Free Parking in Downtown Colorado Springs

Did you know there's a free parking lot right in Downtown Colorado Springs? There actually two areas right in the heart of Downtown that most people don't know about where you can park for free without any permits and there aren't any parking meters to worry about. The funniest part about this, is it's right in the middle of the other metered parking, and only a block or two away from several very expensive parking garages. But because they're right out in plain view, you might not even notice them. Free Read More

Parking Problems in Downtown Colorado Springs

[Note: since I wrote this post, I've also written a post about a few places for free parking in Downtown Colorado Springs here. You may want to check that out as well.] Colorado Springs is a great city, and I am blessed to be able to work and play here. I particularly like our downtown area... it's the heart of the Springs; it's where our city and county government operations are based, it's where community thrives, it's where our public events take place, and it's where business gets done. There Read More

City Councilman Tim Leigh

Nearly everybody in Colorado Springs has, at one time or another, heard of Tim Leigh. And if you've heard of Tim Leigh, it wasn't just once. You've heard about him many, many times. He's a Colorado Springs City Councilman (at-large), and with all the attention he gets, you may not believe that he's actually one of the newest members on council. He's been a councilor for all of one year, and yet he's constantly in the news. Almost every day someone at the Gazette or the Independent has something to Read More

Moving To Colorado Springs, Colorado – A Strange Experience

My family moved to Colorado Springs from Northern California in 1998. We came here for many reasons: clean air, minimal pollution, very little traffic, low crime rates, low taxes, and (most importantly), we had family here. A few weeks in, I noticed that there are some strange quirks about living in Colorado (and Colorado Springs, specifically) that I hadn't expected. So for anyone interested, here is my list of the funny quirks of "The Springs," my home sweet home. Colorado Springs is a major Read More