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Leadership in the Face of Adversity

On the third day of hiking on windy trails and camping under thistle-filled trees, adversity manifested itself in the form of a 50 foot cliff. Although I do not consider myself to be much of a rock climber, I made summiting this cliff my personal challenge.

by Ryan Burton , the Aug. 30, 2016, 9:38 a.m.

Horsing Around!

"Life, like horseback riding, can be fairly dangerous if you are not present and focused on the task at hand."

by Haley Griffis, the Aug. 15, 2016, 8:43 a.m.

Step By Step, Region By Region

Anyone who has driven across Colorado on I-70 can see first-hand the remarkably varied geography of the state. Whether cruising through the golden plains of eastern Colorado-- or excitedly climbing Vail Pass for a weekend skiing in the mountains, the topography of Colorado is striking and awe-inspiring. As much as I adore the excitement and wonder of the natural beauty that surrounds residents of this state, I often fail to consider how the land we love uniquely shapes the people who live there.

by Jordan Purdham, the Aug. 9, 2016, 10:22 a.m.

At Risk to Graduate

The human effects of the program are even more telling; in the words of one participant, “It is never too late to change yourself into a better person, socially and academically. By trying my best every day and giving it my all, I noticed that you will succeed in your everyday life.”

by Aidan Connaughton, the July 13, 2016, 1:19 p.m.

Monkey See, Monkey Do

As I stand there with a confused and disappointed look on my face, my son picks up a bag and tells me, “Dad, next time take more trips. It’s better to do something correctly than quickly.” I’m already embarrassed when my wife walks by and adds, “I wonder who he is learning from.”

by TeRay Esquibel, the July 8, 2016, 8:25 a.m.

A Sense of Belonging

For Jessica, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County provided the safe place she needed during a difficult time in her life.

by Alex Moore, the July 6, 2016, 8:18 a.m.

Assignment: Artistic Healing

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has shown its commitment to the cause of military reintegration and healing through their Military Artistic Healing Program offered through the FAC’s Bemis School of Art.

by Aidan Connaughton, the June 27, 2016, 8:51 a.m.

What Can I Offer?

Just moments into my first interview, I have offended our interview subject. Luckily, my local colleague Leo intervenes and smoothes things over. The meeting ends on a positive note, but I have re-learned a valuable lesson: Leadership begins with listening.

by Garrett Mayberry, the June 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.

A Lifelong Fitness Regimen

Fitness and physical health are vital for everyone, but it becomes increasingly more difficult to stick to a fitness plan as we age.

by Aidan Connaughton, the June 17, 2016, 10:48 a.m.

Reflections (from a pool) on Leadership

How could I become successful if I got kicked out of a practice in the first few months I was at the Olympic Training Center? I was supposed to be an elite athlete.

by Suzanne Scott, the June 16, 2016, 10:32 a.m.

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