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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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...
Cecilia was 1 year old when her parents noticed she was struggling to walk, and had bruising on her body. Her mother took her for an X-ray, and the doctor recommended a blood test, “just in case.” They were called...
When Anna’s husband assaulted her, she thought she had no one to turn to — no one who could help her and her children find a way out. “My injuries that resulted from that assault, both physically and mentally, prevented me from being able to work or really leave the house for over two months,” […]
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The story of Liz Kettle’s love for textiles isn’t a long one. “I was born,” Kettle, founding executive director of Textiles West, said. “I was that kid that my mom couldn’t take shopping because I was always in the middle of the clothes rack. … I have been a stitcher my whole life.” Home economics […]
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Mission Medical Clinic began in 2004 as a “group of church-minded folks who were praying for healing,” according to Barb Cronin, executive director for the only free clinic in Colorado Springs. “They soon discovered if they added a little penicillin to the praying, perhaps people would be healed faster,” she said. This is the fifth […]
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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...
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 Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association, founded in 1980, is one of the largest nonprofit music organizations for children and teens in Colorado Springs. The symphony has served as an arts outlet for local youth since it started with 70...
Springs Rescue Mission has been a regular participant in the Give! Campaign over the past decade, but during this Give! season, the campus is as busy as it’s ever been. The organization, which is dedicated to serving those suffering from...
Editor’s note: This is the first in a weekly series running through December highlighting nonprofit agencies and their programs that are part of the Give! Campaign. For more information, go to indygive.com. Founded more than 30 years ago by Celia...
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...