February 2014 Blog Posts (30)

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Currently, Colon Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. - but it doesn't have to stay this way.  Recommended screening can dramatically reduce your risk for this disease.  Recommended screening means having your colon checked regularly if you are age 50 or older - or sooner if you are at higher risk.

By waiting - or avoiding - having their colons checked, many people are greatly increasing their risk for the disease.  Seven out of ten people with colon cancer…


Added by Michelle A. Hubbard on February 28, 2014 at 4:35pm — No Comments


Power, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of Guys And Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying melds wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection. This musical is being performed by the Pine Creek Theatre Department on April 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th at…


Added by Teddi Domann on February 27, 2014 at 11:18pm — No Comments


Local students met the challenge of public speaking on Tuesday, February 25 as they competed in the Academy Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest at the Rockrimmon Library.  Megan Cho, a student at Rampart High School, Academy School District 20, achieved First place on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World.”  Second place went to Elĺe-Anna Hirschorn; and Third to Cheyenne Hirschorn; both are students at the Colorado School for…


Added by Deb Harney on February 27, 2014 at 1:36am — No Comments

2014 Brain Awareness Week Open House at DBSA


Added by Karen Fallahi on February 26, 2014 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Dominate Colorado Wrestling Club: Open City Wide!

Dominate Colorado Wrestling Club is going to be running from April to September for any and all kids 10 and up.  This is an off-season wrestling club that focuses on developing wrestlers into champions.  We emphasize solid technique, character building and a strong work ethic. We will also be bringing in college/olympic level coaches to give the kids exposure to high level wrestling.  Below you can find more information.

When:   Mondays…


Added by Nate Hill on February 26, 2014 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Native Argentinian and American Army Officer Jorge Pullerio serves again, teaching Spanish and Leadership to students in rural public school districts

Jorge Pullerio joined the U.S. Army upon graduating from BYU.  He worked for the Special Forces Medical School, a Field Artillery officer, Rear Detachment Commander in Germany and deployed to Iraq. Due to health issues, he was medically discharged. He had an interest in teaching, “I remember a counselor in the…


Added by Kimberly Yochem-Hiebert on February 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Parent Leadership, One of Our Most Valuable Resources

One of the most valuable resources our society has at our disposable is parent leadership.  February is National Parent Leadership month. Created by Parents Anonymous ® Inc. in 2004, February is set aside to recognize, honor and celebrate parents for their invaluable leadership roles in their homes and communities, as well as state, national and international arenas. This annual event acknowledges the strengths of parents as leaders and promotes awareness about the important roles parents…


Added by Stacy Hladek on February 26, 2014 at 10:08am — No Comments

The Mardi Gras Experience

I was meeting a friend in Manitou Springs one Saturday morning for their annual jumbo mumbo gumbo cook-off.  Manitou Springs, known for everything “weird and wild”, is made up of a series of little nooks and crannies just meant for exploring.  One such nook I will never forget exploring.

The Mate Factor sits on the corner of the park where the gumbo cook-off was taking place.  I thought I would just dodge inside and sip a hot beverage while waiting for my friend to arrive.  I…


Added by Jody Davis on February 25, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

SMHS Recognizes Faculty, Staff for Years of Services

Good people are important to any organization, and dedicated people are priceless. Recently St. Mary’s High School honored four dedicated faculty and staff members who this year are celebrating milestones in their years of service to the school.


For Director of Admissions Robyn Cross, the last five years of service to St. Mary’s cap 23 years of work in Catholic education. And while her title is director of admissions, SMHS President John Kraus said her work encompasses so…


Added by St. Mary's High School on February 25, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Day the Forest Burned


The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Terry Stokka presents a documentary of…


Added by Al Walter on February 25, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Becky Kiser Speaks on Fistula at International Women's Day Brunch Coming March 8

            "My work has focused on fistula and related issues in Ethiopia.  In this time I have seen miracles.  In our lifetime we have truly seen a change, what do we need to do now?  In Ethiopia (North Shewa) we need to keep the girls protected and encouraged to finish their schooling as their  next step to a full life not only for themselves but as example to their communities.   This is the first generation of girls that has escaped early marriage and are now in the…


Added by Melissa Marts on February 25, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Bowl for the Green at the 5th Annual Bowl-a-Thon Benefiting Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

Special Kids Special Families will hold its 5th annual Bowl-a-Thon from 1-4pm on Sunday, March 16th at King Pin Lanes on 3410 N Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs.  This St. Patrick’s Day themed Bowl-a-Thon has become an annual tradition involving the Colorado Springs community, SKSF staff, and local businesses…


Added by Special Kids Special Families on February 24, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Local Junior Olympian!

Here is a great action shot of Helen at the Junior Olympics! She is on the right scoring a touch against her opponent.

Added by Front Range Fencing Club on February 24, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Help Discover Goodwill Put People to Work Through “Checkoff Colorado"

Discover Goodwill is one of only 15 charitable agencies selected by the Colorado State Legislature to participate in the 2014 “Checkoff Colorado” campaign, a statewide initiative encouraging taxpayers to support leading nonprofits like Discover Goodwill by simply checking the “Goodwill Industries Fund” in the charitable giving section of their 2013 state income tax form. The Goodwill Industries Fund is referenced on page 5, line 48 of the form.


Contributions to the…


Added by Bradd Hafer on February 24, 2014 at 8:53am — No Comments

Greccio Launches RentCafe

Greccio proudly announces the launch of RentCafe.  This new online portal is a self-managed, interactive service available 24/7.  Our residents now have real time account information, online payment options, and the ability to submit a maintenance request, with pictures, from either their desktop or smartphone.

Giving residents immediate access their accounts online, allows for cost savings, efficiency and increased user friendliness.   Residents no longer need to come into the office…


Added by Kelly Jackson on February 21, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Front Range Fencer Wows at Junior Olympics

A big congratulations to Helen Landwehr for her Junior Olympic result. She was one of three fencers to qualify from Colorado to the National…


Added by Front Range Fencing Club on February 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Economic Update for February 17, 2014

Weekly Economic Update for February 17, 2014




Added by John Brown on February 19, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments

Deadline of April 26 for vendor applications for 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival

Call for vendors for Friends of Cheyenne Cañon Hummingbird Festival:

Nature themed arts and crafts vendors invited for the 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival taking place at North Cheyenne Cañon on May 10, 2014. Applications are due April 26.

The type of vendors we are looking for…


Added by Rosanne Gain on February 14, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

The Importance of Fathers in Their Children’s Lives

If you knew there was one thing our nation could do to improve every area of a child’s development, would you be in support of that one thing?  Research shows children that have involvement from both a father and mother perform better in all developmental areas.  Children need their fathers to be involved.  For far too long, our country has seen fathers at best as an add-on to what mothers provide for children and in some cases fatherhood has been discounted altogether. 



Added by Stacy Hladek on February 14, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

Pikes Peak Area Middle School Teams Compete in Optimist Brain Bowl

On Saturday, February 8, the South Tournament of the Optimist Brain Bowl was held at Carson Middle School.  Over 150 middle school students from the Colorado Springs-Pueblo area competed in 34 teams from 12 middle schools. Brain Bowl teams demonstrate their knowledge of a variety of academic subjects in a competitive format that involves time limits and buzzing…


Added by Deb Harney on February 13, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

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