Hispania News Online
Established 1987 and based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Hispania News is “The Hispanic Community’s Newspaper”. Available weekly in print and online in both English and Spanish. This was the official website of the Hispania News circa 2011-2012. Hispania News ceased operation in 2012 when Robert Armendariz, the paper’s editor and publisher passed away.
Armendariz, a longtime advocate for Hispanic causes, had been head of the Colorado Springs Press Association for many years. He served on community boards including the Fine Arts Center. The 25th anniversary edition of Hispania News online had just been published before his death.
I learned of the death of Bob Armendariz from friends who live in Colorado Springs. I remember the day very clearly since I was frantically searching for a carpet cleaning comapny that specialized in antique oriental carpets. During a dinner party the evening before a bottle of red wine had spilled on a family heirloom oriental rug. My wife was distraught to say the least. I finally was able to report that I had found what seemed to be the perfect solution, Sunlight Fine Rug Care & Restoration, a local company. I called her into my study and said; "Manhattan Persian carpet cleaning company fits the bill since they specialize in Oriental rug cleaning." The representative who came to assess the damage assured us the stain could be removed. He also suggested that we get the carpet's fringe repairs as well as a worn spot on one corner. Two weeks later aour carpet was returned looking amazing. The restoration work was so good you would never know that it had been done. When I recently I discovered that the domain for hispania-news.com was available I bought it with the goal of recreating some of its content from archived pages. I definitely didn't want someone else purchasing the domain and re-purposing the site for something that had nothing in common with the original website. This a a homage to a remarkable man and his newspaper, the Hispania News.
The content below is from the site's 2011 -2012 archived pages. It gives just a quick glance at the depth of the news coverage offered by its the online edition.
Local, National & International News for Southern Colorado's Hispanic Communities.
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Hispania News is your newspaper. Tell us about your loved ones serving our country in the armed forces! We would like your tales of the honor, sacrifice and courage of these sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters.
March 16, 2011
Tide turns: Sharp increase in number of Mexicans returning home
The number of Mexican migrants returning to their country -- mainly from the United States -- has increased dramatically in the last five years compared with the previous five years. According to the most recent numbers released by the Mexican census bureau, the increase was 31.9% in the period from 2005 to 2010, compared with 2000 to 2005 numbers. The Mexican Institute of Statistics and Geography -- INEGI by its Spanish acronym -- says that during the last five years of the decade, 1.1 million Mexicans left their country. According to the government agency, by the time the national census was taken last summer, more than 351,000 Mexican migrants had returned to Mexico. ...read
Colorado Ag Day Celebrates American Way of Life
Throughout the centuries, the American way of life has stood for freedom, honor, and integrity. It’s no surprise that those are the same words I use to describe Colorado’s agricultural producers. It is through the hard work and dedication of our producers that we are able to provide safe, abundant, and affordable products for your family and dinner table. ...read
Election Deadlines Approaching Ballots for the April 5, 2011
Municipal Election will be mailed out from March 11 to 21, 2011 to all eligible, active voters within Colorado Springs City Limits. Eligible, active voters are those who voted in the November 2010 General Election or updated their registration after that date. Confirmation cards were sent to inactive voters in January 2011 by El Paso County. Inactive voters can still vote! If you did not vote in the November 2010 Election, but you do not have any changes to your registration (such as name or address), you can pick up a ballot at the City Clerk's Office starting March 17. ...read
Southern Colorado Local News
Volunteers Needed For El Paso County Boards and Commissions The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve as regular members (at-large voting) and associate members on the Highway Advisory Commission. Applications for the open positions are due by April 4, 2011. ...read
Workshops Open To Public Compliments of Action 22 Foundation, Alamosa Chamber of Commerce, La Junta Chamber of Commerce, Lamar Community College, Otero Jr. College, and Trinidad/Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce. ...read
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State Legislatures Slow on Immigration Measures Under newly fortified Republican control, many state governments started the year pledging forceful action to crack down on illegal immigration, saying they would fill a void left by the stalemate in Washington over the issue. ...read
Hispano Groups Come Together in Support of Education Options in New Mexico Leaders from New Mexico’s Hispanic business, civic and education organizations encourage New Mexico’s House and Senate Education Committee to support education options. ...read
Hispanic Boom Causing Economic, Social Shift When Antonio Lopez arrived in Centralia in 1989 to start a Mexican food stand from the back of his truck, he knew he was the only game in town. ...read
The Lopez Foundation pledges proceeds from Arizona Concert. George Lopez, comedian, actor and host of late-night talk show "Lopez Tonight," pledged $20,000 to MALDEF from the proceeds of his January 29 concert in Phoenix, Arizona. ...read
Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Strangulation Hazard Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. ...read
Two Strangulation Deaths Prompt Summer Infant to Recall Video Baby Monitors with Cords. The cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib. Because of this serious strangulation risk, parents and caregivers should never place these and other corded cameras within three feet of a crib. ...read
Developmental Disabilities Health Center The Resource Exchange and Peak Vista Community Health Centers have initiated a collaborative effort to provide comprehensive health care services to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Members of the media are invited to meet with key personnel and tour the facility. ...read
Recognize and Prevent Heart Attacks When you think of someone having a heart attack, you might picture a middle-aged man rubbing his arm and then clutching his chest, gasping in pain. But women suffering heart attacks generally don't exhibit those same symptoms. ...read
Tax Filing Deadline Looms Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension. Ordinarily, the federal income tax deadline is April 15; but this year the IRS has granted a reprieve until April 18. ...read
US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hails SBA's Release of New 8(a) Rules. On February 11th, the SBA published a Final Rule that will result in many significant changes and improvements in the operation of the SBA 8(a) Program. ...read
Grower Research and Education Grants - Second Call for Proposals The Specialty Crops Program at Colorado State University is accepting applications for grower research and education grants for the 2011 production season. The application deadline is March 7. ...read
Latinos and Digital Technology Latinos are less likely than whites to access the internet, have a home broadband connection or own a cell phone, according to survey findings from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. Latinos lag behind blacks in home broadband access but have similar rates of internet and cell phone use. ...read
Election information you need to know In the next 30 days in a mail-in ballot, Colorado Springs voters will have the opportunity to elect candidates for 7 of the 9 City Council seats as well as a new Mayor. ...read
City ballots won't be mailed to thousands of 'inactive' Voters who didn’t cast ballots in the fall are now considered “inactive,” which means they won’t receive a ballot in the mail unless they reactivate their status by March 7. ...read
The Latino Threshold Where the GOP needs Latino votes and why In the days immediately following the 2010 midterms several indisputable trends for the cycle were apparent. ...read
Feria De Educación Superior: Una Feria Gratuita Para La Familia Y La Comunidad
College In Colorado se asocia con Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation y Holy Family Parish para ofrecer una feria sobre cómo planear, llenar solicitud y pagar los estudios universitarios.
Feria De Educación Superior: A Free College Fair For Families
College In Colorado partners with the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation and Holy Family Parish Center to host a fair about planning, applying and paying for college.
Bennet, Boxer, Menéndez, Reed Elogian Decisión de Administración a Considerar el Aprendizaje del Inglés al Conceder Subvenciones Educacionales Reto
Bennet, Boxer, Menendez, Reed Praise Administration Decision to Consider English Language Learning When Awarding Educational Grants Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge
Offers Opportunity to Invest in Early Language Development
24% Growth in Latinos in College from 2009 to 2010
Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes, Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups
University Awarded NSF Grant of $1.26 Million to Address K-12 Math Teacher Shortage
NSF Noyce program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs
Back to School: 2011-2012
This edition of Facts for Features highlights the many statistics associated with the return to classrooms by our nation's students and teachers.
ASC smashes enrollment records for third year running
Some students still have not completed registration, so we expect to reach an even larger total headcount this fall
70th class of scholars begin classes at OJC this week
Students also got a chance to exhibit their skills in several competitions
Back-To-School is Easier with Help from the Government
Several programs can help parents and guardians provide for their families
Regreso a clases es más fácil con ayuda del Gobierno
Hay varios programas que ayudan a padres y tutores a costear los gastos
HAF y H&R Block reanudan el programa para educar a los contribuyentes de habla hispana.
Este esfuerzo para servir a la comunidad, programado para este verano, tendrá como objetivo varias ciudades del país.
HAF and H&R Block renew program to educate Spanish-speaking taxpayers
The outreach efforts, set to kick off this summer, will be targeting cities around the nation.
Back to School
You're eager to help your child succeed, but not every body is a trained educator.
CHCI Launches Partnerships for Latino Education Success
The forums gathered education experts, advocates, local and national elected officials, and practitioners
LNESC Opens Many Doors
LNESC program participants have gone on to become business leaders, scientists, and members of Congress
43% of Students Feel Unprepared to Use Technology in College and Work Life
Research states technology can support student-centered learning if part of larger, integrated plan
Un nuevo curso de educación continua para personal de enfermería ayudará a las familias que enfrentan el duelo por la muerte de un bebé
New Nurse Continuing Education Course to Help Families Coping with Infant Death
The new educational module is a self-directed course for nursing professionals
The Marian House is once again conducting a school supply drive for the children in our programs.
