October 2009 Blog Posts (86)

What an amazing ride.

You all have worked so hard and we are thrilled to be on this journey with you. We are proud of you and certainly are excited for you all and everything you have accomplished.

Added by Sherri Stoltzfus on October 31, 2009 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Historic First Finals for “Pride of the Lancers”

Photo caption: The Liberty High School Marching Band in their debut performance at the state finals.

Photo caption: Mrs. Matzke & Mr. Prewett celebrate a well done performance.

The Liberty High School “Pride of the Lancers” Marching Band made school history on Saturday, October 24, when the band made their debut appearance in the Colorado Bandmasters Association (CBA) 4A… Continue

Added by Diana D. Ceciliani on October 31, 2009 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Manitou Springs Chick Crawl

Manitou Springs Chick Crawl Returns with More Merchants —and Yes, More Chocolate!

Guided Girls’ Nite Out event combines chocolate, wine and two separate tours of Manitou’s hippest shopping hotspots.

The “Coolest Small Town in America”---known for its unique, eccentric and yes, even weird events---has a new hit with the Manitou Springs Chick Crawl! A Girls’ Nite Out that is “Manitou” to the core, the second Manitou Springs Chick Crawl is scheduled for Friday, November 6, at 5:30… Continue

Added by RetroMoto Toys on October 28, 2009 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

2C - We Lose This Battle, We WILL Lose The War

OK, this is ridiculous. Are we seriously having a debate about how much a person has to earn to live “comfortably” in this city? First, we have to define “comfortable.” My comfortable is just getting my bills paid and children fed without checks bouncing at the end of the month. Another's comfortable may be being able to go to the movies every week, and yet another’s may be being able to pay for their vacation this winter. To dissect the… Continue

Added by Dianne Perea on October 28, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

A Night of Bluegrass

On Saturday, November 14th Stargazers Theatre is hosting its first bluegrass concert. Performing will be three groups that know how to do bluegrass right.

Grass It Up is one of the best known Colorado bluegrass acts in the bizz. The driving force of this acoustic-based trio are David Jeffrey, Shannon Carr and Jon Bross. And while Grass It Up is most recognized as a bluegrass band, don’t be surprised if you hear a Jazz, blues or even celtic tune worked into the mix every now and… Continue

Added by Stargazers Theatre on October 27, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Garden of the Gods Photography Walk - November 4th



Red Rocks Room

Reservations, 719-219-0108

Paul deBerjeois, Photography Walk

Wednesdays 4:30 pm

November 4

Photography Walk – (Paul deBerjeois, scenic photo artist) dress for weather, wear sturdy shoes & prepare to explore off-road 2 mile hike at GoG, bring water and hat, bring any ‘camera’ from cell phone to DSLR, tri-pod and polarizing filter also suggested, great experience for beginner,… Continue

Added by Jeanne S. McElderry on October 27, 2009 at 11:21am — No Comments

Annie Leonard: "The Story of Stuff"

Annie Leonard is the author and host of the online film, "The Story of Stuff," a fast-paced, fact-filled expose on the hidden environmental and social costs of current systems of production and consumption. The film has become an internet phenomenon, generating more than 7 million views in 200 countries and territories since its launch in December 2007. She spent nearly two decades investigating and organizing on environmental health and justice issues. She is now working on a book version of… Continue

Added by Leslie Weddell on October 27, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

History is what Makes a Community

The El Paso County Pioneers Association was founded in 1896 and began collecting and documenting the history of our community. In 1909, this collection was displayed at the El Paso County Courthouse (now the CS Pioneers Museum). Our past citizens knew the importance of preserving our past for future generations. In 1941 the City of Colorado Springs accepted this growing collection with the legal obligation to preserve and display the artifacts for future generations in the form of a museum! Jan… Continue

Added by Chrys Fotenos on October 27, 2009 at 7:34am — No Comments

Book Signing with Barry James Hickey for The Five Pearls at Poor Richards

Meet the Author
Barry James Hickey
Book signing for his novel: The Five Pearls
Poor Richards bookstore
324 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs
Thursday, October 29
To learn more about the author, visit his website at:
or look him up on Twitter, Facebook or MySpace

Added by Barry James Hickey on October 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Kodak EasyShare Z915 Camera Review

I recently acquired a Kodak EasyShare Z915. I got to use it for a couple of weeks, so this is not a long-term review, but it gives more information than a quick look.

Overview: This is a $170-200 compact consumer camera with a high quality 10x optical zoom lens. It has 10megapixel resolution and a 2.5 inch LCD screen on back.


