A Colorado Springs couple is hoping to give away 300 Christmas trees this holiday season to help those in need. David and Michelle Fein are giving away fully decorated Christmas trees as part of a project they started last year. So far, the Feins have given away about 90 trees, and they’re looking for homes […]
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Jon Khoury is the new CEO of The Cottonwood Center of the Arts. He’s replacing Sandy Murphy, who held the position for less than two years. Murphy plans to devote her time to jewelry, artwork and family. Khoury is a 1984 graduate in English of Colorado College, is an arts promoter, fundraiser, special events planner […]
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One year ago this weekend the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience opened at El Pomar’s Penrose Heritage Museum. The heritage museum originally opened in 1941, blocks from its newest iteration, which is located just across the street from The Broadmoor Hotel. It exhibits a variety of unusual transit modes, from carriages that were once part […]
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The trustees of El Pomar Foundation met recently to consider grant proposals. They approved 57 grants totaling more than $1 million. The organizations receiving grants represent 26 counties across the state of Colorado. Front Range Grants American Council of Young Political Leaders – $60,000 Audio Information Network of Colorado – $10,000 Bonfils Blood Center Foundation […]
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Pikes Peak Region recipients of grants from the 21st annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund were announced recently by Ryan Stephens, Wells Fargo’s area president for Southern Colorado. Twenty-four locally based nonprofits received donations totaling $28,500. “El Paso County is a great place to live, work, play and do business in large part due to […]
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About 600 people raised nearly $20,000 for an AspenPointe fundraising initiative at its annual “Heroes of Mental Health” event last week. The money will be used to construct a geodesic dome, which will  allow the nonprofit’s community garden to operate year round, and provide fresh, local produce for the AspenPointe Café throughout the winter months. […]
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Even as the United Way of the Pikes Peak Region celebrates the end of its annual campaign Tuesday, some community groups have less to be happy about.
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  After being issued a series of tickets for obstructing traffic in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, Phillip “Wagon Man” Cargile was desperate to find a way of staying on the good side of the law. Nearly every day since his 2013 arrival, the 57-year-old Cargile dresses in patchwork overalls and wears a sign that […]
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Ent Credit Union ended its annual holiday food drive with employee and member donations totaling 3,117 pounds of food and $2,812, Ent announced Tuesday. The donations will benefit local families in need through Care and Share Food Bank and Food Bank of the Rockies. In addition to collection boxes in Ent’s corporate offices and service […]
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Peak Vista Community Health Centers and Rocky Vista University (RVU), in collaboration with the members of Community Health Partnership (CHP), announce the Peak Vista Family Medicine Residency Program, a three-year program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. “There is a growing shortage of primary care physicians exacerbated by an increasing demand for primary care in […]
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Anybody who knows Dave Palenchar couldn’t have been surprised at how the word came out this week of his retirement as El Pomar Foundation’s chief operating officer. No hoopla, no media event, no staged announcement. Just a short and simple, four-paragraph news release from El Pomar, saying he was stepping down as COO. Yes, he’s […]
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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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