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  • Colorado Springs puts plans for a homeless day center on hold for the short-term

    Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Creation of a homeless day center in Colorado Springs will be delayed up to a year amid concerns that nonprofits need more time and flexibility to embark on the project, a Colorado Springs official said this week. The project's delay marks the first setback to Mayor Steve Bach's...

  • Driver of fatal Colorado Springs crash identified

    Published: Thu, May 29, 2014

    The 77-year-old victim of a May 22 crash has been identified as Carl Adams of Colorado Springs. Adams died when the 1993 Ford Ranger he was driving went off E. Las Vegas Street near the Martin Luther King Bypass, hit a bridge pillar and went into a water-filled culvert, according to...

  • Study: Affordable housing situation getting worse in Colorado Springs area

    Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    El Paso County's affordable housing shortage should near 19,900 units by 2019 - a gap most likely to affect the county's poorest residents and middle-class earners, a new housing assessment has found. A low vacancy rate for both rentals and homes for purchase, poor earnings and a...

  • El Paso County announces third health care discount initiative

    Updated: Tue, May 27, 2014

    A new program offering discounts on vision care, lab work, hearing aids and supplies for diabetic patients is now available to El Paso County residents who agree to pay a yearly fee. The program, which was announced Tuesday, marks the third health care discount initiative offered by...

  • Eligible seniors can apply for property tax reductions

    Published: Tue, May 27, 2014

    More than 20,000 people across El Paso County are eligible for the Colorado Senior Homestead Property Tax Exemption, the county assessor announced Tuesday. The county recently mailed notices to 20,255 residents who can sign up for property tax reductions in 2014, said El Paso County...

  • Obituary: Jan Simpich turned doll hobby into longtime Colorado Springs business; memorial Tuesday

    Updated: Tue, May 27, 2014

    Jan Simpich loved to work with her hands. She always had something in her fingers, and her mind always focused on art - be it stitching a doll's clothing or painting water color portraits. "She just was tireless," her son, David Simpich, said. That legacy will be honored Tuesday at...

  • Meetings to unveil initial results of affordable housing study

    Updated: Tue, May 27, 2014

    Two meetings will be held Wednesday to announce the preliminary findings of a study on the affordable housing options across El Paso County. The assessment marks another step in Mayor Steve Bach’s plan to end homelessness, which he announced in late January. The city also plans to...

  • Forum seeks action plan to improve mental health care

    Updated: Tue, May 20, 2014

    More awareness of education programs that already exist is needed to address the Pikes Peak region's mental health woes, along with better enrollment in a special first aid course aimed at a person's mind, rather than their body. And teachers need to start being trained to deal with...

  • Year-old homeless settlement cleared from El Paso County business property

    Updated: Mon, May 19, 2014

    The complex stretched for 100 yards along Fountain Creek, composed of nearly a dozen crudely constructed plywood huts covered by tarps, wood or pieces of cloth. Most had fire pits. One had a short dirt driveway. All had to go. El Paso County code enforcement officers gave Fred...

  • Fire at newly acquired Colorado Springs apartments blamed on smoking near oxygen tank

    Published: Fri, May 16, 2014

    A person smoking near an oxygen tank caused a fire at the Santa Fe Apartments early Thursday - just three days after a nonprofit purchased the property for $2 million, officials said Friday. Plywood remained over the windows of the Santa Fe Apartments' building C on Friday as the...

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