All posts by Southeast 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

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,’”

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

Hill: Rewriting the Southeast

By Marcus Hill The Southeast Express So I won’t give you a rundown of what I deem accomplishments in my life, I’ll simply get to the gist of what you desire to know. Yes, I was an “athlete” in high school, but I’m not about

Grand jury declines to indict in August shooting

By Pam Zubeck Special to the Southeast Express A grand jury has returned “no true bill” in the officer-involved shooting death of 19-year-old De’Von Bailey, meaning the Colorado Springs Police Department officers won’t be charged with crimes. To arrive at a decision to clear officers,

‘Only just the beginning’

  Arts Month highlights Southeast’s growing creative culture By Eric Friedberg The Southeast Express At 10 a.m. on a sunny Wednesday, 9-year-olds Kalaya Weems and Joshua Obi gleefully slathered bright blue paint on the sidewalk. Volunteer Chelsea Rotondo kept a watchful eye on the scene,

SPECIAL COVERAGE: An issue of access

Voting can challenge those with disabilities; resources, support help bridge the gap By Kit Waggoner Special to the Southeast Express For some disabled voters it can be impossible to go to polling places, to understand the legalese used for ballot measures or even to fill

SPECIAL COVERAGE: Pulse of the presidential

Here’s what some college students have to say about the 2016 election and their voting habits By Bryan Ruminski Special to the Southeast Express On Nov. 8, 2016, Republican Donald J. Trump won the presidential election. The results are still debated today. We conducted a