July 2015 Blog Posts (26)

YMCA “Hops the Gap” to Prevent Hunger, Promote Health

When children and teens are out of school, they often face  challenges related to hunger, health, learning, water safety and accessing safe spaces, which can prevent them from reaching their full potential. 



“Every day, YMCA staff and volunteers play an integral role in helping youth overcome…

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Added by Red Energy Public Relations on July 31, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Helping Teens in Our Community

CSPD Partners with Teens with  Promise

 

School Supply Drive for Teens Underway

 

In the coming weeks, 1,000 backpacks will be filled and $10,000 will be needed in order to help homeless and disadvantaged teens…

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Added by Pamela Reeves on July 30, 2015 at 3:22pm — No Comments

1st Annual Tiny House Jamboree only at The Western Museum of Mining and Industry!



More and more Americans are beginning to rethink the costs of their giant homes, and this re-evaluation has brought about the newest craze in American home building:

The Tiny House!

If you haven't heard, you may be asking yourself "what's a 'tiny' house?"

Tiny houses are small dwellings that often look like fancy garden sheds from the outside. However, they can accommodate up to six people, have fully functioning kitchens and baths, and allow their owners to live very…

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Added by Museum of Mining & Industry on July 30, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

St. Mary's First STEM Summer Camp Deemed a Success

St. Mary’s High School’s first STEM summer camp was extremely well received, said Mike Kloenne, math and engineering teacher at the school. STEM programs emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

 

The camp, held earlier this month, maxed out at 48 middle school students. The students represented 22 local middle schools. Over the three-day camp, the students were involved in several activities including a LEGO robotics program provided by Challenger Learning…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on July 29, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Eastside Water District Invites Residents for a Closer Look at Where Their Water Comes From

Cherokee Metropolitan District offered Colorado Springs residents the opportunity to take an interactive, guided-tour of the district’s newest water supply source in Black Forest, the Satellite Well.  On Saturday July 25, locals attended this free community tour. This public tour included:

  • Informational handouts featuring water-saving tips
  • A guided educational tour of Cherokee Metro’s water…
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Added by Red Energy Public Relations on July 29, 2015 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Troops to Teachers, Rae Anne Dotter, selected as the 2015 Challenger Center for Space Science Education Teacher of the Year

Colorado Troops to Teachers participant, Randi Dotter, is selected as the 2015 Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Teacher of the Year. Dotter, who teaches science at Cotopaxi Junior Senior High, is now a two-time recipient of this national level award, having previously…

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Added by Kimberly Yochem-Hiebert on July 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Return of the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Saturday, August 1, 2015, to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO, 80133, to briefly step back in time to the late 1800s.  Join us at 1:00 pm as President Teddy Roosevelt officially opens the 2015 Chautauqua Assembly,…

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Added by Al Walter on July 22, 2015 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Mystery of the Trees: A Film

Have you ever wondered whether the oddly-shaped trees in our area, and around the country, were shaped by Nature or by someone for a specific reason?  Chances are these trees were shaped by the ancestors of Native American Indians hundreds of years ago.  Locally, these trees are known as “Ute Prayer Trees”…

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Added by Al Walter on July 22, 2015 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Free service to "Get your Colorado Springs Business" on Google Maps

I nfront Webworks expands free services for businesses to "Get their Colorado Springs Business on Google Maps" with a new website www.putcoloradospringsonthemap.com. The new website allows business owners to schedule free "Google Maps…

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Added by Michael Hodgdon on July 22, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments

CC Professor and Student Co-Author ‘Atticus’ Article

Colorado College Political Science Professor Thomas Cronin and William Kim ’17 co-authored “Say it ain’t so, Atticus,” in the July 19 Perspective section of The Denver Post.…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on July 22, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Peace Camp 2015

“How can we create and keep peace with others?”

 Next week,  65 area children will be considering this and other "big picture" questions at  "Peace Camp", an annual 5 day camp for area children entering grades 1-8 created by Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission.   

 Marta Fioriti, Director of Faith Formation at Broadmoor Community Church, the hosting venue for Peace Camp 2015, is thrilled with the community-wide response. “The interest in Peace Camp…

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Added by Debra Fortenberry on July 21, 2015 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Colorado egg farmers explain common egg terms and best practices

The average American today is at least three generations removed from the farm. This can make it tough for many to look past the grocery store shelf and truly understand where their food comes from, how it’s made and what it…

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Added by Colorado Egg Producers Assoc. on July 15, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Civil War Reenactment

In the late summer and fall of 1861, men from the Colorado mining communities of Canon City, Fairplay, Buckskin Joe, Cache Creek and California Gulch rallied round the Stars and Stripes to form military units to help defend Colorado against potential attacks from the Confederate States of America.

Come join the men of Captain Theodore Dodd’s Independent Company of Foot Volunteers, Second Colorado Infantry, on 25 July as they muster and begin training, at the Western Museum of Mining and…

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Added by Museum of Mining & Industry on July 14, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS HELP MAKE FOR A SUCCESSFUL PRO FOOTBALL CAMP

             The 10th annual Pro Football Camp will take place July 14-16, 8 – 11:30 a.m. at Vista Ridge High School in Colorado Springs. Pro Football Camp brings in current and former NFL athletes to teach kids ages 7-14…

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Added by Morgan Young on July 10, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments

FORTY PERCENT OF PRO FOOTBALL CAMP ATTENDEES RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

              Pro Football Camp takes pride in allowing the opportunity for every kid to attend camp through the Pro Football Camp scholarship fund. Over the last nine years, Pro Football Camp has given out 905 scholarships to economically disadvantaged youth.…

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Added by Morgan Young on July 10, 2015 at 2:04pm — No Comments

HEAR TESTIMONIES FROM NFL ATHLETES AT PRAISE WITH THE PROS

             The 10th annual Pro Football Camp is proud to present the 9th annual Praise with the Pros, a free event where NFL athletes share their testimonies…

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Added by Morgan Young on July 10, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ATHLETES VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME AT PRO FOOTBALL CAMP

            Pro Football Camp is a huge success thanks to hundreds of volunteers that assist with the organization and running of the youth football camp for kids 7 – 14 years old. Some of those volunteers are high school athletes and former Pro Football Camp participants.  In particular, the high school students help with the drills that are coached by the NFL athletes.

            A lot of the high school student-athlete volunteers…

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Added by Morgan Young on July 10, 2015 at 1:56pm — No Comments

CHARLES JOHNSON, WR, VIKINGS TO ATTEND THE 2015 PRO FOOTBALL CAMP

  

            Pro Football Camp is proud to welcome back Charles Johnson, WR, Vikings, for the fourth year. Johnson has been a kid favorite at the Pro Football Camp each year because of his high energy, fun spirit and ability to personally connect with the…

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Added by Morgan Young on July 10, 2015 at 1:53pm — No Comments

BRIAN FOLKERTS, C, PANTHERS, WILL BE COACHING AT THE 2015 PRO FOOTBALL CAMP

             For the fourth summer, Brian Folkerts, C, Panthers, will take a week of his three-week break from the NFL to share his football skills and knowledge with the Colorado Springs youth at the 10th annual Pro…

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Added by Morgan Young on July 10, 2015 at 1:48pm — No Comments

PRO FOOTBALL CAMP ALUMNI SUCCEEDING IN FOOTBALL AND LIFE

            Pro Football Camp is a nonprofit organization that uses football to give back to the Colorado Springs community. Pro Football Camp has been able to reach out to about 2,300…

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Added by Morgan Young on July 10, 2015 at 1:40pm — No Comments

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