The Best of Colorado Springs!

Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in the center portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located 65 miles (105 km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. At 6,035 feet (1,839 m) the city stands over one mile (1.6 km) above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher and lower. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, rising over 8,000 feet above the city on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The city is often referred to as "The Springs."

With a population of 416,427 as of the 2010 Census, it is the second most populous city in the state of Colorado, behind Denver, and the 41st most populous city in the United States, while the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 645,613 in 2010. The city covers 194.7 square miles (504 km2), making it Colorado's largest city in area. Colorado Springs was selected as the No. 1 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine in 2006, and placed number one in Outside's 2009 list of America's Best Cities.

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Chris Weidner: The greatest failure in mountaineering history

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:59:31 MDT

"To be successful at alpine climbing you have to be super pushy," Jim Donini told me recently. "There are so many reasons you can come up with for bailing. You gotta push through that, but you can't push too far, obviously. And we almost pushed too far." Donini, 74, was talking about the most celebrated attempt in alpine climbing history: the 1978 near-miss on the still-unclimbed north ridge of Pakistan's Latok I (23,442 feet).

CU Boulder officially removes Coors name from events center

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 07:38:30 MDT

After more than two decades, the University of Colorado's Coors Events Center is officially no more. As of July 1, the building that houses the university's basketball and volleyball teams became the CU Events Center.

Back to breakneck speed for Boulder's Ironman champ

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 15:23:38 MDT

Reaching his utmost fitness peak in October, the fastest-ever Ironman Tim Don was primed to climb the podium at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, when he was struck by a truck while cycling on the on Kaahumanu Highway two days before the race.

Temperatures in Boulder to approach triple digits today

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:25:48 MDT

Boulder could see temperatures approach triple digits today, according to the National Weather Service.

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