‘Hope and education’

Polis calls Dakota Promise a model for Colorado A first-in-the-state partnership between Harrison School District 2, Pikes Peak Community College and a pair of private foundations sets a precedent that other Colorado districts could follow to close the opportunity gap. That was the verdict from

Spotted in Southeast

“Artist,” a mural of a multi-talented octopus, celebrates the many facets of art made in Colorado Springs. The work by Knobhill Urban Arts District-affiliated creative Mario Sanchez, is painted on the west wall of Platte Furniture, 2331 E. Platte Place. [Express photo/Regan Foster] The Express

Catalyzing change from the ground up

Council of Neighbors and Organizations builds community through neighborhoods By Eric Friedberg & Regan Foster The Southeast Express Julie Ramirez is a longtime Southeast resident, a graduate of Harrison School District 2 and a coach for the Harrison High School track and field team. She

Foster: Giving thanks, one year in

The holidays are once again upon us. I love this time of year: the general energy, the spirit, the traditions, the festivities, the food and, above all, the overall atmosphere of comfort and joy. For some reason, it all turns me into a marshmallow —

Unleashing adventure

UpaDowna gets explorers back to nature By Marcus Hill The Southeast Express Nature provides a bond, even to those unfamiliar with its ways. Since 2007, UpaDown made it their business to provide people with the opportunity to get in touch with the outdoors. UpaDown, located

Growing a solution

Community gardens, nonprofit address Southeast food desert By Erinn Callahan The Southeast Express Joan Clemons is the first to say that the Hillside Community Garden is not run by experts. “We just saw a need and said, ‘Hey, can we do this? Yes, we can,’”

A look back

We review some of Southeast’s top stories of 2019 The Southeast Express released its prototype in December 2018, and launched as a fully fledged newspaper, with an active digital presence, in February. In our first year, we have attended countless meetings, public events, celebrations and

Creative conscious

From murals to performances, local makers use art as advocacy By Stewart Ricker Special to the Southeast Express Editor’s note: This autumn, the Southeast Express partnered with a second-year publishing class at Pikes Peak Community College to examine may facets of voting and politics. This

James Johnson opening doors in Southeast

Real estate expert takes on affordable housing challenge By Zach Hillstrom The Southeast Express Local entrepreneur James Johnson knows all too well the value of a good home — and not just because of his background in the real estate industry. Growing up in Washington