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  • 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...

  • 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...

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