February 2009 Blog Posts (35)

Cell Phone Prohibitions for Drivers - Open Letter



We've all been in a situation similar to this: You're driving on a family outing when you notice the driver behind you is engaged in conversation on a cell phone. You suddenly are worried that the driver's inattention is a threat to you and your loved ones so you change lanes or pull over.



If you can envision this ever happening to you, join me in supporting House Bill 1094, Cell Phone Prohibitions for Drivers. HB1094 prohibits… Continue

Added by Bill Stanley on February 28, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

EYE WITNESS AT CONTROVERIAL SAND CREEK



Last week I reported on the celebrated 'Paleontologist' Charlotte Coplen Hill, whose adult life started in Colorado City in 1863, and who is now credited with drawing national and scientific attention to the Florrisant Fossil Beds 40 miles west of Colorado Springs, now a National Monument.



But she also had a brother, John D Coplen, five years older than she was. Who was involved in separate family enterprises near… Continue

Added by Dave Hughes on February 26, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Nemo's Coffee Unveils Art of Joe Bishop

Nemo's Coffee on Pikes Peak Avenue and Printers Parkway is proud to announce a new art unveiling at their coffee shop. Previous artist, Nikki Connor, had about an 18-month stint, but now a new artist has arrived: Joseph Bishop. Not only is he new to Nemo's, but he's relatively new to the art scene as well.



According to his Web site, he's only been painting since 2005, but looking at his incredible artwork, it's hard to tell. Even more incredible is the fact that Joe is severely… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 26, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Colorado Springs Rocket Society



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Too Hot from the Start





Early in 1988, six National Association of Rocketry (NAR) members assembled in a dark, secluded room at a local Colorado Springs elementary school. Removed from the worries of everyday life, they formed NARSection 515, the Colorado Springs Rocket Society (COSROCS). Like most adults, they had fond memories of… Continue

Added by Jeff Lane on February 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Guide Through These Tough Times

These are uncertain times for sure. When life interrupts well made plans and questions arise. Am I going to make it? Will I be OK? What will happen to my job? Will I be able find a new job?



Because of the difficult uncertainties all around us in these difficult times, we are presenting our Open House to help people find answers to their questions on Saturday, February 28th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at our store, WE3, located at 2501 W. Colorado Avenue, in the Old Town plaza at the heart… Continue

Added by Seiko Tran on February 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FREE CHILD SAFETY CLASS

FREE Child Safety Class



As a public Service, Universal Kempo Karate will be holding a Child's Safety Class at the Woodmen Hills Community Center West located at 11720 Woodmen Hills Drive in Falcon, from 10 a.m. until noon on March 21, 2009. This class will be provided to the public free of charge. Space is limited, so please call 683-8935 to confirm a reservation. Universal Kempo Karate is a family oriented self-defense school offering classes at the Woodmen Hills Community Center… Continue

Added by Seiko Tran on February 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Manitou's 17th annual Carnivale



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The weather was perfect Saturday, so a few of us went to Manitou 's Carnivale. It is always fun to photograph all the weird costumes and weird people. I have never seen this many people at this event since moving to the Westside in 2005.



I swear it gets bigger and better every year,and this year was the best so far, and a lot of fun. Here… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on February 22, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Girl Scout Cookie Recipes



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It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!



Here are a few recipes you can make with some of your favorite Girl Scout Cookies!





Thin Mint Brownies:

Our Girl Scout Troop made these at our last meeting. The treats were gone faster than I could dish them out!



Ingredients: Yields 6 servings

• 1/2 box of crushed Thin Mints… Continue

Added by Laura Clark on February 22, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Where Will They Go?



The frantic phone calls to EWRC have begun trickling in, and this is just the very beginning of the season. The frantic woman calls because she saw a fox get hit by a car and wants to get help for it. The kids outside playing heard high-pitched screaming coming from a tall pine tree, where a nest full of cold and hungry baby squirrels await the return of their mother, who won't be coming back because she was hit by a car. The veterinarian calls… Continue

Added by Donna Ralph on February 22, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

PIONEER PALEONTOLOGY OUT OF COLORADO CITY



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One would think a young woman who married at 13 years old in the earliest days of Colorado City - 1863 - just 3 years after the frontier town was founded, and bore 7 children, 1 of whom died in infancy, two others later, would not have had much time for being anything more than a homemaker for her carpenter husband Adam Hill and family. They lived… Continue

Added by Dave Hughes on February 18, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

WORLD RENOWNED PIANO PLAYER TO APPEAR



Ken Saydak



Contributed by: amy whitesell on 2/18/2009





KEN SAYDAK has enjoyed a nearly forty-year career as a musician, writer, vocalist, and producer. His work as a pianist and organist on over fifty albums is well known in the national and international blues scene. Ken's career as a performer has taken him to concert and festival stages on four continents, including tours and appearances in Israel, South Africa,… Continue

Added by Amy Whitesell on February 18, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

TOMMY CASTRO RETURNS ON FRIDAY!



