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The BLAST ~ August 20, 2019

Updated: Nov 14, 2019

AUG 21

Community Conversation: Suicide Prevention in El Paso County

Hosted by The Gazette Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM Studio Bee 190 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Why is suicide such an acute problem here? What can we as a community, as parents, as, neighbors and teachers and friends do to help? What are the signs that someone is in crisis and what resources are available?

Learn, share and connect with local panelists as we address this epidemic in a Community Conversation.

Panelists: – Deputy John Hammond of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office – Lori Jarvis-Steinwert, executive director, National Alliance on Mental Illness/Colorado Springs – Velda Baker, Penrose St Francis Faith Community Nurse – Bob McLaughlin, COO of Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center – Dr. Mark A. Mayfield PhD, LPC, suicide survivor and founder and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Centers – Carolena Guiral Steen, assistant superintendent, Cheyenne Mountain School District

*Seating is limited at this event and will be available on a first-come basis. Doors open at 5:00 PM day-of.

AUG 21

Downtown Stadium public meeting

Hosted by City of Colorado Springs Government

Wednesday at 6 PM – 7:30 PM Centennial Hall 200 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

This is the next public meeting for the Downtown Stadium project. The El Paso County Parking Garage behind Centennial Hall may still be closed for repairs on this date. Parking is available at the El Paso County juror surface lot, corner of S. Cascade and E. Vermijo, or on-street (no charge for meters after 6 p.m.).

(For special ADA accommodations to participate, please call 719/488-5908 at least 48 hours in advance) For more information: DowntownStadiumC4C@gmail.com

AUG 22 & 29

Town Hall: Bear-Resistant Waste Ordinance (District 1)

Hosted by Colorado Springs City Council and City of Colorado Springs Government

Thursday at 6 PM – 7:30 PM Fire Station 18 6830 Hadler View, Colorado Springs,  80919, 

Thursday August 29, 6-7:30 pm  Westside Community Center, 1628 W Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, 80904

Town Halls: Proposed Ordinance for Bear Resistant Trash Cans Bear resistant trash cans could be required for residents and businesses west of I-25 City Council Members Richard Skorman and Don Knight invite the public to attend two community meetings to discuss a proposed ordinance that would require bear resistant trash cans west of I-25 and establish a “Bear Management Area Map.” There could be a financial impact to residents and businesses in the proposed Bear Management Area if this ordinance is passed by City Council. If trash cans or other waste receptacles are already kept in a secured area, the proposed ordinance would require people to place the receptacle for collection no earlier than 5 a.m. on the day of collection, and return it to the secured area no later than 7 p.m. on the same day. This item was discussed at the July 22 City Council Work Session; to view the video from that meeting, see the documents presented to Council and find more details about the proposal, please visit: www.coloradosprings.gov/bears There will be two public meetings with Council members, Richard Skorman (District 3) and Don Knight (District 1). Both Council Members represent the entire area of Colorado Springs west of I-25. Representatives from the City of Colorado Springs Neighborhood Services, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region will also be available to answer questions.

AUG 22

4th Thursday Films

 Hosted by El Paso County Democratic Party  · 1 co-host pending [?] Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (ASUUC) 730 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Inside Youth Suicide in El Paso County A community exploration of warning signs, trends and programs.

Two Short films followed by a panel discussion including Dr. Leon Kelly, El Paso County Coroner Meghan Haynes, Teen Suicide Prevention Planner, El Paso County Public Health

Doors open at 6, Films at 6:30 Co-hosted  by All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church

AUG 25

Colorado Springs Since U Been Gone Bus Tour: Meet Cardboard Cory

Hosted by Indivisible Front Range Resistance and 10 others

Sunday at 11 AM – 12 PM America The Beautiful Park 126 Cimino Dr, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Contacting your elected representatives is a great way to ensure your voice is being heard. But what if your legislator refuses to listen? Cory Gardner has not held a public town hall in *625 days and counting*. The 2020 elections are coming up, and Colorado voters are #MovingOn - literally 🚌🚌🚌

Citizens for Hope CS will join Indivisible Front Range Resistance, Protect Our Care, Progress Now, Conservation Colorado, Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado, and a number of other progressive organizations as we travel across the great state of Colorado with #CardboardCory to build momentum for the 2020 elections. (Cardboard) Cory wants to hear from YOU about what kind of leader Colorado needs!

From Greeley to Durango, people are ready to tell Sen. Gardner what’s on their minds. The bus tour will stop in a dozen communities across Colorado over six days, asking people at each stop to tell us about the issues that matter most to them, and talking about Gardner’s atrocious voting record on health care, budget priorities, immigration, and the environment. Come see us and talk about what matters to YOU.

Check out the full tour schedule here: CardboardCoryBusTour.com.

The #SinceUBeenGone Bus will make a stop in Colorado Springs on August 25. Can you join us?

This summer, at least one Cory Gardner will listen to his constituents, even if it’s not the one who lives in Washington, DC. Let us know you're on the BUS!

AUG 25

Democratic HD15 Picnic!

Hosted by Brenda Krause

Sunday , 1-3PM 7048 Cobblecreek Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Let's get together with our HD15 neighbors for a picnic. Please bring a dish to share.Drinks and the main course will be provided. RSVP: please let me know if you can make it. 

AUG 27

Bernie 2020 Monthly Meeting

Hosted by Anthony Maro

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM Navajo Hogan 2817 N Nevada, Colorado Springs, 80907

The theme of this meeting is "bring a friend" You are encouraged to bring a friend. We will be exploring the Bern App and we will be talking with Randi McCallian, she is running State House District 10! We will also be planning activities and events for Sept. ALL OF US TOGETHER.

AUG 27

More Freedom. More Voice!

Hosted by RCV for Colorado Springs

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM Library 21c 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs,  80920

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is RCV is the proven, common-sense way to ensure that American elections are fair, fiscally responsible, and accountable to the people. Join us for a discussion of how RCV works and what it could mean for Colorado Springs. Saves Money: RCV would save Colorado Springs over half a million dollars by eliminating the need for its next runoff. More Fair: RCV protects the integrity of elections by requiring a majority to win. More Voice: Freely vote your values, knowing it won't help your least favorite candidate.

AUG 28

EIRP Public Workshop - Public Comment!

Hosted by 350 Colorado Springs and 2 others

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM Conservation and Environmental Center 2855 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

We need you to attend the first public meeting for the EIRP to show community support for transitioning off of coal to clean energy! There will be time for public comment and your voice will be critical to ensure that this EIRP includes real progress on retiring the Drake and Nixon coal plants, avoiding new fracked gas plants and investing in wind and solar energy and energy efficiency!

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