October 2014 Blog Posts (35)

Last-Minute Tips to Be Green for Halloween

This Halloween, Waste Management encourages you to Think Green® and save some, too, by modifying traditional routines in favor of more eco-friendly habits.


Here are a few tips to help you reduce, reuse and recycle this Halloween:

  • Start a composting project. Halloween jack-o-lanterns, food scraps, coffee grounds and other organic, biodegradable yard and household waste are perfect items to get your compost bin started.
  • Make your own…

Added by Lara Rezzarday on October 31, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Salute America’s Veterans with the Palmer Lake Star on November 11

The Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the American Legion Post 9-11 invite front range citizens to come celebrate America’s veterans with a special star shine ceremony at the base of Sundance Mountain on Tuesday November 11th at 5:15 PM.   The star will be lit at 5:25 PM.   The ceremony will feature veterans who will lead a countdown to activate the Palmer Lake Star and have it shine throughout the night in honor of Veterans’ Day.

If you wish to take part in this…


Added by Jack Anthony on October 30, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments

SMHS Students Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

Two St. Mary’s High School seniors learned this month that they are being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Michael Klophenstein learned earlier this month that he’d been named a National Merit Semifinalist. And Aman Mital was named as one of the National Merit Scholarship Program’s Commended Students.

Reaching the Semifinalist level meant a lot to him, Klophenstein said.

“It’s tangible evidence of what I can do,” he said. “It’s nice to see that I’ve…


Added by St. Mary's High School on October 30, 2014 at 6:24pm — No Comments

So You Want to be a Model: Advice from a Photographer


Modeling is an art. Who better to ask about what it takes to become a model, than an expert photographer. Codi Watson, owner of Candid Moments Photography.

Watson has honed her talent throughout the years and will tell you that whether you are in…


Added by Teila Tankersley on October 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Valuable Community Partnership of Nationwide Business and Local Non-Profit

The infusion of the business community into the non-profit world can create a powerful catalyst for community change.  One such collaboration is that of NuStar Energy, LP and Special Kids Special Families, a local nonprofit whose mission is to promote, strengthen and…


Added by Special Kids Special Families on October 27, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Nine Inducted as St. Mary's Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Awards ceremonies can sometimes be predictable; lots of thank you's go out to those who have helped the honored person achieve success. But sometimes the unexpected happens too. Such was the case at the 2014 St. Mary’s High School Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony. One of those unexpected moments was poignant; others were amusing. But all of the moments that made up the ceremony pointed to the fact that St. Mary’s is a community that cares.

The Class of 2014 inductees are: Timothy…


Added by St. Mary's High School on October 27, 2014 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Howl-O-Ween? When Pets and Halloween Collide

As everyone knows, Halloween is a day for fun! It’s not every day that we dress our dogs up as the Wizard of Oz, or ask our cats to sit still for the purrfect picture while wearing an adorable dress. But between the candy, the doorbell ringers and the jack-o-lanterns, there are some Halloween traditions that…


Added by Maren Williams on October 24, 2014 at 1:10pm — No Comments

The Thinning of the Veil

Saint Bonaventure Liberal Catholic Church Mission will be presenting "The Thinning of the Veil" - a presentation on the spiritual and natural forces at work throughout the year and why it matters to the enlightened and the spiritually aware. All are welcome! 

Our schedule of services for the month can be found at the following link:



We are located at 2720 E. Las…


Added by Father Ian Carman on October 24, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

100 Years of the Panama Canal

2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the American engineering feat known as the Panama Canal.

The Isthmus of Panama was first explored by Europeans in 1501. Since that time, it has been a highly coveted and important strip of land. After Vasco Nunez de Balboa’s torturous trek from Atlantic to Pacific, it quickly…


Added by Museum of Mining & Industry on October 23, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments


Recently, breastfeeding has grown in popularity due to increased awareness and information. In fact, a study published by the Centers for Disease Control found that 77 percent of babies born in the U.S. in 2013 were breastfed.


