May 2013 Blog Posts (65)

SMHS Sports Camps Offer Great Opportunities for Young Athletes

Summer is a time for trying new things and honing your skills. St. Mary’s High School Summer Sports Camps give kids an opportunity to do just those things.


During the Summer Sports Camps St. Mary’s coaches and players work with young athletes in seven different sports over the course of the summer. The camps started this past week with the Pirate Boys’ Basketball Camp, but camps run through July.


Next week are the Pirate Football Camp for students entering the…


Added by St. Mary's High School on May 31, 2013 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Investment Fraud Prevention

         The May Black Forest AARP Chapter meeting featured a presentation by Ms. Marcie Miller, Colorado Springs Director of Foundation Outreach from the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado.  Her well planned and interesting presentation entitled “Outsmarting Investment Fraud” featured illustrations of some of the tactics fraudster’s may employ as well as good advise on steps individuals should use to protect themselves from being a victim of financial investment scams.  The…


Added by Stan Beckner on May 31, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Five Tips for Better Alpine Climbing Endurance

            Ed Viesturs, the first American to climb all fourteen of the world's eight-thousand foot mountains without using supplemental oxygen, once said, “The only extras you can afford at altitude are willpower and stamina.”  He also famously said, “Getting to the top is optional.  Getting down is mandatory.”

            Often your success going up or trying to come back down depends on your conditioning before getting to the mountain.  Prior to the start of the summer climbing…


Added by dutch franz on May 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Big Box Stores Versus Specialty shops

Occasionally, I have a customer come in and point out that Home Depot or Lowe's carry grills and smokers cheaper than we have them.

I have an answer for that and would love to share that philosophy.

First of all, the big box stores operate on volume profit. This means they sell a ton of something for a lower profit margin (lower price). The more they sell, the more they make. The cheaper they can buy the product and sell a bunch of them, the more they…


Added by Colorado BBQ Outfitters on May 30, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Volunteers Play a Crucial Role in the Success of the Pro Football Camp

Colorado Springs, CO--The Pro Football Camp would not be as prosperous if it was not for our volunteers. Every year, nearly 100 volunteers from around the city of Colorado Springs give up their time to help out the youth in our community. Many volunteers find themselves coming back each year because of the impact the camp has on the kids and the opportunity to meet the NFL athletes that are at…


Added by Amber Aragon on May 30, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments

civil war reinactment and history

Have been going 2 civil war battle fields for over 30 years should have gone 2 cowpens in south carolina because i was near it been near charlotte there were battles there. went 2 winston salem than 2 danville Va alot happend Revolutionary + civil war hwy 58 in south Va has alot of history + nice Hospitable People south Boston i talked 2 a lady at church that new the Burton Bros of Nascar driver the church had clothes that i could use Igot swimming trunks we used 2 call them that from YMCA…


Added by Ron Verquer on May 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Walk the ArtWalk in Old Colorado City

First Friday ArtWalk is in Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs is a great way to meet local artists, learn about new trends and make new friends.  Get into your walking shoes to find some of the best values available along Colorado Avenue in historic Old Colorado City.

First Friday…


Added by Sharon, Hunter-Wolff Gallery on May 29, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

Juried Student Art Show at Local Gallery

Hunter-Wolff Gallery will present the 2013 Juried Student Art Show, “Setting the Stage”, on view June 1 through June 15 at 2510 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO.


The show will feature juried artwork created by art students between the ages of 14 and 22 years including drawings, paintings,…


Added by Sharon, Hunter-Wolff Gallery on May 29, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

Discover Goodwill Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Life-Changing Possibilities Program

Discover Goodwill’s groundbreaking Possibilities program serving individuals with developmental disabilities and learning challenges is celebrating its first year in operation.  Launched in May 2012 at Discover Goodwill’s Garden of the Gods campus, Possibilities has grown to nearly 160 participants now benefitting from the nationally-recognized learning center housed within a state-of-the-art, 14,000 square-foot town square setting. Possibilities’ community-based model includes an art…


Added by Bradd Hafer on May 29, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

Territory Days 2013


Memorial Day weekend saw the 38th annual celebration of "Territory Days" in historic Old Colorado City May 25-27, 2013.  Territory Days because the Colorado territorial legislature made Colorado City the first Territorial Capital in 1862.  Colorado City was founded in 1859, the first permanent town in the Pikes Peak region.  The streets are laid out now just as they were long ago.

