September 2009 Blog Posts (103)

Link of the Week:

Ok, I was gonna say a "week ago..." but I went back and double checked... It was almost exactly a month ago that the Gazette ran the article about local mapmaker Robert Houdek, and I said that was the link of the week. Well, one thing led to another and I have been encouraged to follow that theme.

Today, Google is rolling out their new application known as… Continue

Added by Pete Van Vuren on September 30, 2009 at 11:13pm — No Comments

How much money did we get?

Obama keeps saying that the stimulas money has gone to save jobs of our police officers. How much did we get and why do we have to lay off our police officers with the budget. cuts if Obama says he saved these jobs?

Added by on September 30, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Arati Gallery hosting Alice Ann Ochs sculptures, "Funky Fruits and More"

Alice Ann Ochs has designed ceramic fruits for you to take home with you from Arati Gallery. If you know about her bronzes, you will be surprised by this fun change. Arati gallery is located at 2425 W. Colorado Ave. I suggest that you stay and have some Sangria and a few bites of "real" fruit.
Hope to see you there.
Reveille Kennedy

Added by Reveille Kennedy on September 29, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Black Forest Saddle Club

Enjoy the last show of the 2009 season -- this Saturday - October 3rd at our location just east of Old Ranch Road and Black Forest. Please visit for more information.

Added by Nancy Buck on September 29, 2009 at 10:31am — No Comments

Halloween/Fall in Colorado

Looking for something to do this Halloween/Fall?

Check out the Haunted Mines – with new levels (Level 13 just opened), scares and monsters! Located on the East Side of I25 – across the north entrance to the Air Force Academy. ( Gleneagle/North Gate Exit 156a). You can purchase tickets now ($15 on Fridays and Saturdays, $13 on other Nights – according to their website); online purchasing options are being set up. There… Continue

Added by Sabine Pyrchalla on September 28, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Federal Distrust Impacts Local Ballot Initiatives…

The City of Colorado Springs is laying off Fire Fighters and other essential services, and the City is asking for people to support a property tax increase to pay for maintaining these services. It will most likely fail, not because people don’t think our Fire Fighters, police and other services are valuable, they will be sending a message that taxes are out of control. Not just at the local level but the federal level.

The federal government is wastefully spending trillions of… Continue

Added by Rich Hand on September 28, 2009 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Global warming and the last, snowy day of Summer

On the evening of Sept. 21, I became a part of the Guiness Book of World Records. No, I wasn’t one of the folks who guzzled down 250 pints of Guiness (in honor of their 250 birthday), but one of the estimated million who attended the global premiere of “The Age of Stupid.”

Technically, it really wasn’t the world premiere—that happened about 6 months ago in England. What this premiere was was a simulcast from New York to around the world of the… Continue

Added by Douglas Rule on September 27, 2009 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Sweetpea and Aspen trip "Who Shot Sweetpea?"


Added by Jane Rodgers on September 27, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

2009 Tri-Lakes Colorado Region - Empty Bowls Dinner & Silent Auction, Oct 7, Lewis-Palmer HS

Empty Bowls - is a grassroots movement to help end hunger.

Tri-Lakes Cares

"Our goals are to raise money to help organizations fight hunger, to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and… Continue

Added by J A Heinlein on September 27, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Challenge to Our Community, "Local: 20 by 20"

Most of us like a good challenge. Well here is one: Pikes Peak Urban Gardens (PPUG) is challenging the folks in the Pikes Peak region to grow 20% of their fresh produce by the year 2020. To help accomplish this goal PPUG will offer as many free monthly gardening classes and seminars as it takes. Seem impossible to grow that much of our own food? Actually we are probably under estimating what we can all accomplish. It wasn't so long ago… Continue

Added by Larry Stebbins on September 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments


The period between 1968 and 1972 were the years Fort Carson arrived, after having been regarded, from 1942 on by career officers and NCOs, as a second class Army post.

Carson held boots-on-the ground Infantry Divisions during World War II and the Korean War. It grew and shrunk according to the world scene. It had its Colorado appeal for soldiers. But it was not much regarded, as a place to serve, professionally.

Then Secretary of Defense McNamara was looking for posts to… Continue

Added by Dave Hughes on September 24, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Be Concerned about the Vaccine, Not the Swine Flu!

