Clements was seen as a prison reformer and had ushered in dramatic change in the Colorado prison system in just two years in office. Clements oversaw the closing of the abusive CSP II prison after the Vara report showed it was warehousing the mentally ill in a brutal 24/7 lockdown without treatment. Clements was also instrumental to…Continue
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A chance to learn and teach in a National Park environment
Working as a volunteer in North Cheyenne Cañon Park (NCCP) is a special opportunity, not unlike working in a much larger national park without having to drive for three hours. NCCP is the only park owned by the City of Colorado Springs that has its own City managed, free…Continue
Added by Bob Stovall on March 15, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Former Army sergeant Rebekah Hayrilla was raped by a superior while deployed to Afghanistan and told the panel, “I chose not to do a report of any kind because I had no faith in my chain of command.”
Speaking for the victims and to the senior military leaders present for the testimony, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Democrat of New York…Continue
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The Vanguard School is pleased to announce that four seniors, Savannah Baron, Cooper Benson, Zaynib Hassan, and Claris Park have been chosen as Finalists in the 2013 National Merit…Continue
Added by Janet Dinnen on February 28, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments
This semester, junior high and high school girls at the Colorado Springs charter school, Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy & The Vanguard School, have been participating in a Teenpower workshop to practice skills for dealing with verbal attack, peer pressure and harassment as well as assaults from strangers and acquaintances. These workshops have been arranged at no cost to the school thanks to the collaboration between the Colorado…Continue
Added by Janet Dinnen on February 28, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Join us at the Business of Art Center as we help raise awareness for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and fight the battle against blood cancer.
This is an event at NO COST TO YOU, just give your energy to an evening of family fun and help us spread the word! There will be live music and art demonstrations for those who would like to simply relax and enjoy a creative atmosphere.
Bring the kids, the neighbors, and anyone you feel that would enjoy…
Added by LnB Connectors on February 27, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments
Colorado College Associate Philosophy Professor Marion Hourdequin has written the opening chapter in a new book, “Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management,” edited by Christopher Preston. Solar radiation management (SRM) is an approach to climate engineering that aims…Continue
Added by Leslie Weddell on January 25, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments
Last week marked Colorado Springs’ first-ever “Amazing Race” recycling challenge.
Arriving from Arizona, in route to their home base in Michigan, 24 students from Calvin College stopped…Continue
Added by Brinn Pfeiffer on January 24, 2013 at 1:27pm — No Comments
Colorado College is offering more than 30 “half block” courses during the Winter Break. The half block courses run from Jan. 7-17, and range from Tolstoy in Translation to Topical Issues in Neuroscience to Accelerated Portuguese to Winter Ecology.
Among the interdisciplinary courses offered is Printing in…
Added by Leslie Weddell on January 10, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
It's that time of the year again - the time when millions flock to the gym, go on a diet, or join a weight loss center; when everyone resolves to get healthier in the upcoming year. According to research, however, less than 20% will stick to their New Year's resolution to lose weight. On average, the biggest resolution failures are often fitness related.
"Many people set New Year's goals to improve their health and fitness and begin new exercise programs. Yet, after investing…Continue
Added by Joe Ramirez on January 6, 2013 at 8:10pm — No Comments
Colorado Springs, Colorado — Students at The Colorado Springs School (CSS) will be exploring Asia in a big way over this next week — with the world’s largest map of the continent. The map measures 26 feet by 35 feet and is designed as giant game board to introduce students to the diverse geography of Asia.…Continue
Added by Jessica L. James on December 13, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments
C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College assistant professor of sociology, has been appointed to the research advisory board of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. The non-profit charitable foundation is dedicated to helping young people develop skills, opportunities, and resources, as it addresses issues such as…Continue
Added by Leslie Weddell on November 30, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments
On November 27 Colorado Springs City Council is scheduled to give the oil and gas industry permission to poison our water and air. I’m hopeful this council will stand up for our community’s right to have clean air and safe water. I’m concerned, however, because council is being pressured by special interests to approve inadequate regulation.
The drilling industry has infiltrated the state body that’s supposed to regulate it. It has coached state and local officials in drafting…
Added by Dave Gardner on November 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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In the photo, Matthew Wright
Typically, Vacation Bible School is held in the summer months, but Pikes Peak Park Baptist Church likes to get the bang for their buck. Every year, in the month of October, they dust off the…Continue
Added by Shelly Goodman Wright on October 17, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments
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Families of Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy's College Kindergarten attended a night of reading last month—the first Kindergarten family night of many this school year. Parents learned more about the school’s reading curriculum, how reading is taught, and how…Continue
Added by Janet Dinnen on October 8, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments
An open house celebrating Colorado College’s new Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children’s Center, 909 N. Nevada Ave., was held Friday, Sept. 28, with three generations of family members in attendance.
The new 9,000-plus square-foot center can accommodate 64 children, from infants to preschoolers, (and up…
Added by Leslie Weddell on October 5, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments
Added by Jessica L. James on September 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The accomplished artist stepped onto the campus of The Colorado Springs School (CSS) for the first time since graduating 33 years ago. She stood in the very spot on the school’s historic terrace where she received her diploma, and was flooded by memories of that day.…Continue
Added by Jessica L. James on September 11, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments