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Aspen Valley Ranch is readying to host its second Mountain of the Sun Music Festival Sept. 8 in Woodland Park. The day-long festival will be held at the outdoor concert venue, which boosts views of the north face of Pikes Peak. The venue, which opened last summer, can host up to 4,000 people and is… Continue Reading Concert venue in Woodland Park hosts second music festival

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Apple’s iPads could be the best thing to hit classrooms since the chalkboard’s debut in 1801 — and a new educational foundation wants to make sure every elementary school kid in El Paso County has a tablet computer… Continue Reading Foundation seeks help bringing iPads to classrooms

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New foundation seeks business donations

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A new education foundation in El Paso County is asking the business community to step up and put their money where their mouth is. The Neumann Education Foundation wants to put iPads in the hands of every elementary school student in El Paso County. The foundation estimates that cost will be $3.3 million for the… Continue Reading New foundation seeks business donations

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Denver woman pleads guilty to charitable fraud

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Candice Jenkins pled guilty to the crime of engaging in a charitable fraud scheme, according to news from John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General. The crime is a class five felony, and involved the Gathering Place, a shelter in Denver that provides services to women and their children experiencing issues with homelessness and poverty. Jenkins also… Continue Reading Denver woman pleads guilty to charitable fraud

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Inasmuch donates to local charities

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The Inasmuch Foundation awarded grants totaling $25,000 to five organizations in Colorado Springs. Edith Kinney Gaylord founded Inasmuch in 1982 to support charitable, scientific and educational causes to enhance the progress and quality of life for Oklahomans. Today, the foundation carries on the interests of its late founder by giving to education, health and human… Continue Reading Inasmuch donates to local charities

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Pikes Peak region has the 2-1-1. Since its inception in 2004, the three-digit phone number has assisted more than 156,000 local residents of El Paso, Teller, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Lincoln and Park counties, as well as the San Luis Valley, in navigating the complex maze of health and human service providers in their communities. This year… Continue Reading Pikes Peak United Way celebrates 8th year of 2-1-1 call center

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CASA of the Pikes Peak Region volunteer recruitment was down and executive director Trudy Strewler Hodges saw an opportunity online to get more recruits. She nominated the Court Appointed Special Advocate of the Pikes Peak Region program to be part of pilot last year that uses a college-style distance learning program to get volunteers trained… Continue Reading CASA launches online training to boost volunteer recruitment

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In an election year, Democrats and Republicans seldom get together on a single issue. But this year in Colorado Springs, that’s not the case. Both parties are getting together for a fundraiser for Pikes Peak United Way’s Waldo Canyon Fire Victim Assistance Fund. The event is 5:30 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Penrose House… Continue Reading Dems, Repubs put differences aside during fire fundraiser

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Coloradans have donated or pledged more than $2 million through the Community First Foundation to the victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting. Already about $200,0000 has been distributed from the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, a partnership started by Governor Hickenlooper and the Community First Foundation following the July 20 shootings in an Aurora movie… Continue Reading Coloradans donate $2 million to Aurora victims

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Philharmonic receives $90,000 grant

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic received a $90,000 grant from the Mary K. Chapman Foundation that will be spent during a three-year period starting with this concert season.   The grant continues the foundation’s tradition of giving to community, civic and human services programs in Colorado and Oklahoma. Founded in 2002, the foundation was created to continue… Continue Reading Philharmonic receives $90,000 grant

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