 or online at www.coloradosprings.gov . Rock climbing is allowed at: Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Canyon, Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Ute Valley Park. Colorado Climbing Co. 209-6649 • coclimbing.com Guided climbs for all levels.
Colorado Mountain Club Pikes Peak Chapter 303-279-3080 • www.cmc.org Colorado Springs 719-445-0263
Statewide organization with local chapters promoting recreational opportunities including classes, programs, hiking, climbing, skiing, and other outdoor adventures.
Front Range Climbing Co. 1370 Windmill Ave. • Colorado Springs 80907 632-5822 • www.frontrangeclimbing.com
Professionally trained guides teach basics to cutting edge techniques. Climb the sandy rocks in Garden of the Gods or take a week long trip to Tusher Canyon, Utah!
Pikes Peak Alpine School 1819 N. Corona St., Colorado Springs 80907 Local: 368-9524 • www.pikespeakalpineschool.com
Beginning through advanced – climb rock, ice or snow…Pikes Peak/Colorado Rockies. Education and safety classes offered.
City Rock 21 N. Nevada • Colorado Springs 80903 • 634-9099 • www.climbcityrock.com
Indoor and outdoor progressive lessons. Special family and group times and programs. Party facilities.
Sports Climbing Center of Colorado Springs 4642 Northpark Dr. Colorado Springs 80918 260-1050 • www.sportclimbcs.com
Twenty-five foot indoor climbing wall for ages four years and up, introductory and private classes offered. Over 13,000 square feet of sculpted climbing surface.
Cowboy Rodeo and Bull Riding Professional Bull Riders 101 W. Riverwalk • Pueblo 81003 719-242-2800 • www.pbr.com
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association 101 Pro Rodeo Dr. • Colorado Springs 80919 593-8840 • www.prorodeo.org Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & Cowboy Museum 101 Pro Rodeo Dr. • Colorado Springs 80919 528-4764 • www.prorodeohalloffame.com
Dogsledding Alpine Adventures West Leadville • 719-486-9899 • www.alpineadventuresinc.com Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park 970-387-8326 • www.dogsledridesofwinterpark.com Good Times Adventures Breckenridge • 970-453-7604 • www.goodtimesadventures.com Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works Steamboat Springs • 970-870-1782 www.steamboatdogsledding.com Krabloonik Kennels Snowmass • 970-923-3953 • www.krabloonik.com Mountain Musher Vail • 970-653-7877 • www.mountainmusher.com Sled Dog Tours at Durango Dog Ranch Hesperus • 970-259-0694 • www.durangodogranch.com Wintermoon Sled Dog Adventures Telluride • 970-729-0058 • www.telluridedogsledding.com
Fishing (and Boating)
Due to zebra mussel detection, most reservoirs are inspecting ALL boats, some areas are not allowing trailered watercraft at all and the state wildlife areas require a Habitat Stamp for entry. For complete information about licenses and fishing regulations, contact: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Headquarters 4255 Sinton Road • 227-5200 • cpw.state.co.us The “Colorado Fishing Atlas” is available at this office.
Eleven Mile Reservoir Located 50 miles west of Colorado Springs off Highway 24 near Lake George. Offers good, early season fishing for rainbow and brown trout and Kokanee salmon. Provides possibly the best fishing in the state for northern pike, with peak action usually in June. Watercraft, ice fishing equipment and poles are available to rent. Spinney Mountain Reservoir Just west of Eleven Mile Reservoir, this area has great rainbow and brown trout. Hatches are few and far between but action good in morning, noon and sunset. Northern pike is good for those on the smaller side and anglers are encouraged to harvest all the pike that are caught. Antero Reservoir Off Highway 24, west of Hartsel. Two boat ramps and the reservoir is restocked with brook, brown, cutbow trout and splake. Prospect Lake 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in Memorial Park. Large mouth bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie. Tarryall Reservoir Located off dirt road north of Lake George. Offers bait and lure fishing for rainbows in a beautiful setting. Nothern pike are increasing and there are occasional large brown trout. Quail Lake In Quail Lake Park • 915 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Stocked with rainbow trout and also has crappie, pike and catfish. Rampart Recreation Area Part of the Colorado Springs watershed, just off Rampart Range Road northeast of Woodland Park. Rampart and Nichols Reservoirs offer fishing for rainbow, brown and lake trout, success depends on some stocking by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Boat access is available, restrictions apply. Visit us online at www.pikespeakcountry.com
Skaguay Reservoir Six miles east of Victor and one of the most scenic fishing spots. Catchable trout will be stocked throughout the summer and there is no limit on northern pike. Boat ramp, parking and restrooms. Note: Beaver Creek, below the Reservoir has brown trout fishing for the stream enthusiast. Pueblo Reservoir Just west of Pueblo. The reservoir is a fluctuating impoundment of the Arkansas River. One of the best warm-water fisheries in the state; large- and smallmouth bass, walleye, crappie and wipers, along with rainbow trout until midsummer. Among the best catfish waters in spring. Two full service marinas – one on the north side and one on the south. South side has pontoon boat and jet ski rentals. Brush Hollow Reservoir Northwest of Penrose, off Highway 115. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout, also has catfish, crappie and sunfish. In warm weather the walleye will bite. Wakeless boating is permitted. Monument Lake Off Highway 12 east of the town of Monument. There is catchable brown and rainbow trout, catfish and largemouth bass. There isn't a boat launch and the lake is restricted to unmotorized, hand-launched watercraft. John Martin Reservoir County Road 24 in Hasty. Beautiful, uncrowded State Park, boat ramps are usable, popular spot for warm water species, white bass, wipers, crappie, catfish, walleye and perch. Arkansas River Lower Reached from Canon City or Buena Vista, offers fly and lure fishing for brown trout. The river has one of the highest trout densities in Colorado. Manitou Lake U.S. Forest Service Lake located seven miles north of Woodland Park, along Hwy. 67 at 7,700 ft. elevation. Crowded on weekends, this popular spot is heavily stocked with trout throughout the summer. South Platte River Near Deckers, this river is considered to be one of the BEST in the nation for fishing rainbow and large brown trout. Also an excellent stream for fly fishing. The river in Cheesman Canyon is open to flies and lures only. Guided fishing trips are available on the Tarryall and South Pltte Rivers by calling the Eleven Mile Marina at 719-748-0317
Colorado Springs Sports and Recreation offers youth tackle and flag football. Contact the sports office. 1315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. (Memorial Park), Colorado Springs 80909 719-385-5981 • www.coloradosprings.gov
Hang Gliding U.S. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (USHPA) 1685 W. Uintah St. • Colorado Springs 80904 • 632-8300 • www.ushpa.aero Call or log-on for list of schools, clubs and locations.
Powered hand gliding.
Information on all listed golf courses available at www.cogolf.org
U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station (Pikes Peak) 601 S. Weber • Colorado Springs • 636-1602 • Maps available. Colorado State Parks (Southeast Region) 4255 Sinton Rd. • Colorado Springs • 227-5250 • www.cpw.state.co.us List of parks and maps including Cheyenne Mountain and Mueller.
El Paso County Parks 2002 Creek Crossing • Colorado Springs 520-7529 • adm.elpasoco.com/parks/ Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1401 Recreation Way • Colorado Springs 385-5940 • www.coloradosprings.gov, click on parks Detailed park and interactive trail maps online.
Trails and Open Spaces Coalition 1040 S. 8th St. • Colorado Springs 633-6884 • www.trailsandopenspaces.org Information about “greenway project” and popular trails.
Horseback Riding Academy Riding Stables 4 El Paso Blvd. • Colorado Springs 633-5667 • www.arsriding.com Guided leisure trail riding through the Garden of the Gods.
American Safari Ranch Hwy 285 & CR7 • Near Fairplay • 836-2700 • www.americansafariranch.com
Guided trail rides 9,600 feet above sea level at Colorado’s award-winning dude ranch.
Fountain Riding and Roping Club Metcalf Park • E. Ohio Street • Fountain 80817 www.fountainridingandropingclub.com Grey Wolf Ranch 302-5906 • www.greywolfranchcolorado.com
Located near Victor, riding leasons, trail rides, workshops, lodging facilities.
Mark Reyner Stables, Inc. (Therapeutic Riding) 3254 Paseo Rd. • Colorado Springs 634-4173 • www.markreynerstables.com Mueller State Park 21045 Hwy. 67 S. • Divide • 687-6867 • www.cpw.state.co.us 27 Miles of horse riding trails.
Stables at the Broadmoor 6620 Old Stage Rd. • Broadmoor 448-0371 • www.broadmoor.com Scenic mountain trails in Pike National Forest.
Triple B Guest & Activity Ranch 27640 N. Hwy. 67 • Woodland Park 687-8899 • www. triplebranch.com
Fly Colorado Ultra Lights (Peyton) 719-440-7864 • www.flycoloradoultralights.com
Antler Creek Golf Course 9650 Antler Creek Dr. Falcon • 494-1900 Cherokee Ridge Golf Course 1850 Tuskegee Pl. Colorado Springs • 597-2637
Patty Jewett Municipal 900 E. Espanola St. Colorado Springs • 385-6950
Kings Deer Golf Club 19255 Royal Troon Dr. Monument • 559-4500
Sand Creek Golf Course 6865 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs • 597-5489
Pine Creek at Briargate 9850 Divot Trail Colorado Springs • 594-9999
Shining Mtn. Golf Club 100 Shining Mountain Ln. Woodland Park • 687-7587 Springs Ranch Golf Club 3525 Tutt Colorado Springs • 573-4863 Valley High Municipal 610 S. Chelton Rd. Colorado Springs • 385-6917
MILITARy: Eisenhower Golf Club (Need Military Escort)
US Air Force Academy • 333-2606 Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club (Open to Public)
1050 Titus Bldg. 7800 Fort Carson• 526-4102 Silver Spruce Golf Course (Need Military Escort)
Peterson Air Force Base • 556-7414 40
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Mueller State Park Off Hwy. 67 • Divide • 687-2366 • cpw.state.co.us There are 19 miles of trails designated for mountain biking. Must stay on these trails which are gravel, moderate and steep (not easy). North Cheyenne Canon N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. • www.cheyennecanon.org Some standout trails in this area are: Gold Camp Road with 18 miles of outback, Captain Jacks/Buckhorn Loop offering four miles of good hard workout and High Drive an eight mile dirt road loop.
