August 2009 Blog Posts (92)

Pass it on

One of the big things with YourHub, and now Fresh Ink, is the concept of connecting with others.

While listening to "The World" on KRCC the other day, I heard and interesting story about a music group who not only connected musically (they didn't know each other at the time the project started), but want to connect with other musicians around the world. And they have a unique way of doing it.

Gnawledge is a unique group of musicians.… Continue

Added by Douglas Rule on August 31, 2009 at 10:24pm — No Comments

The tide was high and I moved on

First off, thank you KRCC for the tickets. I managed to answer a music trivia question that had been lingering around for longer than the DJ really wanted to have it (question: The song, "Hanging on the Telephone," recorded by Blondie, was first recorded by what singer/songwriter? Answer to follow.)

I was looking forward to the concert as I thought it would be fun. It really didn't end up being that. First off, I don't know what was not… Continue

Added by Douglas Rule on August 31, 2009 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Things we should all know about but probably don't about prescriptions

I originally wrote this article and posted it to YourHub back at the end of July. Today I got a letter in the mail in regards to the original complaint. I am posting the original article and updating it with the court action.

In early July, I was called to testify in court at a witness for the prosecution.

When I filed a concern more than a year ago, I figured it would just go into a file somewhere, maybe generate some concern,… Continue

Added by Douglas Rule on August 31, 2009 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Local Performance

These events are often presented only for a single day.

Added by Dr. Baron Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr. on August 31, 2009 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Inny or Outty?

The way I approach health is from an inside-out manner. It doesn’t matter if it’s with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, autism, or sunburn. Your body is designed and created to live an amazing quality of life for 80-120 years. You possess all the systems, nutrients, communications, and raw materials to live this amazing life. The problem I have with universal health coverage isn’t the fact that it will increase costs, demands, and stress of an already failed… Continue

Added by Dr. Kurt Perkins on August 31, 2009 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine Tour

On Friday, August 28th,14 of my good friends went on a tour of the Cresson Mines, at the CC&V Gold Mine in Victor ,Co. This trip only allows 14 people on a tour, which is what the bus holds.We met our terrific tour guide Debbie at the Lowell Thomas Museum in Victor. As we all took our seats on the bus Debbie handed us all a pair of goggles and a hard -hat before driving to the mine. Debbie than explained the history of Victor as we drove through this quaint little [ almost ] ghost town. I… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on August 31, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Carson firefighters assist with fire, save life

PIÑON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo.— Fort Carson firefighters working out of the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site cool off a 300-gallon propane tank at a fire near the installation July 8. The firefighters were at PCMS supporting Air Force training when they spotted the fire and assisted the local firefighters in controlling the fire and rescuing a 60-year-old man from the fire. Provided by: Las Animas County Sheriff…


Added by Fort Carson Command Information on August 31, 2009 at 1:13pm — No Comments

‘Greening’ ranges saves money, resources

Once there is no longer a need for a dirt-block training structure, like this one in a Fort Carson training area, it can simply be knocked down and the soil leveled into the landscape. Provided by: Dan Benford

by Dan Benford, Fort Carson Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security

Fort Carson continues to make progress toward increasing the sustainability of its ranges and training lands.

During the past year,… Continue

Added by Fort Carson Command Information on August 31, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Friends, fishing and food

My fourth annual hut trip with eight couples, and no children, was again, another laughter-filled, memorable weekend. Every summer, the 16 of us either hike, motorcrosse, or drive a pickup with food, beverages and essentials into the 10th Mountain Hut Division, outside Leadville.

If you are not familiar with the huts in Colorado, the name honors the men of 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. and now manages a system of 29 back country huts in the… Continue

Added by Michele Sample on August 31, 2009 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

Paranormal and Historic Tours of Briarhurst Castle

Are you Interested in history or the paranormal? Come and take a guided tour that travels back in time to the early 1880's, learn the history of this magnificent castle, how Manitou Springs was founded, and maybe an unexplained occurrence of your own. This is the first time in almost 40 years that the public has been allowed full access to the grounds of the castle to come and experience the rich history and this incredible gothic revival… Continue

Added by Briarhurst Castle on August 31, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments


Since this item appeared in the early old HUB, it has been 'read' 4,243 times. Seems like it proved very popular - most other of the 182 HUB stories I posted garnered from 10 to several hundred readers. So I thought since Travis and Tim ported some of my scribblings over here from the Hub to Fresh-Ink, I might as well pull over one of the more popular. Besides the youngsters on Fresh-Ink could use a little 'technical' education in where the things they use came from. Grin


Added by Dave Hughes on August 31, 2009 at 9:16am — 2 Comments

Tri-Lakes Womens Club hosting an Open House

On Thursday, September 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Tri-Lakes Womens Club will be hosting our annual Open House at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 305 Hwy 105 in Palmer Lake.

