February 2015 Blog Posts (35)

Mad Hatter Saturday in Old Colorado City

“Have you ever walked into town and everyone was wearing a weird hat? Adults and children? Mad-Hatter Saturday was a huge success. Easter eggs. Bunny Rabbit. The Mad-Hatter. Alice of Wonderland. Prizes, entertainment, fun. Wow!”



Added by Karen Rivera on February 26, 2015 at 4:56pm — No Comments

A Middle of Winter Summer Escape!

Winter in Colorado…one day it's 75o and the next it’s 15o and snowing! Let’s step back in time to warmer, sunny days when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and kids are playing in the yard.


Imagine a beautiful morning, coffee in hand, sun on the horizon, the quiet calm of a stunning Colorado spring or summer day.  Your mind wanders and you reflect on days gone by, when you were younger, had more time and…


Added by Kelly Jackson on February 26, 2015 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Lent for One St. Mary's Freshman Means Fundraising for a Good Cause

Everyone has a different way to observe Lent. For the last two years, St. Mary’s High School freshman Rachael Saghi has spent those weeks focusing on helping others. Last year she raised more than $2,000 for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). This year she is again seeking to raise money for CCFA during Lent.

Originally Saghi had wanted to enter an organized run to support CCFA, but there weren’t any runs scheduled near the Colorado Springs area in 2014. So her…


Added by St. Mary's High School on February 25, 2015 at 9:48am — No Comments

CSCS 3rd Graders Perform in Wax Museum


Added by Charlotte Sherman on February 25, 2015 at 8:49am — No Comments

Art Hardware Sees (and Frames) the Big Picture

I love walking into Art Hardware. It’s kind of like coming home.


Scott looks over his shoulder as the door open, calls out my name and asks what’s up. Ka’noa, the shop dog, stands and walks over to greet me. Don…


Added by Karen Rivera on February 23, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

CC Adds 16th Building to State, National Historic Register

A photo from the late 1920s or early 1930s captures a garden party on the south side of the Dodge-Hamlin House. In the background, from left, Ticknor Hall (1898), Bemis Hall (1908), and roofline of McGregor Hall (1903). Photo courtesy…


Added by Leslie Weddell on February 19, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Helping a Neighbor

         Good News!  After loosing her home and all she had in the devastating Black Forest fire almost two years ago, Lavonne Hidy has moved into a new home at the same location.  Twenty-Four friends, and members of the Black Forest AARP Chapter, recently helped her get settled by volunteering to unpack boxes and items that she had acquired since the fire.  The volunteers unpacked and washed dishes and put them away in cupboards and drawers.  They also logically arranged the food pantry,…


Added by Stan Beckner on February 19, 2015 at 10:32am — No Comments

Pikes Peak Studio Tour Seeks New Manager

If you would be interested in taking on the management of the studio tour, please contact Rhonda Van Pelt at info@pikespeakstudiotour.com. More information is available at their website is Pikes Peak Studio Tour.

Added by Karen Rivera on February 18, 2015 at 9:09am — No Comments

CC, UCCS Collaborate on Fort Carson Research

A Colorado College professor and UCCS professor have spent more than seven years tracking the efforts of the U.S. military to expand the Army base at Fort Carson and the rural resistance against it. Research by UCCS Associate Professor of Geography David Havlick and Colorado College Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Southwest Studies…


Added by Leslie Weddell on February 17, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Negligent pet owners - Gazette, Feb 16, 2015

Quickly I just to add my support to the editorial authored by Denny Modlin, far to many pet owners are disrespecting the rights of others, and nothing is done about it.  It ranges from dog droppings to a total disregard to leash laws.  Perhaps we should ask the new mayor and new city council candidates what do you plan to do bring this issue under control.  I have posted signs in yard, and yet pet owners insist upon using my yard as their pet's bathroom.  I am in total agreement with Mr.…


Added by Willie Breazell on February 17, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

"Wine 101" Auction Benefits Child Advocacy Group Safe Passage

Can’t make it to Tuscany this summer to sip a few choice vintages? Never fear, if your bid for the event to benefit the local child advocacy group Safe Passage wins one of the 8 seats for "Wine…


Added by Karen Rivera on February 17, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists~ Boulder County Fine Arts & Crafts Market

Deadline 2/28 for the Boulder County Farmers' Market Fine Arts and Crafts Fairs.

The 2015 Artist Applications are available.Download the 2015 Artist Application and mail to BCFM no later than February 28, 2015.…


Added by Karen Rivera on February 16, 2015 at 11:10am — No Comments

Zonta of the Pikes Peak Area Offers Internation Education Award

Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area is accepting applications for its 2015 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award.

The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a…


Added by RoxAnne Krute on February 15, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

An Interview with Local Designer Julie France

Julie is a passionate advocate for many women’s and children’s groups including Safe Passage. She has designed and donated a charming contemporary gold and Swarovksi crystal necklace and earring set to their…


Added by Karen Rivera on February 14, 2015 at 7:53am — No Comments

CC Dean Wins Service Award

Mike Edmonds, vice president for student life and dean of students at Colorado College, recently was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award by James Logan High School in Union City, California.

The award was presented at the Northern California high school’s annual national forensics…


Added by Leslie Weddell on February 13, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Civil War Battle of New Market

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, February 19,  2015, at 7:00 to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, for a presentation on the Civil War battle at New Market, Virginia. …


Added by Al Walter on February 11, 2015 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Emergency Response Instruction

         Assistant Black Forest Fire and Rescue Chief, James Rebitski, presented a free Stroke and Heart Attack Recognition and Response class to a well attended group on February 11 at the Black Forest Lutheran Church.  The program host was the Black Forest AARP Chapter.  The presentation was easy to comprehend yet covered the key physiological and symptomatic aspects of these emergencies.  The emphasis throughout was on the early recognizing of distress symptoms and taking immediate…


Added by Stan Beckner on February 11, 2015 at 5:09pm — No Comments

New Course Introduces St. Mary's Students to the Fundamentals of Engingeering

In the past, the college years were a time for people to discover their calling. But with the rising costs of higher education, many students want to go into college with a solid idea of what they want to do with their future. That is the idea behind the new Fundamentals of Engineering course at St. Mary’s High School.

Science teacher Al Hartzell designed the one-semester course as a way for students to be exposed to various types of engineering. The course covers six engineering…


Added by St. Mary's High School on February 11, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Neil Talbott ~ Caped Crusader in Disguise or Local Artist Who Cares Deeply About His Community?

It broke a lot of local hearts when Neil Talbot closed his downtown studio in Cottonwood Center for the Arts and moved to Worchester, Massachusetts to live closer to his daughter and her husband. None of us were really that surprised, however, when he moved…


Added by Karen Rivera on February 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hands Connect Family Across Generations

Who will hold your hand when you need it the most? Who will be there when things are scary, life becomes unexpected or we just need someone to listen. For a child, the answer is often a parent, close aunt or uncle or maybe even an older sibling. Unfortunately, for a child in foster care this can be an even bigger question. Every time a child relocates, they lose an average of ten relationships. It can lead to them being isolated, closed off, and unsure who will be…


Added by CASA of the Pikes Peak Region on February 11, 2015 at 10:03am — No Comments

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