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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Northwestern alums lead the way at inaugural Pac-12 women's lacrosse tournament

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:29:19 MDT

The Pac-12 Conference adding women's lacrosse to its official ledger of sponsored competitions will be a good thing for the sport.

Darby Kiernan's career day highlights No. 16 CU Buffs lacrosse win at California

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:53:17 MDT

Darby Kiernan became Colorado's career assists leader and set the CU single-game points record with 10 on Sunday as she and the Buffs beat California 18-11 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif.

CU Buffs nearing removal of Coors name from events center

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:07:19 MDT

After nearly three decades of playing in the Coors Events Center, the Colorado basketball and volleyball teams will soon have to get used to a new name for their home arena.

'Skeletal remains' discovered in Boulder Creek turn out to be plastic Halloween prop

Tue, 22 May 2018 11:32:15 MDT

Boulder police received a report this morning that "skeletal remains" had been discovered in Boulder Creek, but officers determined the skeleton was just a plastic prop.

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