Though the benefits of human milk are well-known, questions still arise about aspects of human milk donation. Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB), a Colorado-based program benefitting babies and their families nationwide, would like to help women fully understand…


Added by Jennifer Nuhfer on October 22, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

CC Grads' Work Reflected in Denver Snowmastodon Exhibit

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting a dedication ceremony for the museum’s newest sculpture, “Snowmastodon,” commissioned to commemorate an extraordinary Ice Age site. Numerous Colorado College alumni were involved in the excavation of the site, discovered in 2010 discovered near Snowmass…


Added by Leslie Weddell on October 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Saturday Benefit is NO Joke!

“What do you do with adversity? I laugh at it,” says Chris “Crazy Legs” Fonseca.  For this Colorado native, who’s been sharing his comedic talent for over 3 decades, getting a crowd to laugh is the sweetest reward.  Fonseca, who uses a wheelchair because of his disability, turns his real life struggles with…


Added by Special Kids Special Families on October 21, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

Orange Goes Pink

Orangetheory Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness center in Northwest Colorado Springs, Colo. has turned its high-intensity workouts into a tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The annual campaign aims to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget…


Added by Bonnie Singleton on October 21, 2014 at 8:59am — No Comments

Jack, Bernadette Johnston to Receive St. Mary's Marian Award

Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action there is an opposite reaction. That statement could be used to sum up the reactions of Jack and Bernadette Johnston, who are the 2014 St. Mary’s High School Marian Award winners.

The Marian Award is presented by the St. Mary’s High School Board of Directors in recognition of unselfish service to others and outstanding contributions to the community. The award has been presented annually since 2001.



Added by St. Mary's High School on October 21, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

LAST CALL! American Girl Fashion Show Fundraiser on October 26, 2014 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

COLORADO SPRINGS - This fall, hundreds of young girls and their families from all over the Pikes Peak Region will gather to celebrate being a girl. The American Girl Fashion Show is coming to Colorado Springs, October 26, 2014 to the Cheyenne Mountain Resort for two shows at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Reservations are $30 per person or $275 for a table of 10 and include a light snack. The show is the only official American Girl Fashion Show event in the entire state of Colorado and draws hundreds…


Added by CS Alumnae Panhellenic Assoc. on October 20, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Citizens Stand Up for Abused Children

CASA of the Pikes Peak Area welcomed 29 new volunteers to its Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time (SEPT) programs. Honorable Judge Gilbert Martinez swore in the volunteers on October 9 at the El Paso County courthouse.


Judge Gilbert spoke of the unique role…


Added by CASA of the Pikes Peak Region on October 20, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments

100 Days Tai Chi Warm Up Challenge

100 Days to Health & Wellness

In that time you will

*Gain better balance…


Added by Julie Paler on October 18, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

SMHS Golf Classic Raises Money to Help Students

Beautiful weather and a great cause brought together the golfers of the St. Mary’s High School community for the annual St. Mary’s High School Golf Classic. The event was held at the Country Club of Colorado on Sept. 26.

“The weather was perfect,” said Penny Heiniger, chair of the event, “a terrific day for golf and dinner outdoors. We had the dinner next to the aquatic center by the lake, great ambiance for our big group.”

Heiniger said a lot of repeat golfers…


Added by St. Mary's High School on October 17, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

Ontario's New Country Rehab to Close Gold Room Series Friday

Friday night will mark the first Colorado Springs performance by the Toronto-based alt-country band New Country Rehab.  The show will close the Fall Concert Series at The Gold Room, a new two-level music venue located at 18 S. Nevada Avenue next to The Mining Exchange hotel.  The six-concert series has been produced by Rocky Mountain Highway, the non-profit organization responsible for presenting the MeadowGrass Music Festival in Black Forest over Memorial Day…


Added by Stephen D. Harris on October 17, 2014 at 10:11am — No Comments

How to Plan Your Own Family History Trip at Family History Day

You are invited to attend the Family History Day event on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:30am-4:00pm where Tom Nixon of Colorado Springs will…


Added by Seiko Tran on October 17, 2014 at 8:06am — No Comments

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