Category Archives: News

Grand jury declines to indict in August shooting

By Pam Zubeck Special to the Southeast Express A grand jury has returned “no true bill” in the officer-involved shooting death of 19-year-old De’Von Bailey, meaning the Colorado Springs Police Department officers won’t be charged with crimes. To arrive at a decision to clear officers,

Open to opinion

PPLD, research firm team on community-needs survey What types of programs, classes or services do you need in Southeast Colorado Springs? Do you know whether you can find them at your local library? And if you can’t, would you like to? This is the information

Ready for winter’s (next) wrath

City, county release weather-wise tips, offer preparedness websites How’s this for timing? Winter blew in with vengeance this week, dumping more than five inches of snow on Colorado Springs and bringing with it chilling temperatures. And while the National Weather Service forecast calls for more mild temperatures

‘Only just the beginning’

  Arts Month highlights Southeast’s growing creative culture By Eric Friedberg The Southeast Express At 10 a.m. on a sunny Wednesday, 9-year-olds Kalaya Weems and Joshua Obi gleefully slathered bright blue paint on the sidewalk. Volunteer Chelsea Rotondo kept a watchful eye on the scene,

Few tricks, lots of treats

Hundreds participate in Southeast community centers’ Halloween festivities Ghouls, ghosts, superheroes, villains — even a toddling pediatrician and his tiny physician’s assistant — swarmed the halls of the Hillside Community Center on Saturday, while a grinning procession of princesses, dinosaurs, witches, wizards and a stilt-walker

Thriving under pressure

Taj Stokes helping revitalize Southeast, one business owner at a time By Zach Hillstrom The Southeast Express When Southeast resident and community advocate Taj Stokes was a troubled youth in Joliet, Ill., he found himself in desperate need of a second chance. A self-professed “bad

High five

  There’s a reason we love the hashtag #Southeastproud. There’s a pride to this part of the city, a self-confidence that both ignited and is fueling Southeast’s renaissance. You’ve shown it in spades over the past month, turning up in force on multiple occasions to

Census gears up in Southeast

Bureau seeks staff for Mission Trace office, count The 2020 Census won’t start until mid-March, but the U.S. Census Bureau is already gearing up for the constitutional count by setting up shop in one of the most historically under-tallied parts of the city, Southeast. Mayor

Clinically prepared

Peak Vista’s Jet Wing location full-service ready Late last year, Peak Vista Community Health Centers President and CEO Pam McManus set an ambitious agenda: to convert a massive, 30,000-plus-square-foot building at 1815 Jet Wing Drive from a career college into a full-service primary health care

Don’t walk!

Southeast shoulders more than a third of city’s pedestrian fatalities By Faith Miller The Southeast Express Last year, the city experienced a record number of traffic fatalities, with 48 people killed in deadly crashes. Of those 48 deaths, 13 involved pedestrians — almost three times