Provides guided big game hunting on private leased land.Overnight accommodations available. For more information visit the website.
Palmer Park 3650 Maizeland Rd. • Colorado Springs • www.singletracks.com Palmer Trail in the park offers a two mile vertical climb across six miles through the woods on a smooth, single track. Rockhound Tours 684-2408 • www.rockhoundrentals.com Offers 7,000 ft. decent ride by bike and trail rides on ATV’s Teller County Trails Teller County bike trails include: Centennial Trail – This 7.2 mile paved trail is located at Hwy. 67 and Midland Ave. It connects Woodland Park with Pike National Forest campgrounds. Divide Loop Trail – Trail can be reached from the Hayden Divide Community Park and is a 2.75 mile gravel path. Gold Camp Trail – In Cripple Creek, this trail is three miles long. There are two trailheads allowing for historic rides through mining areas. Mueller State Park – See above. For maps, details and more listings check out these websites: http://adm.elpasoco.com • www.trailcentral.com, www.trailsandopenspaces.org/trails
Big game hunting brochures which include locations, tips, and statistics are available at www.cpw.state.co.us. Licenses, applications and the required habitat stamp for all forms of hunting online as well. Southeast Region Colorado Parks and Wildlife 4255 Sinton Rd. • Colorado Springs 80907 227-5200 • www.cpw.state.co.us Golden Eagle Outfitters Inc. P.O. Box 266, Woodland Park 80866 • 331-2946 • www.goldeneagleoutfitters.com M Lazy C Ranch 719-748-3398 • www.mlazyc.com Hunt for elk, deer, bear, bighorn sheep. Call for dates and availability.
Ice Skating/Hockey Colorado Sports Center 16240 Old Denver Hwy. • Monument • 487-8572 • www.cosportscenter.com Open skating (hockey and freestyle), clinics and lessons.
Honnen Ice Arena Colorado College • 30 W. Cache La Poudre St. • Colorado Springs 80920 389-6157 • www.honnenarena.sportngin.com Public skating, lessons, adult hockey leagues.
Jump-Spin Skating Academy 935 Saturn Dr., #208 • Colorado Springs 80906 • 527-1015 • www.jumpspin.com Offers instruction from basic skating to advanced figure skating, ice dancing and inline skating at all the ice arenas listed in this section.
Sertich Ice Arena In Memorial Park (corner of Pikes Peak & Union) • Colorado Springs 385-5983 • www.coloradosprings.gov Public skating, figure skating, hockey camps. The Broadmoor World Arena Ice Hall 3185 Venetucci Blvd. • Colorado Springs Skating Office: 477-2178 • Public Activities: 477-2150 • www.worldarena.com The World Arena offers lessons to the public (figure skating and hockey). There are public skating hours, pick up hockey and drop-in speedskating times as well. Home of the Colorado College Tiger Hockey Team.
Rafting/Kayaking Adventures Out West • 800-755-0935 • www.advoutwest.com Arkansas River Tours • 800-321-4352• www.arkansasrivertours.com Clear Creek Rafting • 800-353-9901• www.clearcreekrafting.com Echo Canyon River Expeditions • 800-755-3246 • www.raftecho.com Performance Tours Rafting • 800-328-7238 • www.performancetours.com Raft Masters • 800-568-7238 • www.raftmasters.com Whitewater Adventure Outfitters • 275-5344 • www.waorafting.com
Adventures Out West – Cowboy Jeep Tours 578-0935 • 800-755-0935 • www.advoutwest.com Colorado Jeep Tours 275-6339 • www.coloradojeeptours.com
Pikes Peak Road Runners 207 N. Nevada • Colorado Springs 80903 • www.pprrun.org Promotes and organizes events, groups and websites; lists of places to run, walk and hike in the Pikes Peak region are all on this websites. Another website with information on various trails: www.trailsandopenspaces.org
Barr Trail (In Manitou Springs) Offers spectacular views, more than 7,900 vertical feet, 26.2 miles round trip to the summit of Pikes Peak. Bear Creek Loop Bear Canyon in Pike National Park • Manitou Springs Described as “scenic and exhilarating”, loose gravel, great views. Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours 888-593-3062 • www.bikepikespeak.com Bike tours for all skill levels. Fountain Creek Regional Trail In Fountain, at southern edge of Fountain Creek Regional Park This 10.5 mile trail extends to the city limits of Colorado Springs.
Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex - Fort Carson I-25 Hwy 16, Exit 132. Southern Access outside Gate #20 • 896-6196 www.mwrfortcarson.com • Log on for rates and hours. The range complex sits on 400 acres of army land. The entrance is outside of Fort Carson. A joint venture between the Army, County, Sheriff, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division, this facility is open to those 6 years old and up. Now open for rifle and pistol shooting (120 positions across 7 ranges), a skeet and trap range, clubhouse with retail store and restaurant will be added in phases.
Ski Magazine - “Best of the West Top 15 Survey” Colorado holds 8 of 15 Top Spots in the Country! Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Steamboat, Telluride, Snowmass, Winter Park, and Apsen Highlands make the list of favorite places this year.
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Sky Diving High Sky Adventures Parachute Club Fremont County Airport • Canon City 598-5867 • www.highskyadventurespc.com Offers first jump classes.
Royal Gorge Skydive 719-784-2047 • www.royalgorgeskydive.com
Dogs Can Enjoy the Springs Too! Hiking areas where dogs are allowed off leash are in Garden of the Gods, east of Rock Ledge Road and south of Gateway Road, Palmer Park, at Yucca Flats, and Red Rock Canyon Open Space, immediately south of High Trail Head.
Dog Parks (fenced in) are at the old baseball field in Palmer Park, just inside the Maizeland entrance, Rampart Park, just east of the baseball diamond, and Cheyenne Meadows Park, south portion and Fox Run Regional Park.
Youth soccer for Pre-K-12th grade.
Bear Creek County Park has dedicated land just under two acres providing dogs and their owners numerous amenities as well.
City of Colorado Springs 385-5981 • www.coloradosprings.gov Colorado Springs Amateur Soccer Club 636-2772 • www.cssoccerclub.com Adult leagues call for information.
Colorado Springs Sports Center 2450 Canada Dr. • Colorado Springs 637-3695 • www.letsplaysoccer.com Indoor, year round, all ages!
Pride Soccer Club – Lynmar Health Club 2660 Vickers • Colorado Springs 597-6700 • www.pridesoccer.info Youth ages 4-18, all levels.
Cheyenne Mountain Aquatic Center (At the high school) 1200 Cresta Rd. • Colorado Springs • 227-7665 Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center (Open All Year / Indoor Wave Pool) 3920 Dublin Blvd. • Colorado Springs • 385-6508 • Operated by the YMCA Manitou Springs Aquatic & Fitness Center (Open All Year) 202 Manitou Ave • Colorado Springs • 685-9735 Memorial Park Rec Center 280 S. Union • 385-5984 Operated by the YMCA Prospect Lake (Swimming & Boating in Memorial Park) 619 E. Prospect Dr. • Beach House: 227-1796 Operated by the YMCA Uncle Wilber Fountain (In Acacia Park) 115 E. Platte Ave.
Deerfield Hills Spray Ground (Summer Only) 4290 Deerfield Hills • Colorado Springs 80916 • 385-5996 Monument Valley Park (Summer Only) 220 Mesa Rd. • Colorado Springs • 578-6636 • Operated by the YMCA Portal Pool (Summer Only) 3535 N. Hancock Ave. • Colorado Springs • 388-8287 • Operated by the YMCA Valley Hi Pool (Summer Only) 610 S. Chelton Rd. • Colorado Springs • 471-9085 Wilson Ranch Pool (Summer Only) 2335 Allegheny Dr. • Colorado Springs • 598-3226 • Operated by the YMCA yMCA
The Pikes Peak YMCA operates numerous pools in the region, additional information can also be found online at www.ppymca.org
Memorial Park Tennis Center (15 outdoor courts) 1315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. • Colorado Springs 80909 385-6023 • www.coloradosprings.gov Additional Tennis Opportunities
There are approximately 45 city tennis courts which can be found in various city parks. Locations and details can be found at www.coloradosprings.gov. El Paso County has tennis courts at Bear Creek Regional Park and Black Forest. Private courts and clubs can be accessed at www.coloradotennis.com.
