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DIA's success at winning Toyko flight could hold lesson for Colorado Springs airport

by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com - • Published: August 15, 2013 | 5:00 pm
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Forum shows no easy answers to Colorado Springs homeless problem

By 
Barb Cotter 
Published: May 9, 2013 | 10:15 pm • 9

2012 CSDF Diversity and Inclusion Awards


City redistricting might not solve biggest problems, 

About 70 Colorado Springs residents attended a public hearing Saturday morning at the Hillside Community Center. The subject: City Clerk Sarah Johnson’s preliminary redistricting plan.

In November 2010, city voters approved a charter amendment that increased the number of district Council representatives from four to six, with a corresponding reduction in at-large representatives from five to three, all effective in 2013.
Approval required the City Clerk to draw six entirely new districts.

On paper, it’s a simple process. Johnson sought to create contiguous districts with “substantially equal populations,” to avoid splitting precincts, to comply with federal laws, and to “strive for preservation of communities of interest/neighborhoods.”
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Japanese city celebrate 50 years of friendship

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM

by Mary Shinn, The Gazette

The people of Fujiyoshida, Japan, the sister city of Colorado Springs, extended their good will Saturday with a donation to the Waldo Canyon Fire relief efforts at a cultural festival in America the Beautiful Park.

 The afternoon festival marked the 50th year of the sister city relationship with Japan and brought about 30,000 people from Colorado Springs out to mingle with 70 from Fujiyoshida, including Taiko drummers, singers, dancers and gove...

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Springs' Sister City raises money for fire victims -Will present check to Mayor Bach Saturday

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 4:20 PM

KRDO.comStaff

The city of Fujiyoshida, Japan has raised $11,417 for victims of the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs.

 

Fujiyoshida and Colorado Springs were named Sister Cities in 1962. This weekend, approximately 70 visitors from Fujiyoshida including Mayor Horiuchi are in town to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sister City relationship.

 

Mayor Horiuchi will deliver the $11,417 check to Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach during the Everybod...

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Bang the drum loudly

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM  

by Bryce Crawford @BryceCrawford

Colorado Springs Independent August 1, 2012

To one degree or another, you can thank the following for the success of modern taiko drumming: a sacred striptease, jazz music and the Olympics. You could also argue that a cultural backlash surrounding the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II pushed the musical style to its place in the U.S. But let's instead talk about Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto, the Shinto goddess of revelry and mirth wh...

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Scissor sisters

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

by Edie Adelstein @edieadelstein

Colorado Springs Independent, August 1, 2012

Native American warriors and the samurai of Japan have a lot in common, according to Japanese artist Hyakkimaru. Both groups are noted for their courageous attitudes and fighting skills, as well as their 19th-century marginalization by a more powerful majority. "I have a group of works based on the rise of the Samurai era, a chaotic period in Japan approximately 1,000 years ago, in which people tried to...

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Mountain Festival celebrates golden anniversary of Sister City bond

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 9:40 PM  

 

By ANITA RENEE LANGEMACH anita.langemach@gazette.com

It started with an idea: To create community despite the ocean that divides us. On Saturday, the sister cities Colorado Springs and Fujiyoshida celebrate the 50-year sister city connection with "The Fire Festival," which is one of many events sponsored by the Colorado Springs Diversity Forum's "Everybody's Welcome: Mountain Festival."

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Mountain Festival celebrates golden anniversary of Sister City bond

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM

 

August 01, 2012 9:41 AM By ANITA RENEE LANGEMACH anita.langemach@gazette.com

It started with an idea: To create community despite the ocean that divides us. On Saturday, the sister cities Colorado Springs and Fujiyoshida celebrate the 50-year sister city connection with "The Fire Festival," which is one of many events sponsored by the Colorado Springs Diversity Forum's "Everybody's Welcome: Mountain Festival." "The Mountain Festival is a unique way to celebrate all ...

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Kimono Art Presented to Commissioners

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 3:50 PM

The panel, shaped like a kimono, was filled with flowers created by the art form known as paper quilling. The kimono panels were chosen to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Sister Cities Celebration and are also a fund raiser for the Colorado Springs Diversity Forum. Colorado Springs is a Sister City with Fujiyoshida, Japan. The Fire Festival 50th anniversary event is August 4 to 11.

Artists who want to create a panel and those who wish to financially sponsor a panel should contact ...

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Cherry Blossom Tree Planting at the Colorado Springs Torii Gate

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM  

IN CELEBRATION OF THE JAPAN-US CHERRY BLOSSOM CENTENNIAL &FUJIYOSHIDA-COLORADO SPRINGS SISTER CITY GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

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Fujiyoshida exhibit sneak peek

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM  

INDY BLOG POSTED BY EDIE ADELSTEIN ON FRI, MAR 9, 2012 AT 5:30 PM

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is about to wrap up installing its new Van Briggle exhibit, but next week, according to cultural services manager Matt Mayberry, it will begin work on installing its exhibit honoring Colorado Springs' sister city, Fujiyoshida, next week. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of our sibling partnership.

 

One of the items in the show is a tapestry donated by the Japanese city...

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Genji Monogatari tapestry given to Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM

A special presentation in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Colorado Springs’ Sister City relationship with Fujiyoshida, Japan will take place at the Formal City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at 1 p.m. at Colorado Springs City Hall (107 N. Nevada Ave.) A Genji Monogatari tapestry given to Colorado Springs by the City of Fujiyoshida will be presented to Mayor Bach and City Council to launch a year of community-wide celebration in ...

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The Seven Veils Artistic Festival at UCCS

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM  

The Seven Veils is a new artistic festival produced by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and THEATREWORKS exploring Asian artistic forms, especially the Japanese concepts of hade and shabui. Join us for events, performances and installations where artists will explore the intersection of simplicity and decadence, as well as the space between wh...

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Can you help us host a family in 2012?

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Host Family Information Flyer
The Year 2012 will be the 50th Anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Fujiyoshida, Japan and Colorado Springs. 
Colorado Springs will host a Spectacular Festival at the America the Beautiful Park that will include re-crea...

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Coming in 2012

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:55 PM

There are a series of activities leading up to the Fire Festival for the community to take part in:

KIMONO PROJECT & AUCTION
Local artists are invited to produce works of art from a Kimono shaped base to be offered for sale at auction to help fund this community celebration. 

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Community Art Initiative: Kimono Art Panels

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM  

Local artists are invited to produce works of art from a Kimono shaped base to be offered for sale at auction to help fund this community celebration. Sponsor a kimono to support Everybody Welcome™: A Celebration of Culture and Diversity, Fire Festival - 50th Anniversary Sister Cities Celebration with Fujiyoshida, Japan. (

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Diversity Forum selected as partner in Sister City 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 5:15 PM

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) The City of Fujiyoshida nestles against the base of Mount Fuji in Japan much as Colorado Springs hugs Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. The two cities also share a more formal relationship, acting as Sister Cities since 1962.

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