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Foster: Change is coming, what role will you play?

  A few weeks ago, Julie Ramirez, Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO) community coordinator, posed a question to the 1,300 fans of the Southeast Colorado Springs Community Facebook page. “How,” she asked, “do we revitalize Southeast Colorado Springs without gentrifying it?”  It’s a good

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 —

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

Foster: The clock is ticking …

Have you cast your ballot yet?  Hey you! Yeah, you! The one whose ballot is still sitting, unopened, under a pile of mail on the kitchen counter. Or maybe you opened it, but are still trying to figure out what it all means. Or perhaps

Foster: What a difference a year makes!

Happy anniversary, Southeast Colorado Springs!  Given the deep history of this community, I’m sure that seems a bit strange. But for me, Sept. 17 marked a monumental day.  Precisely one year earlier, I walked into the hallowed halls of Colorado Publishing House, charged with determining

Foster: By working together, we all grow

Not too long ago, I was chatting with a friend and former colleague about what it takes to launch a nonprofit newspaper. He’s a longtime reporter and, like me, has built a career on established, for-profit publications.  Whether as an act of support or one