Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Life: Around Town | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

Recent Around Town Columns

AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo's 71 years supporting military charities
AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo's 71 years supporting military charities

By: Linda Navarro - 0 12 hr ago

The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo has been a rip-snortin' local sports tradition since 1937, and founder Spencer Penrose stipulated a special legacy: The...

AROUND TOWN: Superhero laughter, little heroes, fill the  night at Special Kids Special Families
AROUND TOWN: Superhero laughter, little heroes, fill the night at Special Kids Special Families

By: Linda Navarro - 0 13 hr ago

A night of silliness and laughter raised almost $40,000 for Zach's Place, a day-care center providing respite and care for children with physical,...

AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia helps Spanish-speaking victims in a new culture
AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia helps Spanish-speaking victims in a new culture

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The local domestic violence prevention center, now TESSA, reached out to the community in 1996 for bilingual therapists who could help Spanish-speaking...

AROUND TOWN: Koats4Kids provides winter wear for schoolchildren, helps build a park
AROUND TOWN: Koats4Kids provides winter wear for schoolchildren, helps build a park

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

For 11 years, an energetic volunteer corps has provided thousands of new coats for area school children, one low-income elementary school at a time....

AROUND TOWN: Send us your 2018 Nonprofit Fundraiser Save the Dates

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Let us know what nonprofit fundraising galas and events are in your plans for 2018. We're putting together our Around Town calendar. Let us know by...

AROUND TOWN: Glittering night celebrates best of Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC,  USAA's Kent Fortune honored
AROUND TOWN: Glittering night celebrates best of Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, USAA's Kent Fortune honored

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Nov 10, 2017

The year's best in business and economic development were celebrated at a glittering Chamber & EDC gala Nov. 4 at The Broadmoor. At the same time...

AROUND TOWN: Paralyzed Olympian Amy Van Dyken knows there's a reason she survived
AROUND TOWN: Paralyzed Olympian Amy Van Dyken knows there's a reason she survived

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Amy Van Dyken knows how lucky she is that she had great insurance. That was something the delightfully funny, multiple gold-medal-winning, Olympic...

AROUND TOWN: Animal Planet, Colorado Rockies stars help make a successful National Mill Dog rescue evening
AROUND TOWN: Animal Planet, Colorado Rockies stars help make a successful National Mill Dog rescue evening

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

The guests of honor at this benefit gala were cuddled and petted and loved on. How different from their lives two weeks earlier, when many emerged...

AROUND TOWN: Urbanites (ULPPR) honor dance instructor, community volunteer Desiree Terrell
AROUND TOWN: Urbanites (ULPPR) honor dance instructor, community volunteer Desiree Terrell

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

The Urbanites (ULPPR) are "alive and well," said enthusiastic board chair JJ Frazier as they celebrated with a recent Salute to the Community...

AROUND TOWN: Flight of Rotary butterflies brighten community, raise $1 million over 10 years
AROUND TOWN: Flight of Rotary butterflies brighten community, raise $1 million over 10 years

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

During this year of nature's painted-lady butterflies in the skies, the kaleidoscope of artists' butterflies that took up temporary "Migration...

AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency breakfast sets a record as director's final event
AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency breakfast sets a record as director's final event

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Melissa Marts' swan song after more than four years as executive director of the Women's Resource Agency was a record breaker, drawing more than 550...

AROUND TOWN: Acceptance of LGBT youth has moved backwards, says Matthew Shepard's mom
AROUND TOWN: Acceptance of LGBT youth has moved backwards, says Matthew Shepard's mom

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

In the words of Judy Shepard, "Young people should never be afraid of who they are, to express their true selves." Her son, Matthew, came out as gay to...

AROUND TOWN: Fostering Hope faith teamwork helps foster families and kids leaving foster-care system
AROUND TOWN: Fostering Hope faith teamwork helps foster families and kids leaving foster-care system

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

The Colarelli family has a giving heart for foster kids. And a focus on helping them toward a future when they leave the system that failed them....

AROUND TOWN: TESSA's 40-year anniversary helping domestic violence victims raises $225,000
AROUND TOWN: TESSA's 40-year anniversary helping domestic violence victims raises $225,000

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sat, Oct 14, 2017

A ruby anniversary crowd of 750 helped TESSA turn 40 at The Broadmoor, raising $225,000 toward its domestic-violence-prevention mission.

AROUND TOWN: Palmer Land Trust celebrates Southern Colorado conservation champions
AROUND TOWN: Palmer Land Trust celebrates Southern Colorado conservation champions

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Since 1977 a large group of Southern Coloradans have worked together to conserve land for future generations. Today the Palmer Land Trust is...

Most Read