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Hometown Heroes, First Responder Organization award goes to Colorado Springs Fire Department
Hometown Heroes, First Responder Organization award goes to Colorado Springs Fire Department

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Mar 14, 2018

A fire department's role has evolved dramatically since Benjamin Franklin helped establish the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia in 1736. Firefighters...

Hometown Heroes: Women find safe haven at Christian sober living homes
Hometown Heroes: Women find safe haven at Christian sober living homes

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Nineteen-year-old McKaylynn Sporcich awoke last Easter from a medically-induced coma, recovering after she took tainted drugs while trying to purchase...

Hometown Heroes: PPCC professors step up when challenged to feed the hungry
Hometown Heroes: PPCC professors step up when challenged to feed the hungry

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Mon, Mar 12, 2018

The first day Tiko Hardy and Ann-Marie Manning handed out groceries at their new Pikes Peak Community College food bank, more than 100 people left...

Hometown Heroes: Lifetime of volunteerism, philanthropy earns Chuck Murphy humanitarian award
Hometown Heroes: Lifetime of volunteerism, philanthropy earns Chuck Murphy humanitarian award

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Red Cross recognition as the region's top humanitarian for 2018 adds to a pile of plaudits earned by Colorado Springs developer and philanthropist...

'Operation P.J.' earns 14-year-old Colorado Springs Hometown Hero Youth award
'Operation P.J.' earns 14-year-old Colorado Springs Hometown Hero Youth award

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, Mar 10, 2018

Mackenzie Garcia realized at a young age that she prefers to give rather than to receive. "You feel it in a different spot in your heart, when you...

Hometown Heroes: From Manitou Springs to Puerto Rico, a helping hand
Hometown Heroes: From Manitou Springs to Puerto Rico, a helping hand

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Mar 9, 2018

James Schofield was about to leave for Cuba to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma when he heard that another hurricane - Maria - was...

Hometown Heroes: Colorado Springs police K-9 unit recognized for protecting community
Hometown Heroes: Colorado Springs police K-9 unit recognized for protecting community

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Not every member of the Colorado Springs Police Department's K-9 unit started as a dog person. But they are now. The specialized unit's 17 officers...

Hometown Heroes: Retired Army Col. Bob McLaughlin a true hero for veterans in Colorado Springs
Hometown Heroes: Retired Army Col. Bob McLaughlin a true hero for veterans in Colorado Springs

By: Tony Peck - 0 Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Retired Army Col. Bob McLaughlin is using his 29 years of military experience to build a one-stop shop in Colorado Springs for transitioning military...

Hometown Heroes: Air Force Academy cadets rose to challenge of rescuing lost hikers
Hometown Heroes: Air Force Academy cadets rose to challenge of rescuing lost hikers

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Matthew Olsen, a freshman at the Air Force Academy, didn't set out to climb his first fourteener thinking he and his fellow cadets would be heroes....