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11 months 3 weeks ago

Teen gets scholarship for cancer work

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) - Caring is in A.J Salmon's nature. It is obvious to his family, friends and community. The 13-year-old Pekin boy started the "I Hate Cancer Club" that has helped raise roughly $20,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over the past five years. He also received a...

2 years 4 months ago

Renee Zentz is ATHENA recipient

Renee Zentz was presented with the 2012 ATHENA Award today at a ceremony at the Broadmoor. The award was presented to Renee by Emily Fowler, daughter of the 2010 ATHENA Award winner, Cindy Fowler, who lost her battle with breast cancer in February of this year. Emily quoted...

2 years 4 months ago

Athena award nominees listed

The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Women's Business Council have announced the names of the 13 nominees for the 2012 ATHENA Award. The winner will be announced at a luncheon on April 4. This year's nominees are: Camille Blakely, Blakely & Company Theresa Strader,...

2 years 5 months ago

Academy wins conservation award

The Air Force Academy's Natural Resources department won the 2011 Department of Defense-level Military Installation Partnership Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service created this annual award in 2004 for the military installation that promotes conservation on military lands in the last...

2 years 11 months ago

Wildflower Elementary School gets national recognition

"Wildflower kids are ready to go," says former Wildflower Elementary principal and current Centennial Elementary School principal Dr. Wendy Birhanzel. Wildflower Elementary was one of three Colorado schools, the others include Heritage Elementary in Pueblo and Las Animas Elementary in Las Animas, to receive the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools...

3 years 2 months ago

Editor Nan Graham wins lifetime achievement prize

NEW YORK (AP) - Editor and publisher Nan Graham, whose authors have included Stephen King, Ann Beattie and Don DeLillo, has won a lifetime achievement prize. Graham, Scribner's senior vice president and editor-in-chief, won the Maxwell E. Perkins Award for distinguished achievement in fiction. The prize was announced Thursday...

3 years 4 months ago

Nancy Lewis presented with ATHENA Award

The 2011 ATHENA Award was presented today to Nancy Lewis, at the Women in Business Conference and ATHENA Luncheon. Nancy Lewis is currently the President and CEO of Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, and President of the Garden of the Gods Foundation. She worked for the...

3 years 6 months ago

PCC teacher wins technology award

Pueblo Community College teacher Luis Nazario has been selected to receive an award for innovative teaching methods using technology. Nazario teaches in the classroom with wireless laptop computers, trains students to research online and use the Microsoft Word software program. His courses are noted for being easy to navigate...

3 years 10 months ago

Riverwalk bridge design honored

The new Veteran's Bridge at the Pueblo Riverwalk has been given a Gold Hat Award for Outstanding Engineering Design. The competition honors the best construction projects in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas. Judging is based on innovation, craftsmanship, construction challenges and overall excellence. The Veterans' Bridge, just...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Salvage company wins Titanic battle

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a company is entitled to the value of about 5,900 artifacts it salvaged during six expeditions to the Titanic. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith in Norfolk granted a salvage award to RMS Titanic Inc. late Thursday....

4 years 3 months ago

Fallen Academy grad honored

The memory of a fallen Air Force Academy graduate was honored today as the inaugural award recognizing cadet character, leadership and excellence was presented in her name. First Lieutenant Roslyn Schulte graduated in 2006 and was commissioned as an intelligence officer after graduation. She volunteered for duty in...

4 years 3 months ago

Cindy Fowler honored with Athena Award

The Colorado Springs Chamber Of Commerce announced the winner of the Athena Award Thursday afternoon at a luncheon held in conjunction with their Women in Business conference at the Broadmoor. The Award was presented to Cindy Fowler of Colorado Springs. "Cindy encompasses all that the Athena Award represents," says...

4 years 4 months ago

Ft. Carson soldier awarded Bronze Star

The military's Bronze Star Medal with Valor is a rare honor. Wednesday afternoon it was awarded to Corporal Helen Ruhl with Fort Carson's 4th Brigade Combat Team. It's a bittersweet honor for Cpl. Ruhl. "It's a horrible way to earn a wonderful award." she says. The award stems from...

4 years 7 months ago

'Inglourious Basterds' wins SAG film award

The cast of "Inglourious Basterds" has won the Screen Actors Guild trophy for best film ensemble. Jeff Bridges won best actor Saturday night for his portrayal of a hard-living country music singer in "Crazy Heart," and Sandra Bullock won best actress for "The Blind Side," as the tenacious shepherd to...

4 years 9 months ago

Keeping his memory alive

Nearly a year after her son died in a car accident on I-25, a Colorado Springs mother is keeping her son's memory alive. Wade Lehman, a wrestler from Coronado High School, died after an accident on I-25 last November. Saturday there was a wrestling tournament at Wasson High...

4 years 10 months ago

Better Late Than Never

"The Purple Heart is good, but we should go beyond that," says Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado ’s 5 th Congressional District. Now it’s all the way to the Silver Star. It’s the military's third highest award and today it decorates the chest of...

4 years 10 months ago

Kentucky honoring native-son George Clooney

Kentucky is honoring native son George Clooney with an award from the governor. Clooney's parents, Nick and Nina Clooney, were at the Kentucky State Capitol on Tuesday to receive the award on their son's behalf. The actor won the "national award" category in the 2009 Kentucky Governor's Awards in the...

4 years 10 months ago

'Sully' among 18 finalists in top mustache contest

Two baseball players and hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger are among 18 finalists for the American Mustache Institute's top honors. The tongue-in-cheek St. Louis-based institute announced the finalists Monday for the "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year." The winner will be selected through an online vote and announced...

4 years 11 months ago

Kanye's comments bring chaos to VMAs

Taylor Swift was relishing her unlikely win of best female video at the MTV Video Music Awards. The 19-year-old knew that the network doesn't exactly make a habit out of giving their moonman trophies to country music stars. "I was standing on the stage and I was really excited...

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