Major Area Parks
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Community Parks (maps online) For more information, call the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1401 Recreation Way, 385-5940, www.coloradosprings.gov
Available to city residents are 136 neighborhood, eight community and seven regional parks. Additionally, there are five multi-use sport complexes. America the Beautiful Park: Cimino Drive off Colorado Avenue. Playground walking paths with access to Midland Trail and Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. Cottonwood Creek Park: Dublin and Rangewood. Recreation center with indoor pool, baseball fields, in-line hockey, basketball, tennis, disc golf course, jogging trail. Memorial Park: Pikes Peak and Hancock Ave. Aquatic and fitness center. Prospect Lake (allows motorized and non-motorized boating), water skiing, Sertich Ice Center, Velodrome. Sports Center includes baseball diamonds, football and soccer fields, tennis center walking trails, concession stands and vending machines. Also home to a new expansive skateboard park. Monument Valley Park: Monroe St. to Kiowa St. along Monument Creek. Fishing, ball fields, outdoor swimming pool picnicking, playgrounds, tennis courts, trails, demonstration gardens. Norman Coleman “Bulldog” Park: Tutt Avenue north of the Skysox Stadium. Lighted soccer stadium. Quail Lake Park: Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. and Quail Lake Rd. Non-motorized boating, fishing, jogging trail, playground, sand volleyball courts, sledding, picnicking. Rampart Park: Parking lot off Lexington Drive, north of Rampart High School. Basketball, baseball, tennis courts, playground, BMX track, soccer field and dog park. Wilson Ranch: On Allegheny Drive. Outdoor pool, playground, tennis courts, in-line hockey.
Regional Parks 7,390.6 Total Acres (Maps online) Bear Creek Canon: 756.6 acres. 501 Bear Creek Rd. Picnicking, mountain bike trails. Garden of the Gods: 1,319 acres. 3130 N. 30th St. Visitors center, twenty major rock formations, rock climbing, eight miles of trails, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Jimmy Camp Creek: 693 acres. Hwy. 24 and Constitution Avenue. Undeveloped parkland in Banning-Lewis Ranch area. North Cheyenne Canon: 1,277 acres. 2110 N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Starsmore Discovery Center, Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, 56 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, Silver Cascade Falls, White Fir Botanical Reserve. North Slope Recreation: 2,267 acres. Pikes Peak Toll Rd. off Hwy. 24. Three reservoirs on North Slope of Pikes Peak. No swimming. Non-motorboating, fishing, biking, hiking. Palmer: 731 acres. 3650 Maizeland Rd. and North Academy Boulevard. Baseball diamonds, playground, football/soccer field, volleyball courts, horse stables, 25 miles of trails, dog park. Ute Valley: 338 acres. 1705 Vindicator Drive. Wetland area, biking and hiking trails.
Open Space Red Rock Canyon Open Space: Acquired by Colorado Springs in 2003. 1,474 acres with over 13.8 miles of developed hiking trails, including two dog off leash trails. 85 technical climbing routes. Portable toilets at both parking lots, picnic area by main lot. Off Highway 24 at Ridge Rd.
El Paso County Parks
8,000 acres, 105 miles of trails, 2 nationally recognized nature centers and over 1,000 programs. Log on to www.elpasoco.com/parks. 719-520-7529. Bear Creek: 21st at West Rio Grande Ave. Located in the Rocky Mountain foothills, there are ten miles of trails, ball fields, tennis courts, archery range, picnic areas and horseback riding. The Bear Creek Nature Center is within the park. Bear Creek Trailhead extends along Bear Creek through the park and connects to the Paul Imemann Trail to Manitou Springs. Black Forest Park: Derives its name from the 200 square miles of Ponderosa pine it is located in. Located at Shoup and Milam Road it holds playing fields, tennis courts and hiking trails. Clear Spring Ranch Park: Located along Fountain Creek in Fountain. The 970 acres offers grassland and foothill ecosystems, miles of trails, a pavilion and restrooms. Falcon Regional Park: Off Eastonville Road, East of Meridian Ranch Development. 215 acres will have active sports areas and open spaces. Fox Run: Roller Coaster Road at Stella Drive. A thickly forested winter wonderland, perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Ball fields, horseshoes, trails and ponds as well. Fountain Creek Park: Along Fountain Creek between Widefield and Fountain. Located within a floodplain, it is home to water fowl, stocked ponds, aquatic animals and 230 species of birds. Nature center. Fountain Creek Regional Trail follows Fountain Creek for 10.5 miles and is great for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Homestead Ranch is located at the edge of the Black Forest and is 450 acres in size. Has a 3 mile horse trail, playground, pavilions. New Santa Fe Trail, located between Palmer Lake and Baptist Road, is 15 miles long and drops 1,200 feet in elevation. Great for hiking and biking with magnificent vistas. Paint Mines Interpretive Park, located southwest of Calhan on Paint Mine Road. Geological formations include spires and hoodoos in colorful clay. The mines have evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years. Four miles of trails and interpretive signage. Rainbow Falls: Features a 50 ft. waterfall, unique rock formations, and trail to the top. Located north of Manitou Springs off Serpentine Drive. Rock Island Trail follows an abandoned railway line. The nine miles of gravel surface makes it a safe passage for non-motorized use.
All hunters and anglers 18-64 need a “Habitat Stamp” to access a state area for any purpose. These stamps and licenses may be purchased at
www.co.wildlifelicense.com or a licensed agent (list on website), by calling 719-227-5200 or by stopping in at the Division of Wildlife Oﬃce.
Ute Pass Regional Trail This 40 mile trail, being completed in sections, will connect Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in Teller County. It is part of the American Discovery and America the Beautiful trails which are historic and used in pilgramages by the Ute Indians. Widefield Community Park Disc Golf Course is home of many state championships. The coursecan play from 4,944 to 7,908 feet. A brook runs down the center for a little excitement. Fontaine Blvd. at Drury Lane.
Teller County Parks
For more information call 687-8812 Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or visit www.co.teller.co.us, click on “county parks”. Florissant Community Park: 358 Circle Drive (off Hwy. 24) in Florissant. Ten acres of fun including basketball court, play lot, ballfield, picnic area and home of the new library. Four Mile Scenic Park: In Florissant, on the Gold Belt National Byway, at the junction of Teller County Road #1 and Road #11. A pedestrian bridge over historic Hay Creek has over 50 brands memorialized in it from area ranches. Almost seven acres in size, the land is dedicated to agricultural and graphic interpretation Hayden Divide Community Park: Located at the junction of Hwy. 24 and 67, the perfect place for baseball or softball, play lots, concession stand, picnic area on 12.5 acre site. Sunnywood Neighborhood Park: North of Woodland Park on Lovell Gulch Road. This four acre play area includes a t-ball field, volleyball and basketball courts, play lot and picnic area. Teller County Fairground: Located on Teller County Road #1 in Cripple Creek. Home of the county fair, it has an arena, RV hook-ups, equestrian barn, pavilion, kitchen and picnic area. www.co.teller.co.us.
For more information please call specific park or go to www.cpw.state.co.us. Cheyenne Mountain State Park: 2,701 acres. Located along Hwy. 115 at 410 JL Ranch Heights (across from Fort Carson). Comprised of “prairie to peak” ecosystems, it includes 20 miles of biking/hiking trails, archery range, educational and interpretive programs and campgrounds with full hook-up facilities available. Call 719-576-2016 for reservations. Lake Pueblo State Park: I-25 to Pueblo, then U.S. Hwy. 50 west four miles, 640 Reservoir Rd., 561-9320. A spectacular water sport reservoir with 9,600 acres and 60 miles of shoreline. Two marinas, on-site fish hatchery, Rock Canyon swim beach, campsites and miles of trails. Mueller State Park: 21045 Hwy. 67 South, 3.5 miles south of Divide, 687-2366. With approximately 5,000 acres and 55 miles of hiking/biking/horseback riding trails, this park offers wildlife viewing, new cabins and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Open year round.
For more information visit www.fs.usda.gov Pike National Forest: Comprised of 1,106,604 acres along the Front Range (over 3 million acres total) and Mosquito Mountains. It is the home of Pikes Peak, Barr National Recreation Trail, Manitou Park, Rampart Reservoir, Gold Camp Road and much more! Administrative office in Pueblo, Colorado. Call 719-553-1400 for more info. Pikes Peak Ranger District 601 South Weber • Colorado Springs 80903 • 636-1602
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Basics Auto Registration, Driver License, Auto Insurance
Phone Numbers You Should Know Colorado State Patrol Dispatch 719-544-2424
The requirements for residency are: • Must own or operate a business in Colorado • Must be gainfully employed in Colorado • Must reside in Colorado for 90 consecutive days There are certain military and student exceptions. Requirements are located on the website. After becoming a resident you have 30 days to qualify for a license and 90 days to register your vehicle. Required documents include: proof of title and/or current out-of-state registration, VIN verification form, proof of Colorado vehicle emissions test for diesel vehicles only; odometer reading at time of purchase (if not on title); proof of insurance and payment of fees and specific ownership taxes must be made. License plates may be renewed online at: www.colorado.gov.
Highway Patrol 719-635-0385
Colorado Road Conditions 303-639-1111
Douglas County Sheriff 303-660-7500
El Paso County Sheriff Dispatch 719-390-5555
Pikes Peak Highway 719-385-7325
Park County Sheriff Dispatch 719-836-4121
Teller County Sheriff 719-687-9652
Colorado’s auto insurance requirements are bodily injury liability, property damage, personal injury protection (no fault medical) and uninsured motorist liability. Further documentation may be required for other forms of transportation. Call 520-6240 or online at http://car.elpasoco.com.
Log on to http://car.elpasoco.com for detailed information regarding applications, necessary identification and the types of permits available for minors. Site also provides maps to the 4 Division of Motor Vehicles Offices. Division of Motor Vehicles’ Offices: El Paso County 719-520-6240 Downtown Branch - Centennial Hall Branch: 200 S. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Main - Citizen Service Center: 1675 W Garden of the Gods Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Southeast Branch: Southeast corner of Powers Blvd. & Airport Rd. Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. North Branch - Union Town Center: Northwest corner of Union Blvd. & Research Parkway. Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Teller County 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. • 719-689-2951 800 Research Drive, Tamarac Business Center, Woodland Park Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. These branches are also the locations for County Clerk business involving certain licensing certificates and voter registration.
