November 2009 Blog Posts (72)

North County from the Air

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Ever wonder what the Pikes Peak region looks like from a small plane? Enjoy some shots taken of Northern El Paso county from the air, August… Continue

Added by Bill Stanley on November 30, 2009 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Toys for Tots Native American Program

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For the past 10 years Money Coach Bill Stanley has been a volunteer photographer for the Toys for Tots Native American Program. Each year we travel to reservations in Arizona and New Mexico just before Christmas and pass out toys to deserving kids. Following is the history of the program written by Peter Tagni, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps… Continue

Added by Bill Stanley on November 30, 2009 at 3:58pm — No Comments

10 Important Facts about the Extended First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Internal Revenue Service, Denver

If you are in the market for a new home, you may still be able to claim the First-Time Homebuyer Credit. Congress recently passed The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act Of 2009, extending the First-Time Homebuyer Credit and expanding who qualifies.

Here are the top 10 things the IRS wants you to know about the expanded credit and the qualifications you must meet in order to qualify for it.

1. You must buy –… Continue

Added by Karen Connelly on November 30, 2009 at 11:48am — No Comments

The Hobbit in Colorado Springs

“What has it gots in it’s pocketses, my precious?” queries a frantic, gruesomely pathetic Gollum directly before Bilbo Baggins, furry-footed hobbit far from his peaceful shire home, vanishes from sight through the power of a magic ring.

The enchantment and adventure of “The Hobbit” come to life again as young actors from Academy of Children’s Theater stage a live production of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy. Professionally choreographed stage combat, lavish costumes, and detailed… Continue

Added by Kristen Paris on November 30, 2009 at 9:43am — No Comments

The Gift Of A Father’s Time: How To Share With Your Kids The True Meaning Of The Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, children will soon be handing their parents a list of presents they would like to receive. For many of these children, whether or not they get these often expensive gifts could make or break their holidays, leaving a great deal of pressure on their parents. But fathers who may be struggling financially can take comfort in the fact that buying the best video game, CD or toy is not the only way to make a child happy. This year, Colorado fathers are encouraged to… Continue

Added by Colorado Dads on November 30, 2009 at 8:45am — No Comments

"TIP- A- COP" for Special Olympics at PEAK GRILL

When- Sunday ,Dec 6th,2009 Where- Peak Grill- 4423 Centennial Blvd.

Colortado Springs

West Wind Marketplace/ Albertsons Shopping Center

Time-9am to 2pm

" Cops Serving for Special Olympics Colorado "

Law Enforcement Officers… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on November 29, 2009 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

A Latte By Any Other Name...

On May 16, 2006, Starbucks brewed its way into my hometown.

"So what?" you yawn, as you sip your green tea by the light of your computer screen. "There's a Starbucks on every corner." Well... not where I come from. And you don't miss a good cup of coffee until you can't have one.

Where I grew up, the folks drink twenty cups of coffee a day. Easily. Waitresses in the deli at the local grocery store or all-night restaurant are dispatched to tables with two coffee pots in… Continue

Added by Marti Benson Smith on November 29, 2009 at 4:55pm — No Comments

"FREE MEAL" for all WWII Veterans at Peak Grill

Peak Grill Restaurant - 4423 Centennial Blvd West Wind Marketplace/Albertsons Shopping Center

Date -Sunday, Dec.7th,2009, Pearl Harbor Day

Time- 7am to 2 pm

WWII Veterans are invited for a free lunch or breakfast on Monday Dec. 7th. Please come out and enjoy a free meal with owners Nancy and Randy Bolen, at the Peak Grill. If you can possibly… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on November 29, 2009 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

Rescue in the Mountains – A Rookie’s First Year with El Paso County Search & Rescue, by Debbie Rhuby with Dave Gendron

It is Sunday night, late. Most people are getting ready for bed and thinking about tomorrow. The same applies to me, that is until the beeping from the pager on my dresser advises me otherwise: "Search and Rescue, missing hikers on Pikes Peak…" I quickly snap out of my routine and throw on my mountaineering gear – warm clothing, boots, and my yellow SAR jacket. It is May, so the Peak will be chilly. I jump into my truck and take off for Rescue Base with the radio crackling as my teammates… Continue

Added by virtualbrian on November 29, 2009 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Tri-Lakes Non-profit Council Program- Teaming Up To Support Non-profits

The Tri-Lakes Non-profit Council is rapidly developing a reputation for providing outstanding programs for the Non-profit community of Tri-Lakes as well as the supporters of non-profits.

The next program, December 8th at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry from 2;00 TO 3:45 PM, "Teaming Up To Support Non-profits", will provide inside information about how the professionals do it.

