This weekend brings a Founder’s Day Celebration like none other. Old Colorado City turns 150 this year, and resident and historian Dave Hughes has this preview of a very special event taking place during the celebration.

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In today’s “Citizen Report,” resident Caroline Vulgamore proves you’re never too old to have a little fun.

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For resident Duane Slocum and his wife, service is simply a part of their lives, and of their faith. In today’s “Citizen Report,” Slocum describes where their calling has taken them.

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Like many in the area, the military has played a large role in the family of Black Forest resident Donna Hartley. Today, Hartley shares a story that spans several generations, and illustrates how pulling on one thread can lead to people and places deeply affected by the family tree.

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Colorado Springs resident Jim Robinson spent a long time in Texas…and in today’s “Citizen Report,” Robinson shares this story about a true mother-son bonding experience, and the ones that got away.

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Resident Diane Hartshorne directs the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society, and in today’s “Citizen Report,” Hartshorne explains how she’s breathed new life into old history.

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Today we hear from Blake Williams about his struggle to fit in. It’s a struggle that led him to step up when others like him were threatened.

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Colorado Springs native Barbara Samuel O’Neal is an award-winning author, dipping her ink into the world of women’s fiction and romance. Recently she discovered the world of Joan Didion, and was surprised to find out that the two have more in common than just their profession.

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Resident Torie Giffin is the mother of three. She says she never dreamed she’d be a stay-at-home mom, until she had the chance. But in this week’s “Citizen Report,” she says there’s one part of being a stay-at-home mom she never expected.

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The Colorado Veterans Alliance recently disbanded after founder Rick Duncan was exposed as fabricating his identity as veteran. Resident Joe Barrera was a member of the Colorado Veterans Alliance, and offers his thoughts on the discovery of the imposter.

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This week, Pleasant Valley resident and outdoor enthusiast Caroline Vulgamore tells fear to take a hike.

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The origins of the “Soap Box Derby” date back to 1933 in Dayton, Ohio. Homemade, engineless cars chase down a hill, pulled only by the force of gravity. In this week’s “Citizen Report,” Ted Ebbink talks about his experiences with the Pike’s Peak Soap Box Derby, and how for his family, it’s about […]

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Stephanie Johnson is an area artist whose specialty is flowers…but she says she typically uses photographs to create her paintings, instead of the real thing. In today’s “Citizen Report,” Johnson talks about one special little plant that entered her life and the meaning of a simple little bloom.

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Jerry Carle is known to many simply as “Coach.” Carle led the Colorado College football team for 33 years, and when the school recently made the economic decision to shut down its football program, President Dick Celeste and Athletic Director Ken Ralph visited Carle to break the news personally. In this week’s “Citizen […]

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Woodland Park resident Pam Sirko is a trail enthusiast and artist, and cares for horses and animals of all sorts at her home. In today’s “Citizen Report,” she shares some friendly pet advice.

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It’s time for the “Citizen Report,” a collaborative effort between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC that brings the voices of citizen journalists to the airwaves.

This week, Gary Coulter talks about visiting Iwo Jima.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, designed to bring awareness to the issues of child abuse and neglect. A national organization that works with families, children, and courts to determine the best interests of children is CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates. According to their website, the Dependency and Neglect Advocacy Program […]

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Briarhurst Manor historians Erick and Tamila Wright had a different sort of inspiration for their work. And, as they explain in this week’s “Citizen Report,” it’s that very inspiration that could help them give the Briarhurst Manor its proper place in local history.

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It’s time for the “Citizen Report,” a collaborative effort between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC that brings the voices of citizen journalists to the airwaves.

This week, Kathy Loidolt tells of a personal lesson related to the ol’ adage “you are what you eat.”

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Local singer-songwriter Jason Bennett has recorded five cds of original material, and occasionally plays gigs around town. But as he writes in this week’s “Citizen Report,” there’s one thing he encounters at some of these gigs that really gets his goose.

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It’s time for the “Citizen Report,” a collaborative effort between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC that brings the voices of citizen journalists to the airwaves. Today, Black Forest resident Donna Hartly brings to the airwaves the tale of the traveling baboon.

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Today’s “Citizen Report,” brings a tale of political harmony amidst political discord. Resident Joe Uveges suggests the idea of “reaching across the isle” is not confined to Capitol Hill.

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In today’s “Citizen Report,” Larry Stebbins of Pike’s Peak Urban Gardens suggests it’s never to early…or late…to start thinking about vegetables.

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