Communications (phone, cable, internet, television)
Apple………………………….. www.apple.com …………………….800-MY-APPLE Apple store at shops @ Briargate 1685 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs 80920…….…Local 719-522-4460 AT&T…………………………….. www.att.com ………….…………..800-288-2020 Century Link…………………… www.centurylink.com ….…………...866-642-0444 Comcast……………………….. www.comcast.com ………………..800-COMCAST DIRECTV……………………….. www.directv.com ……………………888-777-2454 Dish Network………………….. www.dishnetwork.com ……………..800-823-4929 Falcon Broadband……………. www.falconbroadband.net ………..719-573-5343 Peak Internet …………………. wwz.peakinter.net …………….....…719-686-0250 Peterson Broadband ……….....www.petersonbroadband.com …….719-216-1217 Rise Broadband……………….. www.risebroadband.com …………..844-411-7473 TDS Baha.…………………….... www.hellotds.com ………………......855-696-8368 Verizon………………………….. www.verizonwireless.com ..………..800-837-4966
Military Family Support Services
Peterson Air Force Base/ Cheyenne Mountain Air Station
Schriever Air Force Base
Army Community Service 6303 Wetzel Avenue Building 1526 Fort Carson, CO 80913 Phone: 719-526-4590 Phone: (DSN) 312-691-4590 Fax: 719-526-2637 Fax: (DSN) 312-691-2637
Airman & Family Readiness Center 135 Dover Street, Suite 1203 Peterson AFB, CO 80914 Phone: 719-556-6141 Phone: (DSN) 312-834-6141 Fax: 719-556-0909 Fax: (DSN) 312-834-0909 www.21fss.com
Airman & Family Readiness Center 101 Falcon Parkway Schriever AFB, Co 80912 Phone: 719-567-3920 Phone: (DSN) 312-560-3920 Fax: 719-567-7378 Fax: (DSN) 312-560-7378 www.schrieverfss.com
Airman & Family Readiness Center 6248 West Pine Loop USAF Academy, CO 80840 Phone: 719-333-3444 Phone: (DSN) 312-333-3444 Fax: 719-333-7200 Fax: (DSN) 312-333-7200 www.usafasupport.com
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Senior Services Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 N. Hancock Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 955-3400 • www.csseniorcenter.com Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Serving those 55 years plus…AARP chapter meetings, recreation, day trips, social programs, classes in everything from art and computers to finance, lunches Mon.-Fri.
Discover Goodwill Southern & Western Colorado 1460 Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, 80907 719-381-9484 • www.discovermygoodwill.org Your Life Your Way – In-Home Care Voyages – Specialized Day Program for Seniors
El Paso County Senior Assistance Programs 636-0000 • www.dhs.elpasoco.com
Information on financial and medical aid, long term care and links to state resouces.
Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Dr. • Fountain 80817 • 520-6470 dhs.elpasoco.com Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For those 55+ – numerous programs, trips, recreation, volunteer opportunities, support groups, meals and transportation (520-6472) are available.
UCCS Health Circle Aging Center 4863 N. Nevada Ste. 321, Colorado Springs 80918 255-8002 Training site provides comprehensive assessments and treatment for those 55+ and families.
Golden Circle Nutrition Program 719-884-2302 (Office), 884-2304 (Reservations)
This division of the Housing Authority provides low cost lunches to those 60 yrs. old and older or anyone with disabilities residing in housing facilities providing the program. There are 23 locations including Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, and Victor. (Note: Fountain Valley Senior Center, Silver Key, and Teller Senior Services offer transportation.)
Mountain Metro Bus Service for Seniors 719-385-7433 • www.coloradosprings.gov
Fixed routes to specific locations. For paratransit service and requirements call 719-392-2396.
Pikes Peak Library District www.ppld.org – click on “Seniors”
This website offers information on numerous organizations available to serve seniors; from AARP programs to legal service referrals. In addition, the library offers computer classes, book discussions, movies, mobile library service and “talking book” library for those visually impaired. For reference assistance call 389-8968.
Senior Resource Council 1625 S. Murray Blvd. • Colorado Springs 80916 719-260-0744 • www.srccos.org Silver Key Senior Services 1625 S. Murray Blvd. • Colorado Springs 80916 719-884-2300 • www.silverkey.org
Offers numerous support services for El Paso County seniors including home health equipment loans, light housekeeping and personal care, meals on wheels and emergency food assistance. Referral services and transportation available.
Teller Senior Coalition (center) 750 E. Hwy 24, Bldg. 2 • Woodland Park 80866 719-687-3330 • www.tellerseniorcoalition.org
Provides numerous support services for Teller County seniors, including sponsored outings, exercise classes, legal aid and tax assistance, handyman and caregiver support, food delivery to homebound, hot lunches on site and essential travel assistance with reservations.(Transportation number: 719-687-0256)
Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging • Family Caregiver Support Center 14 S. Chestnut St. • Colorado Springs 80905 719-886-7526 • Network of Care - Online Directory pikespeak.co.networkofcare.org
Comprehensive list that can be researched by catagories or programs and agencies.
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Community/Family Centers Community centers are strong focal points in their respective neighborhoods. These centers offer safe environments for everyone to enjoy. Education, recreation, cultural events, private parties, receptions and community meetings can all be found at any given time. All centers can be reached by bus from the downtown terminal. For more information access www.coloradosprings.gov Cordera Community Center (residents only) 11894 Grand Lawn Circle • 495-2166 (managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA) Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center 3920 Dublin Blvd. • 385-6503 (managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA) Deerfield Hills Community Center 4290 Deerfield Hills Rd. • 385-5996 Hillside Community Center 925 S. Institute St. • 385-7900 Otis Park Community Center (managed by Hillside) 731 N. Iowa • 385-7900 Meadows Park Community Center 1943 S. El Paso Ave. • 385-7940 Meridian Ranch Recreation Center (residents only) 10301 Angeles, Peyton • 495-7119 (managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA) Tri-Lakes Family Center 17250 Jackson Creek Parkway, Monument • 481-8728 (managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA) Ute Pass Cultural Center 210 E. Midland • 687-5284 Westside Community Center 1628 W. Bijou St. • 385-7920 Wolf Ranch Recreation Center (residents only) 8705 Wolf Recreation Point, Colorado Springs • 597-9653 (Managed by Pikes Peak YMCA) Woodmen Hills Recreation Center (2 facilities, residents only) East: 9205 Meridian Ranch Blvd., Falcon • 495-2009 West: 11720 Woodmen Hills, Falcon • 495-7475
Family Support Services
Head Start, Colorado Pre-School and Early Head Start
Community Partnership Family Resource Center 11115 Hwy 24 • P.O. Box 396 • Divide 80814 www.cpteller.org • 719-686-0705 Offers adult education, parenting classes and play groups for Teller County residents.
Early Connections Learning Centers 104 E. Rio Grande St., Colorado Springs 80903 • 632-1754 • www.earlyconnections.org Provide early childhood care and education to children from families of limited means.
Families First 2163 S. Yosemite • Denver 80231 www.familiesfirstcolorado.com • 303-745-0327 Family Support Line: 877-695-7996 (10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. daily) Offers prevention, intervention referrals, support groups, parenting classes, treatment center for 3-12 year olds.
Family Caregiver Support Center 14 S. Chestnut • Colorado Springs www.ppacg.org • 719-886-7526 Offered through the Area Agency on Aging. This is a respite program for caregivers in El Paso County. Open to adults taking care of an elderly person and those 60+ years of age that are the primary caregivers of someone under 18 years of age.
Inside/Out youth Services 412 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs • 328-1056 • www.insideoutys.org Support, training, events for the LGBT community.
Make A Wish Foundation 7951 E. Maplewood Ave., Suite 126 • Greenwood Village 80111 303-750-9474 • www.colorado.wish.org Grants wishes for those children with life threatening medical conditions.
One Nation Walking Together 3150 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80907 • 329-0251 • www.onenationwt.org Provides basic, medical, educational, building repair, and other specific targeted programs to Native Americans on and off reservation land.
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center 13620 Halleluiah Tr., Elbert, CO 80106 • www.pptrc.org • 719-495-3908 Uses Hippotherapy (horse) as a physical, occupational, and speech therapy strategy.
Assistance League of Colorado Springs Thrift Shop - Bargain Box 405 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903 • 475-1029 • www.assistanceleague.org Big Brothers Big Sisters – Pikes Peak 111 S. Tejon, Suite 302 • Colorado Springs 80903 633-2443 • biglittlecolorado.org/pikespeak
REACH Pikes Peak 312 S. Weber St., Ste. A, Colorado Springs 80903 • 358-8396 501 E. Iowa Fountain, Colorado Springs 80817 • 382-8515 www.reachpikespeak.org
Largest youth mentoring agency in the state, ages 7-12. The Falcon Club offers site based mentoring matching kids with the Cadets at the Air Force Academy.
Offers a variety of self sufficiency programs which include family emergency services for basic needs, management to assist in goals, and education, money management and provides free tax assistance.
Discover Goodwill Southern & Western Colorado 1460 Garden of the Gods Road • Colorado Springs, CO 80907 719-381-9484 • www.discovermygoodwill.org
Teller County Public Health 11115 W. Hwy. 24, Unit 2C • Divide 80814 687-6416 • www.co.teller.co.us
Journeys – Exploring Every New Day
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) 701 S. Cascade • Colorado Springs 80903 • 719-447-9898 • www.casappr.org This not-for-profit group helps victims of child abuse, neglect and domestic conflicts.
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado 228 N. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 Admin. 636-2345 • www.ccharitiescc.org
Organization performs a variety of support services including immediate basic needs, counseling, English as a second language (ESL) classes and a daily soup kitchen.
