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Barb Cotter

Health Reporter

  • 100-year-old 'Santa' pays it forward at Colorado Springs homeless shelter

    Published: Wed, Dec 25, 2013

    Ten dollars. To a Donald Trump or Bill Gates, it's pocket change. To Dakota Schroeder, it's a meal. To Debbie Crewe, it's cough medicine. To Randy Clark, it's a bus pass that will get him to his job. On Christmas Day, Santa came to the R.J. Montgomery Center in Colorado Springs to...

  • Gift to Colorado Springs Utilities crews? Power outage and a water-main break

    Published: Wed, Dec 25, 2013

    Colorado Springs Utilities crews were kept busy on Christmas Day, with a two-hour power outage west of The Broadmoor area, and a water-main break in the Village Seven area. Utilities spokesman Mark Murphy said a rotted power pole in a wilderness area near Old Stage Road fell over,...

  • Colorado Springs flooring company to close doors on Friday

    Updated: Thu, Dec 19, 2013

    One of the oldest flooring companies in Colorado Springs will close at day's end Friday, the victim of big-box and online competition, the rising costs of doing business and a local economy still in comeback mode. Sperry & Mock The Floor Store opened in early 1961, and has sold...

  • We're No. 8! Colorado Springs is in top 10 on list of 'Best Places to Retire'

    Published: Mon, Oct 28, 2013

    When it's time to get the gold watch and file for Social Security, where are the best places to settle? CNNMoney offers up a selection of cities for your consideration on its 2013 list of "10 Best Places to Retire," which includes Colorado Springs - the only city in Colorado to make...

  • Nonprofit to hold Community Recycling day in Colorado Springs

    Published: Fri, Oct 25, 2013

    Blue Star Recyclers will hold its fourth annual Community Recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at 100 Talamine Court. The nonprofit social enterprise, which employs people with disabilities, will accept recyclable items from residential use only, including electronics,...

  • Regional building department earns achievement for solar-friendly practices

    Published: Thu, Oct 24, 2013

    The Solar Friendly Communities program has awarded the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department a Silver Level certification for adopting best practices in solar permitting. Solar Friendly Communities rewards communities that work to adopt the U.S. Department of Energy's 12 best...

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