PHOTOS: Southeast Express launch event
PHOTOS BY BRYAN OLLER
Standing-room-only crowd cheers Express launch
A crowd some 125 people strong gathered Jan. 30 at the Sand Creek Library to celebrate the launch of the Southeast Express, and to hear from featured speakers. Here is some of what they had to say:
“Now more than ever, it’s vital that Southeast Colorado Springs be connected to the news and information that directly impacts their neighborhoods while building a strong sense of community.” — Mayor John Suthers
“There has been a perception of Southeast and people have been imposing their stories on Southeast. Now, with this newspaper … we get to tell our story. We’re gonna be true: We’re gonna talk about the good, the bad, the ugly and the wonderful tapestry of all that is going on here.” – City Councilor Yolanda Avila
“This was not done by any one person or any one organization or any one fiefdom. This was done by a community of people: the newspaper, all the progress that we’ve made, all the sacrifices we’ve made. … This is an opportunity for our community to start to share its voice and I’m so supportive of that.” – Thrive Network Executive Director Taj Stokes
To watch a full video a photo slideshow of the event, visit Southeast.Express.