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  • Nonprofit's plan could double number of emergency shelter beds

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Faced with a deep shortage in shelter space, one nonprofit's plan could roughly double the number of local emergency cold-weather beds by November. The catch: It's dependent upon yet-to-be-committed city funding. Confronted with an early blast of wintry weather, Colorado Springs'...

  • SeeChange Health Insurance has license suspended

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Colorado regulators announced the suspension of a health insurance company's license this week, forcing about 4,000 Coloradans to find a new carrier for 2015. The Colorado Division of Insurance suspended SeeChange Health Insurance's license after the company encountered solvency...

  • Handcycle ride aims to raise awareness about missing persons

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A ride from Parker to Pueblo aims to raise awareness about missing persons cases across Colorado. Dennis Crowley will begin riding his handcycle - a type of bicycle powered by a rider's arms, rather than legs - on Thursday in Parker to commemorate the last known trip of Kelsie...

  • 'We're right in the middle of it:' Virus sickens Colorado Springs-area children

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Nearly 125 children have been seen at Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs in the past five weeks for respiratory issues amid a rare virus outbreak that has sickened hundreds of children in more than 
10 states. Word of the virus hitting children in the Pikes Peak region came as...

  • Tips: 5 ways to guard against enterovirus 68

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Though symptoms of enterovirus 68 often mimic those of the common cold, the virus can cause severe respiratory problems. In particular, parents should be on the lookout for wheezing or difficulty breathing. There are no vaccines to prevent infections, but there are steps that people...

  • NORAD's efforts in vain as single-engine civilian plane crashes in Atlantic

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Workers in a command center beneath a Peterson Air Force Base building coordinated a 1,700-mile unsuccessful effort to rouse the unconscious pilot of a small plane flying down the East Coast on Friday. The plane, which embarked from Rochester, N.Y., and crashed off Jamaica, was...

  • Implantable defibrillators a lifesaving technique new to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The first time Rosie Knox went into cardiac arrest, she felt dizzy and fell to the floor as her heart beat too fast to effectively pump blood. A month later, she got dizzy again. Then she felt a jolt inside her chest. "It felt like somebody hit me in the chest really, really hard,"...

  • Meadow Muffins closes; Colorado Springs restaurateur taking over the space

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    One of Old Colorado City's signature bars - a Colorado Avenue staple known for its cavernous space, burgers, decorative movie memorabilia and classic rock feel - closed this week, but the space won't be vacant for long. Meadow Muffins' owner Todd Delahanty sold the business to Rob...

  • Colorado grants available to study effectiveness of marijuana as medicine

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Researchers can start applying for millions of dollars in state-funded grants aimed at studying the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began accepting applications for the grants Wednesday, a milestone marking the first...

  • Deadline extended transportation advisory board application

    Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Colorado Springs officials extended the deadline for people seeking to serve on the city’s Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Board. Residents have until 5 p.m. Sept. 19 to apply for the position, which advises city council on a variety of issues, including bike paths, trails, public...