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  • New affordable housing units planned for Colorado Springs seniors

    Updated: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    A new development aims to boost the amount of affordable housing for seniors in Colorado Springs. Christian Church Homes plans to begin construction of Hatler-May Village after recently receiving millions in federal subsidies to help finance the $11.5 million project. When completed,...

  • Bonds among Black Forest, Waldo Canyon fire victims help with healing

    Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    Kath Schnorr saw her house burn countless times since June 11, 2013, as newscasts ran the same Black Forest fire footage over and over. Every time, it chipped at her psyche. Such emotional pain surfaces often in a region hit by destructive wildfires. Her plight is likely far from...

  • Homeless count up in county while emergency beds decline

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    More homeless people appear to be going without shelter despite a relatively small uptick in homelessness across El Paso County - the result of a steep drop in emergency beds, an annual survey found. The assessment highlighted the annual Point in Time survey, which showed a 4-percent...

  • AspenPointe gets grant for mental health care

    Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    AspenPointe received a prized grant Wednesday in the latest twist of a protest-laden effort to improve mental health care across the state. The Colorado Springs-based nonprofit was among four entities awarded grants by the Colorado Department of Human Services, which are aimed at...

  • Coalition wants more bus routes in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    A new coalition aims to push Colorado Springs officials into restoring a transit system hit hard by budget cuts. The grass-roots effort, called the Community Transit Coalition, recently formed amid concerns over Mayor Steve Bach's transit budget. Its short-term goal: Incrementally...

  • Armed robber gets away after Colorado Springs mall parking lot incident

    Updated: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    A person was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night in a parking lot at the Citadel Mall. No one was injured in the robbery, which happened around 8:45 p.m. near JCPenney, 860 Citadel Dr., according to Colorado Springs police Sgt. Mark DeVorss. No arrests have been made, he said. Anyone...

  • Colorado Springs bettors gather for Triple Crown attempt

    Updated: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    Moses Holloway typically looks for one thing in thoroughbred horses. Nevermind each colt's gait or their pedigree - while betting on horses, Holloway wants something more concrete, more apt to win. "I wait until the one that winks at me," said Holloway, letting out a laugh. He...

  • Colorado Springs charities get both high and low marks in ranking

    Updated: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    A study of nonprofits released Tuesday gave Colorado Springs strong marks for fundraising efficiency and privacy policies, though the city ranked poorly for higher-than-average administrative expenses. Colorado Springs ranked 28th out of the nation's 30 largest metropolitan markets...

  • 70-year old woman fends off carjacker

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    A 70-year-old woman kicked a gun out of a carjacker's hand Friday, swiftly ending the ordeal while sending the carjacker fleeing, Colorado Springs police said. No arrests have been made in the incident, which happened as the woman was walking to her vehicle around 1 p.m. Friday at...

  • Officer-involved shooting reported in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Colorado Springs police officers shot a man who allegedly fired at them Friday afternoon in a northeast Colorado Springs neighborhood, a police spokeswoman said. He was taken to a hospital, and his condition was not immediately known. The shooting happened shortly after 1 p.m. when...

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