October 2013 Blog Posts (35)

Discover Goodwill Recognized by GuideStar for Financial Transparency and Mission Impact

Discover Goodwill has been elevated to Gold status with GuideStar—a national, nonprofit reporting agency providing detailed financial and operational information to eight million online visitors annually. Discover Goodwill’s Gold status achievement reflects the organization’s commitment to transparency— demonstrated through solid financial management and mission focus—and places the organization in the top 3% of all reported nonprofits, totaling over 43,000. To view…


Added by Bradd Hafer on October 14, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

LAST CALL: American Girl Fashion Show Fundraiser and Raffle on October 20

Are you a fan of American Girl dolls?

Join the Colorado Springs Alumnae Panhellenic Association (CSAPA) on October 20th for the American Girl Fashion Show Fundraiser to Benefit Girls on the Run of the Rockies. Shows are at 10 am and 2 pm at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

CSAPA and committee members are selling raffle tickets for the following prize packages to be given away at the…


Added by CS Alumnae Panhellenic Assoc. on October 14, 2013 at 6:22am — No Comments

Father Carmody Set to Receive SMHS's Marian Award

In a society where people are looking to be noticed, Father Bill Carmody is an anomaly. His goal: to be like a used penny that is always there but often goes unnoticed. So when he learned that he was to receive the 2013 Marian Award given by St. Mary’s High School, he was kind of embarrassed.



Added by St. Mary's High School on October 12, 2013 at 7:51pm — No Comments

A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities

The inability to find employment and fulfill their full potential is a harsh reality for too many Americans with disabilities and their families. Twenty-three years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, only 20 percent of the 54 million Americans living with a disability are employed or seeking employment.

As of July 2013, the Bureau of…


Added by The Independence Center on October 11, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Falcon High School Students Overachieve on Stage


Added by Kimberly Yochem-Hiebert on October 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SMHS Receives Boettcher Teacher Recognition Award

Teaching is not a glamorous profession or something one does to get rich. No, teaching is more like a calling; it’s a desire to impact lives in a way few other professions can. The impact that Tom Harder, chair of the math department at St. Mary’s High School, has made on his students led to him be a recipient of a 2013 Boettcher Teacher Recognition Awards.


Harder was nominated for the award by his former student, Ben Cloud, a 2013 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and…


Added by St. Mary's High School on October 7, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

After School Club Teaches 4th & 5th Graders Wildfire Science

Every Wednesday at Queen Palmer Elementary school, a group of Young Environmental Stewards(YES) Club students sit around a table, wide-eyed, curious and ready to learn about an environmental topic relevant to their community. The theme for the 2013 Fall semester is fire – an especially fitting topic because of the wildfires that swept Colorado Springs earlier this year. As I entered the classroom, a group of children saw me and immediately told me to put up my hair because I was out of fire…


Added by Catamount Institute on October 7, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Battle of the Bands? Not really...Air Force's Rampart Winds join Youth Symphony at Coronado High

Everybody makes out splendidly. The Rampart Winds of the United States Air Force Academy Band get to further their mission to support community relations, educational outreach and Air Force recruiting. The musicians of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony get to work with some of the finest…


Added by Sue Trinko on October 4, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

CC Professor Wins Lifetime Achievement in Conservation Award

Walt Hecox, professor of economics in the Environmental Program at Colorado College and Project Director of the Colorado College State of the Rockies…


Added by Leslie Weddell on October 4, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments

"Shakespeare Would Either Roll Over In His Grave or LOVE IT!" Midsummers Night's Dream Opens Wednesday at Pine Creek Theatre

"I've seen a lot of Shakespeare," comments one of Pine Creek Theatre cast member's father, "I've never seen Shakespeare done like this!  I thoroughly enjoyed it!"

   Another parent…


Added by Teddi Domann on October 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My Letter to the Media

I was skimming through the news today and something caught my eye. There was an article about a young man who is a wheelchair user that has revolutionized the field of action sports by performing extremes stunts, flips, etc. in his wheelchair. This man is a great role model and inspiration for young wheelchair users everywhere. In the article he is described “wheelchair stricken” multiple times.

Someone who has made a name for himself in the extreme sports environment and performed…


Added by The Independence Center on October 4, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments

Ghosts of Douglas and Surrounding Counties

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Shaun Boyd provides an early start to the Halloween season by telling history-related ghost stories about several properties in Douglas County, with a little stretch into Denver and ending near Palmer Lake. …


Added by John Snyder on October 2, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

What to do with Vets?


     The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that for the last reported year the unemployment rate for Post 9/11 Veterans has fluctuated between 10 and 12 percent, well above their non-vet counterparts.  Those lazy good for nothin Vets.

     Here is my solution to the unemployed…


Added by dutch franz on October 2, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

"Focus on Fire" could help prevent them

Project Learning Tree workshop ideal for teachers

The three worst fires in Colorado’s history have occurred since June 2012, and the fourth worst was just ten years earlier. Three of the four were in the El Paso and Teller County region. With that history it is more and more important for people to understand how fires work and how to prevent them or limit the damage they do.…


Added by Bob Stovall on October 1, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Plays and Power Plays: CC Professor Finds Connections Between Shakespeare and Politics

It may seem odd in this age of digital media and electronic gadgetry to turn to a 16th-century playwright for lessons about 21st-century politics.

But as Colorado College Political Science Professor Tom Cronin notes in his chapter in the newly published “Shakespeare and…


Added by Leslie Weddell on October 1, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

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