Your body was made to heal. I’m not telling anyone to get vaccinated or avoid vaccination, I just wanted people to know the facts and to provide some comfort to those like me that do not believe the vaccination for swine flu is necessary. Do the research and develop your own opinion. If you dig deep enough you will be surprised at what you find.

There has sure been a lot of hype over the past few months regarding the swine flu and the vaccine for the swine flu. It is everywhere we… Continue

Added by Dr. Ben Sabo on September 24, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

Up, Up, and Away!

Labor Day Weekend, September 5, 6, and 7marked the 33rd Anniversary of the Colorado Balloon Classic held at Memorial Park. It has achieved the distinction of being "One of the Top 100 Events in the USA" and has held that honor for four years. As this Labor Day Weekend drew near and our city prepared for this annual event, I was inclined to share my own story about how I became a balloonist over three years ago.

The Montgolfier brothers never dreamed as they gave a demonstration that… Continue

Added by Jim Robinson on September 23, 2009 at 9:26pm — No Comments

In a Car Accident? What You Need to Know and Do

I see it pretty often in my office, a person involved in a car accident having a lot of questions and a lot of pain due to their accident. Rest assured, you don’t have to be confused or in pain due to a car accident.

If I don’t have pain, should I still see a doctor after an accident?

Most commonly, you will experience pain following a car accident. However this is not always the case. Sometimes you will begin to experience pain weeks, months, and even years… Continue

Added by Dr. Ben Sabo on September 23, 2009 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Lost on a Cold and Icy Day

by Jim Robinson

Hiking has become a huge part of my life in the last few years. It is exhilarating to be able to take on the side of a mountain and know that I am walking along the very same route our settlers took two and three centuries earlier. I rarely go alone and for good reason. I don't have the very best sense of direction, but those I have hiked with are not much better. One particular hike started early in the morning near the US Air Force Academy, which is a standard… Continue

Added by Jim Robinson on September 23, 2009 at 8:16pm — No Comments

A Beautiful Summer Remembered

As I sit at my computer, the huge snowflakes fall from a dark, gloomy sky on the first day of fall. Fall seemed to come much quicker this year than usually, perhaps a sign that age is beginning to affect my sense of time. I look back with sadness that the beautiful summer has come to an end, but I am thankful for the joy it brought.

My wife and I are especially blessed to have a cabin away from the rush of summer traffic, located in an area where we can enjoy a great deal of beauty as well… Continue

Added by Arthur L. Johnson on September 23, 2009 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

The Press at Colorado College celebrates new home with an open house and lecture on Thursday, Oct. 1

The Press at Colorado College is celebrating its new home with an open house and lecture on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Renowned curator and book arts scholar Betty Bright will give a lecture titled “Letting Vision Find its Way: From Yesterday to Tomorrow at the Press at CC” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Screening Room, 825 N. Cascade Ave., located on the Colorado College campus.

Immediately prior to the lecture, The Press at CC… Continue

Added by Leslie Weddell on September 23, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Not your "plain" Jane

I grew up in the Hop-along Cassidy, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers era.

Kids today will surely make a quizzical face and say, "Who?" Anyway, there are a few of us left that remember those "heroes" of the '40s and '50s. Whether you were a guy or a gal back then, we all had thoughts that included; "I wonder what it would be like to meet someone famous like our heroes on the "silver screen." Then, reality would creep in and we would fall back into our mundane existence, knowing that the actual… Continue

Added by Jim Robinson on September 23, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

"Can I Get a Ride, Mom?"

Moving to Falcon, Colorado after growing up in Tustin and San Diego, California, was a complete culture shock. There wasn’t a freeway half a mile from my back yard, there wasn’t a plethora of grocery stores surrounding my neighborhood, and there certainly wasn’t a shopping mall with-in ten minutes of driving. Since arriving in the “under-developed” town of Falcon, as the area would appear to a thirteen year-old girl, it has since grown to satisfy some of the requirements for promoting itself to… Continue

Added by Kimberly Howard on September 23, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Pikes Peak Climb

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Gazette sports editor Jim O'Connell, Fresh Ink reporter Travis Duncan and I made our annual hike up Pikes Peak on Saturday. The weather was perfect and the grand ol' peak welcomed us… Continue

Added by Tim Bergsten on September 22, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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