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Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado will celebrate the groundbreaking of its distribution center from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 near the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Constitution Avenue. A free barbecue picnic lunch will be served and activities will include face painting, a bounce house and horse shoe throwing. While… Continue Reading Care and Share to celebrate groundbreaking with BBQ, family fun

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The El Pomar Foundation has awarded Colorado College a grant of $10 million – the largest single gift in the college’s 133-year history. The grant will pay for building projects and financial aid for students, including continuing the foundation’s history of support for hockey scholarships and El Pomar Scholars. The gift comes just as Colorado… Continue Reading El Pomar gives $10 million to Colorado College

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Fire in Manitou Springs

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Looking out my window here at the CSBJ you can see the smoke and flames of a wildfire near the Cog railroad in Manitou Springs. Local broadcast media is relating that cars are being towed. Manitou’s fire department tells us there are no forced evacuations at this time. Fire fighting support is coming from Colorado… Continue Reading Fire in Manitou Springs

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As a native of our fair city, I appreciate both its extraordinarily beautiful setting and its enduring quirkiness. General Palmer, poised gracefully in the saddle of his noble bronze steed at the intersection of Nevada and Platte, is part of that quirkiness. The statue, which was funded by citizen contributions, was placed in its present… Continue Reading Leave the General Alone!

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I am calling to move the statue of General Palmer out of the middle of the intersection of Platte and Nevada. There is a perfectly good park (Acacia Park) only a few yards away. Sure, there is probably some historic significance about having him in the line of sight of Pikes Peak, but come on,… Continue Reading Move the General Palmer Statue

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Re-live the re-opening with Diane Wengler

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Whether or not you attended the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Extremely Grand Opening, you can witness some of the evening’s magic here through a gallery of Godfrey Brooke’s photos of CSBJ’s society columnist Diane Wengler’s visit to the opening gala — or read her column at CSBJ.com.

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