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  • Myron Stratton Home hires new director

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    A new executive director will lead the Myron Stratton Home beginning in mid-October. Daniel O'Rear, a longtime executive of Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, was named to the nonprofit's top post on Tuesday, after a monthslong search for a successor to Mark Turk....

  • New Colorado Springs VA clinic gets mostly positive reviews from some first-day patients

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Eschewing two old, crammed buildings for one new one, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday opened its long-awaited Colorado Springs health care clinic - framing it as a way to expand care and ease wait times for the region's fast-growing veteran population. Patients bustled...

  • CASA has helped thousands of El Paso County children over its first 25 years

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    An infant, left bound and nearly dead in a shower spewing cold water, needed a legion of doctors and specialists to help her recover from that day's harrowing abuse. But it was a volunteer, a retired nurse in Manitou Springs, who sought to help ensure the girl's next home would be...

  • Greccio Housing takes on new Colorado Springs apartment complex

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Greccio Housing began managing the East Hills Apartments this week - a move pushing the nonprofit's housing stock above 500 units at a time when the city faces a massive shortage in affordable housing. The organization's management deal, which was signed Thursday, marks the latest in...

  • Reports raise uncertainty of marijuana effects on Colorado youth

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Two reports raised uncertainty this month over marijuana use among Colorado's youth - particularly since recreational sales began in January. Smart Colorado, an advocacy group, raised concerns Wednesday about marijuana use among Colorado's youth, citing a 2011-2012 federal report...

  • Experts: Robin Williams' suicide could 'trigger' others to do the same

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Inundated by graphic press accounts of acclaimed actor and comedian Robin Williams' apparent suicide, mental health experts fear the celebrity's death could cause a spike in suicides across in the nation among people on the brink of despair. Their message: Help is available....

  • Colorado launches statewide hotline for those facing mental health crisis

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    A Colorado-wide hotline available around the clock for people who are suicidal or facing a mental health crisis went public on Tuesday. The phone line, which can be reached at 844-493-8255, is the first such all-encompassing resource for people dealing with such things as severe...

  • Man mourns deaths of wife, son to crash at controversial Colorado Springs intersection

    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    A mother and her 10-year-old son, a soon-to-be fifth grader at Stratmoor Hills Elementary School, were identified Saturday as victims of a crash that has raised concerns about the traffic lights at the intersection where they died. Kimberly Mears, 50, and her son Raley Mears were in...

  • Katrina refugee has found a home, Cajun kitchen in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    Raising 13 children in southwest Louisiana, Pearl Theriot learned to keep her cooking simple. In other words, she kept it Cajun. "If you have a homely atmosphere, what else are you going to cook but Cajun food?" said Theriot, 93, better known simply as "Momma Pearl." On Saturday,...

  • Colorado Springs police searching for man missing from nursing home

    Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    A 50-year-old man went missing from a nursing home early Saturday, prompting Colorado Springs police to ask people for help in locating him. Frank Dalzell was reported missing at about 5 a.m. Saturday from Garden Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, 107 Lois Ln., according to Colorado...