Cheyenne Village 6275 Lehman Dr., Colorado Springs 80918 • 592-0200 • www.cheyennevillage.org
Outreach program provides variety of support for those 18 years of age and older with developmental disabilities living alone or with family caregivers not receiving government funding.
Community Partnership for Child Development 2330 Robinson St. • Colorado Springs 80904 www.cpcdheadstart.org • 719-635-1536
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Provides the WIC (women, infants, children) nutrition program, health education,resources for seniors and community advocacy.
The Resource Exchange (TRE) 418 S. Weber St., Colorado Springs 80903 • 380-1100 • www.tre.org Family support services include early intervention, navigation, public advocacy, behavioral health, play groups, networking
Tri-Lakes Cares 235 N. Jefferson St., Monument 80132 • 481-4864 • www.tri-lakescares.org Community based resouce center that offers emergency, self sufficiency and relief programs.
Libraries Pikes Peak Library District • www.ppld.org Penrose Library 20 N. Cascade Ave • Colorado Springs 80903 • 531-6333 Carnegie (Special Collections): 531-6333, ext. 2253 East Library 5550 N. Union Blvd • 531-6333 Library 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. ● 884-9800
Electronic Reference Cardholders: 24 hour browsing e-audios, e-books and downloadable video collection • 884-9674 Community Libraries Cheyenne Mountain……633-6278 Fountain………………….382-5347 High Prairie……………...260-3650 Manitou Springs…………685-5206 Monument……………….488-2370 Old Colorado City………634-1698
Mobile Library Services are available at various shopping centers and apartments throughout the area. Log on to the Library website for a schedule or call 531-6333, ext. 2313 for information. For lobby stops ext. 2031 Library Express • 3337 Cinema Point - unmanned drop-off Woodland Park Library 218 E. Midland Ave. Woodland Park 80866 687-9281 www.rampart.colibraries.org
Security Public Library 715 Aspen Dr. Colorado Springs 80911 391-3191 • www.wsd3.org
(Operated by school district)
Palmer Lake……………..481-2587 Rockrimmon…………….593-8000 Ruth Holley……………..597-5377 Sand Creek……………...597-7070 Ute Pass…………………684-9342
Colorado Springs straddles I-25, the primary north/south transportation corridor in Colorado. East/west access to the Interstate Highway System is I-70 in Denver to the north and I-40 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the south.
Newspapers and Magazines Daily Newspapers The Gazette – 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. 100 • Colorado Springs 632-5511 • www.gazette.com Electronic subscription available, call 866-632-6397.
Christian Science Monitor 1-800-456-2220 • www.csmonitor.com
Daily email briefs and weekly print subscriptions available.
The Denver Post 303-832-3232 • www.denverpost.com
Electronic subscriptions and newsletters available.
Colorado Springs Business Journal 235 S. Nevada Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 634-5905 • www.csbj.com Colorado Springs Independent 235 S. Nevada Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 577-4545 • www.csindy.com
Also publishes the “Red, White and Blue Book” a directory of military friendly businesses, many offering discounts.
Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group Publishes three military papers: • The Mountaineer (Fort Carson), Schriever Sentinel (Schriever Air Force Base), • The Space Observer (Peterson Air Force Base). For more information call 719-634-5905 or visit www.csmng.com. • The Gazette publishes The Academy Spirit (Air Force Academy). Log on to www.usafa.af.mil/news/academyspirit.asp
Christian Science Monitor 1-800-456-2220 • www.csmonitor.com
Green Connections Initiatives and Education Links
Colorado Springs Office of Sustainability 30 S. Nevada Ste. 201, Colorado Springs 80903 719-385-6602 • www.coloradosprings.gov
CSU Extension in El Paso County 17 N. Spruce, Colorado Springs 80905 719-520-7690 • www.elpasoco.colostate.edu
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Environmental Planning 719-471-7080 • www.ppacg.org
El Paso County Recycling Directory 719-520-7878 • www.elpasoco.com
Pikes Peak Community Foundation 102 S. Tejon St., Ste. 530, Colorado Springs 80903 719-227-8620 • www.ppcf.org
Horticulture, agriculture and natural resources; 4-H programs.
New committee formed in 2016 to build awareness and make progress in numerous ways through variety of partnerships and education.
Updated January 2017, recycling locations and list of hazardous waste materials and their drop-off spots around the county.
Catamount Institute 740 W. Caramillo, Colorado Springs 80907 719-471-0910 • www.catamountinstitute.org
Energy Resource Center 114 W. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs 80903 591-0772 • www.erc-co.org
Field trips and camps for children K - 12th grade.
Fountain Creek Watershed P.O. Box 26373, Colorado Springs 80936 719-447-5012 • www.fountain-crk.org
Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center 2855 Mesa Rd. Colorado Springs 80901 719-668-8232 • www.csu.org
Green Cities Coalition P. O. Box 2115, Colorado Springs 80901 www.greencitiescoalition.net
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens 719-651-3416 • www.ppugardens.org Peak to Plains Alliance Colorado Springs 4635 Town Center Dr., Colorado Springs 80916 719-574-0750 • www.peaktoplains.com Distributors of local farm and ranch produce.
Ventucci Farm (Community Foundation Project) 5210 S Hwy 85, Colorado Springs 80911 719-227-8620 • www.ppcf.org Visit us online at www.pikespeakcountry.com
Pet Licenses & Animal Control Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 610 Abbott Lane • Colorado Springs 80905 • 473-1741 • www.hsppr.org Adoption Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Weekends 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Animal Admissions: Daily 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Lost and Found Pet Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Manitou Springs All dogs and cats over the age of 6 months must be licensed within 30 days. They are available though the Finance Department. (719) 685-2548, orwww.manitouspringsgov.com. Local law enforcement patrols for strays.
Military Animal Care:
All animals must be registered within 10 days of arrival. Joint Services Vet Clinic 719-526-1218 (DSN691) Treatment Facilities Fort Carson - 719-526-3803 • Air Force Academy - 719-333-4055 Fort Carson stray animals will be taken to: Fort Carson Animal Rescue • 12599 Jordan Rd., Fountain 719-382-0188 • fcar.biz
All dogs must remain leashed when on public land. Dogs, cats, livestock and other animals found off the owner’s property may be considered “strays” and could be impounded.
All dogs residing in Colorado Springs, El Paso County (resolution areas), Fountain, and Monument must be licensed and vaccinated by 4 months of age. All cats must have vaccines and Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs require licenses as well. Log on to the Humane Society website for fee structures, online applications, local restrictions, and other options. www.hsppr.org • 473-1741
The Humane Society provides animal control services for Colorado Springs, Fountain, Monument, and the unincorporated areas of El Paso County. Shelter is also available for animals from Manitou Springs. Teller County Sheriffs Office - Animal Control 11400 W. Hwy 25, Divide 80814 • 719-687-9652 Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (Closed Sundays) 308 Weaverville Rd. • Divide 80814 719-686-7707 or Sheriff’s Office: 719-687-9652 (Control) www.tcrascolorado.com Dogs must by licensed by four months of age. Licenses may be obtained at the shelter, City Hall, County Clerk, and various clinics in the are a with proof of rabies vaccine. Pet adoptions and animal control services are provided as well.
Animal Rescue Resources: All Breed Rescue & Training 20 Mount View Lane, Colorado Springs 80907 264-6460 • www.haveanicedog.org Black Forest Animal Sanctuary DBA Southern Colorado Animal Rescue 494-0158 • www.bfasfarm.org Front Range Equine Rescue 352-209-7510 • www.frontrangeequinerescue.org Horses kept on private land in Northern Colorado.
Colorado Springs Transportation AIRPORT Colorado Springs Airport 7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway • Colorado Springs 80916 550-1900 • www.flycos.com
The Colorado Springs airport, serving hundreds of thousands every year, allows a breathtaking view of the Front Range and Pikes Peak. Conveniently located near I-25 twenty mintues from downtown, numerous attractions and major ski areas are within easy driving distance.
It is consistently ranked as one of the most reliable with uncongested air space, short taxi time, and low weather related delays. AIRLINE
Alaska www.alaskaair.com 800-252-7522 Allegiant Air www.allegiantair.com 702-505-8888 American www.aa.com. 800-433-7300 Delta www.delta.com 800-221-1212 Frontier www.flyfrontier.com 801-401-9000 United www.united.com 800-864-8331 *Curbside check-in available 4:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Car Rental – On Airport
Alamo/National………………………………574-8579 or 1-800-327-9633 Avis……………………………………………596-2751 or 1-800-331-1212 Budget………………………………………..597-1271 or 1-800-527-0700 Dollar Rent A Car………………………719-596-1863 or 1-800-800-4000 Enterprise…………………………………….591-6644 or 1-800-736-8222 Hertz…………………………………………. 596-1863 or 1-800-654-3131
Shuttles and Limousine Services
Hotel, ski shuttles and limousine services are listed on the airport website at www.flycos.coloradosprings.gov Colorado Springs Shuttle 719-687-3456 • www.coloradoshuttle.com Serves Colorado Springs and Denver International airports
Transportation Network Companies
Uber and Lyft have been authorized to pick up and drop off passengers.
OTHER TRANSPORTAION Bus Service
Fountain Municipal Transit 392-3500 • www.fountaincolorado.org Metro Mobility 719-392-2396
Same hours as Metro Transit (see below), available for those with physical or mental disabilities, who can’t navigate the fixed route system or need lift equipment. Please call 719-392-2396 for more information. Please note an application and interview are required.
Mountain Metro Transit 1015 Transit Dr. • Colorado Springs 80903 385-RIDE • www.transit.coloradosprings.gov
Serves Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Security, Fountain, Widefield, Fort Carson, Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases For route schedules, weekend service and express services from key destination points, please check the website or call.
