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 moving company that could get me and my stuff to Colorado from Baltimore, Maryland. I apparently chose a very unauspicious time since most of the recommended movers were booked solid. But I perservered and eventually found HampdenMoving.com online and submitted a request for a fast quote. Long story short: They came later that very day and within 3 days, they had packed everything, scheduled a long distance move, and I was on my way. Having such incredibly helpful Baltimore household movers are appreciated to no end. They unpacked my stuff - nothing was lost or broken - and I honestly can't believe how smoothly the move went, given the short time frame and the initial panic.

I used HampdenMovers again when I need to move my elderly mother from her home in Dublin Maryland to facility that offerd assisted living in Bel Air, Maryland. Several of her friends needed residential care had moved to the Hart Heritage Estates senior living facility in the Forest Hill, MD, so that was the first place I went to check out for my mother. Fortunately a room was available and I was able to move my mother into this home for seniors within four months. Nestled on 6.5 acres of park-like grounds, my mother has a front row view of nature at its finest. This assisted living facility happens to be adjacent to the Ma and Pa trail, allowing residents, family and friends to enjoy nature in every season. When I visit we take gentle strolls along the trail. My mother has seen all sorts of wild life from her bedroom window! Hopefully my mother will never need the dementia care facilitiy at this home for seniors, but it gives me peace of mind knowing she would not need to be moved if she should suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Well, I digress.


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

U.S. National News [see all]

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

Health News

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

Business News

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

Political News

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

Education News

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