• AROUND TOWN: On its 25th anniversary, the challenge: 'Be Community. Be Citizens Project'

    By linda navarro linda.navarro -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 25, 2017

    For 25 years, the community advocacy Citizens Project has been the voice "to embrace equality, diversity and separation of church and state." The 500 anniversary breakfast guests at the Antlers on June 8 were challenged to "Be Community. Be Citizens Project" and to choose personal...

  • AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails a pink girls' night out

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 25, 2017

    The gals donned pink, cowgirl hats and boots, rallied their friends and went Western at the 10th anniversary Cowgirls & Cocktails on June 2. More than 350 were in the Norris-Penrose Event Center Indoor Arena for the volunteer event, which has raised almost a half-million dollars to...

  • AROUND TOWN: Black Chamber's silver anniversary salutes James Stewart

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 13, 2017

    James Stewart has worn many hats: colonel, fighter pilot, Pikes Peak United Way board chair, business developer, business professor and co-chair of the National Museum of World War II Aviation. Add to that, founding president of the Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce....

  • AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region's 'Building for Change' awards night

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 13, 2017

    In the midst of "Building for Change," an inclusive campus for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc Pikes Peak Region paused to celebrate annual award winners and achievers. Construction items, yellow tape and reflective safety vests set the scene May 20 at...

  • AROUND TOWN: Swaby honored; nontraditional KPWE scholars rise to the challenge for UCCS degrees

    ByLinda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 12, 2017

    Echoing the words of Maya Angelou, the women of the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment have overcome their life obstacles and "like air, I'll rise." The powerful "Still I Rise" was used by Unstoppable Woman honoree Professor Barbara Swaby to mold around the stories of the 15 mentored...

  • Recent graduates from 11 high schools selected as 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 10, 2017

    Twenty-four young women who graduated from high school this year have been named 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes. They were selected for school accomplishments, volunteer activities and contributions to their community, as well as for the community contributions of their families....

  • AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope introduces new director, awards grants

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 7, 2017

    More than $50,000 in Newborn Hope grants to provide resources for Colorado babies and families impacted by prematurity were announced at a celebration reception May 3 at Gold Hill Mesa. It was also an opportunity to introduce the 45-year-old nonprofit's new executive director Allison...

  • AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor Garden Club program leads guests through 59 National Parks

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 31, 2017

    Our National Parks turned 100 last Aug. 25 and Donna and Mike Guthrie were able to sing "Happy Birthday" to all 59 of them. The "Donna & Mike Take a Hike" great adventure was a delightful retelling for those attending the Broadmoor Garden Club's annual community event May 12....

  • AROUND TOWN: Leadership Pikes Peak honors decades of community leaders

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 31, 2017

    For 41 years, Leadership Pikes Peak, first known as Citizen's Goals, has developed community leaders and worked on community betterment projects. Over time, it also has developed into a light-hearted annual competition of "Best Class Ever." Leadership Pikes Peak...

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