Tour of Spring Creek Youth Detention Center

Tour of Spring Creek Youth Detention Center

This past session Representative Pete Lee (D-18) and Senator Kent Lambert (R-9) introduced a bill directly affecting Spring Creek Youth Detention Center (Center). Some operating practices were brought to their attention that resulted in the bill we passed this year. This bill prompted me to set some time aside to

SE Business Plan Competition Awards

SE Business Plan Competition Awards

The Winner of the SE Business Plan Competition is Crystal with Felicia and me in the photo with her. Congratulations, Crystal on a job well done.  Hair Therapy is her business plan and she won $25,000 and support to get her great idea going! Crystal is a graduate of the

Korean Liberation Day in Colorado Springs

Korean Liberation Day in Colorado Springs

Every year our Korean community shares its celebration of Korean Liberation Day. National Liberation Day of Korea is a celebration of when Korea gained its independence from Japanese colonial rule on August 15, 1945, and the Republic of Korea was established three years later. Every August 15, South Korea commemorates the nation’s liberation

Asian Community and El Paso County Sheriff

Asian Community and El Paso County Sheriff

It’s always a great idea to listen to what is going on in our community, so I attended the El Paso County Sheriff’s community outreach to the Asian community. It was a fascinating discussion between community members and the sheriff’s representatives.

A Tour of The ARC facilities

A Tour of The ARC facilities

  It was an honor and privilege to attend this lunch reception at The ARC. They recently received a grant from local bank institutions like ENT Federal Credit Union. The staff took time to explain The ARC outreach and programs to everyone and how the improvements will increase the quality

A New Chamber in Town

A New Chamber in Town

  It’s been a few years since we’ve had an organized Hispanic chamber, so it was a delight and pleasure to attend the new Black Latino Chamber formal announcement event at the Colorado Springs Antlers Hotel. Also attending and a keynote speaker was Mayor Suthers. I’m excited because I see

Family Caregivers and Care Worker Forum

Family Caregivers and Care Worker Forum

I attended the Family Caregivers and Care Worker Forum up in Denver to see what were the issues and what was seen as solutions to the problems.  There were other Denver legislators there and I was the only legislator from Colorado Springs. There were several panels discussing several issues facing

Service to You

Service to You

Plainly, I work for you. You may have gotten my walking pieces saying, ‘give me a call if you have any questions.’  Well one constituent did and it saved the day. A couple emailed me and Senator Merrifield.  I don’t know if the Senator answered, but I did.  The center

Back to School!

Back to School!

I took time to join our friends at Sierra High School and the Back to School event hosted by Sierra and the Southeast YMCA.  What a great event! Can you say happy faces?! Can you see the energy to getting back to school here!  Everyone was excited and looking forward

Supporting our Youth

Supporting our Youth

Congrats to all the Scholarship Recipients! It was an honor and a privilege to attend a terrific Scholarship Award dinner at Penrose House. Four organizations presented their scholarships to our local students, several from Pikes Peak Community College, Mitchell High School, Sierra High School and Harrison High School.  Congratulations to

Veterans, Jobs and National Energy Security

Veterans, Jobs and National Energy Security

  Jobs and National Security through Energy Security I am honored to join my friends with United Veterans Committee for this Breakfast that emphasizes the need for our Nation to have Energy Security and a strong economy.  Hosted by the UVC and Vets4Energy.org, the case was made that moving forward

US Highway 24 now Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Highway

US Highway 24 now Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Highway

My honor to be a sponsor in naming part of US Hwy 24 through Colorado Springs as the Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Highway. The portion of the highway in the Memorial is from mile marker 308 up by Manitou Springs going through Colorado Springs to marker 298 near Peterson AFB. Senate Joint

CSPD Chief Carey Town Hall

CSPD Chief Carey Town Hall

When there’s a town hall I will attend it if at all possible. I care about listening to what the presenters have to say and to what the attendees are asking. So the Police Chief’s town hall was an excellent opportunity to hear about CSPD outreach to minority communities to become

Walking with Friends!

Walking with Friends!

I can’t tell you how fun it is to walk with my friends in the District. I don’t take too many pictures but sharing photos of some of my best of friends is always a wonderful topic! So BIG thank you to  Alyssa and Dylan here with me walking on

Our Domestic Violence Law affects all of Colorado!

Our Domestic Violence Law affects all of Colorado!

It was striking to see this Denver Post article with no reference to who and where this law came from.  But, knowing that this was the only domestic violence bill that was passed this past session makes it clear, our law, our idea, benefited victims throughout the state.  That makes me