Metro Rides 385-7433
Resource for carpoolers, park & ride, bus schedules, bikes routes, special transport needs.
Pikes Peak Cab..…… www.pikespeakcabllc.com ….….719-888-9000 Springs Cab..……… www.springscabllc.com …………..719-444-8989 Teller Cab………………… www.tellercab.com ………….719-687-8222 Serving Ute Pass
Yellow Cab…………………… www.yccos.com ………….719-777-7777 Serving Colorado Springs
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Passports and Passport Cards The U.S. Department of State www.travel.state.gov
Fee structure, applications, renewal forms for both passport book and cards.
The city of Colorado Springs Department of Utilities, provides electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater treatment within the city limits and in some neighboring areas. Services can be started before occupancy.
Black Hills Energy • 888-890-5554 • www.blackhillsenergy.com
Colorado Passport Agency 3151 S. Vaughn Way, Ste. 600 Aurora 80014 877-487-2778 for appointment
Serves Cripple Creek, Victor
Colorado Springs Department of Utilities 111 S. Cascade Ave. • www.csu.org Customer Service – 448-4800 or 800-238-5434 Intermountain Rural Electric Association Woodland Park District Office – 687-9277 • www.irea.coop
Location for expedited services.
Post Office www.usps.com
Many post office locations around the area offer application and passport photo services.
Serves Palmer Lake, Woodland Park, Divide
Mountain View Electric Association Falcon Office – 495-2283 • www.mvea.coop
Serves parts of Colorado Springs, Monument, Glen Eagle, Woodmoor, Falcon, Black Forest, Fountain
Colorado 2017 Ranking “State of Business Tax Climate” (TaxFoundation.org ranking of all states)
overall 16 Sales tax 39 Corporate tax 18 property tax 14 individual unemployment income tax 16 insurance tax 42 Retail Sales Taxes State 2.9%, Colorado Springs 3.12%, El Paso County 1.23%, Pikes Peak Transportation Authority 1.0% TOTAL = 8.25% State Individual Income Tax Flat rate; 4.63% of federal taxable income. Vehicle License & Tax License fee is based on vehicle weight. Owner’s tax based on taxable value (original sticker price) declining with age of the vehicle. Residential Property Taxes Residential property is assessed at 7.96% of market value. For more information call El Paso Tax Assessor at 520-6600.
Gas Service Black Hills Energy • 888-890-5554 • www.blackhillsenergy.com
Serves Black Forest, Chipita Park, Cascade, part of Divide, Fountain, Glen Eagle, Green Mountain Falls, Palmer Lake, Widefield, Woodland Park, Woodmoor, Victor, Monument
Colorado Natural Gas • 800-720-8193 • www.coloradonaturalgas.com Colorado Springs Utilities (see above) Provides gas to some outlying areas
Vital Records El Paso County
Birth and Death Certificates are available in person, by mail, or online at www.elpasocountyhealth.org at the Department of Public Health, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods #2044, Colorado Springs 80907 • 719-578-3199
U.S. Postal Service and Other Mailing Services
Marriage Licenses may be obtained at the 4 offices of the Clerk • 520-6200 • Union Town Center, 8830 N. Union Blvd. • 1675 W. Garden of the Gods • Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade • Southeast Powers at the corner of Powers and Airport Roads. Verification of marriage and divorce is obtianed through the Department of Public Health and Environment, 303-692-2200 • www.colorado.gov.
U.S. Post Office Locations – Colorado Springs
Main Office: 201 E. Pikes Peak Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 • (800) ASK-USPS • www.usps.com Other Locations Phone: (800) ASK-USPS • Log on to www.usps.com
United Parcel Service (UPS) 800-742-5877 or www.ups.com for more info and/or drop box locations Full Service UPS Stores:* 4164 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 260-1797 3107 W. Colorado Ave. 473-6299 6660 Delmonico Dr. 592-1778 2910 N. Powers Blvd. 572-8018 5 E. Bijou St. 635-1314 2316 N. Wahsatch 473-6778 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd. 591-7360 3578 Hartsel Dr., E. 260-6666 11605 Meridian Market View 886-4290 1670 E. Cheyenne Mnt Blv 540-0595 445 E. Cheyenne Mtn Blvd 576-2880 590 Hwy 105 (Monument) 487-1730 1067 E. US Hwy 24 (Woodland Pk) 687-3023 3355 N. Academy 597-4355 3246 Centennial Blvd 635-5728 6885 Mesa Ridge Parkway 382-7506 (Fountain)
*Check Staples and Office Depot locations to see if they are authorized shipping outlets.
Federal Express (Fed Ex)
800-463-3339 local • www.fedex.com Log on to find full service “Office Print and Ship Centers” locations and schedules of “Express Drop Boxes,” business services, and product information.
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Birth and Death Certificates are available at the Clerks office in Cripple Creek at 101 W. Bennett Ave. • 719-689-2951 Marriage Licenses are available at the above address and the branch office at 800 Research Dr. in Woodland Park. For more information log on to www.co.teller.co.us.
Voter Registration You are eligible to vote if you: • will be 18 years old at the time of the election • are a U.S. citizen • have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately before the election date • are not serving a sentence or parole for a felony convition. You may register by: • submitting an application by mail, online at a voter registration agency, a drivers license exam facility or a voter registration drive at least 22 days before an election. • appearing in person at a voter service and polling center through election day • you must change or withdraw party affiliation no later than 29 days before the election For more information and absentee ballot requirements, log on to: www. govvotecolorado.com or www.sos.state.co.us
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Small Business & Technology Centers Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center
1675 Garden of the Gods, Ste. 1107 • Colorado Springs 80907 719-667-3803 • www.pikespeaksbdc.org Offers counseling, training and resources to grow existing and new businesses. Programs include specific help for disaster recovery, veterans assistance, the “Leading Edge” Business Training Program, and a variety of weekly workshops. Registration is available online. A variety of publications and workbooks are available online.
Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners
1227 Lake Plaza Dr., Ste. B, Colorado Springs 80906 719-685-7877 • www.rmipartners.org Nonprofit provides local and international network, wide array of services designed to accelerate innovation and growth focusing on everything from product development, marketing and funding to investor relations, partnerships and financial forecasting.
Tri-Lakes Business Incubator at Woodcarver Suites
14960 Woodcarver Rd. • Colorado Springs 80921 481-4877, Ext. 100 • www.trilakesbi.org The Tri-lakes Business Incubator leases professional suites to growth-oriented businesses to help tenants grow their operations while minimizing administrative cost by using the center’s resources and services. These services include: conference rooms, office equipment, administrative and technical support, furnished professional office suites, lab space, light manufacturing space, business networking, on site business professionals for confidential advice, management coaching and monthly training sessions.
Office of Economic Development & International Trade
1625 Broadway, Suite 2700 • Denver, CO 80202 (303) 892-3840 Main Phone • (303) 892-3848 Fax www.choosecolorado.com The Office of Economic Development and International Trade encourages quality economic development through financial and technical assistance provided in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout the State of Colorado. The OEDIT offers programs and services tailored to support business development at every level, including business retention and relocation services, bioscience and emerging industries programs, business finance, the Colorado Tourism Office, Arts and Culture, an International Trade Office, Small Business Development Centers, minority and women-owned business services and economic research.
Colorado Springs World Affairs Council
P.O. Box 608 • Colorado Springs 80901 719-579-8443 • www.csworldaffairs.org International visitors programs includes monthly programs and speaker luncheons. Professional networking series, high school student and teacher programs and workshops.
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Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs
111 S. Tejon, Suite 404 • Colorado Springs 80903 886-0088 • www.downtowncs.com The Downtown Partnership is the lead organization planning, advocating and promoting a vibrant downtown for Colorado Springs. The “partnership” reflects the affiliate organizations that are tied to this two-decade old venture: the Greater Downtown Colorado Springs Business Improvement District, Community Ventures, Inc., and the Downtown Development Authority. Collaborating with local government, businesses, and civic and not-for-profit groups the Downtown Partnership works to make great things happen for downtown Colorado Springs. Primary goals of the Partnership are to draw businesses downtown, create and sustain an eclectic and lively residential neighborhood, recruit and support a growing mix of unique and mostly independent retail, further downtown as the location for an expanding arts and cultural scene and heighten the downtown’s appeal across ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic diversities. Established in 2006, the Downtown Development Authority provides programs and financial incentives to “push” downtown development, which usually costs four to five times more than the cost of suburban development.
Economic Development Division – El Paso County
200 S. Cascade #150 • Colorado Springs 80903 • 520-6481 www.elpasoco.com The El Paso County ECDD is responsible for economic development, affordable housing and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The main components of economic development include the El Paso County Enterprise Zone, the Revolving Loan Fund and other business incentives. Affordable housing is addressed through the El Paso County Housing Authority and other housing programs. CDBG funds are available through the State of Colorado for HUD-approved purposes.
Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation
322 S. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 471-2044 • www.pprdc.com Formed in 1976 under the name of the Old Colorado City Development Company, the Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation originally provided low interest loans to small businesses located within a six-block area of Colorado Springs’ Westside. Expanding beyond these humble beginnings the PPRDC has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide loans through the SBA 504 Loan Program. The PPRDC promotes local job creation and redevelopment strategies throughout its service area. Besides SBA 504 Loans, the PPRDC also has the El Paso County Business Loan Fund.
SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives Association
Counselors to America’s Small Business 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste 101, 80903 636-3074 • www.coloradosprings.score.org Score is a group of over 50 experienced business men and women – many still active in their own careers – who want to see the small business climate in Colorado Springs be successful and growing. These executives provide free and confidential business counseling. They share their experience and knowledge by working with you to analyze your business, explore strategies, develop business plans and monitor progress. Counseling is also available in Woodland Park and in the Monument/Tri Lakes area. A new “Smart Start” workshop series has been added.
Southern Colorado Business Partnership
(719) 213-3923 • www.southerncoloradobusinesspartnership.com Partners with Chambers of Commerce throughout southern Colorado along the I-25, Hwy 50 and 24 corridors. The SCBP engages and mobilizes the region through a scaleable voice to focus on legislative and public policy, military support, business advocacy, community building, intraregional communications and collaborations. Its website provides expanded details of the SCBP’s work, calls to action, press materials, board updates and links to SCBP partner websites.
Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corporation
P.O. Box 740 • Monument 80132 (888) 667-6768 ● www.trilakesedc.com The Tri-Lakes EDC mission is to expand the Tri-Lake region’s economic base, achieving sustained growth and prosperity for Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle, King’s Deer and Black Forest. The Tri-Lakes EDC achieves this by working with local and regional stakeholders to help current primary employers expand their presence within the region; working to recruit and help relocate new primary employer businesses to the area and by creating and fostering relationships through outreach programs and community events.
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For individuals seeking employment information, job training or access to job sites or postings, here are some resources that may be of value.
El Paso County Employment Services www.elpasoco.com (online process only)
Goodwill Staffing Services
17 N. Spruce St., Ste. 208 • Colorado Springs 80905 380-8855 • www.goodwillstaffing.com
Pikes Peak Workforce Center
1675 Garden of the Gods • Colorado Springs 80907 667-3700 • www.ppwfc.org A one stop center providing employers with the qualified workers they need. The center also has programs to help eligible persons become more employable through skills upgrades and/or training. Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Offers Youth Work Zone (must be 16-24 years old) workshops, free computer courses, GED preparation and career assessment. This website has numerous job site connections and satellite offices: EL PASO COUNTy Center at Powers and Barnes 5850 Championship View, Ste 120A, Colorado Springs 80922 667-3890 • Tuesdays (Veterans Rep)
Mount Carmel Center of Excellence 530 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs 80905 667-3729 • Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Serving military and spouses) Peak Vista Health Center 350 Lyckman • Fountain 80817 444-8311 • Mondays 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Teller County – Aspen Mine Community Center 166 E. Bennett Ave. • Cripple Creek 80813 Call 689-3584 • Open Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monument-Goodwill Retail Store 15821 Jackson Creek Pkwy • Monument 80132 442-2060 • Thursdays Noon-4:30 p.m. Southeast Armed Services yMCA 2190 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs 80916 622-3597 • Wednesdays 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. TELLER COUNTy Woodland Park Public Library 218 E. Midland Rd. • Woodland Park 80863 719-687-9281 • Career consultant available on lower level, call for limited hours. Teller County Human Resources 112 N. A Street • P.O. Box 959 • Cripple Creek 80813 689-2988 • www.co.teller.co.us United States Air Force NAF Human Resources Office 5136 Eagle Dr. #G101 • USAFA, CO 80840 719-333-3425 • www.nafjobs.org
Add Staff 2118 Hollow Brook Dr. • Colorado Springs 80918 719-528-8888 • www.addstaffinc.com Elwood Staffing 3366 Templeton Gap Rd. • Colorado Springs 80907 719-578-5478 • www.elwoodstaffing.com Express Employment Professionals • 3309 Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs 80917 719-266-9980 • 2360 Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs 80916 719-390-1300 • www.expresspro.com Job Store Staffing 3309 N. Academy Blvd., Ste. 100, Colorado Springs 80918 719-574-4200 • www.jobstorestaffing.com Robert Half-Professional Staffing 5575 Tech Center Dr., Ste. 110 Colorado Springs, 80919 719-822-0679 • www.roberthalf.com Focus on administrative, accounting, and finance and technology job placement. TPM Staffing Services 1304 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs 80909 719-359-9338 • www.tpmstaffing.com
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Several organizations help consumers and businesses make the right connections for success, information and problem resolution. Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado 636-1155 • www.bbb.org/southern-colorado/ Center for Creative Leadership 633-3891 • www.ccl.org Colorado Springs Film Commission 685-7630 • www.filmcoloradosprings.com Executive Women International Colorado Springs Chapter P.O. Box 2378 • Colorado Springs 80901 www.springsewi.com Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs 592-1800 • www.cshba.com National Association of Professional Women Colorado Springs Chapter - www.napw.com Corporate Headquarters 866-540-6279 Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments 471-7080 • www.ppacg.org Pikes Peak Association of Realtors 633-7718 • www.ppar.com Peak Startup 415 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs 80903 www.peakstartup.org
Networking, mentoring, startup events, and educational programs
Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce 442-2007 • scwcc.com
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University of Colorado - Colorado Springs UCCS Bachelor of Innovation Degrees 255-3427 • innovation.uccs.edu U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Toll free hotline: 800-786-9199 www.uspto.gov Women’s Foundation of Colorado Colorado Springs Regional Committee 303-285-2900 • www.wfco.org Women’s Resource Agency 471-3170 • www.wrainc.org
OTHER CONNECTIONS - International Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute P.O. Box 2625, Colorado Springs 80901 719-287-7624 • www.cscci.org Promotes appreciation of Chinese culture through education and social interation and offers networking and support systems for those of Chinese heritage.
Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado P.O. Box 1294, Colorado Springs 80901 www.japanamerica.org Educational and cultural organization offers classes and special events posted on the website.
Colorado Springs Sister Cities International 30 S. Nevada Ave., Ste. 606, Colorado Springs 80903 719-385-5256 • www.sistercitycs.us Promotes cultural, educational and economic relationships throughout the world. Colorado Springs is currently partners with seven cities including Ancient Olympia, Greece; Bankstown, Australia; and Smolensk, Russia.
Civics U.S. Officials
President: Donald J. Trump (R) Vice President: Mike Pence (R) The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 Comment Line: Switchboard: 202-456-1111 202-456-1414
All State Representatives have an office at: 200 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203 www.leg.state.co.us district 15 district 14 Dan Nordberg (R) Mark Waller (R) (303) 866-2965 (303) 866-5523 district 16 Janak Joshi (R) (303) 866-2937
district 17 Thomas Exum (D) (303) 866-3069
Michael Bennet (D) Pikes Peak Office 409 N. Tejon St., Suite 107 Colorado Springs 80903 Local: 719-328-1100 D.C. Office: (202) 224-5852 bennet.senate.gov
district 19 district 20 Amy Stephens (R) Bob Gardener (R) (303) 866-2924 (303) 866-2191
Cory Gardner (R) 102 S. Tejon St., Ste. 930 Colorado Springs 80903 Local: 719-632-6706 D.C. Office: 202-224-5941 gardner.senate.gov
Letters to any State Senator or Representative can be sent to: State Capitol Denver, CO 80203
(5th District) Doug Lamborn (R) District Office: 1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd., #330 Colorado Springs 80920 Local: 719-520-0055 D.C.: 202-225-4422 lamborn.house.gov
Governor: John Hickenlooper (D) 136 State Capitol Denver 80203 Phone: 303-866-2471 www.colorado.gov/governor Lt. Governor: Donna Lynne (D) Secretary of State: Wayne W. Williams (R) Treasurer: Walker Stapleton (R) Attorney General: Cynthia Coffman (R)
All State Senators have an office at: 200 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203 www.leg.state.co.us district 2 district 9 Kevin Grantham (R) Kent Lambert (R) 303-866-4877 303-866-4835 district 10 Owen Hill (R) 303-866-2737
district 11 Bernie Herpin (R) 303-866-6364
district 12 Bill Cadman (R) 303-866-4880
district 21 district 39 Lois Landgraf (R) Polly Lawrence (R) (303) 866-2946 (303) 866-2935
Colorado has seven water courts, one in each of the major river basins. They are a division of district court. Water court has exclusive jurisdiction over water rights, usage and litigation. There are no jury trials and all appeals are filed directly with the Colorado Supreme Court.
Water Division Two – Arkansas River Basin
El Paso County Judicial Building 270 Tejon Street, P.O. Box 2980, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 719-452-5365• www.courts.state.co.us Colorado Springs is in the designated ground water basin of the Upper Black Squirrel Creek, Upper Big Sandy 4th Judicial District • 719-448-7632
State of Colorado
4th Judicial Court District (El Paso & Teller Counties) www.gofourth.org El Paso County Combined Courts 270 S. Tejon Mailing: P.O. Box 2980 Colorado Springs 80901 719-452-5000
Teller County Combined Court 101 W. Bennett Ave. Mailing: P.O. Box 997 Cripple Creek 80813 719-689-2543 (District) 719-689-2574 (County)
Main telephone numbers: State House: 800-811-7647 State Senate: 888-473-8136 Bill Info: 303-866-3055
District courts handle felony criminal matters, civil claims (in any amount), juvenile matters, probate, mental health, divorce and water cases.
