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Linda Navarro

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  • 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...

  • Must Do Must See: What's happening around Colorado Springs this weekend

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Here's a look at some of the top events in the Colorado Springs area this weekend: FRIDAY The Olympic Downtown Celebration, part of this weekend's multisport Rocky Mountain State Games, is scheduled 5-10 p.m. along Tejon Street and Pikes Peak Avenue. "American Idol" star and...

  • Longtime KRDO meteorologist says goodbye

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    KRDO News Channel 13 Meteorologist Marty Venticinque, whose last on-air shift was Thursday morning, is leaving the station to teach middle-school math and science and work as an athletic director in the Colorado Springs area. He had been with the station since August 1999 and news...

  • AROUND TOWN: Mounds of shrimp a Cheyenne Village favorite

    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The shrimp boats were a-comin' - apologies to the 1950s "Shrimp Boats" song - across the lake at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on July 10. Actually, the mounds of shrimp arrived from the kitchen steaming hot in huge shrimp boil pans, tossed with potatoes, sausage and corn on the cob....

  • AROUND TOWN: Opening night for The Mezzanine

    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Onlookers downtown may have been puzzled on July 11 as people headed toward the same back alley and what had been the nondescript rear of a building that had been, in busy city-alley fashion, lined with overflowing trash containers, broken glass and delivery trucks. It was opening...

  • Knife block? Waffle maker? How to tackle those little dirty jobs

    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Housecleaning chores are all done and everything is shipshape. But we're guessing you, like probably everyone else, forgot to clean what Dr. Travis Stork on TV's "The Doctors" calls, "the dreaded knife block." Or, have you ever even thought about how to get those last crispy...

  • AROUND TOWN: Goofing off at the opera provides evening of laughs

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Inside the Cornerstone Arts Center on the Colorado College campus, opera singers were vocalizing in a most unusual way.

  • Must Do Must See July 11-17

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The Summer of Discovery Space Foundation challenge for the weekend is "Mars, Rovers & Robots," with a Mars movie fest, Mars Lander Design Challenge, themed crafts and activities, hovercraft and UAV demonstrations and water robots. Saturday adds robotics club demonstrations,...