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  • Colorado Springs company will not hire tobacco users

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services plans to stop hiring tobacco users beginning Jan. 1 - a move meant to make its hospitals healthier despite concerns it could discriminate against smokers. The new policy by Centura Health, the local system's parent, comes amid other changes at...

  • Colorado Springs area nonprofits seek 10,000 turkeys in Thanksgiving drive

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The drive is on to ensure thousands of families facing hunger this Thanksgiving Day have fresh-cooked turkeys on their tables. Led by the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, several nonprofits and businesses across the Pikes Peak region plan to kick off their annual...

  • New Colorado Springs hospital will offer half the planned bed space

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    A new hospital planned for North Nevada Avenue will boast about half the number of beds as originally envisioned, the project's developer said Wednesday. Colorado General Hospital will be two floors rather than three - a decision that drops the number of beds possible at the facility...

  • Man accused of Colorado Springs homicide arrested

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend's old love interest was arrested Wednesday night at a house in southeast Colorado Springs. Patrick Orozco, 21, was taken into custody after detectives found him in a home on the 4800 block of Astrozon Boulevard, according to...

  • Feedback sought for transit 2040 Moving Forward Plan

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Interested in the 2040 Moving Forward Plan?. A meeting will be held Wednesday to allow comment on a draft of the transit plan. The meeting, from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 102 of the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., will focus on a framework for changes and improvements to...

  • Human Services offers expanded hours at area libraries

    Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    El Paso County Department of Human Services supervisors plan to host evening hours at two libraries to better answer questions and offer services. The expanded hours are the result of a partnership between the department and the Pikes Peak Library District, and it will allow residents...

  • Warrant provides insight into fatal shooting in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Fifteen minutes before a shooting that left one person dead Sunday night, the suspected gunman allegedly told a neighbor, "I'm about to do something stupid." Patrick James Orozco remained a wanted man Monday after police suspect he fatally shot a 23-year-old man who had been...

  • Donating a turkey? Thanksgiving campaign is underway

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Monday's turkey drive at the Marian House Soup Kitchen represented just one chance of many for people to contribute to the ongoing campaign to collect 7,000 turkeys for people in need on Thanksgiving Day. The campaign, spearheaded by the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado,...

  • Turkey drive organizers shift goals, ask for smaller birds, too

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Organizers of an annual massive turkey drive revised their goal Wednesday amid a shift in strategy toward also serving hens. A day after announcing its annual campaign, the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado lowered its goal of receiving 10,000 donated turkeys to seeking...

  • One dead in Colorado Springs shooting

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    A man was found dead after reports of a shooting Sunday night in southeast Colorado Springs, and the gunman remained on the loose hours after the victim's body was discovered at the end of a driveway. Colorado Springs police continued searching for the shooter hours after receiving a...

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