To find Representatives in local government county elections, contact: El Paso: 575-8683 Teller County: 689-2951
Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over violations of city provisions and ordinances. Some violations may require a court appearance, while others may just be payment of a fine (i.e., a traffic ticket). For more information visit www.coloradosprings.gov
Colorado Springs Municipal 224 East Kiowa Street, Room 101 Colorado Springs 80903 719-385-5928
Manitou Springs Municipal 606 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs 80829 719-685-2544
107 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs 80901 719-385-2489
Mayor John Suthers 30 South Nevada, Ste. 601 Colorado Springs 80903 719-385-5900 • www.mayorsuthers.com Fountain Municipal 116 South Main Street Fountain 80817-2280 City Council (9 members) 107 N. Nevada, Ste 300 719-382-5561 Colorado Springs 80903 719-385-5986 • www.coloradosprings.gov
Woodland Park Municipal 220 W. South Ave. Mailing: P.O. Box 9007 Woodland Park 80866 719-687-5207 Fax: 719-687-5232 Pueblo Municipal 200 South Main Street Pueblo 81003 719-562-3810
El Paso County
County Commissioners 200 S. Cascade, Ste. 100 Colorado Springs 80903 719-520-7276 • bbc.elpasoco.com
County Commissioners P.O. Box 959 112 N. A Street Cripple Creek 80813 719-689-2988 www.co.teller.co.us
great websites to check out www.whitehouse.gov www.house.gov www.senate.gov
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Health Care Air Force Academy Hospital
4102 Pinion Dr. • USAFA 80840 719-333-5111 • www.usafa.af.mil Serving military personnel
719-572-6100 • www.aspenpointe.org 115 S. Parkside Dr., Colorado Springs 80910 Crisis services, counseling, and therapy, substance abuse treatment. There are multiple service locations throughout the area.
Cedar Springs Hospital
www.cedarspringsbhs.com 2135 Southgate Rd Colorado Springs 80906 719-633-4114 Mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment
Childrens Hospital Colorado Urgent and Outpatient Specialty Care at Briargate
4125 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs 80920 www.childrenscolorado.org Urgent Care: 305-5437 Specialty Care: 305-9000
Colorado Springs Health Partners
2 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 140 Colorado Springs 80903 538-2900 • www.cshp.net Numerous facilities throughout the area covering a wide variety of specialties, health and information centers and an urgent care clinic.
Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center
(Located in Cresson Elementary School) 412 N. C Street, Cripple Creek 80813 719-776-4300
Fort Carson MEDDAC & Evans U.S. Army Hospital
1650 Cochrane Circle Fort Carson 80913 719-526-7000 http://evans.amedd.army.mil For military personnel and their families
Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs
325 S. Parkside Dr., Colorado Springs 80910 719-630-8000 www.healthsouthcoloradosprings.com Inpatient, outpatient, occupational, physical therapy.
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5755 Mark Dabling Blvd., Ste. 108 Colorad Springs 80918 719-573-4166 • kindredathome.com
www.healthy.kaiserpermanente.org • 215 Parkside Drive Colorado Springs 80910 719-327-6540 • 4105 Briargate Pkwy, Ste 125 Colorado Springs 80920 719-327-6540 Health care provider local facilities
Mountain View Medical Group
5575 Tech Center Dr., Ste. 106 Colorado Springs 80919 719-590-1177 • www.mvmg.com Numerous locations around the area.
Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado
www.ntsoc.com 1130 W. Woodman Rd Colorado Springs 80919 719-574-5562 Pediatric home health agency for those with special needs age 0 - 21
5526 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 108 Colorado Springs 80918 719-573-4166 www.gentiva.com Hospice care providers
Peak Vista Community Health Centers Admin: 3205 N. Academy, Ste 130 Colorado Springs, 80917 719-632-5700 • www.peakvista.org Numerous specialized clinics throughout the area including: • Printers Parkway 350 Printers Parkway Colorado Springs 80910 • 632-5700 • Divide Health Clinic 34 Hybrook Rd. South Divide 80814 • 632-5700 • Fountain Health Clinic 350 Lyckman Fountain 80817 • 632-5700
Medical and Dental Referral Services
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
• Penrose Mountain Urgent Care 41 State Hwy. 67 Woodland Park 80863 719-686-0551
• Primary Care Broadmoor
1263 Lake Plaza Dr, Ste. 230 Colorado Springs 80906 719-776-3300 Urgent Care, Ste 120 719-776-3330
• Penrose Cancer Center 2222 N. Nevada Colorado Springs 80907 719-776-5281
• Penrose St. Francis Primary Care
• Penrose Community Urgent Care 3205 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80917 719-776-3216
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care
• Penrose Hospital 2222 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs 80907 719-776-5000 • St. Francis Medical Center 6001 E. Woodmen Rd. Colorado Springs 80923 719-776-5000
Centura Health Physician Group • Tri-Lakes Primary Care
17230 Jackson Creek Pkwy, Ste. 300 Monument 80132 • 719-571-7000 Urgent Care, Ste 120 719-571-7070
3027 N. Circle Drive Colorado Springs 80909 719-776-4646
Mailing: 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St. Colorado Springs 80906 633-3400 • www.pikespeakhospice.org
Hospice Unit at Penrose Hospital
6th Floor West Tower 2222 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs 80907 719-633-3400 www.pikespeakhospice.org
Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Surgery Center
16420 West Hwy. 24 Woodland Park 80863 719-687-9999 • www.pprh.net
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC)
2312 N. Nevada, Ste. 400 Colorado Springs 80907 719-577-2555 www.rockymountaincancercenters.com
UC Health (University of Colorado)
www.uchealth.org Numerous primary, urgent care, and rehabilitation clinics throughout the area. • Administrative Center 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs 80909 365-5000 • Memorial Hospital Central &
Hospital for Children
www.uchealth.org 1400 E. Boulder St. Colorado Springs 80909 719-365-5000 • Memorial Hospital North 4050 Briargate Parkway Colorado Springs 80920 719-364-5000
Alcoholics Anonymous…………..573-5020 Al-Anon and Alateen.…………....632-0063 Alzheimer’s Assoc……………......266-8773 American Cancer Society………..636-5101 American Diabetes Association…………………..720-855-1102 American Heart & Stroke Association…………………….....600-4840 American Medical Response Ambulance……….……………….597-1277 Arthritis Foundation………….888-391-9389 Ask A Nurse……………………….776-5555 Colorado Springs Dental Society…598-5161 Colorado Chiropractic Assocation…………………..800-829-0339 Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Crisis (TESSA;)…..………………..633-3819 El Paso County Medical Society…591-2424 Fort Carson Hospital ……….…….526-5811 Lighthouse Crisis Center………...635-7000 Memorial Hospital HealthLink…..444-2273 Mental Health Association…..…..633-4604 Multiple Sclerosis Alliance……….633-4603 Muscular Dystrophy……………...260-8777 National Alliance Mental Illness…473-8477 Osteopathic Foundation..…….….635-9057 Penrose – St. Francis Pikes Peak Hospice………….......633-3400 Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention…573-7447 Planned Parenthood Westside....475-7162 Poison Control……………....800-222-1212 South Colorado AIDS Project…...578-9092 U.S. Airforce Academy Hospital…………………………….333-5111 Veterans Clinic…………………....327-5660
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When You Need A Place To Call Home For More Than Just A Few Days, Call Marriott Extended Stay.
Corporate & Extended Stay If you’re moving to Colorado Springs and without immediate lodging, or on an extended business trip, and need all the comforts of home, we recommend the Residence Inn or TownePlace Suites by Marriott to provide the necessary amenities to make your travels easier.
The Residence Inn by Marriott is your perfect “Home Between Homes” with locations in North and South Colorado Springs. TownePlace Suites by Marriott is near the Colorado Springs airport. Stretch out in a studio, one bedroom or two bedroom suite - 50% larger than any other ordinary hotel room. Feel at home with a fully equipped kitchen and separate living and sleeping areas. Start your day with a complementary hot buffet or continental breakfast. Unwind in the indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness room. Free High-Speed Internet access is available in all guest suites. Play tennis, basketball or volleyball at the outdoor sports court. Come and enjoy the comfortable and friendly home-like atmosphere at either Residence Inn or TownePlace Suites. If your stay might be just a couple of days, try the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, located right next to the Residence Inn South or the Courtyard by Marriott just up the street. You will find all of the Marriott properties in the perfect location to base your stay - next to Interstate 25 and close to many area attractions. Renovated in 2017
Colorado Springs Air Force Academy 9805 Federal Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80921
• Free Daily Hot Breakfast • Spacious Studio, One & Two Bedroom Suites • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Free High Speed Internet • Fitness Room • Business Center • 24 Hour Market • Outdoor Fire Pit and Sports Court
CLOSE TO: Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Briargate, United States Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, Monument Colorado, Lockheed Martin, Bal Seal, Colorado Mountain Brewery, Oracle, Federal Express, Quantum, Spectranetics, WellPoint Anthem, Progressive Insurance, Compassion, Focus on the Family.
www.marriott.com/costw Phone: (719) 388-9300
Residence Inn Colorado Springs South 2765 Geyser Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80906
• Free Daily Hot Breakfast • Spacious Studio, One & Two Bedroom Suites • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Free High Speed Internet • Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi • Fitness Room • 24 Hour Market • Outdoor Sports Court
CLOSE TO: Colorado Springs World Arena, US Olympic Training Center, Shopping, Multi-plex Theater, Restaurants, Honeywell, Atmel, and SHORT DRIVE: Garden of the Gods, Fort Carson, Broadmoor Golf Course, Downtown Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, and Many Sites and Activities Along the Rocky Mountains.
www.marriott.com/cosri Phone: (719) 576-0101
TownePlace Suites Colorado Springs South 1530 North Newport Road Colorado Springs, CO 80916
• Free Continental Grab & Go Breakfast • Spacious Studio, One & Two Bedroom Suites • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Fitness Room • 24 Hour Market • Free High Speed Internet • Indoor Pool • Rocky Mountain Views
CLOSE TO: Peterson Field, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs Airport. WITHIN 15 MINUTE DRIVE: Many Restaurants, Shopping, Theaters, Sky Sox Stadium, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed, ITT Corporation, SI International, Mitre Corporation, Boeing.
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Published on May 16, 2017
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