The noteworthy panel discussing tthis topic includes;

Kathy Moan-Executive… Continue

Added by Larry H. Lawrence on November 28, 2009 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Remembering the future

Thanksgiving is a time of looking back with gratitude. It is a time when collectively we gather in communities of the heart to remind one another that regardless of the circumstances of the past, the present holds something, somewhere to be thankful for.

Memories aren’t only tied to the past however. Memories help to shape hopes and dreams. And while the phrase, “remembering the future,” may sound strange probably a day doesn’t go by that you don’t tell yourself or someone else to… Continue

Added by Rich Batten on November 28, 2009 at 2:57pm — No Comments

“The Love of Jesus Carved in Stone”

Hammer and Chisel was put to the

stone on Christmas of 2002 and

Signed on Easter 2004, just recently

made available for showing in Colorado.

Exhibit now on display at Park State Bank

Through January 13th 2010

Art of Jesus web… Continue

Added by CR Chambers Photography on November 28, 2009 at 9:15am — No Comments

Do you use an Apple Iphone?

Productivity Networks Group serving Colorado Springs and southern Colorado since 1996

I bought my first Apple Iphone just as the latest 3G-S models were coming out. I quickly became an Iphone fan and would be lost without it. Yet, I find AT&T's coverage to be weak, especially in the mountains. I looked around and found the solution to my problem is the Ibooster 2-way cellular amp from Wilson Electronics. The $280 price tag almost… Continue

Added by Pete Van Vuren on November 25, 2009 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

Garden of the Gods FallFun update


Take a hike on the path less traveled. Join Park volunteer Donna Becker at 2 pm

on Monday December 7, 2009, for a hike along the Siamese Twins Trail at the Garden. This often photographed formation is a less frequented trail in our Park. This free hour-long encounter with references to the ecology, history and geology is a great encounter with autumn. Meet in Red Rocks Room, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Bring water, sunscreen and a… Continue

Added by Jeanne S. McElderry on November 24, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

Lunch & A Look at the Garden update


• On Tuesday December 1, 2009, please join Park volunteers Jan and Ken Hardison for an historic glimpse at “Christmastime with General Palmer.” This free half-hour presentation will celebrate another generous aspect of our founder’s heritage in Colorado Springs, as we approach the 2009 holiday season. The program begins at 12 noon in the Red Rocks Room at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center; then join us for lunch (at one’s own… Continue

Added by Jeanne S. McElderry on November 24, 2009 at 9:46am — No Comments


"An excellent wife, who can find? She is far more precious than jewels." Proverbs 31:10

I count myself blessed among women. I love my husband. He is FANTASTIC, to say the least. He is loving, kind, thoughtful, helpful and strong....what's not to love? I would be lost without him.

I have rarely struggled with deferring to his wisdom and his WAY better judgment. A friend once told me that only women with good… Continue

Added by Jill Yuen on November 24, 2009 at 8:52am — No Comments

Overreaction to Colorado Springs Teens Cited After Colorado Springs Police Respond To Bomb Call

By now, Most of us have heard about the Teens Cited After Colorado Springs Police Respond To Bomb Call ( ). Come on Folks, really? Am I the only one who remembers this being a very common high school science project in Physics? Dry Ice, a plastic bottle, and a little warm water... screw the lid on and run back a few yards. These are not deviant kids. Truth be known, I bet at least one or more of the kids are in honors… Continue

Added by Pete Van Vuren on November 24, 2009 at 2:14am — No Comments

Where were you when J.F.K. was shot?

Tell us your story about where you were 46 years ago when President John .F. Kennedy was shot. The date was November 22nd,1963. I bet you have a very interesting story of your own to tell. Talk to your grand parents ,moms and dads etc etc.Lets get as many stories as we can and post them in the Fresh Ink ,should be fun.

My Story

Ok ,here is my story, I was 19,living in Fall River, Massachusetts,when this all happened. I was at work when my boss came over and told us the… Continue

Added by Jane Rodgers on November 23, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments offers alternatives for engagement ring shoppers

In this era of global awareness and “green living,” couples are balancing a number of concerns when it comes to buying an engagement ring. Over the past decade, awareness has grown about "conflict diamonds," and interest in earth-friendly jewelry and sustainable practices have increased. But in the current economy, budget is most certainly a concern, and many couples are looking for more-affordable options when it comes to engagement rings.

In response to these issues, local/Colorado… Continue

Added by Brad Shannon on November 23, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Chocolate at Duckie's

“Chocolate, the feel good food.” “Chocolate, one of the groups on the food pyramid.” Not exactly and you will not find it on a diabetic’s food exchange list but it is loved by many. Research shows chocolate contains flavonoids which may help prevent heart disease and cancer. Research also shows it raises serotonin levels which may be the reason you actually feel happier after eating a chocolate bar.

Last weekend a bunch of people trudged through… Continue

Added by Kay Bachus on November 22, 2009 at 11:38pm — No Comments

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