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  • 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...

  • Snow makes a cameo on top of Pikes Peak; thunderstorms expected in Colorado Springs through weekend

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Snow made a brief appearance on Pikes Peak on Friday morning. It was gone by noon, though a chance of more snow on the summit is forecast for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. "Snow potential is in the grids on Saturday night into Sunday," said...

  • County child care program will expand

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    A pilot program aimed at helping El Paso County children avoid costly residential and inpatient care centers is expected to expand while heading into its second year. The program recently renamed Reach Youth and Families will continue past its one-year pilot phase in El Paso County...

  • Seminar to offer tips on preventing, living with diabetes

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    An upcoming seminar aims to educate people about the dangers of diabetes – while also offering tips on how to live with the condition. The Diabetes Workshop will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. The...

  • Waiting time can be long for those seeking wheelchair-accessible housing rentals

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    People living in nursing homes across Colorado Springs can expect to wait two years before a wheelchair-accessible public housing unit is available, the leader of a local nonprofit said Wednesday. The issue was among several voiced Wednesday night at a hearing to gauge the housing...