More than 100 people will race across the Royal Gorge Bridge on Saturday morning. The Rim To Rim Royal Gorge 5K/10K will return after a one-year break as the area recovered from the Royal Gorge Fire in 2013. The race is a key fundraiser for Starpoint, a nonprofit that conducted the race in 2010, 2011 and 2012. “After the unfortunate fire last year and having to take a year off, … Read More
Starpoint consumers and staff are beginning to see the fruits of their labor at their garden plot located in the Vineyard Community Garden. Starpoint provides services to adults with cognitive and physical challenges. Staff member Margie Bergonzini and a team of consumers and fellow employees have been caring for their plot throughout the summer, at least four days a week, watering, pulling weeds, harvesting and sometimes even helping others care … Read More
The Starpoint Board of Directors recently appointed Lisa Houston as a new community board member to the Starpoint Foundation Board. Janet Trujillo, Board President said, “We are pleased to appoint another member to the Foundation Board and look forward to her enthusiasm and contributions.” Originally from Ft. Worth, TX and currently living in Florence, CO Lisa is a pharmacist at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs Oncology Department and occasionally at … Read More
Salida Day Program wash and dry used feed sacks for a community member who in turn makes shopping/tote bags, seat cushions and trash can liners. Community helping community!
The St. Thomas More Health Foundation Board of Directors presented nearly $250,000 to local recipients of this year’s Benedictine Sisters Health & Safety Grant during a reception Thursday. The Foundation offers grants to community groups who support enhancing the health, safety, and wellness of the community. Diane Trujillo, Starpoint director of children’s services, said this grant will go toward a universal access home visitation program. “Any family that has a … Read More
Starpoint’s 2nd Annual Breakfast at Michael’s on Main will be held this Saturday from 8 -10am. Michael’s is located at 605 Main St. The cost is only $10 for the “All You Can Eat” breakfast buffet includes eggs, hash browns, biscuits & gravy, fruit bowl, pastries and coffee, water and tea. Children under 7 are free. “We are really excited to host Starpoint again this year and know that people … Read More
Dale L. (Salida) is presented an official Down River Race finisher T-shirt by Chris Kolomitz, President of FIBARK in appreciation for his help with the FIBARK festival. Chris also invited Dale to help out again next year. Dale remarked about the FIBARK, “I’ve been volunteering in this event for 3 or 4 years now. I help out with just about anything they need me to do but mostly folding chairs … Read More
Tim W., an 11-year employee of Waffle Wagon, has saved enough money to purchase his own home in Canon City and he is really excited about this new venture. On the day he closed on the house he said, “I’m really glad to finally have this house but my hands are still tired from signing my name a thousand times.” It has been his personal goal and plan to move … Read More
Seventy-three SPIN kids from the Starpoint SPIN Elm and North Diamond (Spin North) facilities graduated from preschool on Thursday evening at Washington Elementary School Auditorium. Students from each of the classrooms performed for their families, along with their teachers, before being presented their preschool diplomas. Misty Hinkle, SPIN Elm Director, read a poem called “A Preschool Good-bye” at the beginning of the ceremony.
Starpoint’s note of thanks to bowling league sponsors appeared in the June 2nd edition of the Canon City Daily Record, Opinion pg. 4A: Letter to the Editor Starpoint Bowlers Thank Sponsors and Community The 70+ Starpoint consumer bowlers, staff and family members would like to offer a sincere thanks to the following sponsors who helped make the 5th Annual Consumer Bowling League a huge success! Every Wednesday afternoon from February … Read More