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  • Pikes Peak United Way director wants to create success from 'cradle to career'

    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    What does it take to ensure someone lives a fulfilling and successful life from cradle to career? For the Pikes Peak United Way, it boils down to three things: Education, health and a person's ability to be self-sufficient with a fair income. The nonprofit has begun to shift its...

  • Empty Stocking Fund boosts number of nonprofits it will help

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Five more nonprofit organizations can expect to receive a boost from the Pikes Peak region's largest holiday fundraiser this year. The Gazette/El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund has increased the number of nonprofits in its annual campaign, bringing to 20 the number of organizations whose...

  • B.J. Scott, longtime leader in Colorado Springs health care, to retire

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    One of the leading people to influence health care across the Pikes Peak region plans to retire at the end of the year. B.J. Scott, former chief executive of the Peak Vista Community Health Centers, plans to retire on Dec. 31 from her post a head of the nonprofit's foundation, Scott...

  • St. Francis med center unveils glitzy joint and spine center

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    St. Francis Medical Center unveiled a glitzy 33-bed center dedicated to hip, knee and shoulder replacements. The hospital's new Total Joint & Spine Center is expected to begin hosting patients in late July, filling out St. Francis Medical Center's last undeveloped space with...

  • Colorado Springs food policy council looks to fight obesity through sustainability

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Every inch of Kellie Dodson's back yard has a purpose. Twenty-four types of vegetables sprout from her property just east of downtown, even hanging from gutters nailed to her fence. She tends two chicken coops and a greenhouse, while beehives buzz in her front yard. Call it...

  • Colorado Springs teen birth rate drops 37 percent

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Colorado's teen birth rate dropped 40 percent over a four-year stretch in light of a program that has offered thousands of free or low-cost birth control devices to women and teens. Whether that program remains in place next year, however, remains to be seen. Colorado health...

  • 'Hobby Lobby' case draws cheers and jeers in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Colorado religious-based groups hailed Monday's Supreme Court decision on contraceptives, framing it as more of a victory for religious freedom than against birth control. But an official with one Colorado Springs nonprofit focused on women called it "ridiculous." Monday's 5-4...

  • 2 Colorado Springs children being treated after exposure to rabid bat

    Published: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Two children are undergoing treatment for possible rabies exposure after they recently found a rabid bat in southwest Colorado Springs. They were among three children who found the bat near 30th Street and Colorado Avenue, marking the first case of a rabid animal in El Paso County...

  • El Paso County Public Health interim director named

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    El Paso County Public Health’s deputy director will lead the agency while a permanent replacement of found for its outgoing director. Dan Martindale, who has been with the agency for nearly 20 years, will take over as interim director in place of Jill Law, who announced her...

  • Pension dispute could send Colorado Springs, PERA to trial in October

    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Colorado Springs and the Public Employees' Retirement Association could head to trial in October in a high-stakes dispute over pension liabilities. The city's appeal of a February ruling that sided with PERA has been denied, said Leslie Oliver, a PERA spokeswoman. The ruling sets the...

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