• 8 festivals to attend in Colorado

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Crested Butte Wildflower Festival: They don't call it the Wildflower Capital of Colorado for nothing. Wildflowers bloom all summer, but from July 13 to July 19, the little town celebrates flower power with guided hikes, garden tours and more. More info: crestedbuttewild...

  • From Colorado Springs' Memorial Park to Monument, Pikes Peak region celebrates Fourth o July

    By Amanda Hancock amanda.hancock@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Thousands sprawled out across Memorial Park's lawn Saturday, passing plates of funnel cakes and bags of kettle corn, tossing Frisbees and listening to the sound of the symphony. For much of the day, the crowds waited. And during the final hours of the Fourth of July, they - some...

  • Growing local in Colorado: coming soon to a pint near you

    Greeley Tribune -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    GREELEY - Grow local. Buy local. Eat local. As the local trend also drives locally sourced brews, small hops and barley operations have been popping up all over northern Colorado with the hopes of satisfying the needs of the state's 200 craft breweries. One of the newer additions...

  • Colorado Springs Muslim builds bridges, answers critics, celebrates Fourth of July

    By Steve Rabey Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The questions arise every time a terrorist praises Allah while beheading or bombing innocent women and children. Where are the moderate Muslims? And why don't they stand up and say something? Ever since 9/11, Arshad Yousufi, the spokesman for the Islamic Society of Colorado...

  • At Ramadan, an online petition for female Quran reciters

    By Ken Chitwood Religion News Service -
    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    To many non-Muslims, Ramadan is about fasting, and later, feasting. But Muslims know Ramadan as the month of the Quran, a time when the book is recited, read and rehearsed. Many Muslims attempt to listen to the Quran in its entirety during the month of fasting, either by attending...

  • AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia, WCLI

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Each Women's Community Leadership Initiative class has a project. It builds on what the 20 to 30 women have learned about community needs, leadership and themselves during the January to June Leadership Pikes Peak program. The 2015 WCLI participants chose La Casita, home to Centro de...

  • AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    It was the pinkest night of the rodeo season, save for this Thursday's "Think Pink Night" when cowboys in Komen pink shirts will take over at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. Leading the way was the eighth annual Cowgirls & Cocktails, which drew let's-party women to the indoor arena at...

  • Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting July 5, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    These agencies need volunteer help. Contact about specific opportunities and time commitment. - The Alzheimer's Association - Volunteers needed for light office duties; bcauldle@alz.org. - Catholic Charities of Central Colorado - Marian House Client Services needs volunteers to pass...

  • Colorado travel calendar starting July 5, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Colorado Calendar Be sure to call before you go. Many events are free; some charge admission or require tickets. Events are subject to change. Phone numbers without a designated area code are 719. Monday - Morrison, Steely Dan, with Elvis Costello and The Imposters, 7 p.m., Red...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting July 5, 2015

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama FRIDAY "Jazz in the Garden" - With Air Force Academy Falconairies, 7 p.m., Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument streets; tinyurl.com/l62nv2p. JULY 24 "Jazz in the Garden" - With Gregory Goodloe and the Light Years Ahead Band, 7 p.m.,...

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