Rainbow Falls lies along Fountain Creek above Manitou Springs, but because of visits by people with spray paint, many have come to know it by a different name: Graffiti Falls. KRCC’s Kate Jonuska set out to explore efforts to clean up the area, and discovered what some see as art, others see as vandalism.
This piece aired as part of the February edition of Western Skies. See a slideshow by clicking here.
A hydrological study is underway that’s looking into the feasibility of creating public mineral water bathing facilities in Manitou Springs. The 60-thousand dollar study is being conducted by the City of Manitou Springs and the non-profit Mineral Springs Foundation. The results of the feasibility study, part of a voter-approved initiative, are due in August. KRCC’s Wendy Rose caught up with the study’s chair to talk about the report and the interest in Manitou’s natural springs.
In two American cities, a common food ingredient has become a controlled substance. Trans-fats, which are specially processed vegetable oils, have been banned for use in restaurants in New York City and Philadelphia. No one’s going that far in Colorado, but there is a movement to get all the restaurants in Manitou Springs to voluntarily eliminate trans fats from their menus. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has the story.
[From John Wiess at the Colorado Springs Independent Insider Newsletter]
Kathy Verlo – activist, community member extraordinaire, and wonderful human being – passed away her in sleep while at home Saturday, Jan. 26.
Kathy (almost) always saw the best in everyone. (She had no patience for Douglas Bruce.)
She helped lead the charge to save Section 16 and helped launch Manitou Springs Recycles, among numerous other projects. Her work to defeat efforts to bring gambling to Manitou led to her serving on Manitou Springs City Council for three terms. On Council, Kathy was pivotal in paving the way for Colorado Springs to acquire Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
Our hearts go out to her family, which is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Voices in the Wilderness founder Kathy Kelly at Voices For Creative Nonviolence, 1249 W. Argyle St. #2, Chicago, IL 60640 (vcnv.org). They also suggest making a contribution of your time and talent toward a local organization that serves the many social needs of our community.
There will be a memorial service, most likely on Thursday or Friday. For updates, check out Ralph Routon’s column in this week’s Independent or log on to kathy.verlo.net/memoriam.
From fleet-footed hillbillies to fat Elvi, there was a plethora of the paranormal in Manitou Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007.
And that’s the way they like it.
[LISTEN (if you dare)] [SLIDESHOW]
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— ewhitney @ 7:16 am
UPDATE 4:6:30pm [LISTEN]
UPDATE 3:5:30pm Interview with Barb Timmock, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Forest Service[LISTEN]
UPDATE 2: 2:30pm Listen to Eric Whitney’s latest update on the Incline Fire. [LISTEN]
UPDATE: 1:15pm Manitou’s Homecoming Parade has been cancelled to allow emergency vehicles to get to the wildland fire.
BREAKING NEWS: 1:00pm There is a wildland fire burning NW of Manitou Springs. Listen to Eric Whitney’s report here. [LISTEN]
This world-famous poster and toy designer recently moved to Manitou Springs, and will be showing work in Smokebrush June 1 – 23. The First Friday Art Walk Opening Reception, featuring food by Blue Star and music by KRCC DJ Vicky, will take place Friday, June 1, from 5-8pm.
KRCC’s Kate Dawson spoke to the artist.
More information on Jermaine Rogers’ show can be found [HERE]
An interview with Aspen humorist Barry Smith, on his one man play, “Jesus in Montana.” [LISTEN] [TRANSCRIPT]
You don’t have to know a lot about Colorado politics to know that El Paso County, home to Colorado Springs, is a Republican stronghold. El Paso County has 13 senators and representatives in Denver, only one of them is a Democrat. And until today, that Democrat, Representative Mike Merrifield of Manitou Springs, was running unopposed. [LISTEN] [TRANSCRIPT]
Anita Miller reports from the Eleventh annual Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss, which attracted dozens of competitors and hundreds of spectators to its new location at Manitou High School’s athletic field. [LISTEN] [TRANSCRIPT]