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    When you’ve been around for 100 years, you’ve been around for a lot of “eureka!” moments, countless “aha!” moments, and more revelations and realizations than you can remember. From the joyous celebrations to the quiet reflections, we’ve illuminated the path every step of the way. Our commitment extends beyond merely providing electricity; it’s about being there for the milestones, the challenges and the everyday triumphs that make up a century of shared experiences. That’s a Century of Service. And that’s worth celebrating.
  • What If...?

    DeLovell “D” Earls clearly remembers that day in fifth grade. The day his science teacher banned “what if” questions from her classroom. As an adult, and a high school and middle school basketball coach, D looks back on that teacher with amused sympathy.
  • Pain Reliever

    “I could hardly snap my fingers with my right hand. Everything I tried seemed to make it worse. It got to be, some days, that all I could focus on was the pain.” That is how David Chavez, a Colorado Springs native, described the life-altering medical issues he’d been dealing with for months.
  • Invitation to Impact

    One of the best judgments of a person’s character is what they choose to do with success. Do you miser it away for yourself? Or do you take the hard-earned lessons you learned and offer them to others? Lance Kohl is a man refined by his experiences. Life gave him plenty of opportunities to become jaded, cynical, or faithless. However, through his blunt resiliency, Lance has been able to learn and grow in every season of life. nd then, if you survive, you are sworn to secrecy for 25 years.
  • Fantastic Four

    Colorado Springs’ residents are noticing an interesting trend lately: like Starbucks in its heyday, dental practices are popping up on every corner. Despite the dental field’s struggle to provide personalized attention due to staffing shortages, one might assume that the abundance of dentists would allow for more one-on-one interaction. However, the economy is a challenge for every business, and dental practices face more than other industries. The increased number of available dentists is combined with decreased consumer demand—dental care is one of only three areas where household spending has not recovered after the 2007 recession—and shrinking insurance reimbursements. Despite these trends, many privately owned practices are providing high-quality and personalized care to patients. At the forefront of this movement are four remarkable local women.
  • Love & Sushi

    Sushi Row is a very chill new downtown spot that delivers excellent sushi, elegant cocktails, and that big-city feeling. It’s the new kid, nestled among several legendary Colorado Springs locations—Acacia Park, Poor Richard’s, and Tony’s to name a few—and has further elevated one of the most beloved blocks downtown.
  • First Lady

    In recent years, seismic waves of turmoil shook the world: the pandemic, the housing crisis, inflation, rising homelessness, widespread burnout. Anxiety and stress caused by overwhelming issues fractured consensus on solutions. In the wake of all this, our city, like so many others, was fatigued by divisions and looking for answers. Wildcard mayoral candidate Yemi Mobolade came in championing unity and cooperation. Voters from diverse backgrounds embraced him as a refreshing change—our cheerful and inspiring new mayor, and the lovely woman always right there beside him.
    His source of unwavering support—his wife, Abbey.

    When I first walked into Adam & Son Auto Repair, I felt a little disoriented. I was there to interview Dan Adam, the owner and founder. I looked around at the hardwood floors, leather couches, and stocked mini-fridge. It was the first repair shop waiting room I had been in that I would actually like to wait in.

    Keith Thompson is a trail builder. When he’s on the clock, Thompson works as the Director of Engagement for CONO, a non-profit that empowers and equips neighborhoods to engage with local governments on civic issues. That’s his day job.

    The plan was to gather a group of local musicians for a round-table discussion about the Colorado Springs music scene. But I quickly realized the plan was flawed. For starters, I had prepped for an interview with four people. When I showed up at the Black Sheep on a Monday evening, armed with my laptop and a dozen curated questions, the room was already bustling. Twelve musicians had shown up, and they were knee-deep in lively conversation before I entered the room. This was my first hint that I would not be directing the evening’s discussion. The next hint came when we finally found our seats and I opened the interview with this question, which I thought was fairly straightforward: “How good is the music scene in Colorado Springs?”