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The annual Widefield School District 3 Community Day will take place Saturday, September 28, 2019, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

This year's theme is "It's Grand to be in D3," in honor of our new school Grand Mountain.

Parade Route: The parade begins in the Big R parking lot on Fontaine Boulevard, heads west on Fontaine, continues north on Security Boulevard, and turns east on Main Street, finishing up at C.A. Foster Stadium behind Widefield High School at approximately 11:30 a.m. The streets along the parade route will be closed from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. We apologize for this inconvenience to your business and hope that you can join in our community celebration.

We will be selling lunch for $4 (hotdog, chips, and drink) at the stadium immediately after the parade until 12:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit Fountain Valley Scholars. Concessions open at 1 p.m.

Vendors will also be set up selling goods at the Widefield Parks and Recreation Fall Festival between 11:30-1:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Aaron Gutierrez Scholarship.

The rivalry football game between Mesa Ridge and Widefield high school starts at 1:00 p.m.
Entrance to the game is $3.

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Press Release

A Goodwin Knight multifamily development project is expected to open for occupancy in the coming weeks, and Griffis/Blessing has been selected as the property management company to oversee the day-to-day operations. Overlook at Mesa Creek is a 91-unit garden-style community located off West Fillmore near Centennial Boulevard. The community will consist of a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans with spacious closets, a private balcony/patio, and in-unit washer and dryer.

Overlook at Mesa Creek will feature an outdoor patio with hot tub and firepit for gatherings with friends and neighbors, an indoor clubhouse social lounge, pet spa, and on-site fitness center. Located at 2640 Grand Vista Circle, the community is minutes from plenty of shopping and restaurants at University Village and the Kissing Camels Golf Course. Downtown Colorado Springs, the military bases, and more are easily accessible from nearby I-25.

"We at Griffis/Blessing are excited to have been assigned the management of these newly developed apartments,” expressed Carmen Azzopardi, CPM®, Vice President of Multifamily for Griffis/Blessing, Inc. “We believe they are in a great location on the West side of the Colorado Springs, strategically located near the I-25 corridor and the beautiful Garden of the Gods Park. Overlook at Mesa Creek offers a very appealing, comfortable lifestyle for new renters, families and young professionals.”

For more information on Overlook at Mesa Creek Apartments, visit or e-mail the community at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, with an additional office in Denver, Griffis/Blessing, Inc., currently manages over 5 million square feet of commercial space and more than 8,000 apartment units. The company has provided award-winning property management and real estate investment services throughout Colorado since 1985. For more information, visit

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Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Creek Week Cleanup at Bear Creek Nature Center

October 5, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Creek Week cleanup aims to bring Fountain Creek Watershed communities together to foster the health of our local waterways for citizens and wildlife alike. Help us clean up Bear Creek as part of this effort! Free. Preregistration required.

Fall Harvest Festival at Gold Hill Mesa to Benefit Bear Creek Nature Center

Saturday, October 12, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us at Gold Hill Mesa’s Community Center for live music, petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, face painters, vendors, food trucks, and pumpkins. Great fun for all ages. FREE to attend!

Aiken Audubon Monthly Program: TBD

Wednesday, October 16, 7:00p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and educational program. Free and open to the public. Call 719-520-6387 for topic. Social and refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Kids’ Morning at Bear Creek: Becoming Invisible

Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Drop your child (ages 6-11) off at Bear Creek Nature Center for a morning of “Becoming Invisible.” Through games, activities, crafts and discussion, participants will learn about the ways that animals use camouflage. Prepaid registration required. $15 per member child/$20 per nonmember child. Lunch included.

Nature Explorers: Migrators in Motion

Wednesday, October 23, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. Accompanying siblings under 2 free. $3 per person including siblings & adults. Prepaid registration required.

Little Wonders: Search for Seeds

Wednesday, October 30, 9-10:15 a.m. & 1-2:15 p.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. $3 per person including siblings & adults. Prepaid registration required.

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Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817


Fountain Creek Nature Adventures:   Outstanding Owls

October 3, 9-10:30 a.m.

Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail.  $3 per person including siblings and adults.    Prepaid reservations required.

2’s & 3’s Outdoors:  Leaf Me Alone!

October 10, 9-10:15 a.m.

Explore nature with your 2 or 3 year-old through interactive activities, a story, and a short hike.  $3 per person including siblings and adults.  Prepaid reservations required.

Homeschool Fridays:  World of Water

Friday, October 11, 2-4:00 p.m.

Students participate in demonstrations that show how people consume resources.  Students will pollute and clean up water.  Fun and messy!  Geared towards grades 1st-5th.  $4 per person, 15 participants minimum; participants can join with other homeschool groups.  Prepayment required.

Girl Scout Event

Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Daisies, Brownies and Juniors can register for fun sessions to meet badge requirements for these badges:

9:00-11:00       Daisies-Buddy Camper

9:00-11:00       Brownies-Cabin Camper

1:00-3:00         Brownies-Outdoor Adventurer

1:00-3:00         Juniors-Eco Treker

$5 per badge activity.  Limit of 25 per session.  Prepaid reservations required.

Jr. Bird Club – New!

Begins Saturday, October 19, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Club meets bi-monthly October-August.  Children ages 8-15 will connect with the practice of birding, increase love for nature, and a desire to care for the environment.  October will cover birding basics and a craft.  Bring binoculars.  $25/youth for 6 club meetings. Prepaid registration required.

Pumpkin Carving Party

Saturday, October 26, 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon

Carve pumpkins to leave to create the lighted trail for the Jack-o-Lantern event.  Pre-scooped pumpkins, patterns and carving tools provided.  Return at night to experience the lighted trail event (separate fee).  Pumpkins may be retrieved after 7:30 p.m.  $5 per pumpkin.  Prepaid reservations required.  Sponsored by Milberger Farms, Pueblo.

Jack-o-Lantern Trail

Saturday, October 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the lighted Jack-o-Lanterns along the trail, make a craft, and roast a marshmallow.  Costumes encouraged.  Carved pumpkins may be retrieved after 7:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Millberger Farms, Pueblo.  $4/member, $5/nonmember.