Tommy Castro



Contributed by: amy whitesell on 2/17/2009





Tommy Castro packs the house wherever and whenever he performs! The Tommy Castro Band has been amazing audiences since its formation in 1991. On May 8, 2008, Tommy won the BB King Blues Entertainer of the Year award and his most recent album, Painkiller, won for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year at the Blues Music Awards held in Memphis.



Area blues… Continue

Added by Amy Whitesell on February 17, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Constitution Curves Celebrates 10 Years

Barbara Pezoldt has a lot to celebrate! On January 28, 1999, she opened her very first Curves at 5735 Constitution Avenue. Eighteen months later, she moved to 5719 to gain better store-front exposure, and an excellent move it was! She is now celebrating 10 years of being a woman-owned business!



Barbara's daughter, Kelly Adkison, was a member at the Curves (18th nationwide) in Grand Junction, CO, where she formerly lived. Her job as occupational therapist filled her desire to take… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 17, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

"Survivors Thrive on Art"



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I recently began working with a group of volunteers who are sponsoring an art show called " Finding our Voices" or FOVfor short.The art show is one of many events planned for April's Sexual Abuse Awareness Month (SAAM). The art show will be held at the " University of the Rockies," 555 E. Pikes Peak on April 24, 25 and 26.



The purpose of… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on February 16, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Centennial Celebration @ "Garden of Gods"



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On Thursday, Feb.12, 2009, the Garden of the Gods had its100th Anniversary Celebration kickoff. I was invited to the Garden of the Gods Inaugural Press Conference to take photos of this historic celebration. TV reporters were all set up in the Visitor Center waiting for the activities to start. TV crews were interviewing Bonnie Frum in and outside.… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on February 16, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Girl Scouts Celebrate World Thinking Day



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If you could visit any country in the world, which one would you choose? Would you go to see the pyramids of Egypt, the Louvre in France, or relax on a beach in Costa Rica? For Girl Scouts, it's not "Where do I want to go?", but "Where do I want to go first?" Each year, Girl Scouts get the chance to research a country they would like to know more… Continue

Added by Laura Clark on February 16, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Bird Feeder Bandits!



A friend from Black Forest told me the other day that she had just finished filling her bird feeders and birdbaths in her yard. She really loves feeding the birds and enjoys the excited activity and bird chatter that quickly follows filling those feeders. On this particular day, however, there was an abrupt cessation of movement and noise from the many birds in her yard. She wondered why everything was so quiet and still. Suddenly a small hawk… Continue

Added by Donna Ralph on February 15, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

THE IRON FENCES OF COLORADO CITY



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Colorado City was home to one of the most interesting 'artistic' companies in all of El Paso County in the 1880s. Not 'art' as in Manitou's sometime hippie Commonwheel art group. Or 'art' as in the effete Broadmoor Art Colony. But art as in a smoke belching, hot-furnace iron foundry, whose anvil-wielding, beer drinking, Colorado City ironworkers,… Continue

Added by Dave Hughes on February 11, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mardi Gras in Old Colorado City

Mardi Gras in Old Colorado City



The Taste of New Orleans, an authentic Creole and Cajun cuisine restaurant in Old Colorado City, is proud to celebrate the Grand Opening - Mardi Gras style. The Old Town Plaza merchants will be joining the taste of New Orleans as the "Krewe of Old Town Plaza," in celebrating Mardi Gras at the heart of Old Colorado City onthe corner of 25th Street and West Colorado Avenue. The event will be held on Saturday & Sunday, February 21st - 22nd, 2009 from… Continue

Added by Seiko Tran on February 11, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My Own Juno Story, Part 3

"Do you have health insurance?" the receptionist asked.



"Yes." I searched my wallet and handed over my ID card for inspection.



"Did you know they'll pay for this?"



"No, I didn't. What do I need to do?"



"Get a blood test from your doctor, bring us the results, and get a referral. I'll reschedule you for next Saturday, same time."



"Okay, thanks."



As Shawn and I exited the Silver Spring, MD, Planned Parenthood, I said, "Wow, this is… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 10, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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