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Linda Navarro

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  • Video: Monument's Miguel Dakota named 'America's Got Talent' finalist

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    He has become “the heartthrob” of this season’s “America’s Got Talent” but Miguel Dakota’s vocals also swept him into the first six spots of the Top 12 on Wednesday night in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Dakota, 22, and his band Spiral Lion, will have a little time...

  • 'A vision to serve every child in need'

    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is among the biggest and brightest CASA programs in the country. It's such a force that sometimes it implements cutting-edge programs "almost before we think of them," said national CASA CEO Michael Piraino, chuckling. The head of Court Appointed Special...

  • Jens Voigt doesn't win Pro Challenge stage, but he wins Colorado Springs crowd

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Jens Voigt went out a champion Thursday night - even though he lost Stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday afternoon. The two-time Tour de France stage winner received multiple standing ovations from more than 225 people at the event's gala at Broadmoor Hall. He ignored...

  • AROUND TOWN: Saving wild mustangs like the stallion named Cloud

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Local filmmaker Ginger Kathrens thought a wildlife film about mustangs would be the simplest of projects. After all, she told herself, horses just stand around in a field and graze all day. Off she went to the Pryor Mountains, near the border of Montana and Wyoming where what is...

  • Colorado Springs home buyers and builders want a little bling, some splash with all that flex space

    Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    The annual Parade of Homes is a perfect time to pick up innovative ideas for a new home or to incorporate into your own. The 60th anniversary edition of the tour, put on by local builders and interior designers, is entering its final week. This year added handy, free seminars,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement celebrates 60 years

    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    A festive crowd weathered downpours on July 29 to celebrate Junior Achievement

  • Must See Must Do: What's happening in the Colorado Springs area this weekend

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Here are some of the top events in the Colorado Springs area this weekend: FRIDAY -A Colorado Springs gallery show explores the unseen around us. More details here.  -Eleven improv troupes perform at Millibo Art Theatre. More details here.  - Summers haven't been...

  • AROUND TOWN: Community fills the street for Urban Peak and homeless youth

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    It was a morning for the community to go onto the street to raise money, for Urban Peak Colorado Springs, which provides services to and helps get homeless youth off the street.

  • AROUND TOWN: ReStore, Habitat say farewell to boss

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Accolades have come over the years for Paul Johnson, executive director of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, but the one from Leadership Pikes Peak in 2008 for "Modeling the Way" still nails it, attested his employees and volunteers at Johnson's July 17 retirement party.

  • AROUND TOWN: Picnic at Benet Hill honors military

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    For the fifth year the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery invited the public to their wooded retreat in Black Forest for a 
Sunday afternoon of natural beauty combined with face painting, basketball shooting, pony rides, climbing on firetrucks and shopping for bargains from...