Nancy Harrison, the CEO of Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center, remembers the moment she decided to start the nonprofit organization. She had given horseback riding lessons for years, sometimes to people with special needs, when she witnessed a moment...
From a small office building at 606 S. Tejon St. in downtown Colorado Springs, a 14-person team is working to end homelessness and addiction in the Pikes Peak region. The team is that of Homeward Pikes Peak, a nonprofit, direct-service...
Steve Harris said he tries to book bands for the MeadowGrass Music Festival and other concerts before they become household names.  Harris is executive director of Rocky Mountain Highway, a nonprofit that puts on concerts and partners with local venues...
The 2015 Give! Campaign features 88 area nonprofits. To learn more, volunteer or donate, visit indygive.com before midnight on Dec. 31. On Jan. 25, volunteers spread out in El Paso County and counted 1,073 people who were either sleeping outside,...
For 44 years, the Women’s Resource Agency has stayed true to its founding mission of helping women attain jobs and financial independence. Founded in 1972, the WRA in Colorado Springs empowers girls and women to reach their highest potential, providing...
“I’ve had cats since I can remember,” said Jennifer Nosler, president and co-founder of the feline shelter, Look What The Cat Brought In. “I’ve just always liked cats. My other favorite animal is turtles, but I don’t have a...
By Kristian DePue Two years ago, there was a woman in Colorado Springs who was living and sleeping on the streets with her young daughter. The mother, diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, was also addicted to drugs and abusing alcohol,...
The UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art opened 36 years ago in a new building on the campus that still houses GOCA 1420. Despite its name, GOCA is very much a community-funded endeavor, one that now includes downtown’s GOCA 121...
By Dave Smith dave.smith@csmng.com Cascading clouds, shooting smoke, flowing foam and laser lights are all cool to be sure. But not many people know about the science behind the light shows and bubbling vapor. But if physicist and Cool Science Executive Director Marc Straub gets his way, more area students will learn how science, engineering, […]
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Palmer Land Trust has reached a milestone 40th anniversary, but some worry that many are unaware of its work and relevance. “Someone can love the access to our landscapes here in Colorado Springs and not know how it happened,” said...
Since its debut in 2009, the MeadowGrass Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend has become a treasured local event. Held on the grounds of historic La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Black Forest, the family-friendly festival offers three days...
While Steve Hitchcock is the kind of man who appreciates a long hike and a good beer, he never imagined his personal preferences for the ideal day would eventually become the model for a successful local nonprofit. But what originated...