All donations can be dropped off at the Marian House before August 6th.
Peak Vista Awarded $500k for 3 School-Based Health Center Projects
Health Resource and Services Administration has announced 278 grant winners
Abierta la inscripción para el examen ACT septiembre de 2011
Colorado Springs School District 11 Adult and Family Education Announces Fall Classes
Fall Classes 2011
Kane Scholars announced at OJC
The Kane Family Scholars scholarship is a program designed to assist Otero Junior College students
7th grader Wins First Ever National Spanish Spelling Bee
AmeriCorps funds 250 volunteers through ASC“
We are absolutely delighted that ASC/CSC is one of the fortunate programs that will continue to receive this funding,”
Colorado Springs School District 11 Summer Registration - July 1-29
Keep Kids Reading During Summer Months
It’s important that children maintain the skills they’ve developed at school over the summer, particularly reading skills.
HACU National Internship Program Announces Deadlines
Fall 2011 internship applications are due by June 17.
Census Bureau Reports More Young Hispanic Adults Have High School Diplomas
Fourteen million Hispanics were enrolled in schools at all levels in 2008
Pueblo-Area Educators Can Attend Free Space Foundation STEM Education Course at CSU - Pueblo this Summer
Local Grants Fund Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction Class
112 alternative program students received high school diplomas last Monday
Recognized at a combined graduation ceremony on Monday, May 23, at the Colorado State Fair’s Events Center
Exploring The Educational Options For Puerto Rican Students
Puerto Ricans are the second-largest Hispanic group in the United States
Estándares comunes de preparación para la universidad en Estados Unidos son competitivos a nivel internacionalEstudio de ACT indica que podrían mejorar el desempeño de los estudiantes estadounidenses
College Gender Gap Narrows . . . Except for Hispanics
The male share of Hispanic undergraduates age 24 or lower fell from 45 percent in 1999-2000 to 42 percent in 2007-08
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Pushes Youth Summer Jobs
Historically, the month of July is when youth employment peaks
El programa de becas para estudiantes hispanos "Celebrate the Future" está aceptando solicitudes
Las solicitudes estarán disponibles hasta el 30 de junio visitando www.CelebrateTheFuture.com a estudiantes interesados en los sectores de Hotelería y Turismo
Diageo "Celebrate the Future" Hispanic Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications
Application Period Open through June 30th at www.CelebrateTheFuture.com for Students Pursuing Education in Hospitality and Leisure
Nuevo informe sobre el valor económico de 171 grados universitarios vincula el área del título de grado con los ingresos
Con escasas excepciones, los hispanos ganan menos que los blancos y asiáticos con independencia de su título específico de grado
New Report on the Economic Value of 171 College Majors Links College Majors to Earnings
Hispanics earn less than Whites and Asians no matter what their specific undergraduate major, with few exceptions.
More Working Women Than Men Have College Degrees, Census Bureau Reports
New Data Provide Most Detailed Look Ever at Years of School Completed
Republicans Ignore $4 M/Year For Higher Ed - Failing Thousands of Students
Colorado ASSET Killed in House Education Committee on Partisan Vote
Register Now for June ACT Test
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam.
Abierta la inscripción para el examen ACT
Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia to be honored by CSU-Pueblo
Donors underwrite the evening’s expenses, guaranteeing that all proceeds directly benefit future generations of CSU-Pueblo students through scholarships and programs.
La Campaña 26 Seconds Involucrará a la Juventud en Riesgo de Abandonar los Estudios
La Secretaria de Educación Arne Duncan, la Sra. Alma Powell de La Alianza para la Promesa de los Estados Unidos (America's Promise Alliance),y LeBron James se Unen con State Farm® para Fomentar el Éxito Académico
OJC's First Pi Day and Math Olympiad Builds Excitement for Science and Math
Pi Day in a worldwide celebration which, through a resolution by the U.S. Congress on March 11, 2009, is now recognized as a holiday.
'26 Seconds' Campaign to Engage Youth at Risk of Dropping Out of School
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Mrs. Alma Powell of America's Promise Alliance and LeBron James Join State Farm to Encourage Academic Success
Cómo aprender inglés con la ayuda del Gobierno
Hay cursos gratis por Internet y con horarios flexibles
How to Learn English with Help from the Government
There are many free resources to help you learn English on your own schedule