March 2009 Blog Posts (34)

Photos of Storm



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These are the photos that I took during the storm, and after the storm. A few were still in my camera when I posted the story. jane… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on March 31, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Storm of 2009 and the Seniors

This has to be the first major storm that I have ever been out in since moving to the Springs. It was really, really scary . It started out as another beautiful day in Colorado as I met my friend Monica at 11:30 am at the Peak Grill. Just a few flakes were blowing around at the time so we had our wonderful lunch,did a lot of gabbing and had a lot of laughs. Around 1pm we looked out the window and instead of flakes it was snowing really hard .

It wasn't just snowing this was a blizzard. One… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on March 30, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How I Survived The Blizzard of '09



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I saw Tim's call for Blizzard '09 stories, so here's mine.



Actually, I'm not going to say much. The pictures will provide a few hints as to how I… Continue

Added by Bill Stanley on March 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Arts Alive & Well at New Cottonwood



Local Colorado Springs' artists Sparky LeBold and Chuck Mardosz founded Cottonwood Art Academy in 1997 to provide high quality art instruction by professional artists to serious art students. In 2002, LeBold was leaving the country and shutting the school down, but artist Kay Jeansonne purchased the school. Two years later, Cottonwood moved to 25 Cimino Drive across from America the Beautiful Park, and became Cottonwood Artists' School. Not only… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on March 27, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

BY JUST THREE VOTES! Part Two



For the last 92 years the Westside of Colorado Springs has been - ah 'different' - from the rest of Colorado Springs.



The differences started when General Palmer arrived in 1869, walked into the 1859 log Cabin that still stands in Bancroft Park, and met Irving Howbert, the 22 year old elected Clerk and Recorder of El Paso County. All of El Paso Government was in that small one room cabin. By the time Palmer showed up, it even sported… Continue

Added by Dave Hughes on March 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Uh...They Didn't Get The Memo?

Uh...They Didn't Get The Memo?



by Jim Robinson



As our fair city approaches the end of the first quarter of the year, we are somewhat surprised by a sudden turn of events in our weather pattern and buckle down for a short, but powerful mini-blizzard.



I sit by my warm fireplace enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and watching the latest reports come in from our local TV stations. "Don't go out there folks!" They are warning everyone to stay in their homes until this… Continue

Added by Jim Robinson on March 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Blizzard Signals Good Luck on Birthday

Several years ago, I was chatting with my brother-in-law David about birthdays. He had become good friends with Father Raymond Schmidt at the Catholic church we attended when I lived in Clinton, Maryland, and Father Ray shared a story with David, and now I share it with you.



As a child, Father Ray was told that it was considered "good luck" if it snowed on your birthday. The truth of the tale didn't matter--it was kind of like believing in Santa Claus: He might not exist, but it's… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on March 26, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Tribute to Springs Founder "GENERAL PALMER"



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March 21, 2009 was the 100th anniversary of General William Jackson Palmer's death. The funeral was re-created by the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society. Palmer was born on Sept.17, 1836 and died March 13, 1909. Hundreds came out today to pay tribute and commemorate the death of the founder of Colorado Springs.



The procession began at… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on March 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Day in the Garden Past



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Contributed by: Larry Stebbins on 3/22/2009



A Day in the Garden; Spring Past

Larry Stebbins, Director Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, www.ppugardens.org



This is a journal entry from June 9, 2008.



As I sit on a bench near my vegetable garden and drink in the morning air I am reminded why I love to garden. It is 6:30 in… Continue

Added by Larry Stebbins on March 22, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Champions at School read 5,520 Books

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Congratulations to High Plains Elementary School's 1st and 2nd grade students! You are Champions!!! The Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo formally congratulates the students of High Plains Elementary who read an astounding 5,520 books in February. Congratulations also to Ms. Jones's class for reading the most books as a classroom. Thanks to her students, Ms. Jones won taekwondo self-defense &… Continue

Added by Jan Speights on March 19, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

BY JUST THREE VOTES! Part One



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So why did Colorado City die, and become absorbed into Colorado Springs? It was started by just by 3 votes. Will this April City Election be decided by such a small margin?