Dimensions (WHD):4.2 x 2.9 x 1.4 inches

Weight (with battery and media):9.6 ounces

Megapixels, image sensor size,… Continue

Added by Jeff Lane on October 26, 2009 at 1:40pm — 2 Comments

Finding Time to Exercise During the Holiday Season

'With Halloween and the Holidays lurking around the corner, most families will find it challenging to be more active especially as colder weather and daylight savings move in.

Finding time to exercise during the busy holiday season is not always the easiest thing to do. But if you are serious about staying healthy and fending off holiday weight gain, then it is well worth making time in your schedule, however busy you are, to exercise and be more active.

Exercise has… Continue

Added by Joe Ramirez on October 25, 2009 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Masquerade for Breast Cancer Awareness

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The Eden Salon and Barbershop held its third annual fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness at its Rockrimmon location on Saturday, October 24. 2009. What better reason to party than a cause like this! Just about everyone was in costume (the winner: the guy in the St. Pauli's Girl outfit - you had to be there). Food was provided and there was a special… Continue

Added by Bill Stanley on October 25, 2009 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Gary Frith, Running Coach, Father of Four - Featured Father at Coloradodads.com

What is your proudest moment as a dad?

My son, Kenny, who has cerebral palsy, graduated from Rampart High School in 2000. His para-professionals worked with him for two years to be able to ‘walk’ across the stage to get his diploma instead of being pushed in his wheelchair. As he moved across the stage someone in his class cheered him on, yelling, “You’re the Man, Kenny!!”. Starting with his classmates, the whole arena gave him a standing ovation! My dad was there too and when I… Continue

Added by Rich Batten on October 24, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

With Snake-Like Fierceness

I wish that those of you to whom I write could borrow...just temporarily the eyes I own to see what I see. I firmly believe now that there are bits of treasures put in this world for the sole purpose of entertaining us, I would like to share with you the latest treasure given to my eyes....

It was dusk on a summer evening as I drove down the street named

after our glorious mountains on the way to our downtown, no doubt to

participate in the people watching I love so… Continue

Added by Jesie Steffes on October 24, 2009 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

Building a bond through books

Some of my favorite parenting memories are reading with my children. Whether I was holding them on my lap in a rocking chair, laying prostrate beside them on their bed, sitting leaned up against their bed, sitting in the hall way between their rooms voicing the characters of the Narnia or Harry Potter series, sitting together in the family room or using a flashlight in a tent on a mountain side – the location and posture didn’t matter – what did… Continue

Added by Rich Batten on October 24, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Kids of Charleston Drive

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Kids and Halloween; they just seem to go together. I was getting bored waiting for someone when I saw the kids running around with painted faces. I grabbed my camera and took some shots (well not exactly, we had to wait for the kids to get mom's approval to smile for the guy with the camera). Note: not real… Continue

Added by Bill Stanley on October 24, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

Holiday Childbirth Classes are starting!

The next group class series starts on THUR November 5th, 6:30pm-9pm, at Colorado Springs OB/GYN (the offices of Dr. John Baer and Sharon Ruyak, CNM) on the corner of Dublin and Rangewood.

I teach childbirth education classes that pull from many great resources such as Dr. Robert Bradley, the Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth, author Sheila Kitzinger and midwife Ina May Gaskin. We focus on breathing techniques and many different comfort techniques that I have learned from my… Continue

Added by Candace McCollett on October 23, 2009 at 6:12pm — No Comments

The Power of Skype

Interesting use of Skype during an interview with me by a writer at

the Guardian, one of the biggest newspapers in England

He wanted to interview me from London about my setting up

the first 'Electronic Democracy' BBS in Rogers Bar about 1982. So I

turned on Skype to call and he said if I had a cam, to turn it on too.

The interview was played today along with many others as the 'Peoples

history of the internet' off the top page of… Continue

Added by Dave Hughes on October 23, 2009 at 4:49pm — 2 Comments

Composer Lori Laitman's Music to be Performed at Packard Hall at CC

The music of composer Lori Laitman, CC’s distinguished visiting composer, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., on the Colorado College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Laitman is one of America's most prolific and widely performed composers of art song. She has composed nearly 200 songs set to the poetry of classical and contemporary poets, and has created a unique… Continue

Added by Leslie Weddell on October 23, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Multicultural Haunted House at Colorado College

Glass House, a residence hall at Colorado College, hosts its annual Multicultural Haunted House on Friday, Oct. 30. The event open to the Colorado Springs community. The goal of the Multicultural Haunted House is to provide guests with an opportunity to learn about other cultures through entertaining folk tales in order to foster an interest in multiculturalism. Residents of the Glass House provide stories from their childhood that are… Continue

Added by Leslie Weddell on October 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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