Category Archives: News

School improvement plans get D11 board nod

Mitchell, Swigert to get academic overhauls With the accountability clock ticking, three Colorado Springs School District 11 institutions will get academic overhauls under plans approved in January. The district board gave the go-ahead to improvement plans for the Galileo School of Math and Science, Jack

‘We’re just more prepared than ever’

D-2 ready for any incident, security personnel say Shortly before 8 a.m. on Dec. 5, just as Harrison High School students were gearing up to start their academic day, a staff member spotted a loaded pistol magazine abandoned in a corridor. What was supposed to

Around the Region

Here’s what’s making headlines in Southeast and beyond … April ballot takes shape Colorado Springs voters will have a sizable ballot coming their way this spring. Eleven hopefuls are vying for three at-large seats on City Council, while four will make their bids for the

Courtesy photo/Andy peterson Felicia Hug (left) and Sara Suarez bag cookies for distribution to the homeless during a Jan. 12 cookie and sock drive at the Soul, Community, Planet (SCP) Hotel in Southeast.

High Five

The “High Five,” is intended to let you sing the praises of, give a shout out to or slap a high five, if you will, with those who are doing good things in Southeast.

A legacy cast in bronze

In 2017, just 555 of America’s approximately 10,000 outdoor sculptures featured women, according to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture. If Kay Esmiol has her way, the gap will close by one in the next few months. Esmiol, a retired


Everybody welcome

Enter the world of Fannie Mae Duncan, Colorado Springs’ godmother of inclusion As she wrote in her memoir, it started with a letter. “Dear Fannie Mae Duncan, “We’d like to borrow your life.” From that salutation, penned by a group of enthusiastic middle-school students and

Sounds like Southeast

From its microphones and instruments to its computer-assisted editing software and sound-mixing equipment, the Studio at Sand Creek is jam-packed with the same type of items you would find in a professional New York or Los Angeles recording space.