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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CU lacrosse's offense dominates in win against Arizona State

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:01:00 MDT

Senior Miranda Stinson recorded six goals on Sunday afternoon as the Buffs powered past Arizona State, 15-3, to record their first home win of the season at Kittredge Field.

10 Barrel Brewing 'Beercat' visiting Boulder County's Eldora Mountain Resort

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:31:02 MDT

Boulder County's Eldora Mountain Resort will be hosting a "Beercat" next weekend, a mobile pub designed by 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Game preview: No. 22 Southern California at No. 23 Colorado lacrosse

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:15:32 MDT

The Colorado women's lacrosse team has opened Pac-12 Conference play with two wins and looks to keep its win streak going on Saturday.

Boulder changes course on independent review of police incident

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:10:53 MDT

Boulder will appoint new independent counsel to review a confrontation between a black student and police officers after the student and community members expressed concern about the city's decision to have a former district attorney review the case.

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