Join us to learn about our organization, our fund raising efforts and our many contributions to the community. Sign up for membership and be a part of our many interest groups such as book club, bridge, bunko, hiking, etc. Wine and refreshments will be served

Membership is open to all women within… Continue

Added by Suzanne D'Innocenzo on August 31, 2009 at 7:20am — No Comments

Babies and Buttons

What is it with babies and buttons?
Not the buttons on a shirt,
But buttons on some fancy electronic gizmo.
A couple days ago my grandson,
Using my cell phone,
Purchased a song
By pressing buttons
He is one!

And I don't even like it.

What is it with babies and buttons?

Added by Jeffrey D Boesel on August 30, 2009 at 10:42pm — No Comments

5 Fitness Tips for Busy Moms

Busy Moms often put themselves last when it comes to their own health and well being. In between making lunches and picking up kids from school and sports, you should be able to find at least a half hour a day to spend on you. Back to School is the perfect time to re-commit to your health and fitness routine.

Here are my favorite fitness tips for busy moms:

1. Start by making the most of your time. Don’t overwhelm… Continue

Added by Joe Ramirez on August 30, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Signs of life at medical buildings

I don't have any official information, but I notice that during the past month, there's been some actual work going on in one of the two medical buildings recently erected on the SW corner of Briargate Parkway and Austin Bluffs Parkway, to the SE of Memorial Hospital North.

These buildings have been standing empty for months. The presence of crews (interior finish, maybe?) might be a signal that actual tenants are not far behind.

Added by Jeff Thomas on August 30, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Parade for our Troops

Hi everyone, What a great way to thank all the troops for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan, by having this great parade as a big "THANK YOU" to all who ever served and to those still serving. Service men from all over the Pikes Peak region marched in this parade. What a joy it was to see families on the side lines with children yelling as mom or dad marched by and giggiling as pictures were being snapped of a loved one marching by. I saw so many service men and women in uniforms,and… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on August 30, 2009 at 6:38pm — No Comments


“Once upon a time.” Four fun little words that are intended to let us know that we’re being led into a tale of fakery and many times sheer magical fantasy. You know, with talking animals & such. Yet I’ve seen many a-film in which we’re supposed to get ready for a tale of the fantastic only to find that the tale never reaches passed commonality. Well, I’m pleased to say that as the summer is winding down I’ve seen a fairy tale fantasy that’s all… Continue

Added by John T. Stanhope on August 30, 2009 at 6:21pm — No Comments


One of the satisfactions we members of the Old Colorado City Historical Society get out of our Volunteer efforts comes from helping living descendents of Colorado City and El Paso County Pioneers find the evidence of the lives lived here by their long dead ancestors.

This 2009 Sesquicentennial Year of Colorado City's Founding gave families, hitherto only connected to us via our Web site, and who live far away, the opportunity and excuse to travel to our Founders Day Celebration, and… Continue

Added by Dave Hughes on August 30, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments


Would you sign a consent form for a surgery that your doctor said you needed without checking it out first? Probably not. You’d get a second opinion, read about it on the Internet, etc., because today we owe it to ourselves to be informed consumers about EVERYTHING — politics is no exception.

Seems like we grow up trusting doctors and distrusting politicians — for good reason, I guess, because we expect to be manipulated by people running for office in order to get our vote. How far are we… Continue

Added by Lura Lee Landis-Rule on August 29, 2009 at 11:37am — No Comments

Felons and Fear on the campaign trail (23 Oct 2008)

So my friend Mel calls me six weeks ago and says, "Come on up to Arapahoe County and canvas with me!"

This is fun because we graduated from Sweet Home, Oregon, High School together in 1970 and have been on opposite sides of the political fence until 8 years ago (but always remained good buddies). Now we find ourselves pulling for the same guy. I was a little afraid that I'd get too emotional-you know, grab someone's shoulders and… Continue

Added by Lura Lee Landis-Rule on August 28, 2009 at 11:04pm — 1 Comment

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