Friday, April 11, 2008

MAME Awards scheduled for April 19

The 25th annual MAME Awards, which honor members of the Pikes Peak region's housing industry, will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 19 at The Broadmoor hotel in southwest Colorado Springs. The awards, sponsored by the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs, recognize several different categories of work by builders and developers, including new home, architectural and landscaping designs; company Web sites, logos and advertising; and remodeling projects and interior design. The event includes dinner, the awards presentation and an auction to benefit HBA Cares. More information and to attend: 592-1800 and

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Architecture week takes place starting April 11

In honor of Colorado architecture week, April 11-17, the state chapter of the American Institute of Architects and four local AIA chapters will host a series of events and educational activities, most of which are free and open to the public. For more information or to make reservations for any event, call (303) 446-2266 or visit One of the events, "Box City," will include a gathering for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 12, at Steele Elementary School, 1720 N. Weber St. in Colorado Springs. The free event seeks to promote an understanding of historic preservation and urban design. Children will experience the design and construction industry firsthand by requesting permits, ordering materials, designing buildings and constructing those buildings into a cardboard city. AIA-member architects and design professionals will offer advice and assistance to participants.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Disaboom keeps growing

Disaboom Inc. announced this week its first quarter 2008 shareholder letter, available at The company, founded by Colorado Springs physician Glen House and investor J.W. Roth, had a busy first quarter, launching 2.0 in January and in February.

Disaboom, an online community for people with disabilities, launched last fall. The stockholder letter says it expects a positive cash flow in the fourth quarter of this year, with revenue coming from advertising. Disaboom has contracts with Ford, Cricket, T-Mobile, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and others.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Swing away

This I did not know: There are now not one but two glow-in-the-dark miniature golf courses in the Springs. One's been at Chapel Hills since 2006 and a new "Glowgolf" just opened at the Citadel, near JCPenney.

Seven bucks gets you up to 54 holes of black-light golf action ($5 for kids).

Find more information at