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  • 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...

  • Search for homelessness solutions in Colorado Springs continues, even after some thought they had answers

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Five years ago, homeless camps crowded the banks of Monument and Fountain creeks, garnering national attention and engaging the community like few other issues have. - Everyone, it seemed, had a solution: Start a day center where people could hang out, work on job skills and get...

  • Hitchhiker accused of killing fellow homeless man

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Detectives suspect a man who befriended a homeless couple during their cross-country trip to Colorado Springs later killed the husband in a hotel parking lot while his wife slept nearby, according to an arrest affidavit. Michael Ray, 32, remained in the El Paso County jail without...

  • Metro Transit wants to make improvements, but funding is an issue

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The Mountain Metro Transit bus that Rick Orthwein tried to board last week had a lift for his wheelchair, but no place for him to put it. The problem: The bus' handicap-accessible spaces were already full. "People who are in wheelchairs, they are hesitant to even use the system,"...

  • Dead rabbit tests positive for disease causing plague-like symptoms in eastern El Paso County

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A rabbit recently died of tularemia in eastern El Paso County, and some animals including rabbits, rodents and hares may be harboring harmful bacteria, public health officials announced Thursday. The dead rabbit tested positive for tularemia on August 26 while El Paso County Public...

  • Old Stage Road to open over Labor Day weekend

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    El Paso County officials plan to reopen Old Stage Road for weekend travel beginning Friday afternoon. The reopening of the dirt road west of Colorado Springs comes nearly a year after severe flooding made the road impassable. Most repair work has been completed, though some grading...

  • Martindale sheds 'interim' director tag for El Paso County Public Health

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A longtime El Paso County Public Health employee was named its director, shedding the "interim" title he had held since early July as head of the agency. Dan Martindale, who has spent about 20 years with the agency, was approved by the El Paso County Board of Health after a search...