Thousands throng the streets for three days seeking food,…


Added by Bill Stanley on May 28, 2013 at 6:10pm — 1 Comment

Magical Evening in the Gardens to Support Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs will soon be celebrating their 30th Anniversary Season, but on June 4, they will start the celebration a little early with their 8th annual Garden Party - A Midsummer Night’s Music.  About 150 people who are lucky enough to get their reservations in…


Added by Sylvia Hutson on May 27, 2013 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Homeschool Science Colorado back from Nationals: One gold, one bronze and 15 happy kids

After clinching regionals, and winning second place at the State Science Olympiad competition held at Colorado's School of Mines, 15 home schooled, middle-schoolers traveled to Dayton, OH for the National Science Olympiad tournament.

Armed with $5,000 in sponsorship from local companies, GE Johnson Construction, Brindle Way, After School University, Murphy Construction, Simply Kids Dental, Colorado Family Dentistry, Meyer and Lydiatt Family Dentistry, and Make it Mine Embroidery, plus…


Added by Joy Maples on May 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Host a Chinese child for 2 weeks this summer!

Springs residents have opportunity to host students from China


There is an exciting opportunity this summer to host…


Added by NACEL Colorado Springs on May 25, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments

BBQ Classes

As we come into the "bbq season" (I say that referring to the novice barbecuer), I realize that we need to hold more barbeque classes here at Colorado BBQ Outfitters. My intent with this week's blog is to type out my class goal and follow through with it!

Many customers have come in asking when we are going to hold more detailed or specific classes such as how to smoke briskets, ribs, chickens, and so on.

I am excited to put a class for these topics together but at the same…


Added by Colorado BBQ Outfitters on May 23, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Preventing or Decreasing Long-term Problems in Children

Parents/primary caregivers are the most important advocate for their children in all areas of their development, including social-emotional.  May is Mental Health Awareness month.     Children as young as newborns can have social-emotional issues.  Research shows, behavior problems that surface in early childhood are the single best predictor for several long-term outcomes, such as adolescent delinquency, gang involvement, incarceration, substance abuse, divorce, unemployment (Center for…


Added by Stacy Hladek on May 23, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Grab N' Go Libraries Installed at Greccio Housing's Enfield Apartments

Friday, May 17, 2013 was a monumental day for those that love to read.   Greccio Housing in partnership with Vista Ridge High School has created new Grab ‘N Go libraries for residents of Enfield Apartments.  The libraries will be available for any Enfield resident to access donated books for readers of all…


Added by Kelly Jackson on May 23, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Cono Pitinga first featured artist in “Art in the Cub” exhibition at Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center

Artist to donate 50% of painting sales to the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon!

Mr. Pitinga will be the first featured artist at “Art in the Cub” at Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, starting on Memorial Day weekend through Saturday, June 29.

During the time his…


Added by Rosanne Gain on May 23, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Keeping your "Cool" .... in the Heat!

Summer is just around the corner.  All winter long, you have been scraping snow and trying to stay warm.  It is time to shift gears and start worrying about the summer sun – be prepared for that summer vacation before you leave on that trip to Iowa to see Grandma and Grandpa!

Air Conditioning (A/C) sounds simple, doesn’t it?  Quite the contrary…compressor, evaporator core, condenser, receiver/dryer, blower motor, expansion valve, thermostat, Schrader valves, R134A (on…


Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on May 23, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments

SMHS Class of 2013 Earns Record $9.7 million in Merit Scholarships

Hard work brings good results. And the 2013 St. Mary’s High School graduating class is proof of that. The 89 graduates in the class of 2013 have earned $9.7 million in college scholarships, setting a school record.


Pat Davis, SMHS counselor, said the last class that compared in size to this year’s class earned $8.8 million in scholarships. She said they are largely merit scholarships, with a few athletic scholarships included.


“Our students are going to 20…


Added by St. Mary's High School on May 23, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

SMHS Class of 2013 Charged to be Great and Humble

The St. Mary’s High School class of 2013 is moving on. The 89 seniors received their diplomas on Monday morning during commencement held at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security. But the mark left by the class won’t soon be forgotten.


Records were common place for the class. A record setting $9.7 million in merit-based scholarships earned by one class. Two students being offered Boettcher Scholarships. Seven class members achieving high marks for their efforts in…


Added by St. Mary's High School on May 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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