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  • Focus on the Family denounces broadcaster's Ebola comments

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    A Focus on the Family official said comments made this week by a Christian radio broadcaster about Ebola were off the mark and astray of views Christians ought to take in light of the outbreak. "Our first response as Christians to tragedies such as Ebola ought to be one of concern and...

  • Hurdles remain, but homeless shelter expected to open on time

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Despite several remaining hurdles - including a critical permit and the need for $25,000 - city and nonprofit officials expressed cautious optimism Monday that a 100-bed winter homeless shelter will open as planned on Nov. 1 on the southeast edge of downtown Colorado Springs. "We're...

  • Large development to replace ballfields on Focus on the Family land in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Focus on the Family and a North Carolina developer are planning a $50 million to $60 million retail complex with high-end shopping and dining, beginning with land where baseball diamonds host Little League baseball games. The Highlands at Briargate project, a nearly 30-acre...

  • Trader Joe's opens to crowd, long lines in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Follow @RichLaden  and  @JakobRodgers of The Gazette on Twitter for live updates from the 8 a.m. Friday opening of the Trader Joe's in Colorado Springs. You can also use the hashtag #cstraderjoes to see updates. An estimated 200 customers were lined up before the doors...

  • Thousands of job openings in Pikes Peak region draw unemployed, underemployed

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Having applied for about 95 jobs since March, Kirsten Boudreau said job searching is like a black hole of online job applications and phone calls that go unreturned or lead nowhere. But Wednesday was different. The out-of-work satellite technician joined about 1,850 people courting...

  • Report gives ideas to overcome lack of affordable housing in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Revised zoning ordinances, an emphasis on infill development and more nonprofit-friendly development codes ranked among recommendations floated this week to alleviate El Paso County's troubling dearth of affordable housing. Consultants from a Pittsburgh-based firm presented their...

  • Fate of Colorado College program to feed homeless sparks debate

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    A 22-year-old Colorado College program enlisting students to cook food every week for the homeless will serve its last meal Nov. 16. Amid grumbling concerns from past and present students, CC officials plan to end the venerable Community Kitchen in six weeks to make way for another...

  • Federal probe into Colorado Springs' troubled housing division to widen

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    In a broadening federal investigation of Colorado Springs' housing division, auditors said a former city employee fraudulently altered grant reports and lied to meet federal spending deadlines. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Inspector General's...

  • Colorado Springs hospitals take precautions after first US Ebola case

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Hospital officials in the Pikes Peak region began taking heightened precautions Wednesday in light of the first positive stateside test for the deadly Ebola virus. The precautions, outlined in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, come as a man in Dallas...

  • Jury: Colorado Springs teen guilty in killing of Fort Carson soldier, wife

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    A reluctant witness claiming to forget a murder confession left Maryln Dunlap weeping and in tears last week, scared that her son's alleged killer would walk free. Her eyes grew moist once more Tuesday as she texted her younger son the verdict: He's guilty. After deliberating only...