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Local Dairy Queens have partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network today for its annual Miracle Treat Day, to raise money for programs at Children’s Hospital Colorado-Colorado Springs and expansion of the region’s first freestanding pediatric hospital. All day at participating locations, $1 from every blizzard sold will be donated toward the care of Colorado Springs children […]
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A former Colorado Springs Realtor has created a way to sell houses and build community — by funneling a portion of home sales to area nonprofits. The one-of-a-kind business model, approved by the Colorado Division of Real Estate, is designed to continue allowing brokers to make money through commissions, and homeowners aren’t charged more for buying […]
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After a two-and-a-half month search, Children’s Hospital Colorado announced June 22 they’ve selected GE Johnson Construction Company as its general contractor to build the new facility on Memorial Health System’s north campus. After announcing the project last year, the contractor industry expressed interest and enthusiasm in partnering with the organization to develop the area’s first free-standing pediatric hospital, […]
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The Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation is asking local residents to climb 2,700 stairs to bring the community one step closer to providing the only comprehensive children’s hospital in the region. Its second Climb for Courage will occur June 25 at Falcon Stadium to raise money to open a new hospital at the Memorial North campus in […]
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Capital campaigns can be vital when there is a mission-critical need in an organization — buying a new building, renovating a facility or extending a campus. The intensive fundraising effort can allow organizations to accomplish a fundamental project through community awareness and enhanced relationships. But Colorado Springs has more than 2,000 nonprofits, with several in […]
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In an effort to provide one-to-one mentoring to local high school students, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pikes Peak Region has collaborated with Atlas Preparatory School and iMentor to launch Mentor 2.0. For the program, every Atlas freshman will be matched with a BBBS volunteer mentor beginning this fall, to develop a relationship and […]
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Local nonprofit Peak Startup will be offering two new mentorships programs this month­­ to help Colorado Springs entrepreneurs advance their careers, companies. Beginning the week of May 22, free Open Office Hour and Lunch and Learn sessions will be open to the business community to learn from experienced industry professionals. Open Office Hours will occur at […]
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For the 15th year in a row, Compassion International’s financial stewardship and commitment to accountability and transparency has earned the ministry four stars by Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the nation, according to a news release sent by Compassion. Four stars is Charity Navigator’s highest rating. The ranking places Compassion among the […]
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Colorado Springs Teen Court will host its annual luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 7 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Colorado Springs to educate the community about the impact it has on the lives of troubled teens. The free event, “Changing Lives…Changing Community,” will be hosted by KKTV news anchor Dianne Derby and allow the public […]
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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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  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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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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