Community leaders from Southeast Colorado Springs, including Rep. Tony Exum (D-HD17); Regina English, vice president of the Harrison School District 2 Board of Education; and Karl Dent, candidate for El Paso County sheriff, gathered at America the Beautiful Park July 17 to observe the one-ye…

The deadline for grant applications for the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund is 5 p.m. on July 16. Business-owners can apply for grants of up to $20,000 at the Colorado Enterprise Fund website. The second round of grant funding is part of the $1.1 billion given to Colorado counti…

Despite the fact that fireworks are illegal in Colorado Springs, on the Fourth of July, seemingly every neighborhood in Colorado Springs puts on its own show in driveways, on sidewalks and in streets across the city. This year, the Southeast Express rode along with firefighters from the Colo…

Southeast Colorado Springs has long been described as a food desert, a place where there it’s hard to find good, healthy and fresh food. Now there is the beginning of an effort to push back that desert and let fresh food bloom.

If you’re looking for island flavors in Southeast Colorado Springs, you need to be geographically specific. In addition to the fine restaurants serving food from Caribbean islands like Jamaica and Puerto Rico, Julie’s Kitchen (3750 Astrozon Blvd) serves a wide variety of delicious Hawaiian a…

One month after Southeast Colorado Springs suffered the fourth deadliest mass shooting in Colorado history, gun violence continues to take lives. Three deadly shootings in Southeast Colorado Springs during the month of June illustrate the scope of the problem.

Gov. Jared Polis visited Colorado Springs June 17 to sign bills sponsored by Rep. Tony Exum (D-HD17) and Sen. Pete Lee (D-SD11). Exum’s House Bill 21-1270 provides additional funding to programs that help underserved Coloradans utilizing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a…

The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a pair of fatal shootings that took place in the early morning of June 17 in Southeast Colorado Springs. According to Natasha Kerr, a senior public communications specialist for CSPD, “Although we are still in the preliminary stages of …

Conflicts are unavoidable in life. That’s particularly true in high schools, where young minds and growing bodies can lead to more than just mere disagreements; sometimes those arguments and issues can change the trajectory of a student’s future  — and not in a good way. 

In preparation for the Colorado Springs Juneteenth Festival at America the Beautiful Park from June 18 to 20, Jennifer Smith, a co-founder of Onebody ENT/K-Land Community Cares has been organizing a series of fundraising events to help cover the costs associated with the community event whic…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have released the initial results of exposure assessments conducted in communities near current or former military bases known to have had per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances…

The Colorado Springs Police Department has arrested 34-year-old Joshua Silverthorn, a physical education teacher at Monterey Elementary School, for internet sexual exploitation of a child, a class four felony. Silverthorn was taken into custody following an undercover operation by the Durang…

Community leaders, including Joyce Salazar of RISE; Yolanda Avila, District 4 City Councilor; and Mayor John Suthers gathered to break ground on the Panorama Park renovation project Saturday, May 8. The project is made possible through a partnership between the city of Colorado Springs and t…

The Colorado Springs Police Department held a press conference May 11 to provide additional details on the May 9 mass shooting in the Southeast. Six people were killed by 28-year-old Teodoro Macias during a birthday party at a residence on Preakness Way. Macias took his own life in the fourt…

The Sand Creek Library will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic May 5 with the goal of vaccinating 250 Southeast Colorado Springs residents. The clinic will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or while supplies last. No ID or insurance is needed, and an Ame…

The Southeast community is already working on projects for the city’s largest neighborhood park renovation in preparation for a groundbreaking at Panorama Park at 12:30 p.m. on May 8 at Panorama Park. The 13.5 acre park adjacent to Panorama Middle School is undergoing major changes to provid…

Southeast Colorado Springs is the new home for the Pikes Peak Children’s museum, which officially opened the doors at its Airport Road and Circle Drive location on April 11. The museum currently features six different exhibits, including a woodworking station, a makerspace and a coding room.  

Carmel Middle School staff and community members celebrated a milestone in the ongoing renovation project at a “topping out” ceremony in March. Participants received an update on the construction progress and signed the final beam before it was installed. 

The city of Colorado Springs is seeking bids for Fire Station 23, its newest station, which will be located southeast of downtown at the existing fire headquarters building a 375 Printers Parkway.

Incumbent District 4 City Council Representative Yolanda Avila fended off a challenge from Harrison School District 2 Board of Education Vice President Regina English during the April 6 Municipal Election. Unofficial results from the Colorado Springs City Clerk’s Office show Avila winning wi…

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The intersection of Chelton Road and Delta Drive was closed to traffic Monday morning as the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office investigated an officer-involved shooting involving the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Colorado Springs residents can now apply for rent and utilities assistance due to Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 funds. The city, according to a news release, "received $14 million in these Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds to assist qualified…

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A Fountain Police Department officer was sent to the hospital with minor injuries this morning after a head-on collision with a stolen vehicle during an attempted traffic stop at H & H Tire in Fountain. Following the collision the suspect fled on foot. Officers from the Fountain PD, Colo…