Many Colorado Springs School District 11 students will kick off their academic year Aug. 24 by logging on.
In the early morning hours of July 6, community activists placed a yarn art installation on the pedestrian bridge over Fountain Boulevard, near Shasta Drive. The yarn woven between the chain like fencing of the pedestrian bridge spelled out “BLM,” the common abbreviation for Black Lives Matter.
Colorado Springs School District 11 and Harrison School District 2, the two districts of Southeast Colorado Springs, are planning to open schools to in-person learning this month.
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 …
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.”
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 …
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.
Colorado’s virtual Small Business Week kicks off July 27, with free workshops, educational events, keynote speakers, and a small business awards ceremony.
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.
RISE (Resilient, Inspired, Strong, Engaged) Southeast was in front of Sand Creek Library on July 8, 9, and 10, giving away free infrared thermometers to local small businesses.
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.
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.
Shortly before noon on an overcast day in May, a steady stream of vehicles flowed through the parking lot of a Southeast Colorado Springs nonprofit.
In response to late-night vandalism and confrontations between protesters and police, Mayor John Suthers has ordered Colorado Springs residents to stay at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting June 3.
In the midst of the U.S.’ first major pandemic in more than a century, and in the wake of a government-issued stay-at-home order, the primary election for the U.S. Senate and 4th Judicial District Attorney is scheduled for June 30.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Colorado Springs places of worship are a step closer to reopening after the El Paso County Board of Commissioners passed two variance requests Thursday.
Southeast Colorado Springs may finally have easily accessible El Paso County services, thanks to an infusion of cash from federal coronavirus relief funding.
Older Coloradans and those with underlying health conditions are at much higher risk for serious health complications from COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis reiterated today, and should stay home as much as possible for the foreseeable future.
Through May 26, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was reporting 24,565 cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease tied to the coronavirus.
As of May 20, Colorado has seen 23,191 COVID-19 cases. The state reports COVID-19 deaths in two ways: the number of people who died with COVID-19 (although COVID-19 may not have been the cause of death listed on the death certificate), and the number of people whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19 on a death certificate.
Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center has launched free online workshops to help small businesses recover from COVID-19 closures, and build resilience for the future.
El Paso County Commissioners today voted unanimously for a resolution “sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans.”
Starting May 15, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began reporting COVID-19 deaths in two ways: the number of people who died with COVID-19, and the number of people whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19 on a death certificate.
El Paso County seniors can graduate with a ceremony, after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved a graduation variance request.
Colorado Springs Utilities ranked third in its category in a customer satisfaction study of water service released May 6 by J.D. Power, which monitors customer sentiment.
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment reported 18,371 COVID-19 cases as of May 6. COVID-19 deaths in the state totaled 944, and 3,557 people had been hospitalized.
At a news conference May 6, Gov. Jared Polis noted that it had been two months since the first case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, was diagnosed in Colorado.
As El Paso County tallied 145 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the last week, county commissioners voted on May 5 to seek the state’s permission to allow local schools to hold graduation ceremonies in the coming weeks.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and Rep. Tom Sullivan (D-Dist. 37) are calling on U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to promptly approve a $10 billion loan to the U.S. Postal Service, which faces massive financial burdens thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.