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The Harrison School District 2 Board of Education voted unanimously Oct. 22  to dissolve the district’s dual superintendent model and to appoint Wendy Birhanzel as sole superintendent, according to a letter from Harrison School District Board of Education President Jeannie Orozco. Orozco’s s…

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Colorado Springs City Council announced the 11 members of the Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission (LETAC) last month, despite calls for a commission with more authority to investigate police overreach and mete out punishments. 

Danielle Summerville, the former executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters – Pikes Peak, has been hired as the city of Colorado Springs’ diversity and community outreach programs manager.

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Starting Friday, Oct. 2, Bradley Road will be closed between Cody Drive and Hancock Expressway for construction on the Security Drinking Water Mitigation System Project, according to a news release from Natalie Sosa, the deputy public information officer for the Board of County Commissioners…

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Residents of Southeast Colorado Springs had little or no primary health care access before 2014, when Cory Arcarese founded Value Care Health Clinic. Many people called the area a health care desert.

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Since the 2016 revelation that groundwater in Fountain Valley, which provided drinking water for Security-Widefield and Fountain, was contaminated with toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, government agencies, residents and community activists have been struggling to come to terms with…

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Thanks to the billions lost when Colorado businesses shut down in the early days of the pandemic — and the bottom dropped out of state sales tax revenue — Southeast nonprofits working to combat poverty and crime will receive much less money from the Transforming Safety grant program for 2020-21.

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The Helen Hunt Campus, a former elementary school on East Moreno Avenue that now is home to six nonprofits and a Switchbacks Coffee, hosted the Colorado Farm and Art Market Saturday, Sept. 26.

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The El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new economic assistance site at the Peak Vista Community Health Center on Jetwing Drive the morning of Sept. 23. The new location will provide Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card services, and is …

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The Harrison High School cross-country team went nearly a decade without a home race. But Sept. 11 at El Pomar Youth Sports Complex, the Panthers made the most of the meet on their home turf. 

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If you’re driving near the intersection of Jetwing Drive and Hancock Expressway on the second Friday of the month, you may notice some traffic congestion in the area due to the Solid Rock Community Development Corporation’s (SRCDC) Community Pantry event, which provides free food to Colorado…

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More than $32 million of education funding will soon be available for Colorado schools due to Gov. Jared Polis Sept. 9 launch of the Response, Innovation and Student Equity Education fund.

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A man was arrested by the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Sept. 7 after police responded to a domestic disturbance call. The suspect's girlfriend, Dianna Alvarado, claimed the arrest was "unnecessary" and involved an "excessive" use of force, but CSPD public information officer Lt.…

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A man was shot at approximately 5:22 a.m. at the intersection of East Fountain Boulevard and South Murray Boulevard, according to Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) public information officer Natasha Kerr. 

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For the past few months, President Donald Trump has fiercely and frequently claimed that if states allow mail-in voting for this November’s presidential election, it would result in rampant voter fraud and corruption.

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Aug. 1 was the grand opening of What’s Left Records. Located at 829 N. Circle Drive and featuring a new mural from the Knobhill Urban Arts District, the small space on the top floor was —responsibly and socially distanced — full of customers flipping through racks of vinyl records, perusing …

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The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region(HSPPR) offers low-cost veterinary care to residents of Southeast Colorado Springs through its mobile veterinary clinic, the Wellness Waggin’. The pop-up facility offers preventative care, such as wellness exams and vaccinations.

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A man was shot and seriously wounded early Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Fairway View Apartments, 813 S. Circle Drive. The shooting occurred shortly before 4 a.m. and marks the fourth such incident in the city in the past week. 

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Servicios de la Raza, a latinx community advocacy organization, has been partnering with Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado, Tigre FM and El Paso County Public Health to provide services for non-English speaking and undocumented residents of Southeast Colorado Springs. The weekly …

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In the early morning hours of July 6, community activists placed an art installation on the pedestrian bridge over Fountain Boulevard, near Shasta Drive. Durabe plastic tape woven between the chain-link fencing of the pedestrian bridge spelled out “BLM,” the common abbreviation for Black Liv…

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A handmade sign hung over a doorway out of the new Harrison High School Media Center May 22. It quoted the late President John F. Kennedy: “Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, [tap] the ocean depths.”

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Regina Guy-English, the vice president of the Harrison School District 2 school board, is not afraid to speak up for what she knows is right. So it was easy for her to join a panel called “A Place for Us: A Black Led Community Conversation” on Aug. 1 at Acacia Park. Guy-English, who is also …

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In March 2015, Noble Prize-winning novelist, essayist and professor Toni Morrison wrote in The Nation that in challenging times, artists must refuse to remain silent. 

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Colorado’s virtual Small Business Week kicks off July 27, with free workshops, educational events, keynote speakers, and a small business awards ceremony.

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Pikes Peak Region, Harrison School District 2 announced Thursday, July 23, plans to welcome its youngest students into its buildings starting Aug. 17, and to stagger the return of older students to the physical classroom.

Governor Jared Polis announced he’s imposing a mandatory mask or face covering law starting at midnight July 16 for everyone age 10 and older when in indoor public places. Those who have medical conditions that prevent wearing a mask are exempt.

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Officials, including Mayor John Suthers, a Republican, launched the #MaskUpCOS campaign this month, hoping to stem the spread of a disease for which there is no treatment and no cure — a disease that’s claimed 1,475 lives in Colorado, including 121 in El Paso County. The virus has killed more than 127,000 people across the United States — more than the entire population of Pueblo.

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In response to nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, Colorado lawmakers succeeded in passing a bill to improve accountability in law enforcement and give victims of unconstitutional treatment more power to seek legal recourse.