March 2013 Blog Posts (56)


The call came into Tammy Harris at 3am.  It was her daughter,…


Added by Kimberley Brandon on March 29, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

CC’s Conference Services Wins Award for Actions During Waldo Canyon Fire

Colorado College Conference Services has received the 2013 Outstanding Institutional Achievement Award for the campus-wide effort in responding to the Waldo Canyon Fire last summer. Part of the criteria for the award, presented by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I), is that “the achievement must demonstrate a complete campus and/or community-wide effort; i.e. number of people involved in the effort, number of departments,…


Added by Leslie Weddell on March 29, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

St. Mary's Students to Be Featured in National Institute of Health Booklet

The work that St. Mary’s High School students are doing with biochemistry and genetics is being featured in a National Institute of Health publication entitled, The Structures of Life. And for science teacher Rebecca Keith it’s an exciting turn of events.


“If you grew up in a research lab, it’s your ultimate goal to be recognized by the NIH,” Keith said. “When I saw NIH on the caller ID, it was an amazing feeling. My hands were shaking I was so…


Added by St. Mary's High School on March 29, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

NFL athletes love to come to the Pro Football Camp for one main reason…for the kids

On July 9-12, 2013, more than a dozen current and former NFL athletes will embark on the Colorado Springs area in order to participate in the 8th annual Pro Football Camp, a nonprofit youth football camp for kids, ages 7-14, to not only gain knowledge and a better understanding of drills and skills, but furthermore acquire wonderful and impacting character qualities.


Over the past seven years, these NFL athletes, who not…


Added by Tracy Falsetto on March 29, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Volunteers play a huge part in the success of the Pro Football Camp

To say that the volunteers at the Pro Football Camp are the nucleus that helps keep the camp moving could be quite the understatement. Every year, nearly 100 volunteers from around the city of Colorado Springs give their time to help out the kids of the community.


Going into the 8th year of the Pro Football Camp, it becomes easier to find volunteers that are more than…


Added by Tracy Falsetto on March 28, 2013 at 9:58pm — No Comments


Dr. Herb Meyer, paleontologist for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, will speak on his new book Saved In Time on April 14, 2013 at the Florissant Library.  Dr. Meyer's program is presented as a public service by the Pikes Peak Historical Society together with the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds.


Dr. Meyer and Estella Leopold detail the story of the Florissant Fossil Beds in their new book Saved in Time:  The Fight to Establish Florissant Fossil Beds…


Added by Celinda R Kaelin on March 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Wisdom & Painting

The afternon Miss Doris walked into Paint the Town made me so happy!  She was full of light & life!  I was mesmerized by her up-beat attitiude & the joy she radiated.  Her dear friend Irene brought her to Paint the Town to celebrate her 91st birthday!  She…


Added by Bev Selby on March 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Reception Honors 107 Published CC Authors

Colorado College’s 2013 authors’ reception honored a record-breaking 107 participants this year. The biennial event, held on Monday, March 25 in the Learning Commons of Tutt Library, featured remarks by Dean Sandra Wong, who noted that works often go through many edits and revisions before publication, and…


Added by Leslie Weddell on March 27, 2013 at 5:45pm — No Comments

SMHS Sophomore Wins Third Place in Essay Contest

When you put your thoughts out there, you never know what will happen. For Jennifer Sanchez, a sophomore at St. Mary’s High School, it meant placing third in an essay contest sponsored by the Academy Optimist Club of Colorado Springs.


The theme of this year’s contest was “How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value?” Sanchez entered the contest as part of a writing lab at school, and it was one of the first essays she did for the class.


“I just sort of…


Added by St. Mary's High School on March 27, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments

For within LES MISÉRABLES lies the universal truth “To love another person is to see the face of God." LES MISÉRABLES, the School Edition, will run April 4, 5, 6, 13 & 14th at Pine Creek Theatre. Thi…

For within LES MISÉRABLES lies the universal truth “To love another person is to see the face of God." LES MISÉRABLES, the School Edition, will run April 4, 5, 6, 13 & 14th at Pine Creek Theatre. This musical, based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, interweaves multiple stories of love and compassion for another person.…


Added by Teddi Domann on March 27, 2013 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Generations of Care

Early Connections Learning Centers Celebrates 116 Years of Service to the Pikes Peak Region

On March 16, 1897, fourteen visionary women met in the parlor of the Unitarian Church and organized The Colorado Springs Day Nursery Association. These founders of The Day Nursery Association…


Added by Liz Denson on March 27, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

Oil Industry Shill Offers Distorted View of Reality

This is in response to the guest commentary in the Gazette: Council that can't make the tough calls doesn't need a raise

Leave it to Sean Paige to give the Gazette’s Wayne Laugeson a run for his money in the contest for village idiot. I apologize now for that insulting lead, but…


Added by Dave Gardner on March 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

When local business does well, We should champion that too!

Local business seems to play like a trendy catch phrase in front range marketing.  While we tout the attributes of strength in local development, the security in community development, and the commitment to our community members there seems to be a disconnect when it comes to rallying for accomplishments of the small business.  Let us take this moment to champion such a cause.
This month, the Colorado Independent Auto Dealers Association have come together to honor local…

Added by Wendy Campbell on March 26, 2013 at 6:29pm — No Comments

FREE College Planning Workshop



Is Your Child Heading To College Soon?   Don't miss this FREE workshop!


This workshop will focus on high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors.


In this workshop:


-We'll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive!


-How to pick colleges…


Added by Barbara Swiatek on March 26, 2013 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Discover Goodwill Material Donations Help Employ Record Number of Job

Material donors helped Discover Goodwill achieve a major milestone in 2012, securing a record 5,796 jobs for economically challenged individuals in the community.  The 2012 employment figure represents a 22% increase over 2011 and was made possible because of material donations made to Goodwill. Donations of gently-used clothing, books, computers, sporting goods, electronics and other household items are sold in Goodwill’s retail centers. Nearly 90% of sale proceeds are dedicated to funding…


Added by Bradd Hafer on March 25, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Closet Full of Love

A Closet Full of Love

"Operation Sew Love" Creates Gifts for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes

When local artist and seamstress Donna McFarland looked into her closet-full of material scraps last year, she thought to herself, “I could make a lot of kids' backpacks and other fun stuff out of all of this!” Donna is a long-time Rockrimmon resident, and soon she and two other friends, Holly Gronseth and Sandy Perry got busy working on creative projects to put in…


Added by Melissa Klute on March 25, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

Two SMHS Students Place at Fifth Congressional District Art Competition

Persistence pays off. At least it has for the art students at St. Mary’s High School. Seniors Frances Galgan and Madison Hernez both earned top three honors in the 2013 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition.


Galgan placed second in the acrylics category. Hernez came in third in the mixed media category.


“This competition really is for the best of the best,” said Karen Simkiss, SMHS art teacher. “It’s an honor to have you work in this…


Added by St. Mary's High School on March 25, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Pro Football Camp Charity Golf Tournament Article


Added by Amber Aragon on March 24, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments

A Typical Raised Bed Garden

A Typical Raised Bed Garden

Added by Larry Stebbins on March 24, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments

The Pikes Peak Victory Garden Project: Helping Those in Need Help Themselves

Many folks know Pikes Peak Urban Gardens (PPUG) as an organization whose primary mission is to start community gardens around the city. That was true until Linda Mooney and Dick Anson came into our lives. They had an idea and we had the funding (actually our parent organization, Pikes Peak Community Foundation came up with the funds). They wanted to build small vegetable gardens in the backyards of families that were struggling to make ends meet. The idea was brilliant!

Here is how it…


Added by Larry Stebbins on March 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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