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  • Stakes even higher during this year's Salvation Army red kettle campaign

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Amid depleted reserves, lackluster donations and fewer grants, the Salvation Army's local chapter could cut services should too little money end up in its signature red kettles, the nonprofit's leader said Monday. The agency needs $410,000 from this year's annual Red Kettle Campaign...

  • Colorado heating assistance programs brace for calls when cold weather hits

    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Month after month, calls for help with burdensome utilities bills outnumber all other requests through the Pikes Peak United Way's 2-1-1 service. But November proved particularly busy. With a blast of arctic air that brought the season's first deep freeze, calls for utilities...

  • Three former Colorado governors share ideas on health-care reform

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Three former Colorado governors may not be involved directly in state health care decision-making any more, but they had plenty to say about the issue during a panel discussion Friday that wrapped up a two-day Colorado Health Institute conference in Colorado Springs. The trio - the...

  • Whitford to lead Colorado Springs health centers foundation

    Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    A nonprofit executive in Colorado Springs has been chosen to lead the Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation. Nancy Whitford, most recently the Colorado Springs Philharmonic's development director, will take over as the foundation's executive director on Dec. 29, according to...

  • Stanley brothers expanding production of cannabis-based oil to help reduce seizures

    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    The five-brother operation producing a cannabis-based oil used to treat children with severe epilepsy plans to massively expand by summer 2015, possibly allowing it to eliminate a 12,000-person, worldwide wait list for the therapeutic oil. Amid a newly formed hemp industry in...

  • State to launch new Colorado-wide child abuse hotline

    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    A Colorado-wide hotline for reporting child abuse or neglect is on track to open Jan. 1, state officials said Tuesday. The hotline - the first of its kind to launch across Colorado - aims to offer Coloradans a single, easy-to-remember number to call amid the state's current patchwork...

  • Mental health gets boost with opening of Crisis Stabilization Unit in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Call it an emergency room for the mind - a place aimed more at treating anxiety and depression than broken bones or heart attacks. On Monday, AspenPointe formally opened its Crisis Stabilization Unit in Colorado Springs, one of several new services across the state aimed at improving...

  • Report cites toys for potential hazards

    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    A sheriff's badge toy set and a Piglet figurine made a list of items that a consumer advocacy group said could be dangerous to children. Twenty-four toys made the list compiled by the Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups, which Colorado organizers announced on Cyber...

  • Colorado Springs mom's invention could make a world of difference

    Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Darla Skolnekovich's business ambitions are made of cardboard. Reinforced, waterproof, fire-resistant cardboard - the type that, Skolnekovich says, could make a difference in disaster-ridden areas around the world. The married Colorado Springs mother of two recently created the...

  • Thanksgiving turkey drives bring in thousands of birds

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Most of the people in need who requested turkeys or hens from the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado will get one this year. About 88 percent of the people requesting birds for a Thanksgiving Day feast received one - a greater share of the people in need than helped in...