It was 1917 - a long time ago - 88 years to be exact when Colorado City was dissolved as a separate town. Some people still have not gotten over it. Others admit… Continue

Added by Dave Hughes on March 19, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

All About Merchants Sponsors America's Family

All About Merchants Sponsors America's Family



Nelson Roseland of All About Merchants, a member of the Old Colorado City Association, is proud to sponsor America's Family as part of the Old Colorado City CARES Charity Drive. All About Merchants will partner with America's Family by donating $100 for each new Credit Restoration client generated during the OCC CARES Charity Drive which will run from March 23 rd through 29 th.



During these difficult economic times, All About… Continue

Added by Seiko Tran on March 18, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Money Coach Corner - Taxes Are Fun (Not)



Taxes are not fun, but they are a very important part of your family finances. You must understand how income taxes work. You pay zero tax on some of your income, the exemption and deduction amount (for a family of four this is $25,000 minimum); you then pay 10% on a set amount, 15% on the next amount, then 25, 28, 33, 35%. Your marginal tax bracket is your highest bracket - everyone should know his/hers. You shouldn't receive a big refund every… Continue

Added by Bill Stanley on March 17, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Road Trip to Photograph the " Sand Hill Cranes"



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In a high mountain valley in south-central Colorado, the sun rises above a tapestry of wetlands and agricultural fields. The sounds of cranes, geese, and ducks fill the air as the sun rises in the sky. The brochure that I picked up said,"Welcome to the National Wildlife Refuges of the San Luis Valley- Alamosa and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges-… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on March 15, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

SMOKIN’ JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING RETURN TO THE AREA



SMOKIN’ JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING

Contributed by: amy whitesell on 3/14/2009





One of the hottest blues bands in the country, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, will be returning to the area on Friday, March 20 for a concert at the Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 E. HWY 24 in Woodland Park. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 the day of show. Radio station KRCC members may purchase tickets for $7. A special VIP ticket is available… Continue

Added by Amy Whitesell on March 14, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Free Tax Seminar for Small Businesses

Event: FREE TAX SEMINAR FOR SMALL BUSINESSES



Date: April 1, 2009



6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.



Location: Old Town GuestHouse Conference Center



115 South 26 th Street, Colorado Springs 80903



In Historic Old Colorado City



Contact Info: Nanci Hawley - Liberty Tax Service



719-630-1246



Please RSVP as space is limited



Liberty Tax Service of Old Colorado City will be presenting a Free Tax Seminar for Small… Continue

Added by Seiko Tran on March 13, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Charity Fair in Old Colorado City

Event: OLD COLORADO CITY CHARITY FAIR



Date: March 28 - 29, 2009



From 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Location: Historic Old Colorado City



Old Town Plaza - 25 th Street & West Colorado Avenue



Contact Info: Charles Irwin, President of Old Colorado City Associates



719-577-4112, www.shopoldcoloradocity.com



The merchants of Old Colorado City Associates are proud to present an opportunity for all the local charities in the Pikes… Continue

Added by Seiko Tran on March 13, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Money Coach Corner-What to Do If You are Laid Off



Losing your job causes a major crisis. Gather your family and discuss the situation without being alarmist. Preserve your family life pretty much as before. Seek support from friends and colleagues. Exercise more. Seek unemployment immediately.



Where is the money going to come from to pay the bills? Work on a new financial plan immediately. See if you can negotiate additional severance from your employer. If your spouse can work, the… Continue

Added by Bill Stanley on March 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

THE QUIET IMMANUEL MISSIONARIES



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They were the quiet people. The ones who lived on West Cucharras, and everyone noticed when they walked around the westside, because they wore similar clothing - the women and girls almost always wore very modest long print dresses, and always plain shoes. The men were not always as easy to distinguish, but usually wore dark suits and… Continue

Added by Dave Hughes on March 11, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Is it Time Yet? When to Plant Spring Veggies



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Contributed by: Larry Stebbins on 3/11/2009



As March comes to a close many are asking, "When is it time to plant my vegetables?" The best advice I can give anyone is to take a deep breath, relax and wait a bit longer. Don't be fooled by our short warm spells. There is still plenty of time.



At Pikes Peak Urban Gardens we stress… Continue

Added by Larry Stebbins on March 11, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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