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The Colorado Enterprise Fund, in partnership with Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, is now accepting applications for a small business grant program.

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The Colorado Springs Police Department reported nearly 1,000 more calls for service for “shots fired” as of Dec. 1, 2020 than in 2019. CSPD also reports 42 more reported shootings this year than in 2019, and 37 homicides as of Dec. 1, 2020, compared to 24 at the same time last year. 

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Harrison School District received $24,500 from Kaiser Permanente as part of the insurance company’s Thriving Schools initiative. The school plans to use the funds to help launch the “Planning for the Next Normal at School” playbook. The playbook is intended to support schools and districts w…

Colorado should see its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arriving mid-December, but under phased distribution, the vaccine likely won’t be administered to the general public until summer.In the meantime, Governor Jared Polis said, Coloradans must stay vigilant to avoid spreading the deadl…

Governor Jared Polis has signed an executive order authorizing hospitals and freestanding emergency departments to transfer or cease the admission of patients in order to allow them to respond to the surge of COVID-19 cases.

In light of surging coronavirus cases, Governor Jared Polis has ordered the State Emergency Operations Center to return to level 1. Making the announcement at a Nov. 14 COVID-19 update, Polis urged Coloradans not to play Russian roulette with the deadly virus.The highest level of operation, …

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From the passage of statewide legislation changing policing to the local law enforcement accountability commission, the protests forced difficult conversations about race and policing throughout Colorado Springs. And in Southeast Colorado Springs, the movement — which reached its height from…

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The Colorado Springs Police Department and fire Department responded to a burning camper at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 4, behind the 7-Eleven at the intersection of East Fountain Boulevard and South Circle Drive. There were no injuries, but the camper was completely destroyed.

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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.