• Side Streets: Colorado Springs' official flag still fighting obscurity a century after adoption

    Bill Vogrin
    Yesterday

    High on a pole outside the Colorado Springs City Administration Building is an unusual flag, flying along with the Stars and Stripes and the Colorado state flag. The strange flag has a blue border and a field of white bearing a six-sided shield that's ringed in green, with rays of...

  • AROUND TOWN: The Y honors volunteers, imagines what's to come

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    "Imagine" was the challenge and the charge from Boyd Williams, ebullient daydreamer and president/CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. "Imagine" set the tone for the 136th annual meeting and volunteer celebration Feb. 19 at the Antlers Hilton. There's huge potential for the Y's...

  • AROUND TOWN: Wine Festival Grand Tasting benefits Conservatory

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Magnifico! A weekend with Paolo, Matteo, Mario, Jeanneth Angel and Antonio and the best wines from what's known as the top half of the boot: Piedmont and Tuscany. The 24th annual Wine Festival of Colorado Springs on Feb. 19-21 went Italian in a big way, featuring winemakers Paolo...

  • Colorado Springs area literary events starting March 1, 2015

    Yesterday

    SIGNINGS Author Signing - Paul Smith will copies of "The Ultimate Deployment Guidebook; Insight into the Deployed Soldier and a Guide for First-Time Deployed," 5 p.m. Friday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; 11 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 4300 Pueblo Freeway, Pueblo;...

  • Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting March 1, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Storytime - Asian Tales and Enrichment Program - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through March 29 and April 12, to benefit the Golden Lotus Foundation Academy, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado, 2320 W. Colorado Ave. Registration: Cynthia Aki, 540-5338, info@goldenlotusfoundation.org....

  • Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting March 1, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment. - Catholic Charities of Central Colorado - Marian House Client Services needs volunteers to pass out emergency items to clients, sort donations, data entry and information/referral; Frank Mora,...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting March 1, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama SUNDAY "On the Edge" - Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 2:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., $5-$20; chamberorchestraofthesprings.org. fRIDAY-MARCH 8 and 13-15 "A Little Princess" - A story of resilience and the power of...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for March 1, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Events "Kids First Series - Little Red Riding Hood" - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12; themat.org. The Fab Four - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute, 5:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $35-$52; pikespeakcenter.com. Gregory Alan Isakov -...

  • Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach. Speaking before a crowd that rallied to protest imperialism, President...

  • Bass collection opens at Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The public will get a look at art from the private collection of some late Texas philanthropists. The exhibit called "The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass" opens Sunday at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Museum officials say the Fort Worth...

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